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hockeyguy39
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9/25/14 1:22 PM CST
Headed up to Sucker Bay on Saturday for a full week of nothing but fishing. Definitely exactly what I need. We've got the perch and walleye bite pretty much figured out, but any tips/spots to try for some decent sized northern? We got bit off a number of times last year fishing perch and were only able to land a couple snakes. What's the word on the musky bite? Starting to heat up at all?

thanks for any info! pics to follow...hopefully.

hockeyguy39
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9/25/14 1:22 PM CST
Headed up to Sucker Bay on Saturday for a full week of nothing but fishing. Definitely exactly what I need. We've got the perch and walleye bite pretty much figured out, but any tips/spots to try for some decent sized northern? We got bit off a number of times last year fishing perch and were only able to land a couple snakes. What's the word on the musky bite? Starting to heat up at all?

thanks for any info! pics to follow...hopefully.

JASON FREED
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9/21/14 2:03 PM CST
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.


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9/18/14 8:17 PM CST
Leech lake is appearing to have an early fall walleye bite this year. I have only been out a few days in the last week but fishing has been pretty good. I have been getting walleyes on sand flats, both shoreline flats and off shore flats. Best depths have been 8 to 12ft. A jig and fathead minnow work well and you just have to find the first fish and there should be more near.

Leech lake is a wind driven lake and most anglers know to fish the wind blown shorelines and this does hold true for the most part. Wind direction is important on the shorelines but not so much on off shore structures.

Lots of time to enjoy leech lake this fall. Along with upcoming fishing reports I will also be posting this winter with fishing reports and ice conditions.

Tom Wilson

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ericstone41
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9/16/14 5:52 PM CST
Any fishing update? Perch walleyes? Comming up Thursday. Thanks

D.W.1
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9/8/14 12:11 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Had a good time last week at the Federal Dam campground. They take good care of the grounds. We stayed 3 nights. Weather only allowed us to get out fishing one day. We found Perch on Waboose Bay up at Grassy Point. Minnows were working for us. Headed north on hwy 38 and east on hwy 1 from there. My first time traveling thru this area and really enjoyed the drive and the State Parks we stayed at. Thanks again for everybody's ideas before I left. Later D.W.

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The Fat One
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9/6/14 10:43 AM CST
Are there any public boat launches near Oak Point? I see there is a Squawpt launch. Is that a good luanch? Thank you: Bucks Only

JASON FREED
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8/31/14 9:47 PM CST
There is a good slip bobber bite going on right now in the sand of North Walker Bay, jigs tipped with minnows or leeches have been taking fish. Mounds point and and Little Hardwoods also have fish starting to show up. Evening trollers are having success pulling cranks in 5-7 feet of water near Pine Point and the West Goose Flats area. Lindy rigging creek minnows and redtails continue to produce fish in Walker bay and Agency Bay. Fish are setting up near the steeper edges of structure anywhere from 25-40 feet of water. This past week, wind was a key component as well, when the wind blew, fish definitely bit better. When it was calm, the fishing slowed down considerably.


love 2 fish
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8/30/14 1:16 PM CST
Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Spent a week on Pine Point. Tough week for walleye. Didn't see many come to the fish cleaning house Sunday thru Thursday. Got 7 keepers Friday trolling around Ottertail.

D.W.1
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8/28/14 8:17 PM CST
Thanks for everyone's suggestions and ideas. Heading out in the morning and I'll leave a report when I get back. First stop will be Reed's for a license and check out Walker. Then up to Federal Dam to the campsite. Thanks again, D.W.

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8/28/14 3:48 PM CST
Hey D.W.

This time of the year with cooling temps the fish have a tendency to slide shallower. I would target weeds(cabbage) with sand nearby as the perch are filling up with crayfish and during the calm days work deeper edges of weeds or rock and sand for walleyes, but if you get wind those fish will move shallow too. Windblown points, rocks. Any technique will work right now, but I use crankbaits to cover water and find fish, then work them over with baitrigs, jigs or slipbobbers. Leeches work pretty well if you can find them. Good luck.

J. COX
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8/28/14 7:21 AM CST
Reeds Sporting Goods is best place for anything you need.

D.W.1
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8/28/14 6:08 AM CST
Heading up to Leech Lake tomorrow. This will be my first time in this area. Anyone have an opinion on the best bait shop in Walker? We're going to start the week off camping at Federal Dam. Most of the recent reports have been from Walker Bay. Has anyone been doing any good up on the north end? Not looking for your hot spots. Just trying to find a little general info on this huge lake. Thanks, D.W.

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8/24/14 9:39 PM CST
Just got back from Leech and the fishing was yet again AMAZING!!!!! 4 man limit of perch, walleye and northern pike, and Jake at Bailey's Resort took care of us. Thanks again to Bailey's for another awesome week in August. Great weather, fish coming in all different ways and top notch hospitality again. Already planning for next year with my dad, bro-in-law and his dad. We mainly fished the north half of Walker bay with cranks in 4-8 fow in weeds, but also on sand and rock. Literally caught fish on every color crank we used. Salmos, shad raps, and flicker shads longlined in the prop wash. We fished 2 evenings with bait rigs. 9' snells and leeches in 18-26 fow. Awesome array of year classes from 10-27" fish. in 5 hours on Monday and Tuesday evening we caught and mostly released 35+ fish including back to back 24.5" and 26.5" fish. We just couldn't leave the crank bite though later in the week, we caught limits of 13-18" walleyes and some really nice pike with 2 fish in the 36-38" class while cranking perch, even a small spotted musky. The rock bass were super aggressive too as we caught over 60 during the week with some 2# fish. Never kept a perch under 8 inches and got into some 11 and 12 inch hogs on thursday and friday.

Overall for the week we boated 800+ perch, 60+ walleye, 60+ rock bass, 25+ pike and 1 musky. Only fish 1 night after dark for an hour and a half with only 3 rock bass to show for it, but basically fished 2-3 hours mid day and 2-3 hours afternoons and evenings the second half of Monday thru Friday. Fishing is good and getting better so get out there! Every year I'm in awe at this tremendous fishery

Can't wait till next year, and thanks everyone for the informative reports.

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8/24/14 9:16 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Went out for about hour yesterday evening and this evening for a couple of hours. Fished Agency Bay and Traders Bay. Tried the pads, bullrush and rocky shoreline. Went in and out from shoreline to 12 foot of water. Never seen any type of life at all. I was throwing popper frogs, swim jigs, chatterbaits, small jigs with craw trailer and senkos. My only excuse can be the weather. Stormed last night, calling for storms tonight.

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