No Stopping in Sight

Posted on July 2, 2019 ยท Posted in Leech Lake Fishing Report

Fish, fish and more fish, it seems to me that we may be developing a small problem here on Leech Lake, luckily for us it’s the type that we like. Fishing as a whole is continuing to shine day in and day out, this is something that I could really get used to and I’m sure most of you could as well. The new Walleye regulation on the lake has been a welcome change, after years upon years of throwing back the big ones we can now keep one (over 20 inches) per person. If there is a downfall to accompany the exceptional fishing this spring/summer it’s our lawn. Here at Big Rock we’re still old-school, we will clean, package and freeze your fish for no additional fee, with that being said, this year we’ve been all hands on deck in the fish cleaning department and a by-product of that is grass that tends to look more like a jungle.

Pictured below from L to R:

Cody Hanson from Oak Grove, MN – Lane Goos from Johnston, IA – Lane and his brother Dave Goos from Newton, IA and Tony SanRoman from Bloomington, MN

Lake temps have continued the gradual climb towards the 70 degree mark, with many of the smaller bays already creeping into the low 70’s, the main lake has continued to resist and is currently hanging up around 68 degrees, with more great weather forecasted it will soon succumb.

Walleye are still being caught with leeches and crawlers and are starting to chase crankbaits as well, look for fish in deeper water around 14-20 feet, they are beginning to transition out to the mid-lake reef structure and over the coming weeks will shift to an almost exclusive crankbait bite. Head over to Pelican Island, Mokey and Annex Reefs and Submarine Island, you will not be disappointed.

We’ve been rather lucky here at Big Rock, over the last couple of weeks yearly mayfly hatches have been happening all around the lake and with some steady westerly winds we have been relatively bug free (knocks on wood) and fishing has not really taken a very big hit from it either.

Bass fishing is continuing to keep anglers occupied, Small and Large Mouth Bass are hitting and what I would call record numbers and they are big and most of all, easy to catch.

Featured image up top is of Ken Girard from Wakonda, SD (wakanda forever) with a 36 inch Pike – the longest one so far this year!

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