Minnesota guide Brian Brosdahl gives his latest Buzz Bite Report for Northern Minnesota on July 31st, 2023.
Northern Minnesota: 7-31-2023
The walleye bite is picking back up again in Northern Minnesota. The bugs have stopped hatching and the walleyes have starting to move back up shallow. Focus on flats, points, and reefs in nine to thirteen feet of water.
During flat calm days look for them along the edge of structure in sixteen to nineteen feet of water.
Walleyes can be caught on reactionary baits like the Northland Puppet Minnow and jigs paired with plastics. Livebait rigs are also working.
Jumbo perch are beginning to show up in more consistent numbers. Jigs paired with fathead minnows have been working great for the jumbos.
Look for bluegills and crappies along the weed lines in seven to fifteen feet of water. Small jigs paired with plastics or hair have been working great. Jig trolling is a great technique for panfish this time of year.
Expect to catch northern pike and largemouth bass along the weed lines as well. Spinnerbaits, crankbaits, swimbaits, and jigs are working for bass and pike.
Some largemouth bass can be found up shallow in heavy cover. Punch rigs or frogs have been the ticket.
The fishing is really starting to pick back up, get up here and enjoy it!
- Brian Brosdahl