Monday, May 30, 2011

Gull Lake and Leech Lake Fishing Reports

Memorial Weekend Fishing Report

Gull Lake
I had the chance to sample the Walleye fishing on Gull Lake this weekend. It is as good as I can remember. Not only are the fish biting, but the size is very impressive as well. Most of our fish were between 17-22 inches. Remember our state law, ONE fish over 20 inches per angler!
There are fish scattered between 6 and 22 ft of water. Friday Evening we caught a couple limits of Walleyes rigging Leeches and Red Tails outside the weeds in 14-22 ft. Saturday morning the bite was much better shallow. Jigs casted to the inside weed edges or snap jigged along the break (8-10ft) produced several nice eye's. The best jig was a 1/8th oz Northland Stand Up jig tipped with a spot tail shiner.

Leech Lake

Water - Calm
Temp - 58 deg.
Mostly Cloudy

Sunday was an all day trip for MONSTER walleyes on Leech. My kind of fishing! My Anglers for the day were Chris and Scott from Aberdeen SD. They were on a mission to try and top there personal best walleye's. 26" for Chris and 28" for Scott.

Fish on the main lake seem to be in a bit of a transition right now. The fish are just starting to migrate to there mid lake reefs. The shallow fish are starting to set up a little deeper on the sand breaks. This means that the fish can be a little hard to locate if the wind isn't blowing. However, they are putting on the feedbag big time right now. Once located, you can catch them using your favorite method.

For this trip, we caught around a dozen fish total. Very average for leech, but what wasn't average was the size. Both Scott and Chris set new personal bests on this trip. Chris now has a 28+ under his belt and Scott a 29! Both anglers also wrestled with 26 and 27 inchers. We boated 5 fish over the 26" slot on this day. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!
We also captured one of the big ones on film.  Check out Leisure Outdoor Adventures Video Page Click Here

Gull Lake and Leech Lake Fishing Report by Toby KvalevogGull Lake and Leech Lake Fishing Report by Toby Kvalevog

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Leech Lake Walleye - Limit! A great fishing guide trip on Leech Lake

Being a fishing guide on Leech Lake couldn't be any better then right now!  Since fishing opener we have had a few tough days but the majority have been good and even a few of them I would call great!  There are not too many lakes in the Minnesota where you can go and expect to catch good numbers of fish and the size is just simply amazing.  My last guide trip is a perfect example of just that! 

I spent a couple days on the water with my now new friends, Judd and Bill, and what a blast we had putting limits of walleyes in the boat and catching big ones to boot!  We didn't let the windy and rainy conditions dampen the mood in the ol' Ranger 620 either.  The best part of being a fishing guide is you get to meet so many great people and not only meet them get to know so much about them!  Story upon stories we laughed and made a great memory!  And, not only did we catch some walleyes we caught some jumbo perch, northern pike, old rattle reel with a bunch of line, and a bonus rock bass.  A few photos below but with the rainy conditions we probably missed taking photos of a few...

If you or anyone you know is looking for a guided fishing trip on any lake including Leech Lake, Gull Lake, Cass Lake, Lake Mille Lacs or any lake, please pass our name along.  We truly love what we do and would like to share a day in the boat with you! or 855-LOA-HOOK

"Make a Memory"
Jeff "Breezer" Andersen

(Click on Image for Larger View)

(waiting at Chase on the Lake Dock)

(Judd and Bill in the Rain with our limit of Leech Lake Walleyes)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Walleye Fishing Report on Leech Lake

The walleyes bite continues to be good and is only getting better as the warmer days arrive.  The fish are still located in shallow water, 5 to 8 feet, and the jig bite is still strong.  I have been fishing with VMC Dominator jig tipped with a shiner minnow and the VMC Moon Eye Jig tipped with a Trigger X 3 inch minnow in the "shad" color.  If you haven't given Trigger X a try I strongly encourage you to try!  It continues to impress me and it is so nice not having to dig in the bait bucket every time you get a bite.  The fish remain on any of the wind blown points and flats.  We haven't been fishing any secret spots and most of the fish we are catching are in the Goose Island Area.  

Well back to getting the boat ready for fishing the next couple of days.  Below are a couple of photos from yesterdays fishing adventure with 

"Get Hooked"

Jeff Andersen

We are catching several fish this size each day.

Along with our limits of fish.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Leech Lake Fishing Report Leisure Outdoor Guide Service

5/21/2011 Leech Lake Fishing Report

I met up with my clients for that day @ 7:00 am at the front door of the the Chase resort. Ray Smart and buddy Joe made the trip up from Mankato Mn to do a little walleye fishing.
The weather forecast for Saturday was for rain showers and light to moderate winds out of the SE. Rain was an understatement! The bilge pump on my 620 ranger fisherman was on most of the day. Thank goodness for full windshields too! Now if someone would just come up with a window wiper system.
We began our morning trip with a drive to partridge point on the SE corner of the lake. Rumor had it that the bite was good there on opener, and with the forecast, I thought it would be happening.....WRONG! At 9:30 we loaded the boat back up and headed for the Walker City Park.

Spot#2 was the main lake. We focused our efforts between Walker Narrows and the Hardwoods. Shallow Jigging with shiner minnows produced 20 some "eater walleyes" and and one just under 26". We kept enough for a nice meal.

Spot#3 was over to Ottertail pt where the wind was blowing in. At this point in our day we were looking for bigger fish. Real rod benders. We switched tactics to Creek Chubs and lindy rigs for the big girls. Ottertail was on fire. In two drifts we managed another half dozen slot fish in the 19-24" range and lost a few more.

Spot#4 was Walker Bay. The mission was monster fish! Although we managed a handful of medium sized pike, the walleye were uncooperative.

The bite on leech lake so far this year has been spotty. The first two Saturdays of the season have produced. The rest of the season has been pretty tough. Clear skies and light winds make for a tough day bite on Leech. With the wind and clouds like we had, the fishing is nothing short of phenomenal! The fishing will continue to get better each day as the water warms. The next few weeks should be some of the best fishing of the year! Give us a shout today and book your trip soon.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Leech Lake Fishing Guide Walleye Report

Walleye fishing on Leech has been a roller coaster for me the past few days.  We have been hit with some drastic weather changes from a cold windy opener to flat calm HOT days.  The smaller eater size fish are a little tough to come by during the daylight hours.  The eaters seem to be biting late in the day and into the evening. 

Yesterday I was fishing with my good friends Dave, Jeff, Tom, and Wayne.  We had caught a few fish in the morning and like I mentioned above the weather was flat and hot.  It was about 11:00 am and with the struggle to catch small fish we decided to go off the wall and try something new since we only had about an hour left and the boys had to head south.  A pattern that has been so good for me when things go calm and hot.  It didn't take long and we had our first monster walleye in the boat.  Shortly after a few photos and a release we were hooked up again.  In the short period we had to fish we boated some real giant walleyes.

As tough as fishing can get remember, "There are always fish biting somewhere on the lake."  I truly believe that and sometimes it's a matter of work, work, work until you find out what it is they want. 

Good luck fishing and remember to visit and come fishing with us. 

Oh and the pattern that we had success with...well...I guess you are just going to have to come fishing with us.....


"make a memory"
 Jeff "Breezer" Andersen

Monday, May 16, 2011

Leech Lake Fishing Opener - Guide

Well the 2011 Minnesota Fishing Opener is in the books and of coarse we were greeted with a cold and rainy day but that didn't dampen out spirits.  I spent both days fishing on Leech Lake and we had a blast!  On Saturday the fishing was good and we caught our limit of keeper fish and some mid 20 inchers to boot.  On Sunday we had pretty tough conditions with high skies, high pressure and the fish noticed.  We caught fish in almost ever spot but couldn't put together a good number so we bounced around from spot to spot.  Can't complain too much as we had enough for a meal, a few slot fish and one 27.5 incher.

We caught all our fish on a VMC Dominator Jig and a shiner.  The fish were scattered from 5 feet to 12 feet of water.     

I expect with the stable weather fishing is going to improve.  Stay tuned!

If you are looking for a fishing guide trip on Leech Lake please give us a call at 855-LOA-HOOK or find us at 

Jeff "Breezer" Andersen

Saturday, May 7, 2011

FLW Lake Erie Walleye Guide Toby K

Hey Everyone! Welcome to the FLW walleye tour event on Lake Erie, out of Port Clinton Ohio. The Leisure Outdoor Adventure boat rolled into town about 10:00am this morning, 850 mile later!  After a VERY long road trip, and a short break at the hotel, we hit the water at about 1pm. Not much for fishing today. The story out here is that the lake is extremely dirty and finding "CLEAN" water is a premium. So after very little fishing, and a lot of boating we found a couple of promising area's to try.

With a series of storms approaching and rain falling, I decided to mark these area's and return back tomorrow.

Time to rest up!

Friday, May 6, 2011

FLW Walleye National Guard Updates

Leisure Outdoors Adventures, Toby "2Crank" Kvalevog, is headed eastbound with his Ranger 620 and new wrap. Toby is going to giving us video updates, on the water, and off with how prefishing is going. Make sure to go to LOA's Facebook Click Here, like it, and wish him luck! If you have any questions for Toby about how he approaches a tournament or body of water feel free to ask.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Leech Lake Fishing Opener Guide and Chase on the Lake Condo Package

Do you have plans for the Minnesota Fishing Opener? If not we have a last minute deal for you!

Fishing Opener Deal: 2 nights at Chase on the Lake Classic Condo, full day guided fishing trip, for only $594.

Call 855-LOA-HOOK to take advantage of this sweet deal...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Follow Leisure Outdoor Adventures on Tour

I will be heading out this weekend to start practicing for the first FLW Walleye Tour Event on Lake Erie. While there, I will post short little updates and video of how things are shaping up. It will be my first adventure to the Erie, but with a little guidance and hard work, we should have a great start to the 2011 Walleye Tour!
Lake Erie is full of MONSTER walleyes! So stop back soon and check out how LOA is "Getting Hooked" on Erie.

Stay Tuned,
Toby K