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8Ball

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8Ball

Heading up for opening weekend & have never fished Leech Lake before! Just wondering what are some of the best jig colors to use? Thanks!!!

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Covey

I'm by no means an expert at Leech, but have always heard that the lightest fireball jig possible. I always start with green/chartreuse.

I'm thinking about coming up on opener too. Think I might try to use some plastics on opener.

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Fish Addictt

Ive aways done good on crayfish colors on opener. In 8ft. good luck fishing.

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leechlake

generally it doesn't seem to matter, but I use chartreuse or the tiger stripe fireballs. If you can luck into the red hooks even better. Either 1/8 ounce of 1/4 ounce, whichever you can maintain feel and stay on bottom with whatever wind conditions you run into.

Presentation wise I generally drag while drifting but there are times when casting away from the boat either to the side or towards shore will pick up some fish that get spooked by the boat. Most of that time is in lighter winds rather than a chop.

Remember to keep things slow, we may have had an early Spring but unless the water is 60 degrees slower is usually better.

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fish hawk kris

I have pouded them on chart., or glow blue. But have heard green works well. But definetely grab some 1/8 ouncers in the first two colors, if fishing 15ft or less with 6lb mono or thin superlines. The line is as of big as deal as the jig.

Might see you there, possibly pine point, stony point or portage bay areas.

Hammer em' bro!

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fish hawk kris

And by the way my avatar is from leech! Do not forget the spottail shiners!

Good luck!

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thatoneguy

White, green, blue, orange, parrot...just about anything will work if you find the fish. Using shiners is way overrated, IMO. My boat has used both shiners and fatheads the past few years, and fatheads have actually outproduced the shiners every time. Your mileage may vary.

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NCLaker

If you use braid/superline, then putting on a florocarbon leader is a must. Guys in our group that didn't, weren't catching until we added the leader.

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