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dk

Heading up tonight to Leech. Am fairly new to the lake. Will be landing the boat on the eastside. Any tips or pointers would be appreciated. <P>Thanks, DK

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Terry Hagstrom

Sorry DK,<BR>Haven't been on Leech for a week and a half. I have been on Winnie, Mille Lacs and the Twin Cities. I will be on Leech this weekend with clients. I can tell you the the bite is tough on Leech according to my friends in the guide coalition. This is due in part to the massive may fly hatch. <BR>It should be very near the end. Last Sat. evening I walked down to the bait house and the wall was covered, the minnow bucket tank had them 6" deep by morning.<BR>Usually we start to concentrate on muskie /pike or bass at this time to help keep our clients a little more interested.<BR>Terry<BR>Terry's Guide Service

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dk-<BR>I fished Leech last friday for a few hours (as I drove past the lake I just had to launch my boat). The bite was on! I had four fish on that I had to the boat that were over 25" and the line(s) broke, and I kept one 20" for the fryin pan. <P>I was fishing in some rough conditions, with a nice south wind and large waves. I have found that when there is wind and waves on this lake, the fish will turn on. Also not many boats on the main lake on rough days. <P>I fished Submarine Island area and Portage Bay on some flats, near drop-offs. I used long snells with gold spinners/leeches while drifting with and without a drift sock. I had 4 and 6-pound test mono on my spinner rigs and I should have used 8 pound test. I lost a lot of fish and spinner rigs in those few hours.<BR>Good luck.

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Thanks for the info. I'll let you know how I do when I get back. Terry I'll bring the muskie equipment with in case the walleye bite is cold.<P>DK

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Hey dk-<BR>How was your trip to Leech? Any luck?

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Went out Friday night for walleyes around Bear Island and Submarine Island. Not even a bite. Tried for muskies Saturday morning in Portage Bay. Had one follow but no takers. Saturday afternoon went to Birch Lake and caught some sunfish. Just kept enough to eat. Leech must be slow because it didn't seem like there were many boats out for the weekend. Will have to try again later in the year.<P>DK

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