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Looking forward to summer

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The Walleyes are in their full summer patterns now. Our Leech Lake Fishing Guides are finding the walleyes in a few different places using a few different techniques. The key times of the day are the low light periods which has been an important factor for catching these fish on calm sunny days.

 

Trolling the flats has put mid summer Leech Lake Walleyes in the boat. The main idea here is to cover ground using crank baits and find the active fish. Aim to move the boat at about 2 mph and getting your lure of choice within 2 feet of the bottom. Don’t spend too much time on on spot even if you are marking fish. Our Leech Lake walleye guides have had the best luck running # 5 Rapalas in the bleeding copper flash or bleeding hot olive color. If you are finding the fish a little deeper switch up to a #7 to keep that lure in the strike zone.

 

When using this method be sure and target the flats where there is weed and gravel mixed in. Duck point and goose island are great spots to start when pulling these cranks. 9 to 12 feet of water has been the most productive area for us.

The other technique that has put walleyes in the boat is lindy rigs and moving slowly on or near break lines. Walker Bay has plenty of structure for this method and we have been focusing on the south end. Leeches and crawlers have been working the best in the 10-16 feet of water range. With the crawler a green or brown floating jig has worked well. Try to keep the boat moving under 1 mph and closer to .5 the better.

 

Have fun....

Leech Lake Guide Service

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Much of MN has been seeing strong storms every couple days over the last week but that hasn’t slowed out Leech Lake Walleye Guides from getting on the fish. Not a ton has changed since last week fishing Leech Lake out of Walker MN. However, we did notice a pattern change in the bait of choice. Both Lindy rigging and pulling cranks have changed a bit.

 

Much like last Week we are still focusing on Lindy rig fishing. The water temp has dropped back into the lower 70s which has the fish looking for leeches again and less likely to hit crawlers.

 

The humps of Walker bay have been producing numbers of Walleye but not the best for size. Most of our fish have been coming in the 10-17 feet of water.

 

One tip we did pick up on is using a pink hook for your leech rig. This set up has been out fishing others 3-1. Try to keep your boat in the .5-.7 mph range. This can be tough on the windy days but the new Ulterra has pulled its weight on the guide boat.

 

Our Walker MN Walleye guides are still pulling cranks with success.

 

 #5 Rapalas in perch and Bleeding Copper flash have been good for us as of late. As you can see from the picture the perch are ripe for eating and the walleyes are chasing them.

Target the 9-12 feet of water range and just about 2 mph has been a sweet spot for us.

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Like always the lake and the bite is the best when you have cloud cover or a breeze. This time of year the fish spook easily when the viability is good similar to calm and sunny days.

 

We do have a few openings left for August and September so give us a call to book your next trip or to stay up to date with our latest reports

 

Visit LeechLakeGuideService.com

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    • Lucca
      Hey guys and gals. I am going up to lake kabetogama around June 18 for 2-3 days targeting pike. I have been up several times and not caught anything over 25 inches. I want to try and locate a true monster this time. Any spot recommendations and or lure recommendations? Thank you!
    • Rick G
      Starting to see more big ones showing up over and around shallow weeds...  
    • Mike89
      good luck and stay safe!!!   and let us know how ya do!!
    • Sue Baker
      I wish to thank gimruis for the response to my posting.  We have read many other reviews and checked with a local bait shop and have decided to head up to MN for one more ice fishing trip this weekend.  I think I NOW see the pattern that most of your members are in the St Cloud area!!  Perhaps someday in the future we may wander off to those parts.  Thanks to all who read my post and good luck to all the anglers out there.   Thanks  Happy Fishing
    • JerkinLips
      I have measured the ice thickness in the same area 10 feet south of my fish house and found the following: 1/30 - 23", 2/18 - 32", 2/26 - 34".  This area has been bare of snow, probably due to the wind direction.  In areas of snow cover the ice thickness will be much less.  Just for comparison I found 26" of ice on Burntside last week.   With the light snow cover and long, very cold stretch we had in February, I think Vermilion will have ice throughout April.  Of course warm weather, heavy rain, and wind could significantly change that.  After March (and the end of lake trout fishing), I don't care how soon the ice goes off.
    • JerkinLips
      We had a place in Soudan just down the hill from the underground mine.  I installed a decent antennae ($150) on a mast 15 feet high and we only get 3 television channels there (NBC is the only major network channel).  You may have a little better luck on the lake.
    • rschmidty
      Satellite imagery of the Rainy River in context to google maps.   Rainy River.pdf
    • rschmidty
      Open water appears to reach Loman based on satellite imagery from yesterday.  
    • Mike89
      not good at all...  they are changing super fast...  
    • Rick G
      This is the access on Horseshoe at 10:30 am, I dropped my back wheel through on way off...lol
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