Leech Lake, Cass County

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7/25/16 @ 10:29 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jason Freed
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MEMBER since 5/17/12

MOON PHASE (64%)
Waning Gibbous

We will keep this report pretty short and simple.  Not a whole lost has change in the past week in regards to the bite.  I will say the early morning and evening bites are still by far the best bite with the day time look to fish deeper structure and cover alot of ground.  


In the low light hours, try fishing shallow in 5-10ft of water using slip bobbers, jigs, or long lining crawlers.  Cabbage or other weed beds are holding bait and that means predators are close by.  If not shallow look to 12-18ft of water during these hours by pulling lindy rigs or trolling crankbaits.  As the day moves along, trolling crank baits and spinners has been best.  

Walker Bay has been solid for a mix of both keepers and slots as well as some bigger pike showing up on the humps.  Look to 18-28ft of water and pulling lindy rigs with crawlers and minnows.  The Main Lake has produced fish on deeper humps or steep edges.  The South end of the Main Lake near Pelican Island has had the best reports.  Look to fish in 12-18ft of water or 22-28ft of water.  

Until next week!  Tight Lines and Happy Hooksets!

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7/19/16 @ 7:04 AM
FISHING REPORT
Jason Freed
FishLOA
MEMBER since 5/17/12

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

Leech Lake was overall a slower bite this past week.  Fish were still caught but the feeding windows were short at times and you needed to be ready to go and have the right presentation when they were active.  


The early morning and late evening bites have proved to be the best to have the most consistent action as well as putting some keepers in the livewell.  A windy and cloudy day will also.  Fishing shallow can pay off dividends, whether it is fishing weeds, depressions withing flats, or windblown points or shorelines.  A jig with a minnow, leech, or crawler or a slip bobber are great ways to fish for these walleyes.  Another good presentation is trolling crankbaits such as a #5 Shad Rap or Flicker Shad by either long lining them or putting them out on planer boards.

During the mid day hours, trolling crankbaits and spinners is a great way to locate active fish.  Long breaklines in 12-16ft of water or deeper in 18-28ft of water seems to be the best zone for walleyes.  Working deep rock or sand humps with lindy rigs and crawlers, leeches, or chubs has also produce on the south end of the Main Lake or in Walker and Agency Bays.  

The multi species bite has also been good on local lakes in the area targeting weedlines in 12-18ft of water.  Slip bobbers, casting plastics, lindy rigging are all great ways to work these lakes over and catch everything from pike, smallmouth, largemouth, panfish, and even walleyes.  Give it a shot. 

Until next week!

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7/13/16 @ 1:28 PM
rennn13
rennn13
USER since 8/25/05

Heading up to Leech Lake for the 1st week in August.

1st timer to the area. Looking to rent a small fishing boat for short trips, staying in Walker at the Chase. Found a few places on-line. Wondering if I am missing any. And what is a good price for 1/2 day rentals??

Thanks in advance for any help!!

Tight lines and safe fishing!

Rocky

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7/12/16 @ 12:21 PM
Fin Bender
Fin Bender
USER since 9/16/11

Thanks for the report.

Was Leech Lake effected by the heavy rain storms that swept through Minnesota last night?


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7/11/16 @ 3:11 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jason Freed
FishLOA
MEMBER since 5/17/12

MOON PHASE
First Quarter
This week's Leech Lake Fishing Report

The week for the most part has been the typical July grind.  Some days finding Leech Lake's walleye bounty and others picking them off one at a time and having to fish alot of spots. Being versatile and still have lots of presentations ready from spinners, crankbaits, lindy rigs, slip bobbers, jigs, etc. all ready to go to find out what is going to work for the day.  The crazy weather pattern has definitely created an up and down bite as well.  

Main Lake

For the most part the main lake has been overall slow. With water temps in the low 70s the trolling bite should steadily get better on the reefs and steep breaklines either long lining shad raps, flicker shads or using leadcore to fish for suspended fish or fish on the reefs.  Going 1.8-2.3mph is usually the target range.  Some fish are still being caught using lindy rigs on the reefs or off on the edges, but the slow methodical way of fishing has been tough.

West Side of the Lake

Walker Bay has had a decent bite in 15-25ft of water along the shoreline breaks and on some of the humps.  Lindy rigs with leeches or crawlers has been best.  Some of the cabbage in Steamboat, Agency, and Kabekona has also produced some fish with slip bobbers during those early and late feeding periods.  There have been mixed reports around Goose Island with some days the points such as Pine, Duck, and Ottertail producing fish if the wind has been blowing in to them.

The musky bite is starting to get better and anglers reporting some fish being caught and moved.  Cabbage beds have still been the best with bucktails or glide baits.

Panfish bite has been good in 6-15ft of water on the weed edges or find clumps of good cabbage.  A small panfish jig with a small leech or chunk of crawler is the ticket.

Until next week!

Jason Freed
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7/6/16 @ 11:25 PM
whaler18
whaler18
USER since 6/7/11

For bait walk across the parking lot to Reeds Sporting Goods.  Live bait is just inside the door to your left.  Walker bay is always good fishing follow Jason Freed on Lake-Link for weekly fishing reports.  Also the guys at Reeds back in the fishing department are very good.  Call a few resorts and ask for the Dock Boy they usually have current fishing information.  In the evening try Sand Point in Walker bay between dinner time and sunset.  Go left from the Chase you should see boats beginning to cluster on the Walker side of the point.  Good Luck!!

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7/6/16 @ 2:48 PM
Fin Bender
Fin Bender
USER since 9/16/11

Visting Leech lake for the first time, staying in Walker at the big hotel "Chase." Wondering were in Walker to get bait, or should I try to bring my own before leaving for vacation? Also wondering about where to get updated local fishing advice once there? I'll have my big boat so have the ability to get on main lake....do I need to, or is Walker bay gererally just as good as the main lake?

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7/6/16 @ 8:16 AM
FISHING REPORT
Jason Freed
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MEMBER since 5/17/12

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waxing Crescent

Happy Belated 4th of July to everyone.  Hard to believe we have hit the mid way point almost for the summer.  The walleye fishing has started to stabilize more, but anglers are having to change gears now with water temps in the low 70s.  Being versatile and willing to change things up, have different kinds of bait, and tactics for your arsenal is key.  Some days this past week it was leeches in the morning and crawlers in the afternoon as an example.


On the Main Lake, the bug hatch has started to finally die off after nearly a month of it.  The fish still have tons of bait to eat and chase within the lake so being aggressive and power fishing is a great way to see out walleyes.  Trolling spinners in 12-18ft of water at 1.2-1.5mph is a good place to start or trolling crank baits at 2mph to 2.2mph.  The reefs, secondary breaklines, or wind blown shorelines are all great places to start.  Wind Blown points are still producing fish, especially if a wind has been blowing in for two or more days.  

On the West End of the Lake, the flats around Goose Island are still producing some fish, you just have to be willing to put in your time and work the flat over. The fish are on the move chasing bait.  Spinners, crankbaits, and lindy rigs are best in 9-14ft of water.  The weed bite is also worth trying.  Looking for patches of green cabbage in 5-7ft of water and throwing a jig with a leech or minnow or a slip bobber and a leech is a great way to work this area over.  In Walker Bay, 13-16ft of water or deeper in 20-25ft of water on the shoreline breaks and points is still producing pulling lindy rigs with crawlers, leeches, and sometimes chubs.  

July means transition for walleyes and anglers and the anglers who are willing to change things up and have the whole arsenal ready are typically the ones who find the most success.  

Until Next Week
Jason Freed
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6/27/16 @ 7:55 AM
FISHING REPORT
Ratoney
Ratoney
USER since 12/11/09

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

8 feet with intermitent weeds was the key to our success.  Threw SR5's (purple was good) the last hour before sunset.  During the rest  of the day, 12 to 15ft with lindy rigs and leeches.  

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6/25/16 @ 5:48 PM
FISHING REPORT
crossineyes
crossineyes
USER since 1/14/05

MOON PHASE (72%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Was up on vacation and fished Kabekona Bay last week before the wind blew.  Used a jig and spot tail shinners.  Picked up numerous walleye and large perch.  Tried to stay in 10ft, but the wind made that tough at times.  Seemed the best action was in the 10ft slot.  Several northern to keep one busy between walleye.

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