Gotta love the yellow bandits! Has she turned over yet? A friend is coming up on the 12th for the weekend. Thank you.
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4 of us fished Leech from 9/24 thru 9/30 with good results despite the weather we had to deal with. High winds on Monday kept us from going out at all with only partial days fished on the other days earlier in the week.
We boated larger Perch & Walleye this year compared to the last 2 years and the numbers were down due to weather preventing us to fish. The 25 walleyes ran pretty much from 18 to 25" and the perch we kept were at 9.5" - 13".
We did notice that a strong year class of 8 - 8.5" of perch exists with a easy 200 fish caught in that length in any area we fished.
All fish came off a jig & minnow combo fished directly below the boat in 7 - 12' of water with a heavier jig used this year due to the winds. 2 drift socks were also utilized when fishing.
A great trip with the son & friends and look forward to next year, perhaps this coming spring.
Tite Lines to all !
MOON PHASE (36%)
We to Had good luck on the perch. Caught a lot of walleyes drifting and jigging as well as trolling . Wind was tough, but many were in the 20-26" slot that you could not keep..... Looks like below some people don't believe in the dnr regs ????
MOON PHASE (58%)
Stayed at pine point and ha a blast was nice to be able to fish right out of the resort did well for walleyes after dark 8 to 11pm and then 4 to 6am #6 and #9 raps were best either perch or silver and green in 8 FOW! Not the easiest troll had to fight weeds a lot but overall worth it! We had 12 guys for 3 days and we all had our limit biggest walleye 25.5". Trolled right in front of our place and then hit the narrows to sort perch. Some giants and lots of cigars!
MOON PHASE (95%)
Things are definitely in a fall transition right now on Leech Lake. With falling water temps, the walleyes have been in somewhat of a funk as they are awaiting more stable water temps and fall temperatures to move back into the shallows and begin their fall bite feed bag binge fest.
The best walleye bite has been in either 10-14ft or 20-32ft of water pulling lindy rigs with chubs or working the reaction bite with jigging raps or snap jigging a jig and minnow. Working the bars and points in Walker Bay has been ok, and on the Main Lake some of the windblown points and flats around Goose Island are showing a sporadic walleye bite depending on the day.
Some of the best fishing has been for perch. Working 4-7ft of water along sand and weed flats has been best. A 1/16thoz jig and a few scoops of shiners or fatheads have been the ticket for jumbos. One thing is to think letting those 12+ inchers go to help the Leech Lake Jumbo population. There are ALOT of 9-11"ers in the lake ready for the frying pan.
The fall bite is getting closer! Give us a call for any late fall fishing trips.
1-855-LOA-HOOK or go to www.leisureoutdooradventures.com
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Appreciate the info. Got into town around 9:30 this morning, hit Reeds first thing and as I had found researching on the map there are a TON of good spots to target fish.
Fished until 8:30 tonight with a combo of casting and trolling for muskie and managed 1 pike. Tons of boats out today, curious if they had better luck.
Did find a decent school of 6-8" perch and some smaller walleye 11-15" on the under water camera over rocks/weeds. No fish on the transition of rocks/sand on the same reef over 11-13FOW near where I'm staying.
Noticed a large "pod" of boats fishing in the walker narrows - seemed like they were long lining and going slow. Couldn't miss them, but when I came through I had no idea it would be so shallow there would be emerging weeds/bull rushes to dodge which made me slow a lot and overly pay attention to where I was going. Any ideas on what they may be targeting? My guess was long lining jigs tipped with minnows trying to find a school of perch to anchor over.
Any spots to really concentrate my time tomorrow would be awesome and appreciated as we put an easy 30 miles on the boat today. Long way to travel at 10MPG pulling the boat for a pike :) Thanks!
Chase is a great place to stay?? Walleye bite has been almost non existent these past few weeks due to water temp being at 70 Good news is that the cooler temps at night has brought the water temp into the high 60s as that drops the bite will increase Sand point is a great spot to fish for walleye try slow trolling perch or silver colored baits even purple shad raps in the evening Muskies are getting a lot of pressure right now due to tournament but check shallows and use smaller baits like buck tails seem to be the most productive Tight lines and Good Luck Ps stop in reeds and talk to Kyle he is knowledgable but everyone in the store is helpful great sporting goods store