Monday, January 7, 2013

Leech Lake Fishing Report

Wow, what a busy weekend for LOA and the town of Walker. The last 10-14 days have been jam-packed with rentals, guided trips and just plain old fashioned winter time fun.  As far as the fishing, here is the most up to date report we have:

Walker Bay - Fishing has been very good for walleyes in Walker Bay.  Shoreline breaks and mid lake "humps" in 24-29 feet have been best.  The Sand and Cedar point area has been kicking out a few walleyes, along with some perch and an occasional pike.  Hot lures have been a Gold and Red Macho Minnow, or any simliar spoon that has glow or flash. Make sure you bring your Vexilar, as most fish have been hugging the bottom pretty tight.

    Cloudy days have provided an excellent mid day bite accompanied by your typical morning and evening prime time hours.  The high pressure system that moved in mid week along with the colder temps didn't seem to affect the fishing very much at all.  Ice conditions have improved in the bay and we are finding a consistent 12-13 inches of ice almost everywhere we have traveled.  Most are still moving around on ATV's and small vehicles, but some full size truck traffic is starting to show up as the week progresses.

Main Lake - the best perch action has been found in the Grand View flats area as well as around Goose Island in 9-12 ft.  The main perch bite is still a ways off, but people are finding enough to sort through and keep for a meal or two.  Walleye action has been decent during the morning and evening hours in these places as well.  Gold Macho minnows and Flyer Spoons have been working best for walleyes, and small spoons in glow Red or Green have been the go-to for perch.  The majority of people have been accessing the lake through "The Shores of Pine Point" resort.  Ice conditions on the main lake are very good, with most places reporting 14+ inches of ice. The little amount of snow we have has allowed anglers to travel off road to hit all of their favorite "hot spots".  Looks like we may have some coming this weekend, so stay tuned for further reports on travel conditions.

We still have fish house rentals available.  If you would like to rent a house or spend a day on the lake with one of our fishing guides, give us a call at 855-LOA-HOOK and book your next memory!

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