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Slim Pickens

leech lake opener

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What a great weekend for fishing. we spent our time mostly on pine point with a couple dozen other boats. Saturday morning, many people were netting multiple walleyes with most of them being 20"+ and also a number of good eaters. there has also been a good perch bite. the crappie action in the last week has slowed but the ones that are being caught are 10-12"(very fun). most of the walleyes we caught were on jigs tipped with a shinner, but some of the other guys did quite well with crawlers.

How did everyone else do? what worked well for you? Did anyone try for any pike?

Now that summer is back I hope to be hitting the cabin more frequently (gas $ permitting) and will be posting updates as often as posible. GOOD LUCK...

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We where up on the big pond also. We had very good luck as well caught our limit of slot fish as well as a hand full of large fish. One of the better openers for leech in a long time. I hope the lake is coming back.

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Thanks for the fishing report, I was wondering how fishing went. Pretty nice weather considering it was the opener.

Worked on the cabin and grounds all weekend so I did'nt get out fishing but am planning on giving it a go on Memorial weekend. Probably will try pine, cedar,for walleyes as well as sand in the evening.

Know what you mean about the high prices of gas shocked.gif I put on about 450 miles round trip, but the good news is my pkup has been getting 18- 21 mpg, on 89 octane and driving sensible.

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Best opener in many years, both weather and fish. I started the day up around the Hardwoods, moved around a lot. Picked up a couple off Pine in the afternoon. Had a nice dinner and finished the evening off second point. What a day!

Did not see a single pike, on my line or any other--and we covered some ground. Strange....

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I was guiding for the governors opener and the guys in my boat wanted to run and gun... We went from Bear Island to Ottertail to second Duck to Hardwoods to Pine to Stony and back to Huddles... We found a ton of pike with some real nice jumbos mixed in... We caught a few walleyes, but it was a tougher bite for us on them...

I agree awesome weather and the press Leech recieved was awesome for the community.... Chip and the committee did a fantastic job on presenting Walker and Leech Lake to the state of Minnesota... I was ready for a good nights sleep on Saturday night... It was a long three days leading up to the opener....

Beef

Fathead Guide Service

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Glad to hear that some of you caught fish. We got going late, but my dad is 88 and my mom is 81. We stopped for breakfast first and did not get an early start. We started at Joe's Landing area along with about 40 other boats. Did not land a fish. Did not see any others caught. Went to east side of Goose and may two drifts into shore, nothing. Went up to north end of Sucker to try for some crappie action, nothing. Came back and worked hardwoods, nothing. Saw the boats on Pine, but did not go over there. Went to Cedar, nothing. We caught 3 very nice perch. We never saw a walleye landed. Talked to 4 other parties. Three got nothing but some perch. The 4th did well. But, I see a comeback.

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