Through Wind, Rain, Snow or Sleet, a few of us at LOA still refuse to put the boat away for the season. If you are like me, procrastination and refusal to admit the open water season is coming to an end allows us to get a few extra weeks in of great fall fishing. This is also a time many of our guides here at LOA get a chance to get out and fish with one another, a chance we do not get too often!
On Leech Lake and Gull, fish are being found concentrated on and along shore breaklines, as well as in clusters clinging to the last of the remaining weed growth on shallow sand flats. Presentations have been very simple, a standard 1/8 oz Vegas style Northland jig tipped with a rainbow or big fathead has been taking most fish. This setup fished vertically at peak times of the day has been the go-to for the late fall fisherman. The water right now is VERY clear, so early morning and late evening have been the best times for active fish, just as you would fish them through the ice.
These last few nice days have been a great opportunity to get out and plant one last echo of those screaming drags into our minds, run stabil through our gas tanks, and simply just enjoy being the only other boat on the lake before winter sets in. Above all else, it's also been a good scouting tool in the fact we are able to locate some of those haunts that will hold good numbers of fish come first ice. As you already know, the ice season is very near, give us a call at 855-LOA-HOOK and book your next winter ice fishing expedition with one of our LOA guides today!