Just a Little Bouncy

Posted on June 23, 2020 ยท Posted in Leech Lake Fishing Report

After a week with seemingly endless wind, we were once again greeted with more of the same this past week. White-capped waves pounded our rocky shores for hours that turned into days. Many guests tried to get out and fish, but with gusty cross winds it made the most ordinary activity of driving out our channel a dangerous one. As winds shifted from East to South East and finally to South anglers and boaters alike were finally able to get out on our big piece of heaven. After the days of wind blowing into our shore it must have blown all the bait fish right to us as well, we had some kids catching Walleye right from shore, which is always a treat, but it cuts into my gas profits when guests don’t have to drive far to catch fish!

Pictured below from L to R: Mark and Rhonda Radloff from Austin, MN – Klint and Mike Carlson from Waverly, IA – Kyle Carlson from Clive, IA and Erin Kormanik from Aurora, CO with her first (two) Minnesota Walleye!

The latter part of the week was exactly what everyone looks for, high in the mid 70’s and just the right amount of wind to keep them Walleyes guessing. Anglers made up for lost time earlier in the week and grabbed their Leeches and Night Crawlers and ended the week with some pretty good fishing, Walleye are in a bit of a mixed pattern right now, with many fish still hunkered down on the smaller reefs and rock piles our in front of the resort and along the south shore towards Rogers Point and into Bungy Bay. Water temps are just beginning to touch the 70 degree mark here on the main lake and with that you’re going to start to see more and more anglers taking advantage of the mid-lake reef structure to troll crank-baits, in a shore amount of time that is going to be the primary method of tracking down Walleye as it allows you to cover the most water.

Pictured below from L to R: Mike Carson and his daughter Kara Patton from Marion, IA – Mike Geilow from Apple Valley, MN with a rare summer-caught Tulibee, MN – Christian George from Stillwater, MN and a beautiful post storm rainbow courtesy of Kelly Osterberg from Minneapolis, MN.

As water temps continue to climb watch for Muskie action to get better and better, fishing with small fast-moving baits will be best on shallow rock structure near Pelican and Submarine Islands, Mokey Reef is also very good, if you would rather fish weeds look to Sucker Bay and the Grand View flats.

Featured image up top is of Julie Titus from Belle Plaine, MN with largest Pike so far this year! what a beaut.

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