Archive for October, 2015

Leech Lake Fishing Report for Oct 30, 2015

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Water temperatures are at or nearing the point that tullibees should start showing up on the shallow rock piles and reefs so those areas should be worked for consistent muskie action. Smallmouth bass can still be had on the rocks as well, although fishing pressure for them has been limited.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Oct 23, 2015

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Fishing pressure continues to be limited with a few smallmouth bass and muskie anglers on the lake. Look for muskies on the edges of the rock reefs where tullibees spawn and smallmouths on middepth rock reefs.

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6 Best Items for a Minnesota Road Trip

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

We’ve said it before, but fall is a great time to jump in your car or grab your motorcycle and head out on a road trip. An ill planned road trip can lead to some unfortunate events and might even ruin your vacation though. To avoid that, we’ve put together a list of the 6 best items to pack for a Minnesota road trip.

 

1) A Good Playlist

A good playlist is the soundtrack to your entire trip. Make sure you have your iPhone up to date with all your favorite tunes, have your MP3 player charged up, or have piles of CD’s on hand. Music will help keep you energized and entertained while on the road.

2)  GPS/Map

With how great technology is these days, people generally have a GPS system with them at all times. It makes road trips a lot less stressful when the driver knows where he/she is headed. In case you get off the beaten path and don’t get cell service – make sure you have a map on hand too.

3) Phone Charger

Make sure you have your cell phone charger, and that it is easily accessible. The last thing you want is your phone to die when you’re lost and using a GPS system. Or, in the unlikely event of an emergency, having your phone on and ready to call for help when you need it.

4) Emergency Kit

We all know that Minnesota weather can be unpredictable. Even the fall can bring some intense storms. Make sure that your vehicle has the following: blankets or a sleeping bag, snacks, water, lighter and a small candle, and a first aid kit. Jumper cables and a road-side kit with flares are good things to have on hand, too. You probably won’t need to use it – but it’s always best to be prepared.

5) Comfortable clothing

Being in uncomfortable clothing can ruin a road trip. We suggest packing the basics. T-shirts, long sleeves, flannels and sweatshirts for tops. For pants, bring some that are comfortable and don’t pinch. For shoes we suggest tennis shoes, hiking boots, or others that are easy to walk in. Don’t forget about hat and mittens too! Minnesota weather can change fast, and you’ll need to be ready for all types of weather -layering is a great strategy! When you reach your destination, you’ll be ready to enjoy everything the city has to offer, no matter the weather.

5) Camera

Fall brings the most beautiful leaves and scenery, which is why bringing a camera on a road trip is essential. You’ll be able to look back and remember the road trip for years to come with all the pictures you took along the way.

6) An Extra Set of Keys

Avoid being locked out of your car in the middle of your road trip. Bring a spare key and have someone else in charge of it. That way if the driver does lock the keys in the car, it won’t be a damper on the trip.

Pick your favorite road and plan your Leech Lake stay this autumn, now!

Leech Lake Fishing Report for Oct 16, 2015

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Look for smallmouth bass on shallow to middepth rock reefs and use caution on these reefs because the buoys marking them have been removed. Look for muskies on the edges of the rock reefs and this bite should only get better as the tullibees move onto the rocks and muskies begin feeding on them. There were several reports of big perch caught this week on the 6- to 8-foot rocks.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Oct 9, 2015

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Fishing reports have been limited, mainly due to a lack of anglers. Muskies and pike should be hitting on the weedlines in most bays or on the shallow rock reefs. Look for smallmouth bass scattered between the reefs and areas with large boulders.

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