Muskie Mayhem

Posted on August 4, 2020 · Posted in Leech Lake Fishing Report

The last couple of weeks have brought some much needed changes to Leech Lake and when I say needed I mean NEEDED, yes, all caps was necessary to express myself.

After the summer sun brought water temps to heights we haven’t seen in years, shortening days and cool nights are putting temps back where they need to be, currently we’re sitting in the mid to low 70’s, which is perfect, especially for them toothy critters – Muskies.

Pictured below from L to R: Jim and Leyla Gugin from Ixonia, WI – Doug Krueger from Phoenix, AZ – Russ Havlik from Cedar Rapids, IA and Tucker Havlik from Swisher, IA

Walleye fishing has improved as temp have fallen, Walleye are hanging out on the rocks and sand currently and most anglers are simply trolling crankbaits for them. Head out towards Duck Point, Two Points and make sure to check out the mid-lake reef structure around Flesch’s, Mokey, and Annex Reefs.

Pictured below from L to R: (we’ll call this the Girard section) Ken Girard and his son Ben – from Wakonda, SD, if you happened to see my post from last week, these guys had quite the day while Muskie fishing, boating 4 fish in a span of a couple of hours and having multiple other fish on and over a dozen follows, sounds like a good day to me!


With stable temps and weather fishing is going to continue to improve, head out with your shad raps and flickers shads, find some 10-14 foot water with some rocks and sand and drag them around, you’ll get some Walleye. If Muskie is more your size and speed, head out to some shallow rocks and pitch some fast moving baits, lately just about any color and shape is working, area’s around Grassy Point and Pelican Island have been best, with fish also being caught in shallow weedy bays like Uram and Miller.

Featured image up top is of Jenny Learnard – from Peachtree City, GA

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