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Signs Of Spring

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Signs Of Spring

Lock and dams number 14 and 15 hosts a large concentration of Bald eagles in the winter. They have left and are heading north. Currently we are hosting large flocks of White Pelicans resting and feeding on the way north.

All the signs of the approaching open water on Leech, I am anxious to get back for opener. Last trip up was in February and fishing for perch was good. Fall fishing for Walleye was good and now there is the anticipation of the spring opener.

I believe the Walleye populations have come a very long way towards a healthy fishery. Not all areas of the lake seem to have improved at the same rate. Agency Bay, Walker Bay and the Northern half of the main basin seem to be more productive.

I hope the Cormorant control continues and we get some results back from the studies on the Rusty Crawfish, begun last summer/fall. The depletion of the weed beds continues to be of concern.

All of this to say; (Contact Us Please), I can’t wait to go fishing on Leech.

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Now, the cormorants are mixed in with the Pelicans. Not looking forward to them heading North. The cold weather may be holding up the migration, but, opener is on the way.

If you found active fish this Fall, will they be there at opener? 6' - 10' depth along point shorelines produced this fall.

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