Archive for May, 2017


Leech Lake Fishing Reports – All In One Place

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Leech Lake Fishing Reports are in high demand, especially as we move into summer. Instead of having to search through disparate pages and dig through search results we have decided to do the work for you! In this post we will provide links and quick descriptions of all the available fishing reports. This will allow you to find the type of report you are looking for quickly, whether it’s a very short one that quickly lists the most recent hot-spots, or a detailed and descriptive weekly post. If you are looking for a quick rundown of what’s biting and where, visit our fishing report now. Otherwise click the fishing report name and visit the latest report!

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Leech Lake Fishing Reports – Community Forum Based

These forums allow locals and visitors alike to share fishing news, ask about the latest conditions, and share their tactics for fishing on Leech Lake. This is the perfect place to get daily updates on a variety of lake conditions, and fishing news.

  • Lake State Fishing – Lake State Fishing has a very active community of veteran Leech Lake fishers and is the perfect place to share your expertise our ask questions of the community before your next fishing trip. From water temps, to the latest tactics and spots, this active community gives you an on the ground analysis of Leech Lake fishing.
  • In Depth Outdoors – Another great resource with an active community, with a core group of dedicated users who provide detailed reports and analysis on current conditions. This is especially helpful for first time Leech Lake visitors, users are very responsive to questions and provide some great detail.
  • Lake-Link – With a core group of local guides, this is a great place to get the latest reports from guides who are out on the water everyday. Feel free to ask questions, and get even more detailed info here.
  • Fishing Minnesota – With a less active community, this forum definitely contains some gems, with detailed (but sometimes sporadic) fishing reports from area guides and experts.

Leech Lake Weekly Fishing Reports

Get consistent reporting every week on the latest conditions and tactics, with these great Leech Lake Fishing Report resources.

  • Leech Lake Tourism Bureau – Our very own weekly fishing report. Meant to be short and sweet, and easy to view on your phone. A paragraph that lists the latest hot-spots, what’s biting, and what tactics are getting the most pulls.
  • Leech Lake Chamber  - These detailed weekly reports offer several paragraphs from a number of local guides, giving you a detailed view of different species and different areas of the lake.
  • Jeff Sundin - These reports are very tactics based, which gives you a good idea on how to best get pulls. But they often given detailed location details, great for the how, but less detail focused on the where.
  • Fish Tidy – This App provides amazing mapping capabilities and tips with local knowledge. You can view the latest catches on Leech Lake on the app or at the bottom of the webpage.
  • Team One Stop Outdoors - Another Great weekly report that rotates between local guides each week, so it offers a wide variety of perspectives and different tactics. Posts range from short and sweet to long and detailed because of this.
  • Angling Buzz – Offering a Weekly video fishing report from Leisure Outdoor Adventures this is the perfect way to get the latest fishing info quickly, in under 2 Minutes.
Being one of the regions top fishing destinations means there are many Leech Lake fishing reports, giving fishers a wide variety of options and perspectives to ensure their next trip is a success. If you are planning a trip to Leech, these are the resources you will want to check in with before you hit the water. It’s a big lake, don’t spend your time searching for the best spots, skip right to pulling them in. If you haven’t planned your Leech Lake fishing trip yet, now is the time. Fishing resorts and lodging are filling up fast, so book early. Use our lodging guide to find Leech Lake fishing lodging nowand see you on the water!

Leech Lake Fishing Report for May 25, 2017

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

The walleye bite has been sporadic with spurts of activity throughout the day. A jig tipped with a minnow or leech is working best in 4 to 10 feet and fish the wind-driven shorelines. Areas such as the Hardwoods, Meadows, Goose Island, Pelican Island, Battle Point, and Sugar Point have been most productive if the wind is hitting them.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for May 18, 2017

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Walleyes seem to be more spread out than expected with fish coming off most wind-driven shorelines and points in 6 to 10 feet. A jig and minnow is working best, but live-bait rigs are producing as well. The routine involves picking off the aggressive fish within a given area and move to the next spot and do the same. Crappies and bluegills are being found in the bays and boat harbors in shallow water.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for May 11, 2017

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Crappies are being caught in Boy Bay, Kabekona Bay, and the north end of Sucker Bay in less than 6 feet. Most harbors are holding crappies as well and perch reports have been decent in the Narrows.

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Leech Lake Family Crappie Fishing

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

As of late we have see a large uptick in the Crappie population on Leech Lake (or maybe they’re just more aggressive) a top crappie fishing destination. This small little panfish is the perfect family fishing target, as all you really need to be successful is a bobber and worm, or simple jigs. Because crappies on Leech Lake are so easy to catch it helps to keep young children engaged and interested in fishing instead of bored with it. Too many have made the mistake of taking young children Bass or Muskie fishing for hours at a time. These species are some of the most fickle biters and it can often take long periods without a bite to land that Leech Lake trophy Muskie, that means while you wait the young fisher you brought with is likely bored out of their mind (if they don’t appear so they are probably just being polite). If this happens next time they will be hesitant to go out fishing again. By fishing crappie you can regularly pull fish, which helps to keep children intent and interested instead of bored, making it more likely you’ll create a fan of fishing. Crappie is the perfect introduction species for fishing, and in this post we will give you some great tips for fishing Leech Lake crappie so you get regular pulls and have a great outing.

Leech Lake Crappie

Leech Lake Crappie Hot-Spots

On Leech Lake the crappie tend to stay in the reedy shallows, some of the top spots include the edges of the rice beds around Federal Dam, especially around, and in Waboose Bay where the thick beds and sheltered waters provide great crappie habitat. Sucker bay is another great crappie location, especially in the late spring and early summer months, two particular locations that tend to be top performers around Sucker Bay are Sugar Point and the eastern edge of Battle Point.  While you’re in the area think about targeting Boy Bay around the river and Blackduck Point. If you are looking to stay a little closer to Walker try fishing crappie in and around the inlets and harbors of Agency Bay. Finally depending on movements we have even seen some fairly decent crappie fishing around the edges of Walker City Park on Walker Bay. Not sure where these locations are? Explore Maps Now.


Leech Lake Topographic map

A detailed Topographic Map from the MNDNR

Catching Crappie On Leech Lake

Crappie being one of the easiest fish to catch on Leech Lake means there are not a whole lot of specialized crappie tactics you need to use. As long as you are in the right location, you’re 90% of the way to making consistent pulls of 7-10 inch crappies. Even the cliche worm and bobber tactic will give you crappie fishing success on Leech. However we recommend white jigs and minnows for the best results, or wax worms and bobber. Again the real key is finding crappies on Leech Lake, once they are located, catching them is easy.

As you can see crappie are easy to find and easy to catch, making them the perfect target for your family fishing outing. Because so few target them on Leech Lake, the population is quite large in size and quantity. DNR samples have found the average crappie size on Leech Lake is a very large 10 inches. So most of your catches will end up being keepers which means an even more rewarding family fishing experience, as you get to enjoy a meal of what you caught together.  If you haven’t already, start planning your Leech Lake family fishing trip today with our lodging directory.

See you on the water!




Leech Lake Fishing Report for May 4, 2017

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Crappies were starting to show up in the bays and boat harbors, but they moved out with the return of cold, windy weather. As conditions improve, start by looking just outside these locations and then inside them as the water warms.

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