A Few Good Walleye

Posted on August 14, 2017 · Posted in Leech Lake Fishing Report

Building off of last weeks improved fishing and generally higher spirits overall, last week was good, we got a couple drops of rain on our heads, but the side effect of having green grass is something we’ll just have to live with. fishing has remained an upward trajectory and with forecasts showing more stable summery weather on the horizon, it should continue to improve. As we inch closer to fall water temps will begin to drop and seasonal changes will once again be upon us.

Pictured below from L to R: Dan and Dylan McDonough from Tallmadge, OH – George and Mrs Hendren from Edina MN. all showing off eater Walleye and Northern Pike.

Walleye fishing may be on an upswing, but they are by no means jumping in the boat. Anglers are working pretty hard to get their livewells filled with more than Leech Lake’s pristine water and more often than not, that’s all that ends up in there. Just do your best to stay on task, keep pulling plugs on the reefs, find some weeds to work the edges of and try some areas that you’ve never been to before, many times when fishing is tough Walleye end up where us land lubbers tend to think they shouldn’t be, but what do we know anyway?

Pictured below from L to R: Parker Deal, Steffan Moran and Mandy Moran all from North Carolina and a group shot of our kids fishing tourney contestants. Parker is growing into a fine fisherman, right along with growing into that life jacket.

Perch have been a little bit of a mystery the last couple weeks, I would guess that there are very few people targeting them with much of their time but that is soon to change, keep an eye to the shallow weedy areas of Uram and Miller Bays, and don’t pass by the ever popular Sucker Bay – they soon will be teaming with schools of Perch and some of the best fishing we see each year will be on.

Muskie fishing is still consistently good, stable weather and warm waters have kept these top of the food chain predators in feed mode and I don’t see any reason that should change in the near future, if anything the tactics used to fool these beasts into a bite will be the only change. Bigger and slower baits tend to transfer into bigger more hungry Muskie’s in the net.

Pictured below from L to R: The Moran boys from ND and NC with a pile of slimy Northerns and Parker Deal, keeping an eye out for dem der pirates!


Featured image up top is courtesy of Dan McDonough – a truly beautiful sunrise, someday I’ll actually be awake to witness one myself.

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