Jason Freed

Jason Freed
Baxter, MN

Jason Freed is a full-time guide with Leisure Outdoor Adventures who attacks the water with unparalleled passion and preparation. When Jason is not on the water, he is pursuing his other passions as a husband, teacher, and coach. Jason is married to his high school sweetheart Emilee and together they are raising two beautiful daughters Macin and Hayden. Jason enjoys his time on the water or ice working teaching people and giving them an abundance of memories. Freed is an avid outdoor writer and videographer for LOA and loves finding, experimenting, writing about, and filming the new cutting edge presentations and products that are on the market today.

You will also find Freed spending his time as one of the co-editors of the Leisure Outdoor Adventures Newsletter and assisting with promotional and advertising ventures with LOA business partners and sponsors. When on the water, Jason runs a Lund 1900 LE with a 225HP Mercury Optimax and spends most of his time on the water chasing walleyes, bass, and crappies. Check out the LOA website at

Recent Fishing Reports:

Leech Lake, Cass County

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.