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 ????
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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.
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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
I am headed up for a short work trip sat-Tuesday sept 10th weekend and have decided to tow the boat. I'm coming from Green Bay where I typically fish walleye and in fall turn to Muskie.
looking for some guidance to get started while I'm there. Am I better off targeting walleye or Muskie or is both a strong combo this time of year?
staying in walker bay at chase. any recommendations on where to start looking for either? Any typical walleye night bite?
also I have tried to search and cannot find how many trolling lines allowed per angler?
thank you very much, excited to explore this world class fishery
MOON PHASE (96%)
In the past week the fishing has started to pick back up, especially during the late morning and afternoon. Fishing shallow has still produced the best action in 8-15ft of water early in the AM and in the evenings as those fish are actively moving around and moving up to feed on small perch in most cases. Targeting them with slip bobbers, lindy rigs with crawlers, jigs, or even casting rippin raps or small crankbaits at times.
As the morning goes on and into the afternoon, focusing on windblown shoreline breaks in 18-25ft of water has produced well pulling crawlers or chubs on lindy rigs or utilizing reaction bite style baits such as jigging rap to provoke fish into biting. What has been promising this past week is we are seeing more and more larger schools of walleyes as well as some big pike and walleyes mixed in. If not fishing shoreline breaks, look to fish the bars and humps in 20-30' of water.
Walker Bay has been overall pretty good this past week with the Main Lake still producing fish, but having to move around and fish alot more spots. The Crankbait bite is still the most consistent bite on the Main Lake.
Muskies continue to show themselves with anglers reporting fish hitting the net. Small bucktails, top waters, and jerkbaits have been the best presentation when casting for the fish of 10000 casts.
Until next week
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Things are still pretty status quo in regards to the report from the past couple of weeks with signs of it starting to pick up and improve as we move through August. On the Main Lake, pulling spinners in 13-16ft of water on transitions has produced some fish as well as pulling crankbaits on the tops and edges of the major reefs such as Huddles, Variety, Hogers, etc. Look to using #5, #7, or even upsizing to #9s when trolling crankbaits and go 2.2-2.8mph changing up speed, colors, and your trolling path to locate and figure out the trolling pattern.
As you move west on the lake, Grand View Flats, Snake Pits, and West Goose have all had sporadic bites at times in 9-14ft of water either trolling crank baits or pulling lindy rigs depending on the day.
In Walker Bay, breaklines in 15-28ft of water are showing walleyes. Lindy rigs with chubs or crawlers have been best. Speed is the key as well, sometimes moving along quicker such as .8-1mph and other stays slowing down and working slowly through those fish. Some of the humps and bars that are within close proximity to shoreline breaks are also producing fish.
The musky bite has been fairly good of late with anglers seeing many muskies. The Main Lake Rocks have been the best for seeing fish. Small bucktails such as the Big Tooth Mini Juice series or top waters have been best.
Until next week