Leech Lake Fishing Report for Jan 23, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Dec 12, 2019

December 12th, 2019

Fishing activity continues to be limited, but ice conditions are improving. Walker Bay has been ice-covered for more than a week and although there wasn’t any anglers on it early this week, that could change by the weekend so call ahead. There is some foot traffic allowed out of Trapper’s Landing Lodge where up to 8 inches of ice is being found, but there were some cracks to look out for. With the cold weather this week, the hope is that they will heal and some ATV or snowmobiles can start being utilized soon, but again, call ahead.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Dec 5, 2019

December 5th, 2019

Walker Bay capped over on Sunday night – after the snow hit. The area received around 10 inches of snow, but it was windy enough that it blew around and some people have started venturing on the 4 to 8 inches of ice that’s set up on parts of the main lake. The area’s small lakes have more ice and have seen quite a bit of angling activity.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Nov 28, 2019

November 27th, 2019

With the exception of a thin layer of ice around Cedar Point to the south, Walker Bay was wide open Tuesday morning – anglers were still putting boats in at the City Park Access. Portions of the main lake have some ice, but it’s also limited and thin, while the small bays have a bit more ice. There has been some people fishing the small lakes in this area where 4 to 6 inches of ice is being found.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Nov 21, 2019

November 21st, 2019

Some bays off the main lake develop a thin layer of ice, but the wind is continually pushing it or breaking it up. The main lake is ice-free, and muskie anglers were still putting boats in Walker Bay early this week. The small lakes in this area have 4 to 7 inches of ice and anglers have been getting out on some of them.

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