Monday, September 30, 2013
Leech Lake Fishing Report
The traditional fall jig and minnow bite is in full swing on Leech Lake. Look to wind driven points such as Pine, Hardwoods and Ottertail to put keeper fish in the boat. For bigger fish, try checking the humps and shoreline breaks in Waker Bay in 21-27 feet with bigger minnows. Perch are starting to show themselves as well. The Walker Narrows, Sand Point and Grand View Flats are all kicking out perch as well as a few walleyes throughout the day.
Musky action still remains very strong. Fish are starting to show up suspended over deeper water with a few fish still remaining in the main lake reefs. Suicks, Bucktails and bulldogs are all producing action. Topwater baits have been showing and catching fish as well.
Many like to spend the fall in a treestand or in a duckblind, however, right now is one of the greatest times of the year to get in on some walleye action. Not to mention, the possibility of a trophy fish of a lifetime!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Despite the fluctuating temperatures fishing has remained pretty steady. Water temps have been up and down, but look for the fish to start showing signs of their early fall patterns over the next week or two. Bigger minnows have been taking walleyes in Walker Bay rigged over shoreline breaks and shallow humps; 19-23 ft of water has been best during the mid morning and early afternoon hours.
There are some fish still being caught in the shallow sand and remaining weeds in the morning and evening hours with leeches and crawlers. The jig and minnow bite will start to take off as the water cools back down closer to that 65 degree mark. Bigger perch are starting to show themselves in shallow water and will become more consistent in the weeks to come.
Muskie action has remained very steady in the area with fish showing themselves quite regularly. Bucktails burned over the weeds and topwater baits over the rocks have been the best bet during mornings and evenings.