Leech Lake, Cass County

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8/22/16 @ 12:13 AM
rngrwpn
rngrwpn
USER since 7/19/12

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  

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8/16/16 @ 2:37 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jason Freed
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MEMBER since 5/17/12

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

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

Tight Lines


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8/9/16 @ 10:08 AM
FISHING REPORT
Jason Freed
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MEMBER since 5/17/12

MOON PHASE (40%)
Waxing Crescent

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

Tight Lines

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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
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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
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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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