Minnesota guide Brian Brosdahl gives his latest Buzz Bite report for Northern Minnesota on September 5th, 2023.
Northern Minnesota: 9-5-2023
The weather was hot this past week but so was the fishing on Cass, Leech, Winnie and the surrounding area.
Walleyes can be caught on main lake structure in eight to thirteen feet of water on windy days and in seventeen to twenty-five feet of water on calm days.
A Northland Long Shank Tungsten Jig paired with an Eye-Candy paddle tail has been a great multi-species presentation lately. Anglers can also catch numbers of walleyes on puppet minnows, spinners, and on live bait rigs paired with minnows.
Jumbo perch are beginning to show up in more consistent numbers. Jigs paired with fathead minnows have been working great for the jumbos.
Smallmouth bass can be caught on rocky points and reefs in ten to eighteen feet of water. Ned rigs, drop-shots, crankbaits, and swimbaits are all working.
Panfish can be found in the shallow basins anywhere between ten and twenty feet of water. Small jigs paired with plastics or small sized puppet minnows has been the best presentations.
Expect to catch northern pike and largemouth bass along the weed lines. Spinnerbaits, crankbaits, swimbaits, and jigs are working for largemouth bass and pike.
The fishing is only going to get better as we progress into fall. Good luck to everyone fishing in Northern Minnesota!
- Brian Brosdahl