Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
tank1

Leech Lake - Ice Fishing

5 posts in this topic

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Pigmeat
      I see on the cam that Joe's gate is open, but the access is pretty trashed with cones out front. Is it still driveable?
    • Luttes
      That's so awesome! Good work on the video!! Where were you?
    • Vexilar
      I also needed to buy a receiver so my total cost was $500 but they did have them at Scheels beginning of the year but you can buy it from dish. I think they charge $7 a month for use of the receiver. 
    • EJ
      I was out last night in west metro and the water had mostly either frozen again or gone down the open holes. I was pleasantly surprised. We lost about an inch of ice though the top few inches were starting to soften.
    • Musky hunter 82
      I would build a frame that your current otter sled would fit in that has downhill skis on the bottom of it.  I did this for my setup that is very similar to yours, I can pull 100 pounds through 8" of snow with very little effort.  Side note I wouldn't pull it with a four wheeler, mine slides to easy and wants to hit the back of the wheeler when I try to stop.