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Leech Lake is still turning out some walleyes, you just have to work a little harder for them. Early morning and evening bites have been good in 7-10ft of water using slip bobbers with a plain hook or small jig and leech, be sure to experiment each time you are out or casting jigs with leeches or smaller minnows such as fatheads. During the day fish are being caught in Walker Bay working shoreline breaks in 18-30ft of water pulling chubs, crawlers, and Leeches.
Mixed reports are coming from the main lake. Fish are being caught on the south end of the lake on Olson's, Huddles, Variety, and Hoger's Reefs slip bobber fishing or lindy rigging with a crawler or leech. Trolling crankbaits along the major points such as Rogers or Diamond is also producing fish. Mixed reports are coming from the main lake rock piles, the best fishing has been off of the rocks in 18-20ft of water pulling spinners with crawlers. On windy days, slip bobber fishing around Pelican Island and on top of the reefs can also produce fish.
All in all this is the time of the year you have to think outside the box and try some different things. Fish lots of spots, trust your graph, we love using our Lowrance Touch Screen's to pinpoint specific pieces of structure and plot a course as we drive structure. Once we see fish, a simple tap on the screen and you have a waypoint marking that school of fish. The key part is do your homework first, this will help eliminate alot of dead water for you. Try different presentations and have fun doing it.
The LOA Guide Team