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Leech Lake - Ice Fishing

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Some friends and I are coming up to ice fish Leech Lake for the first time in mid-february and are looking for any pointers. We would be mainly targeting perch but would like to possibly catch the occasional walleye or northern too. Just looking for some general guidance for that time of year. Thanks for any information!

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we went up new years one year and stayed at if i remember grand view lodge. its west of stoney point in the narrow part of the lake before walker bay. we cauhgt the variety of fish you are seeking. theres an island out there but name escapes me. i hope you can make some sense to this jibberish. good luck.

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Grand Vu is on the north shore of Pine Point. The island you are talking about is Goose Island. There are a number of good ice fishing spots in that area. The resorters and bait shops are usually up on the current bite & can give you some ideas as to where to start.

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Thanks for the help!! We are staying close to Pine Point at Adventure North Resort so we will definitely be trying these areas. Is travel usually OK with 4X4 Trucks (i.e. is any of it plowed) or would we need snowmobiles on Leech?

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Mid February should be good ice. Last year we were fishing through 36" of ice off of Pine Point on the flats. There are a group of houses set up and the ice out to them is clear

Off the main traffic areas, Ice heaves and snow depth can slow or stop your travel. We were driving through drifted snow in a four wheel drive SUV and had a very difficult time of it. I would have been better of with the ATV.

If you follow the crowd a four wheel drive is probably ok, but check with the resort for ice conditions before trying it. Stay away from the ice heaves. call me overly cautious, but I still prefer my ATV or snowmobile for safety.

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