Leech Lake, Cass County

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10/16/17 @ 12:01 PM
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hockeyguy39
hockeyguy39
USER since 8/24/07

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waning Crescent

Late report from the first week of October. 

Annual trip to Birch Ridge Resort on Sucker Bay. Great stay with great hosts as always. Fishing was pretty good. Not jumping in the boat, but when you found them they were willing. Didn't fish much Saturday upon arrival, only a few hours on Sunday due to the rain, and two guys missed the entire day Tuesday with a trip to the health clinic. Even with that much down time, we still came home with 214 perch for 7 guys, including some real jumbos. Kept more 8 1/2" inchers than in years past, too. Don't know if we would have reached a limit, but would have been closer. Did ok on walleyes with 7 keepers. I personally had three in the slot off 2nd Duck, including 23 1/2" and 23" inchers on back to back drifts. Most keeper walleyes were incidental to perching.

Already looking forward to next year!

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9/28/17 @ 8:02 AM
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Geneva Kid
Geneva Kid
MEMBER since 1/1/06

MOON PHASE (56%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Hockeyguy !

Not so good here so far. It's been tough! Water temp was 6 degrees warmer than last year on our arrival date. Perch are scattered and we manage maybe 20 jumbo perch a day between the four of us. Only boated 6 Walleyes so far with 4 being keepers.

Water Temp was 63 yesterday and it needs to get into the 50's but it won't make for us.

Perhaps you guys will see the better fishing this year. Really can't complain about the fish as Spring was awesome. I think we need to go the week you guys go as the warmer water temps have been present with our trip the last 5 years.

Good luck and let me know how you guys do.I will give Barney a call on the way home Saturday!

Geneva Kid.

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9/27/17 @ 10:09 AM
hockeyguy39
hockeyguy39
USER since 8/24/07

Any recent reports on how the perch bite has been? Starting to heat up at all? Curious if the area was dealing with the hot summer like temps recently and what effect that had on the water temps.

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8/25/17 @ 3:56 PM
hockeyguy39
hockeyguy39
USER since 8/24/07

Heading up to Leech Lake for our annual trip to Birch Ridge Resort on Sucker Bay. Looking forward to the usual good times the trip always brings. THe last couple years we've tried casting for bass/northerns in Sucker Creek and have done ok, but I'm curious if anyone has ever put their boat in on Sucker Lake, which the creek either empties into or drains from. Is this worth checking out if the wind/waves make fishing Leech a bit of a challenge, or even if the weather is good? It's a good sized lake with decent depth...just looking for a possible change of pace if need be. Feel free to PM me if you don't want to spill the beans about a hidden gem to the masses. Thanks for any info!

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8/25/17 @ 9:59 AM
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blackbrd
blackbrd
USER since 1/9/07

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waxing Crescent

Finally, a chance to share another great trip to leech lake.

We were up staying at Bailey's Resort again from the 14th to the 20th.

Great weather, great hospitality and again great fishing.  Most of the week consisted of pulling cranks shallow and deep for perch, walleye and pike.  Ended up putting in 10 hours of muskie fishing as well and raised quite a few fish as well as boating an upper 30's fish.  The average size of the perch was much bigger this year as we had fish creeping over 13" and tons and tons of 10-14 inch eyes that were returned to the lake.  Got a chance to fish with my cousin a couple times which is always great and we boated nearly 500 perch, 50 walleye, 50 pike a couple sunnies and rockbass and a muskie.  Can't wait to get back next year!

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8/15/17 @ 9:39 AM
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crossineyes
crossineyes
USER since 1/14/05

MOON PHASE (43%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Fished Leech Lake 8/7-8/10.  Focused mostly in the Walker Bay area, but did head out to the main basin for a few stops.  Worked areas with rock/sand adjacent to deep water on the wind blown sides.  Mostly pulled rigs with leeches/crawlers at 1.1-1.3mph.  Leeches out produced crawlers.  Purple blades seemed to be the best for me.  Walleyes were very active along with some jumbo perch for a bonus treat. Biggest wally was a 26.5" which was quickly released.  What a healthy looking fish that was!  Trust your electronics when searching for fish!

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6/30/17 @ 8:13 AM
Dr. of Fishingology
Dr. of Fishingology
USER since 10/15/09

Jason

Thanks for the report. Tell Chuck H. Mark Kubal said hey. Nice feesh. 

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6/29/17 @ 7:16 PM
blackbrd
blackbrd
USER since 1/9/07

Thanks Jason,

Really looking forward to being back up on Leech.  Mid august again.  Last year we were unable to attend as my dad battled lymphoma for 6 months and now being cancer free he is chomping at the bit to get back up too.  Can't wait, keep the reports coming.

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6/28/17 @ 8:21 PM
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Jason Freed
FishLOA
MEMBER since 5/17/12

MOON PHASE (27%)
Waxing Crescent

Sorry it has been a crazy month of June with guide trip and the Ultimate Fishing Camp, but here is a quick report on Leech

With the big winds this week we were not able to venture out as far, so not a whole lot to report from the Main Lake. When it isn’t blowing too hard, the main lake rock reefs were kicking out nice Leech Lake walleyes in 14-18 feet of water. Pulling lindy rigs with crawlers or leeches as well as slow death at .5-.8 mph was the best. Speed is the key when dialing in these fish. Our Leech Lake fishing guides found a nice mix of eaters and bigger fish. Still many of the same places as last week were producing in North Bar, Fletchers, Ivans, Submarine, etc, but don’t forget to look for secondary reefs and humps that are nearby or if the fish are not on the edges of those reefs look to the mud basins where the bug hatches are taking place and drive until you graph fish.

On the west end of the lake in Walker Bay and Agency Bays, shoreline breaks that had wind blowing in were the best. 14-20ft of water is where we keyed in on. Pulling lindy rigs with chubs, leeches, or crawlers all worked to put a nice mix of walleyes and even some nice pike in the boat. Other areas to key in on would be under water points and bars that run out into the bays and have deep water right next to them the bigger fish like to suspend and then come in and feed during these times.  

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6/5/17 @ 8:16 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jason Freed
FishLOA
MEMBER since 5/17/12

MOON PHASE (87%)
Waxing Gibbous


June 5th

Here is your Leisure Outdoor Adventures fishing guide report for Leech Lake. This past weekend many of your Leisure Outdoor Adventures Fishing Guides participated in the Leech Lake Walleye Tournament. This is a great event that is held each year by the Leech Lake Chamber of Commerce. The 155 boat field is full of great walleye fisherman from all over Minnesota and the Midwest, including many Leech Lake Fishing guides, including the Leisure Outdoor Adventures crew. Two of these guides, Jason Freed and Chuck Hasse were crowned the 2017 Leech Lake Walleye Tournament Champions, Jeff Andersen and Steve Olson finished 12th, and Toby Kvalevog and Aaron Murphy’s teams finished in the top 1/3rd of the field as well. All in all a great tournament that is always well ran.  

Here is your report for the week

With the warm temperatures the lake is changing each day and starting to set up in its typical June summer patterns. Leech Lake walleyes are known for following the bait, and with these temperatures our Leech Lake Fishing Guides are starting to see some bug hatches, crayfish showing up, and still lots of small perch and minnows to feed on. On the West end of the Lake, Grand View Flats, areas between 1st and 2nd Duck Points, Big Hardwoods, and Little Stoney all set up well with West and NW winds blowing into them. 8-14feet of water was best pulling lindy rigs with leeches, crawlers, and some days snap jigging jigs and minnows was best. There is still a solid weed bite as well in the cabbage that can be found in Sucker Bay with a slip bobber and leech or jig and minnow. Try using a KenKatch Long Shank Jig, this helps with those short bites and ups your hooking percentage.  

On the East End and Main Lake, walleyes are showing up more and more on the rock reefs with many pushing out a little deeper on bright sunny days and cloudy wind days back up shallow. Start in 12 feet and work your way out. Trolling spinners 1.0 -1.5 mph is a great way to cover ground on these reefs. Look to Mokey, North Bar, Annex, Submarine, Variety, and Huddles to all produce fish. As the bugs start to hatch look for mud transitions, and pay close attention to the where the bugs are showing up. Lindy rigs and leeches also were probably the #1 producer to put fish in the boat this past week.  

Some of the best fishing is still to be had this summer. If you are looking to get out on Leech and want to set up a guided fishing trip give us a call at 1-855-LOA-HOOK or check out our website at www.leisureoutdooradventures.com

Until next week

Jason Freed

Leisure Outdoor Adventures

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