Leech Lake Bassorama

Posted on August 6, 2019 · Posted in Leech Lake Fishing Report

We’ve closed the books on another great week here in the Northwoods and while we would all love summer to stick around forever that train is steaming right towards fall and everything that comes along with it, like shorter days, cooler temps and…. school, but not for us, we’re going to be stuck enjoying fall Jumbo Perch and Walleye fishing, I hope your jealous.

Last week was another eventful one in the fishing department, water temps are still flying high in the mid to upper 70’s and it’s keeping those cold-blooded creatures willing and active, especially Bass. Walleye tend to take a short siesta in the month of July where they will head to deeper end of the pool and find cooler water, Bass, Muskie and Pike on the other hand tend to crank up activity and go on feeding frenzies and we’re extremely lucky to be smack dab in the middle of the action.

Pictured below from L to R: Ben Girard and Brady Giles from Wakonda, SD – Natalie Girard from Wakonda, SD and Micah Girard followed by his mother Kasandra, from Wakonda, SD – With just a sprinkling of the Large and Small mouth Bass that they caught during their stay, a couple of the spots are about 3 stones throws away from our harbor.

With hog bass like those pictured above its hard to believe Leech Lake is only starting to be known for its Bass fishing, they are everywhere on the lake and are an absolute blast to catch, when Bass are biting like they are now, anglers tend to forget all about the most prized fish in this lake, just don’t tell the Walleye population that I said that.

Muskie and Northern Pike have been gobbling up lures as fast as we can put them into the water, the weed beds on the East side of Bear Island have been wonderful the last couple of weeks, with many “overs” and plenty of the smaller keepers being caught, spoons or spinner baits will fill your livewell. Muskie action is nearing its summer peak, with fish being caught all over the lake. Areas of shallow rock are best right now, head out to Pelican Island, Annex Reef or Submarine Island, Stoney and Diamond Point have also been good, stick with small fast-moving baits, Muskie are willing to chase about anything this time of year and the faster the better.

Pictured Below from L to R: Justin Yatckoske from Isanti, MN and his brother-in-law Luke Havlik from Cedar Rapids, IA with a nice stringer of Walleye – Madie Havlik from Cedar Rapids, IA – and a couple of pics of Ken Girard from Wakonda, SD with a couple of Leech Lake strain Muskie.

Featured image up top is of the Girard family from SD – Kasandra, Mike, Walker, Micah and Grace.

With fall already on people’s minds, and the ever popular Labor Day Weekend staring down upon us, take advantage of one of the last weekends away for the summer season, come stay with us and enjoy everything we have to offer you and your family, we will be having our annual Labor Day fish fry and potluck and we would love to have you there come eat some of Leech Lakes bounty. Many businesses in town will be closing down for the season shortly after the Labor Day holiday and will be offering discounted goods and services and we’ll be offing the best prices on lodging for the season, give us a call to make a reservation!

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