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1st time to leech?

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Hey people I am coming up to leech the end of aug for the first time. I was curious if anyone would like to help out on a few places to catch some eyes, and a chance at a muskie...I'm only up for the weekend so dont want to spend the whole time looking! I'm staying on the south side of the lake so that end is the probably be where I'd fish...I'm cpr only so no worry bout taking all ur fish from your spot! laugh.gif any info would b great!!!!

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I'm curious also on where to fish on this lake, never been there before. Im going to be up there also over Labor Day weekend going out of Hiawatha beach resort. I'm would be fishing for Walleye's, Smallmouth and would love to get into the Muskie's.

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I'm curious also on where to fish on this lake, never been there before. Im going to be up there also over Labor Day weekend going out of Hiawatha beach resort. I'm would be fishing for Walleye's,
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mouth and would love to get into the Muskie's.


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I hacked that post, boy reading it this morning I cant type.

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Ill be on Leech Lake Aug. 13-16 so Ill give a report when I get back.

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Curious how you did up there??

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Im sorry I put a report on another post.

I fished the south side of the lake. Pretty much stayed within 7-8 miles of Trappers Lodge.

Winds were high at times and were coming from every direction the 3 days I fished. I could never really stay in 1 area too long because the winds were always changing on me.

I caught a TON of Perch, some were decent sized but nothing I would call a Jumbo. I did catch a few smaller eyes in the 12"-14" range but I never really found any really decent eye numbers, it was 1 here 1 there.

Crawlers caught 2 eyes and leeches the other 2. Lindy rig with 3' leader. I fished 16' to 25' and caught nothing but Perch. Once I got in the 8' - 12' range I caught some eyes. Early and late was the game. Mostly because thats when the winds were the lightest and I could really work the breaks of the reefs etc. I was fishing.

I did land one really nice pike off of the shore at Trappers Landing Marina. Im guessing in the high 30"s mark. That was the highlight of my fishing.

I did find it wierd how small some of the Perch were that I saw people keeping. Must put them through a fish scaler/tumbler? I cant see trying to fillet them little buggers.

Anyways it was a fun few days and Ill be back to try to figure them eyes out.

If your after Perch it looked like a lot of guys were using minnows and jigs and anchored up on high percentage areas.

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Thanks for the update,

I still have a few more weeks till I get up there.

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Hello,

We have a place in steamboat and have found some nice bluegills along the north shore of steamboat, down from bucks resort. Look for the pencil reeds. Also jigging in the evening off morris point (just south of the landing) has yeilded us a couple eyes in about 10-15 ft, just find the weed edge, and if you want northerns, big success off hardwoods along the weed edges. Nothing huge but nice to get some tugs on the line.

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thanks for the posts I'm heading up sat. for the week (got extra time off grin.gif)so I'll be sure to leave a report when I get back!!! hopefully the weather gets back on track!!!!!!

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I'm gonna be staying at Hiawatha Beach over Labor Day weekend, I cant wait to get up there. Hope the fish will be biting around that time.

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I WILL BE UP THERE SUNDAY CHASING SKI'S. WE WILL HAVE PLENNTY OF COMPANY (AS IF THERE WASNT GOING TO BE A TON OF PEOPLE OUT THERE) THERE IS ANOTHER STUPID TOURNEY WITH 200 FISHING. SO IF YOU DONT CATCH ANY BASS YOU CAN MOTOR AROUND AND PICK UP SOME DEAD ONES..BUT HEY THEY ARE HANDLED WITH THE "UTMOST CARE" I MEAN THE BASS WILL ONLY WIN THEM MONEY AND ANOTHER CANCE AT MORE MONEY ON A DIFFERENT LAKE WHY WOULDNT THEY HANDLE THEM ANY DIFFERENT..YAAAAA!!! MAN I HATE TOURNY'S!!!!!!! mad.gif

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Have any axes to grind?

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I WILL BE UP THERE SUNDAY CHASING SKI'S. WE WILL HAVE PLENNTY OF COMPANY (AS IF THERE WASNT GOING TO BE A TON OF PEOPLE OUT THERE) THERE IS ANOTHER STUPID TOURNEY WITH 200 FISHING. SO IF YOU DONT CATCH ANY BASS YOU CAN MOTOR AROUND AND PICK UP SOME DEAD ONES..BUT HEY THEY ARE HANDLED WITH THE "UTMOST CARE" I MEAN THE BASS WILL ONLY WIN THEM MONEY AND ANOTHER CANCE AT MORE MONEY ON A DIFFERENT LAKE WHY WOULDNT THEY HANDLE THEM ANY DIFFERENT..YAAAAA!!! MAN I HATE TOURNY'S!!!!!!!
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Seriously, tell us how you REALLY feel about tourney's!? smirk.gif

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