Calm After the Storm

Posted on June 2, 2020 ยท Posted in Leech Lake Fishing Report

Following a week/weekend like we had last week and over Memorial Day this past week feels like the calm after the storm, after checking my pedometer history over the last few days I was a little in shock to only see a step count in the lower 10,000’s, over Memorial Weekend the numbers started in the 2’s, now a little rest to write a blog and catch up on some book work.

Pictured below from L to R: The Goos family from Minneapolis, MN and Des Moines, IA – Dave, Bryan, Anna, Jake and Stephanie. Caitlyn and Mike McHugo from St. Michael, MN – Dave and Jan Beniak from Eden Prairie, MN and Kyle and Lily Carlson from Clive, IA

last week started off really nice and fish continued to cooperate, as most guests stuck around until Monday and many others throughout the week. Tuesday rolled around and greeted us with a much needed day of rain, it’s amazing how fast the lawn and plants respond to some water being dumped on them. Midweek was wind and more wind, North West gusts of 30+ mph pounded our rocky shores. When the winds finally laid down Walleye were plentiful and easy to catch.

The areas around Stony Point were heads and tails the best with large flotillas of boats around Middle and Little Stony all week, just about any bait that was thrown at them was working from Shiners to Leeches and Night Crawlers. When the winds finally died down the bite went right with it, Leech has always been a wind-driven lake, the bite can go from great to non existent in the matter of minutes.

Pictured below from L to R: Bryan Goos from Des Moines, IA – Bill Schmidt from Eden Prairie, MN

The spring pan fish bite seems to be tapering off which is pretty typical for this time of year, once the water passes through into the mid 60’s Crappies and Sun Fish get their spawning done and head for the hills.

Look for Musky and Bass fishing to heat up as water temps continue to climb.

With warmer weather forecasted and water temps continuing to climb look for fish to start heading towards their June spots and your technique to find them will have to change, too. Head down towards the South Eastern area’s of the main lake and begin dragging Leeches and Crawlers along break-lines and rock piles. There are hundreds if not thousands of rock piles to choose from, trust your electronics and drop your line when you see fish on your locator, otherwise keep a moving!

Featured image up top is of Stephanie Goos from Minneapolis, MN

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