Friday, October 5, 2012

Leech Lake Area-Brainerd Lakes Walleye Fishing Report

The fall bite is on and in full force.  I have been out fishing over the past several weeks with so many great fishing trips and memories you might want to sit down with a fresh cup of coffee.

Walleye Reports:

Gull Lake in the Brainerd Lakes Area is on fire!  The walleye action has been good for several of our fishing guides and myself.  The bite is as simple as a livebait rig tipped with the famous redtail chub.  The fish have been in tight schools in 17 to 23 feet of water along shoreline breaks.  Early morning has been the best.  Since the fish have moved each time out along these breaks I have been using a 1/2 oz sinker which allows me to move at a fast pace and keeping the bait in the strike-zone.  I have been using a Chartreuse hook with one pink bead.  

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Leech Lake has also been excellent.  We have been finding fish on both sharp rock edges that lead into deep water and on the shallow sand.  Our fishing guides have been putting many limits in their boats along with a bunch of big fish.

I recently had a couple of guide trips and we found a bunch of big fish with schools of smaller fish close by.  For the deeper walleyes, 22 to 28 feet, I have been using the same exact rig noted above.  For the shallow walleyes an 1/8 oz jig tipped with a golden shiner or rainbow chub has done the trick.  Wind is more of a factor with those shallow eyes so plan accordingly. 

Here a are few photos from the past fishing guide trips on Leech.  Lots of big ones in just a couple of guide trips!

Jeff "Jiggy" Andersen

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