Second Week, Already.

Posted on May 21, 2019 · Posted in Leech Lake Fishing Report

The first two weekends of the season are now in the books and it doesn’t look to be slowing down. Memorial weekend is just starting to show itself on the horizon, before you know it we’ll be talking about the 4th of July, it’s odd, time didn’t seem to fly by like this in February when I seemed to have a shovel permanently attached to my arms.

This past week was interesting to say the least, beginning with lots of sun and light winds that finally started to warm our ice-cube of a lake, then quickly changing to overcast, high winds and around 2 inches of rain, some area’s even reported some of the white stuff this weekend, as you can guess with low temperatures in the high 30’s at night and blustery North East winds it put a halt to any warming of the lake. Even with waves crashing hard against our shoreline anglers braved the elements, if only for a short time, to try their luck.

Pictured below from L to R: David Beniak from Eden Prairie, MN – Mike Burnside and Zenya Havlik from Cedar Rapids, IA and Michael McHugo from Minneapolis, MN with a beautiful young Leech Lake Muskie.

There has been a semi consistent Crappie bite up in Sucker Bay which is pretty typical for this time of year, if we can get a few more degrees of water temp they will go into full-on spawn mode, we’re just now starting to see them show up in our harbor.

Walleye fishing has been on a bit of a roller coaster for our guests here, as many of you know we’re located on the SW corner of the big part of the lake and you can imagine what it must have looked like with the 30 mph gusts of North East winds we had this weekend.

pictured below from L to R: Wayne VanGorp, Loren and Dan Becker – all from Cedar Rapids, IA.

With the coming week of weather improving we should start seeing the real spring bite start to take off, with the cooler water temps we’re currently dealing with the lake is probably around a week to 10 days behind, which is a drastic change from last years water temps that were already pushing into the 60’s at this time.

My advice for the coming week is about as simple as last week – tie on jig’s tipped with spot-tail shiners and fish where the wind has been blowing, Stoney Point and up into Sucker Bay around Hardwoods and Deadhead Bay are always a safe bet this time of year, keep your eye on some of the sandy areas of the lake around Ivan’s Bay and Two Points in Portage Bay, early season Walleye like those spots.

Featured image up top is of David Mathieu from Lakeville, MN.

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