‘Leech Lake Fishing Reports’

 

Leech Lake Fishing Report for Feb 20, 2020

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Lake conditions have improved enough that off-road truck use is now an option in many areas. The slush has diminished as well, just avoid any large drifts. The reefs on the south shore are giving up a few walleyes during the evening hours in 17 to 26 feet, as are the 25- to 30-foot humps in Walker Bay. The 12- to 15-foot breaks in Walker Bay are producing some perch during the day and a few walleyes each evening – the shallow perch bite has been slow. A few tullibees are being caught in the deep basin areas off Stoney Point and look for eelpout in 20 feet or more throughout Walker Bay.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Feb 13, 2020

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Walleye action continues to be best during low-light hours in 17 to 26 feet along Olson’s Reef, Rogers Point, and Big Rock Reef out of Trapper’s Landing, while anglers on snowmobiles found them on the Variety Reef and Pelican Island areas. The deeper shoreline breaks and 30- to 40-foot humps in Walker Bay are giving up some walleyes as well. Perch are being found across the lake in 6 to 10 feet – you will have to sort through some small fish, but you will find those larger fish if you stay on the move. Tullibee action has picked up on the south shore, near Roger’s Point and Big Rock Reef over 28 to 40 feet. The slush has started to freeze and anglers are moving around a bit better, but you’ll still encounter some pockets of slush.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Feb 6, 2020

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

The snow has compacted a bit, but plowed roads remained minimal early this week. There has been some perch hitting in Shingobee Bay over 12 to 15 feet and anglers using snowmobiles are catching walleyes on the 30- to 40-humps in Walker Bay. The 12- to 15-foot reef areas on the south end are giving up a few walleyes during the evening hours as well.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Jan 30, 2020

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Any type of road system continues to be very limited and it’s impossible to travel off the few that do exist due to a lot of slush. There’s a few people set up off the first break in Walker Bay, but main lake travel was not an option early this week. Even the resorts that do have roads plowed are dealing with water on them and are limiting use to their rental house customers. A track vehicle is your best bet, but even that can be difficult with all the slush.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Jan 23, 2020

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Fishing pressure has remained low due to the inability to move around the lake. Some walleyes are being caught on the south end with setlines and a minnow in 15 to 22 feet, but again, access and travel options are very limited. During the day, some perch are being caught in 12 to 16 feet along the south end as well. There’s been a bit more activity in Walker Bay, but most of it is close to shore off Lighthouse Point.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Jan 16, 2020

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Lake conditions have improved – a bit. There’s still quite a bit of slush throughout Walker Bay and main lake areas. Track vehicles remain the best travel option in Walker Bay where some walleyes are being caught during low-light periods on the 20- to 30-foot humps or 15- to 18-foot shoreline breaks. There are some roads plowed out of Trapper’s Landing on the south end, but you’ll want to check with them on availability heading into this weekend.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Jan 9, 2020

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Slush continued to be a major issue throughout the lake early this week, basically, the lake is a mess. A string of cold days would do wonders for settling and freezing the slush and ultimately allow more anglers to get out. Heading into this weekend, you’ll want to continue working through resorts for road and travel options. Activity on the main lake has been minimal, but there has been a few anglers getting to the humps in Walker Bay and catching a few walleyes in 20 to 22 feet.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Jan 2, 2020

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Travel options were limited early this week after another 10 inches of snow hit the area last weekend. Ice depths are good, with 11 to 15 inches reported in the areas being fished on the main lake, but the deep snow and additional slush are making it difficult to get around. Heading into this weekend, it’s probably best to check with a resort for current road and travel options. The anglers venturing out were catching walleyes and northern pike in 15 to 26 feet.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Dec 26, 2019

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

There’s been a bit more walleye activity on the shoreline breaks in Walker Bay, but ice depths still vary a lot so extreme caution is advised, especially the farther out you go. There’s also been some walleye activity on the main lake, primarily out from Pine Point, Trapper’s Landing, and Bear Island in 12 to 14 feet. Slush remains an issue in most areas, so it’s probably best to work through a resort or private access.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Dec 19, 2019

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Lake conditions remain sketchy and there hasn’t been much fishing activity as a result. Most areas of the lake have slush under the snow making travel difficult. On Walker Bay, ice depths range from 2 to 10 inches so moving around on it is not advised. Out of Trapper’s Landing, 8 to 10 inches of ice is being found, but slush is a concern in this area as well. They are working on getting a road system in place, although it was not ready early this week.

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