More of the Same

Posted on June 25, 2019 · Posted in Leech Lake Fishing Report

We had a little bit of everything weather-wise last week, sunny skies, rain, and wind and throughout every meteorological change fishing remained good, they’re not quite  “jumping in the boat” like they were the previous weeks but anglers are still smiling. We’re pretty much smack dab in the middle of some seasonal lake changes whereas Walleye separate from the schools they like to hang out in early on towards a more solitary way of life, tactics and presentations to catch change right along with it.

Pictured below from L to R: Mrs Will Shoop from St. Paul, MN – Bob Hanson and his daughter Kari from Cambridge, IL – Janeen Trenkler from Rockford, IL and Chad Mittan from Cedar Rapids, IA

Catching walleye will become more difficult in the coming weeks, Leech Lake has always been a little possessive of its summer fish. Walleye will start to spread out and leave shoreline structure they will head out to the intermediate structure, typically areas that are still close to shorelines and have deep water near by giving them a quick retreat point, this is the time of the year that is currently coming to an end. Over the next couple of weeks Walleye will make the move to the mid lake reef structure and anglers will almost exclusively pull crank-baits – shad raps, flicker shads, hot n’ tots or any of the plethora of deep diving lures. The real name of the game in the summer for Walleye is covering ground and lots of it.

Pictured below from L to R: Ben Kofoot from St. Ansgar, IA – Grayson and Grandpa Don Kofoot from St. Ansgar, IA and another picture Robert Hanson from Cambridge, IL

Here at Big Rock we’re very fortunate to have an experienced fishing guide that lives on site, Chuck Emery of Chuck Emery Guide Service has called Big Rock home for over 25 years and has been guiding clients from the resort and surrounding resorts for over 20 years. Chuck and his clients have been catching limit after limit of Walleye and with the new regulation the poundage of fillets has been great.

Stay with us and fish with Chuck, sounds like a good plan to me.

The following is Chucks contact info –

The Perch and Panfish bite has slowed down, which is the norm for this time of year, you can find plenty of panfish action in the southern and northern bays of Leech Lake, getting keeper sized fish is usually the problem. Bass fishing has remained strong with Small Mouth Bass really starting to kick into high gear and Muskie fishing is not far off with lake temps finally headed towards the 70 degree mark.

Featured image up top is of Chuck Emery of Chuck Emery Guide Service.

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