Leech Lake Fishing Report for Leech Lake 09-11-20 - Reeds Family Outdoor Outfitters
Fall is coming fast and Leech Lake is starting to turn on. With the warm August we had, the bite on Leech got a bit tough with water temps approaching 80 degrees. Water temps are rapidly falling with the cool nights we are having right now. Water temps have been in the 55-65 range. This has also helped the bite out on the lake, we are diffidently seeing an improvement with all species of fish right now.
The walleye bite has consistently improved over the past 10 days. People are finding fish on the deeper humps in Walker bay in 25-30 feet of water. Rigging a Chub /Redtail or rigging a Leech seems to be the best presentation. The Cedar Point or Breezy Bar areas have been producing fish as well. With fall approaching and water temps falling the jig and a minnow bite has also started to pick up. Look in 8-12 feet of water along the weed edges. Many of these fish have moved up into the remaining weeds so don’t be afraid to fish through the cabbage weeds. We are seeing a nice mix of fish in the weeds right now with both perch and walleyes hanging together. Sand Point, Walker Narrows, Grand View Flats, Mounds point are all great areas close to Walker. Sucker Bay has also started to produce some good numbers of perch and walleyes as well. The Meadows, 2nd and 3rd Duck and the Hardwoods are great places to target, and don’t be afraid to take a look at your weed beds up in the Deadhead Bay area.
Musky action has started to heat up on Leech as well. The annual Frank Schneider Musky Inc tournament is here this weekend and its stacking up to be a great bite. The warm summer we had helped the bite kick into gear a little earlier this year. The main lake rock around the Pelican Island area or South shore rock reefs have all been holding and producing a good number of fish. There are also fish starting to move into the bull rushes in Portage and Sucker Bay. The bite should continue to improve as fall fast approaches. Fish will be putting their feed bag on with the cool weather and water that is now here.
Make sure you stop in at Reeds and have the fishing experts mark a map and get you the most up to date reports. Reeds is well stocked with any of your fishing or hunting needs for the fall. It’s shaping up to be a great fall around the Leech Lake area, get out and enjoy the outdoors.
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Walleye fishing has been pretty decent still on the lake. A lot of people are pulling deep cranks such as tail dancers, deep husky cranks, or salmos fishing off the flats in 25 + feet of water. The bobber fishing with leeches or pulling crawlers has still been a fantastic tactic as well.
Smallmouth are starting to put the feed bags on with water temps slowly dropping. Your finesse techniques such drop-shotting plastics, or throwing ned rigs have been the most common. The tactic that seems to be putting the most fish in the boat no matter if your chasing walleyes or smallies is fishing live bait with small sucker minnows. A very easy way to rig up and put large fish in the boat not to mention high quantities as well.
On some of the local lakes, the panfish have been very aggressive as well. Flu flu lures with waxies or crappie minnows have been the most common way. The largemouth have moved to the deep side of the weed edges putting larger profile baits in front of them seems to be the best tactic for success.
With cool nights and early mornings, fishing should continue to keep getting better on Mille lacs. If you are in the area and need some warmer gear or even some simple advice, feel free to come in! We are bound and determined to help you find the gear you need!