Archive for August, 2019

Leech Lake Fishing Report for Aug 29th, 2019

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Cover water with crankbaits on the 14- to 18-foot rocks and you’ll catch a few walleyes. There’s also a spinner and crawler bite in the Goose Island/Snake Pit area in 15 to 20 feet. A slip bobber and leech or trolling crankbaits at night continues to produce some walleyes in the Sand Point area over 9 to 12 feet. Muskie reports have been best from Portage Bay, the Annex and Submarine Island area with bucktails. Spinnerbaits are turning largemouth bass in the reeds or rice beds in Boy Bay and Steamboat Bay.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Aug 22, 2019

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The rock areas such as North Bar, West Bar, and Submarine have been producing muskies on bucktails. Some walleyes are being taken with spinners and crawlers on the 18- to 22-foot rocks or by trolling crankbaits in the Meadows area in less than 14 feet. There is an evening slip bobber/leech or crankbait bite from Sand Point to Cedar Point in 10 to 14 feet. Shingobee Bay started giving up panfish, while Steamboat Bay and Boy Bay have been best for largemouth bass.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Aug 15, 2019

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Walleyes are being taken with crankbaits during the evening hours in 11 to 13 feet of water on the main lake rocks or with slip bobbers and leeches around Sand Point in 10 to 14 feet of water. Bottom bouncers and spinners with crawlers are producing some walleyes on the main lake reefs in 18 to 20 feet of water. Muskies have been hitting blades or topwater baits on the rocks around Pelican Island, and bass reports have been strong in Sucker Bay and Boy Bay.

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7 of the Funniest Fishing Lures

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Need a way to pass the time and enjoy a little laugh as you wait for a nibble on your line? We scoured the web for goofy, unusual, and flat-out weird fishing lures for your entertainment. Here’s the 7 lures that gave us the biggest chuckle.

 

#1 – Labatt Blue Bottle Cap Lures

 

 For those who really love their Canadian beers, give these bottlecap lures a try! Maybe you’ll find some walleye who share your taste in pilsners.

#2 – “The Floater”

 

It should be obvious why we chose to list this particular lure at this particular position in the list… Maybe it’s for catching “crappies”?

#3 – Spark Plug Lure

 

What do you need to drive a car underwater?
Your diver’s license!

#4 – Corn on the Cob Lure

 

For extra effectiveness, drench this lure with butter and salt first!

#5 – Submarine Lure

 

Keep an eye out for tiny torpedos!

#6 – Alien Fishing Lure

 

Maybe this little green man will help you “abduct” a big Northern or two.

 

#7 – Troll Doll Lure

 

“Dave, this isn’t what I meant when I said we should try trolling for fish.”

Bonus Pic – “Fish Eye” Fish Camera

 

It’s not a lure, but we had a good chuckle at this made-up prank gift box. Gives a whole meaning to the term fish-eye lens!

We’re not sure how well these lures will actually perform… for some truly helpful fishing insight, be sure to check out our weekly Fishing Reports. If you do want to give some wacky lures a try, you’ll need a place to stay — we’ve got you covered. Check out our Plan Your Trip tool to select all the amenities you need and find the perfect lodging venue for you.

Leech Lake Fishing Report for Aug 8th, 2019

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Muskie action continues to go strong with jerk baits and topwater baits on the mid-depth weeds and rocks. Walleye anglers are covering water with crankbaits or spinner rigs with crawlers and leeches on the main lake flats in 15 to 20 feet. The area west of Goose Flats and Trader’s Bay have been two of the more consistent spots. Trolling crankbaits or slip bobber fishing during low-light periods in 10 to 14 feet from Sand Point to Cedar Point in Walker Bay also has produced walleyes. Largemouth bass reports continue to be good from the reeds and rice beds in most bays.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Aug 1, 2019

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Look for walleyes to hit a spinner rig along the 15- to 20-foot shoreline breaks or 25- to 30-foot humps in Walker Bay. Cover water with crankbaits or spinner rigs in 15 to 20 feet for walleyes in Trader’s Bay, the Snake Pit, Hardwoods, and Duck point areas. Leadcore and crankbaits are turning walleyes in 20 to 25 feet on the south end. Muskie action has been good on the rocks, while the rice beds in Steamboat Bay and Boy Bay are kicking out largemouth bass.

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Reed’s Sporting Goods
(218) 547-1505

Shriver’s Bait Company
(218) 547-2250