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Leech Lake trip Sept 05'

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I just now realized I never posted this and wanted to let everyone know about Walker Mn. I understand this is crazy late, but as I have alwasy been told, better late than never. We fished Leech Lake in the Walker Bay area during the last week of Sept 05'. Anyways, the trip was miserable until the last day. It was honestly the worst trip ever from the get go. We could not fish the first day because nowhere in the town could sell a fishing license. The machines didn't work. We got out on Sunday Morning and fished Agency Bay and Walker Bay. We stayed in those areas all week actually. From Sunday to Thursday we caught only 2 northerns and 5 small perch between 6 guys. Weather was bad on Tuesday and Wednesday and the lake was kicking, but we toughed it out and tried our best. All other days were good weather. We asked around our resort and even asked the resort owners if there was anything we were doing wrong that we could change the would help our luck. They had nothing. They didn't even seem to want to help us. We stayed at the Birchwood Resort which I come to find out is no longer in business. No shocker there. Must have been the wonderful customer service that did them in. We went into town and would ask a few people here and there, and nobody would talk to us. It was the strangest thing. We went to a bar and started talking to the bartender, and he wouldn't answer anything regarding fishing. Then we overheard a guy was a guide and offered him $150 just to talk. He said no. Who does that? So we went back to the resort and sat and looked over the map a little more. Anyways, finally on the last day, we were over in Walker Bay. I went to the 2nd point west of the city piers. And there in 10-12 ft of water we caught 300+ JUMBO PERCH. I am telling you it made the whole trip. Everyone of them was over 1 1/2 lbs and some were pushing 2 1/2-3 lbs, I have never seen Perch this large. They were hitting on simple jigs and minnows. Even dead minnows and minnows half eaten. They hit it all. Now all of the sudded we get back with all of this fish, and EVERYONE wanted to talk to us. I was as polite as I could be and just told them all that the fish were caught in the lake. If I am no good to talk to when I have no fish, then I am certainly not good enough to talk to just because we had our limit of fish. We ended up getting up the next morning and finishing our limit because you couldn't keep more than 20 in a day. So to hit our 40 limit, we had to catch the rest on the second day. And low and behold, they were still there. I would assume that since they are in the Walleye family, and Walleye are in the same general spots year after year, then you will find these perch in the same spot. There was a house on the point, and a shack on the deep corner. If you go west to the "saucer" you went too far. Come back a bay or two. It was between the "saucer" and the city piers. I hope this is helpful. It is certainly more helpful than anyone was to us when we went there for the week.

Maybe one day we will go back there, but it won't be anytime soon.

Good luck and keep those lines tight!

Ed

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leebone

i see why it took so long to post that one, quite a story,what were you guys drinking anyway? i dont think too many people have seen perch like that out of leech ever!

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Surface Tension

The fact that you made a change and found your own fish is a lesson and the moral of the story. Not that you didn't get put on fish by someone else.

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