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Leisure Outdoor Adventures fishing report

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

Leisure Outdoor Adventures fishing report

LEECH LAKE: Main lake bite this past week has been hit and miss. There are active fish but you need to hop from spot to spot until you find the active biters. Good numbers of keepers have been caught out on the main lake rocks. Spots to try include Mokey Reef and North Bar and Submarine.  Spinners are still taking the majority of the fish, but Lindy and crawlers have worked as well.  Best depths have been 14-16 feet of water.  Walker Bay fishing has improved and there are northerns and Walleyes showing up with more consistency. Fishing has been better on the shoreline breaks still, but look for them to disperse from those locations soon.   

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GULL LAKE: Remains a tremendous option for multi-species catching. Bass have been going gangbusters in Wilson Bay and the North Squaw Flats. Jig-and-worm combo has been the best but using crankbaits has also produced fish. If you want to fish walleye be sure to get out early or go later in the evening. Clumps, River Bar and the Bowties has produced walleyes on live bait rigs. During low light periods, the walleyes will be shallower, in 8-14 feet of water; during mid day times deeper, in 15-25 feet of water.

LAKE MILLE LACS: It continues to be an epic bite on Mille Lacs this summer. Spinners have been the best producer of late, with either leeches, crawlers or rainbow minnows. Good flats include 7 Mile, 3 Mile and Myr Mar Flat; best depths have been 24-28 feet of water. The slip-bobber bite continues to be solid as well. Work either the rocks or flats in the evening to catch fish. Smallmouth fishing has continued to heat up with the weather. Casting a jig rigged wacky style with a Senko worm has been very good as have tubes jigs and crankbaits. Good colors include a white 1/4-ounce jig and white and chartreuse Senko worm.   

— Leisure Outdoor Adventures

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