July 15, 2021
Hi, I’m Josh Boulevant and I am here with Noah Weinstein and this is your Trapper’s Landing Lodge weekly fishing report. It’s July 15th today, and as you can see we’re out on beautiful Leech Lake. Noah is working for us this summer down at the marina. He is from Duluth and goes to the college of St. Scholastica. He is a biochemistry major and is working at Trapper’s Landing Lodge for the summer. He is on the St. Scholastica basketball team and will be a sophomore next year. If you see him around the Marina this summer, be sure to tell him hi!
For the Leech Lake fishing, the bite has been a little bit slower during the day, we’re getting ready here, as it’s just now starting to be about that five-six o’clock time frame. Trolling crankbaits has really been working in those overnight, low-light conditions. I have one of the blue flicker shads on here, and Noah has a jointed one that we got him set up with. The nice part about these rods, we’ve got these in our pro shop, they’re line counters so you aren’t going to get tangled, you can measure out how much line everybody has in the boat. It’s a great technique!
We are currently out in one of our Trapper’s Landing Lodge rental boats. This is our Lund Crossover rental boat. It is great for skiing, tubing, and fishing! All of the Crossover rental boats at Trapper’s are set up with a Humminbird. We have side and down imaging to help you find these Leech Lake Walleye! It is a great time to rent a boat on Leech Lake. For more information visit: https://leechlakeboatrentals.com/
When we’re out fishing, we’re going to go in that 10-15 ft range, trolling with the line back 100 ft. We’re going to be trolling at a speed around 2 mph. We have also heard down at the Trapper’s Marina that people have found success with slip bobbers, bottom bouncers, and spinners during the day. During the night, it’s more crankbaits. Mark the fish and you will be able to catch them! There is a lot of different techniques that are currently working, when the bite is slow, keep moving and trying out different techniques until you find what is working best for you.
The Leech Lake Musky bite has started to pick up, we just talked to one of the guys who came in and he had caught two muskies today on Leech Lake. They weren’t super big ones, but they’re starting to get some fish. It’s another beautiful night on Leech Lake so we are going to get fishing, so from all of us here at Trapper’s Landing Lodge, we hope to see you on the water!