The Fall Bite is ON!
Well the leaves are changing colors and the Fall Bite is ON! Anglers throughout Leech Lake are reporting fairly consistent action for walleyes and a perch bite that is getting steadier by the day.
Walleyes can be found in a variety of places. On the Main Lake, Stoney Point, Duck, Little and Big Hardwoods, and the flats around Goose Island are all producing a mixed back of keeper fish as well as nice fish within in the protective slot. The best method has been either a 1/8th oz jib and a rainbow minnow or shiner or a lindy rig with a leech or crawler. When you have wind, use it to make drifts and begin honing in on the areas you are catching fish eliminating dead water. With no wind, work the areas over fan casting and working you jigs. On the South end, wind blown shoreline breaks down near Trappers Landing and Huddles have been producing walleyes as well. Look for depths of 6-11 ft to target active walleyes on the Main Lake.
Walker Bay and Agency Bay are also producing walleyes. Steep breaks, under water points, and the various humps area all producing fish. Lindy rig with a crawler or minnow have been good presentations.
The perch bite is also picking up and will only get better. The Walker Narrows as well as Goose Flats have been prime locations, pitching a 1/6th oz jig with a fat head minnow. The action can be fast and furious at times.