Monday, February 2, 2015

January Fishing Report

Leech Lake Fishing Report

Well with some warmer and more stable weather the bite was great this past weekend on Leech Lake, with reports of walleyes, perch, and pike all being caught throughout the lake.  Many of our renters this weekend shared successful reports catching both perch, pike, tullibees, and walleyes in Walker Bay where our houses are rented.   For example Adam Broderick and his group of buddies had a stellar three days in our rentals catching jumbo perch, pike, and eater walleyes.  Check out a couple of the pictures! 

For walleyes, Walker Bay, Stony Point, and the South end of the Main Lake reefs by Trappers Landing all produced a mix of both slot fish and keepers for the frying pan.  In Walker Bay, working shoreline breaks has been the best bite with some days being better than others but as a whole shoreline breaks have out produced humps in regards to quality fish, maybe not necessarily numbers.  The low light bites in the AM and PM have definitely still been the best windows for action.  Look to 15-25 ft of water and places where there are inside turns or flats for ambush locations for these walleyes.  Glow jigging spoons and jigs are still out producing more than anything else.  The South end of the Main Lake is still producing bigger slot fish and some keepers, in 17-25ft of water.  Depending on conditions, fishing off the edges of the reefs during the day seems to produce better than on top or on the edges and bigger profile lures and minnows seems to be the ticket of late.  Have also heard some mixed reports off of some of the Points on the East end of the lake such as Battle and Diamond. 

The Perch bite has also begun to pick up on parts of the lake.  10-15ft of water where you can find sand, gravel, or weed lines has been good, but also deeper mud basins found on the Main Lake are also producing some decent action.  Still a lot of sorting to be had, but we had fisherman who reported some Leech Lake Jumbos up to 13” this past weekend.  Be ready because they will come through in waves! 

Pike are also going strong, especially on the Main Lake in Uran and Millers Bays as well as on the Reefs.  Tip Ups with sucker minnows is a great way to target them and can be a fun way to get the kids involved as well. 

Only a few weeks left of game fish season so get out and enjoy the ice and put a few fish on top of the ice!

Call us for the up to date report or any of your ice house rental needs, we still have openings for February.

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