|Patty with a nice Leech Lake Walleye|
Fishing on Leech is a bite different then the past few seasons as with our warm spring it seems like the fish have been scattered from 4 feet of water to 12 feet. In most cases fish where the fish are going as you will have fresh fish moving to those areas by the day and in some instances the hour. The fish are doing just that, movin' and so you should follow. The fish we had caught in 4 feet have now moved out to the deeper edges being the 10 to 12 feet of water. The water temps on the main lake are anywhere from 57 to 62 degrees. The walleyes seem to be reacting to faster moving baits. Try and vary your speed from .8 to 1.5 mph to see what they want. The jig and shiner combo has been my main stay but we did catch a few fish on crawlers and leeches the past few days.
|Bonus Leech Lake Jumbo Perch|
Our efforts have been focused on the flats which can be very intimidating but with good electronics search out the balls of bait fish. We have simply been driving and looking. Once we locate the bait the walleyes have been very close along with some super jumbo perch and lots of pike to keep us busy.
I use a Jason Mitchell Elite Series 6'6" medium action fishing rod which is perfect for the jig presentation. You can find them here Reeds Sporting Goods Link.
I had the pleasure to spend a couple of days this week with Richard and Patty. This was their first fishing trip to Leech Lake. Getting a chance to meet two wonderful people, catch a bunch of fish, and plain and simple have fun is what being a fishing guide is all about.
"Get Hooked and Make a Memory"
Jeff "Breezer" Andersen
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