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GregJohnsonBison

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

 

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DrJuice1980

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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ANYFISH2

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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NELS-BELLS

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'.

 

Nels

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Chill62

No reports in almost a year...lets get some new life into this post.

Anyone been out on Leech lately?

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IceHawk

Have to Agree stony point should be kicking out a few tullibies? Lindsey Portage, Pleasant ,  Pine Mountain one of them has to be kicking out some panfish?

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JBMasterAngler

Is stony point a good area for eel pout? Am hoping to get up there in a week or 2 for tullibees, would be nice to get some pout after dark as well.

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Chill62

Guessing not many people have been out and about?

Sounds like from facebook travel is difficult

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Wanderer

Well, we don’t have to worry about ice travel tomorrow when we hit Leech.  I’m just hoping the wind forecast doesn’t keep increasing.  Has been SE 5-10 most of the week but is now SE 10-15.  Not too bad but that’s enough.

We’re heading out for walleyes primarily but I’d like to throw for muskies a bit too.  We’ll launch on the south end and gradually head east covering quite a bit of water.  

Wondering if anyone has any suggestions on colors of Muskie baits that are go to’s on Leech?

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fishingstar

We are here on leech also. we are fishing the east side for walleyes. we have been here for 3 days now and only have one fish inside the slot. It is always fun watching my wife catch a bigger fish. Fist couple day we didn't have enough wind so fishing was slow but with the extra wind things picked up.

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I was able to get back out on Leech last Friday the 13th.  Had to take a day off work to get some fishin’ in!

This time was strictly for muskies but bass and pike showed themselves anyway. 🙂  The morning waves were still rolling from either the night or Thursday and the lake was rougher  than expected at 6 am.  The forecast said 0-5 and eventually the wind did calm from the northwest, switch, and then proceed from the southwest.  The effect for us was basically almost a 180 degree switch while we were out there and we didn’t see any fish of any size after that.  I think the switch was complete by roughly 1 pm.

The other thing that raised our eyebrows was the surface water temps.  We started seeing high 76’s right away on the main lake but climbed pretty quickly to 78-79 mid day and was topping out at 81 by the afternoon/evening.  This made us really want to focus on deeper weeds but weren’t having much luck locating them.  We just weren’t in the right part of the lake.  But that’s how you learn - by doing.

Total muskie count for the day = 2; 1 follow (mid 40 class) and one boated (41.5).  The day went SUPER fast for 10 hours of fishing.  Black bucktails raised the two for us.  I had the follow, my partner caught the fish.

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The temps had us concerned about the fish but my monster 48 inch net enables us to keep the fish completely in the water until it’s time for a quick measure and pic. Still trying to come to grips on what’s too warm for fishing muskies.  This one was on the line for no more than 2 minutes, including the net time before the hooks were out.  Maybe another minute to get the phone and board out and glove on for grabbing it up.  Less than 1 minute to measure and photo, then back in the drink for an easy resuscitation.  

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eyes55117

What does the ice look like in the bays on leech?

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1 hour ago, Rick said:

 

Is Joe still around?

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      Well that gets you out of making lunch, but not getting unstuck! 😊
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