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.