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Leech Lake Fishing Reports - Hackensack, Longville, Walker MN Also

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Nice work Dr Juice.  What area of that lake were you in?  Any depth tips?  thanks

 

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South end out of Trappers, 19' small ledge off from 10-12' with 26' not too far.  Orange/Copper seemed to be the go to, minnow head on a spoon with a set line next to it.  I only had 1 fish come up past 1ft , they stayed pretty snug to the bottom.

 

Good luck!

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Fished leech friday afternoon thru Saturday evening.  Action was not fast by any means.  But there were fish to be had.  I thank @DrJuice1980 for his help and tips for this trip, help is why this site is so great, awsome people.

 

We ended up fishing 20-21 ft of water (depending on which end of house) over hard bottom.

 

Between 4 of us we only landed, 3 walleye, 6 small perch, 2 northerns, and 1 tullibee.  We, however, missed many fish.

 

Definitely would like to go again soon.

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My son and I fished Sucker Bay yesterday.  There were only 2 trucks in the entire bay, as far as we could see when we arrived about 8:30.  The landing on the north end was good and we measured 23" of good ice where we fished, so we did drive our truck to the spot.  We followed the tracks of the other 2 trucks.

We only fished for a little over 4 hours and brought home 20 perch between 10" - 12".  Small Swedish pimple tipped with a minnow head or tail worked best in about 12' - 14'.

 

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