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whats happening on leech

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whats producing some eyes on leech's west side? Im heading up there with the fam this weekend and we are staying at hiawatha beach. Any pointers would be great!

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so far crawlers have been our biggest producer this year. Troll in 8' to 20' of water, evening or am are best. It does'nt hurt to try cranks but this year live bait has worked best. fri. we boated 7 in 1.5 hrs. and I pulled in only 1 on sat. morn.

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thanks, any help on locations and color would be great!

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How is the nightfishing on leech? I'll have leeches and crawlers, but I'm curious to know the minnow of choice up there as well.

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its becase thre taking all of the F****** walleyes out of woman and putting them in leech and not putting any back in woman

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12345. I was on Woman a month ago and picked up 8 walleyes in 2 hours. I put 4 of them back so at least there are those 4.....Unless someone killed them. 3 14s" and a 26".

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12345 - do you have any facts on that or have you heard about that happening? Just curious

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i couldent show u but my grandparents have been on woman for 20 years and they get all of the updates and they are trying to get the dnr to stop taking out of woman

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they take the eggs out of the woman eyes then hatch them into fry and have stocked all the other area lakes with eyes for years, replacing I believe ten percent to woman. Yes now they have been putting them into leech also. Still walleyes in woman, not what there used to be. Maybe just tougher to catch or they are getting fat off the millions of crayfish who knows. Would like to see them leave it alone for a while and see what happens. One of the few natural reproducing walleye lakes the dnr messes with. Maybe take the eggs out of mille lacs walleyes and see what people say shocked.gif

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After recent discussion about wearing life jackets while tubing, it was encouraging to note that one couple on Leech Lake was safety minded. Even though they did not have any other clothing on, the person being pulled on the tube was at least wearing her life jacket.

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i also have have a cabin on woman lake and it is 3 percent that they put back into woman. ridiculous!! it should be say 25 percent??? then it would get back on track. thanks for letting out toure frustration man cause i needed to let it out also.

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most of the lakes they stock with woman eyes are better walleye lakes than woman. Oh well short drive to leech

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i have friends that gone to woman alot this year and they have been slaughtering the walleye's out there....didn't sound like it was tough as one friend is new to fishing and he has been doing real well.....to each his own....and if the DNR is putting back 3% that would be 1% higher than if they let them spawn naturally if I do recall the stats for percentage that survive from natural producing (2%)..

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