Minnesota guide Matt Johnson of Matt Johnson Outdoors gives his latest Buzz Bite Report for the Twin Cities area on August 2nd, 2023.
Twin Cities: 8-2-2023
Overall the largemouth bass bite has been good in the Twin Cities area, but you do have to use a number of different presentations to catch them.
Drop-shots, swimbaits, ned rigs, jig worms, swim jigs, crankbaits, frogs, chicken jigs and flipping baits all produced fish sometime throughout the week. The drop-shot and ned rig seemed to be the most consistent way to get bit, but there were definitely times you needed to switch it up.
Right now some largemouth bass can be found on offshore structure, along the deep weed line, and in really thick weed beds.
Crappies can be caught in the evenings along the weed lines in eight to fifteen feet of water. On most lakes the schools have been pretty spread out so stay on the move. Small jigs paired with plastics have been working great. During the day they can be found off the weed line suspended in the water column.
Northern pike can be found along the deep weed line in seven to fifteen feet of water. Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and chatterbaits will put plenty of pike in the boat. Another good presentation for northern pike is to trolling along the weed edge with crankbaits.
The fishing should continue to be consistent for at least a few more weeks. Good luck to all anglers fishing the Twin Cities area this week and over the weekend!
- Matt Johnson