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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Sept 27, 2018

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

A jig and minnow is producing walleyes early and late each day in less than 12 feet, as are Jiggin’ Raps in 15 feet during the day. Better areas have been Cedar Point, Agency Narrows, Goose Island, and the Snake Pit. Trolling crankbaits around Pine Point, Cedar Point, and Sand Point in 9 to 12 feet has turned walleyes at night. Muskie action remains very good with bucktails on the rocks and rock-covered points. The duck season started on a good note, especially for those hunting areas with rice beds.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Sept 20, 2018

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

A jig and minnow has started producing a few walleyes during the day on the wind-driven shorelines and points in 9 to 12 feet. Trolling crankbaits in these areas at night has produced some walleyes as well. Bucktails continue to provide consistent muskie action during the evening hours on the rock piles and points. Perch action has picked up in Trader’s Bay and Sand Point – look for the sand/grass areas in 9 feet.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Sept 13, 2018

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

A spinner and nightcrawler is producing walleyes in the cabbage off Mound’s Point and the breaks off Otter Tail Point. The humps in Walker Bay are giving up a few big walleyes and trolling crankbaits at night in 9 feet has been productive on the Goose Island Flats and Sand Point. Muskie action was a bit slower this week, but the rocks continue to give up some fish early and late each day.

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MUSKIE FISHING ON LEECH LAKE CAN’T BE BEAT!

Friday, September 7th, 2018

If you’re in search of the perfect trophy fish, look no further Leech Lake is the HOT spot!  The Muskie is well known for being an elusive predator, able to avoid even the most appealing lure. While it can be challenging, it also means that you have an opportunity to relax and enjoy the beauty of Leech Lake that surrounds you.  Take your time, relax and wait for that Muskie to bite (inevitable on Leech Lake) before you know it you will have your trophy photo with you and this monster fish! Leech Lake is one of the best Muskie Lakes in the state of Minnesota. Take some tips from Troy Linder Fishing, Troy recently had an opportunity to fish with the AnglingBuzz/Fleet Farm contest winner on Leech Lake. Sounds like they had a great time!

Pull out your vegetation map, or use our maps, and find the “cabbage” – AKA weed beds. Muskie like to stick to the deeper edges of the weed beds where food is easy to come by. Here are some spots we recommend:

  • Sucker Bay – Offers thick cabbage and plenty of food, this is a top spot for Muskies on Leech Lake. If you are able to catch them in an aggressive mood you are sure to get a big bite in no time.

  • Walker Bay Narrows – Although weeds have thinned out over the years, boulders still make it a great spot.

  • Agency Bay – If you’re not finding much luck in either in the narrows head over to Agency Bay. Not too far away, the edges can provide some very aggressive muskies that have moved out of the narrows.

  • Bear Island Narrows – This spot has thick pond-weeds. Leech’s muskies are known to hangout on the eastern tip of Bear Island. This location is often missed by most anglers but can be a great location, less crowded with fish.

  • Portage Bay – Hit the deeper edges of the weed beds, right around the 15 ft. drop off or push in a little shallower.

  • Black Duck Point – On the edge of thick Boy Bay weed beds may result in some serious pulls. Finish off your day here, slow during the day but at dusk there is a definite shift.

We hope this gets you excited to find the perfect spot on Leech Lake to get that trophy Muskie! If you know of any additional hotspots please feel free to share in the comments. Whether you are looking for that trophy muskie or looking to try fishing Leech Lake for the first time, find your perfect lodging with us. Hope to see you on the water!

THE SURVEY RESULTS ARE IN! LEECH LAKE FISH SPECIES & REGULATIONS

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Every year the Minnesota DNR is tasked with counting fish, not just a few but A LOT of fish! They do this so they can better manage fisheries and set appropriate fishing regulations. Using their DNR LakeFinder, we are able to see the results for Leech Lake. Let’s take a look at what they had to say!

Leech Lake in Cass County, near the town of Walker, MN has a wide variety of fish to be found in the lake: Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Burbot, Cisco Species, Hybrid Sunfish, Lake Whitefish, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Tullibee (Cisco), WALLEYE, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Bowfin (Dogfish), Shorthead Redhorse, White Sucker, Banded Killifish, Bigmouth Shiner, Blacknose Shiner, Bluntnose Minnow, Brook Stickleback, Central Mudminnow, Common Shiner, Emerald Shiner, Fathead Minnow, Golden Shiner, Iowa Darter, Johnny Darter, Logperch, Longnose Dace, Mimic Shiner, Mottled Sculpin, Sand Shiner, Spotfish Shiner, Spottail Shiner, Tadpole Madtom and Trout Perch. Whew that was a mouthful!

Leech Lake has special fishing regulations that differ from statewide or border water regulations for certain species and take precedence over general fishing regulations.

  • Walleye: All from 20-26” must be immediately caught and released. One over 26” allowed in possession. Possession is limited to four.

Leech Lake Indian Reservation:

  • Cisco: Limit 50 possession.

  • Whitefish” Limit 25 possession

General and inland water fishing regulations can be found on the MN DNR website if you need additional info before heading out. We also would like to remind you to please “Be a Hero, Transport Zero”, help prevent the spread of invasive species. MN DNR has also found both Zebra Mussel and Eurasian Watermilfoil in Leech Lake.

Now that you know the regulations and just how many different species your plan your trip with us today! Your Leech Lake fishing get-away is sure to be exciting! What will you catch? Hope to see you there!

Photo submitted by: Ben Wasson

Leech Lake Fishing Report for Sept 6, 2018

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Trolling crankbaits at night in 7 to 9 feet has produced walleyes off Pine Point and west of Goose Island. If the wind is blowing, there is some daytime walleye action with crankbaits off First and Second Duck points in 8 feet. Work the cabbage in Steamboat Bay or off Mound’s Point and the rocks on the south side of Otter Tail Point and Stony Point for muskies.

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