Fishing Report

Leech Lake Fishing Report Sponsored By Trapper's Landing Lodge & The Reeds Fishing Team



The walleye bite is still slow, however, fish are still being caught, especially larger fish. The prime bite is in the dawn and dusk periods where they are biting aggressively. The Walker Bay humps are producing some fish. The main lake, the best bite is around the 18’ mark.  A rattle spoon or a jigging rap is working best to try and get a reaction bite out of these fish. Set lines are producing some fish with a live minnow within 12” of the bottom. The last weekend to get out and go for walleyes is this weekend. Perch are starting to pick up around the sand point area in the 9-12’. There are a lot getting caught with some sorting being done to get those keeper sized fish. A spoon tipped with a chunk of minnow is working best. The Eelpout bite is starting to pick up as well with the best bite coming at night in the 21-26’ of water. The best bait is a Big Nasty pout spoon or a Pout Candy Spoon loaded with minnow pieces, and pounding the bottom and slowly lifting up. The key is to keep the spoon glowing and make sure there is bait on it.

There is a good amount of ice still on Leech Lake, around 30” of good ice. Travel on the lake is very limited. There is a lot of snow so off-road driving is near impossible. Tracked vehicles or snowmobiles are the only chance of moving around as there is about 30” of snow on top of the ice. Even with tracks, move with extreme caution as there are many areas with slush pockets that you can get stuck in. There is a road system out of Trapper's Landing Lodge on the main lake. 

Make sure you check out the Trapper's Landing Facebook Page, stop in at Reeds in Walker or visit Trapper's Landing Lodge for your most up-to-date reports and conditions. Lake roads and fishing are changing daily right now. We also have some great end of season Ice Specials in the store and online at Have a great weekend.