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Leech Lake Fishing Report

Reeds Fishing Report 5.31.13

The ice stuck around later than normal this year, but now it is gone and fishing is in full swing. We have seen a great early season walleye bite in shallow water. We have had a prodominant east wind for much of the spring, so any west shoreline is holding alot of fish.

The usual early season spots have been producing a great mix of eater size fish as well as larger fish that must be released. Look for fish in 6-8' of water during low light periods and 8-12' during the day. The fish are hungry and aggressive so tip a Northland Fireball Jig in Parrot or Watermelon with a shiner, chub, rainbow, or leech and the fish will bite. Hardwoods Point, Little Hardwoods, Pine, Star, Ottertail, Sugar, and nearly any other point on the lake is holding fish, especially on the Westward side.

The crankbait bite has been decent as well. The new Rapala Scatter Raps are proving to be a winner thus far in the early season. The Scatter Raps have a new evasive action that fish can't resist and they are on sale in store and online with coupon code "scatterrap". Troll with a number 4-7 shad rap or a scatter rap shad in low light periods around any point in 6-8' of water and you will be sure to see some action.

The water temps. are slowly creeping into the mid 50's and the Crappies have moved into the shallow to spawn and feed. Harbors and shallow growing weed beds are holding crappies, but a sneaky approach is necessary. Drop a mini mite tipped with a crappie minnow in front of them and they will bite in 3-6' of water. This should only get better as the water warms and if you do find them they are BIG.

The 2013 Leech Lake Walleye Tournament gets underway this Saturday, so go check out the weigh ins at 3 pm Saturday and Sunday. Good luck to all participating and all just looking for some fish for the pan.

Give us a call at 800-346-0019 for up to the hour reports or stop in and we will gladly mark a map for you to get you going in the right direction.

Reeds Fishing Team