Fishing Report

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



We've had another cool week of weather here in the Leech Lake Area. If you were able to dodge the rain showers or high winds, the walleye bite has stayed pretty good! Water temps are still relatively low for this time of the year which is keeping the fish on the feed. We are starting to see the fish move out a bit, off some of the main lake points and rock reefs. Start looking at your main lake flats like West Goose Flats, Snake Pits, and the Meadows. 12-16 feet of water seems to be the best,  try pulling a Northland Spinner with a bottom bouncer tipped with a nightcrawler. Slow Death Rigs have also been a great way to catch these roaming fish as well. Sucker and Portage Bay have been producing fish along the weed edges by rigging a leech or crawler. The bite in Walker Bay has also started to heat up. We've seen success in Sand Point, Cedar Point or any of the shoreline breaks in 15-20 feet of water by rigging a redtail, leech or crawler. Fish are also starting to transition off the shorelines and are moving to the Mid-Bay Humps in 20-30 ft of water. Use your electronics to find these fish, in that depth, they should show up very well! Muskie action has still been a bit slow on Leech with the cool Spring and start of Summer. They are still finding some fish in the weeds in Portage and Sucker Bay, small bucktails or plastics seem to be the ticket triggering these fish right now.

Make sure you stop in at Reeds in Walker or Trapper's Landing Lodge on the South Shore for all your tackle and bait needs. The experts can always mark a map and get you headed in the right direction! The Merit at Trapper's is always a great spot to stop for a quick lunch and drink when you're out fishing! 


Happy Fishing!