This week we are trying out something new with pro guide Rob Manthei. We are traveling back into the woods to a very small Vilas County lake we’ve never fished to see if we can catch bass, that according to the DNR’s website, are plentiful. We are putting a 14’ LUND in the back of our truck, and going on a mini-adventure through the woods to get to the lake.
We work the shorelines, which is easily done on a lake as small as the one we’ve picked out. We are using mostly plastics, specifically the Kalin’s Wack-O Worm. We got steady action, and caught fish quite a bit larger than even Rob expected.
We had some extra time after the great bass action, and decided to pick up and head out for some muskie fishing, and we we’re sure glad we did. We grab our more spacious LUND tiller, and head to a new lake. The most excited would have to be Andy, who joined us for the muskie portion, and caught all three fish we boated.
Leech Lake Muskies
Show Date: September 13th & 14th, 2014
Location: Leech Lake, Minnesota
Guide: Rusty Lilyquist [rustysupnorthrealty.com]
It’s been a while since we’ve been to Leech Lake in northern Minnesota to muskie fish, and our guide Rusty Lillyquist is excited to show us the spots that have been producing big fish. September can be a great month to be out on Leech Lake, and Pete Maina tells us that fall is the best time to be out here to fish. We are also joined by Mike Pitts, who does catch fish, despite being on his phone during a large portion of the trip.
We cast a variety of baits, including the new Sound Science Bucktails from Hang On! Tackle, which included a bunch of cool new features never before seen. The nice thing about fall muskie fishing is that you can use just about any baits that you have in your tackle box.