Thursday, September 12, 2013
Leech Lake Fishing Report
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.