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mrjigger

Does anybody have any info on this lake. How is the overall fishing? The DNR reports are not that outstanding, but they don't always tell the whole story.

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vister

I have had my best luck during the late ice season on M. Leaf. This past season was an excellent one for us, as we did very good on sunnies and crappies. Sunnies were shallow, crappies were suspended in 30 ft water, averaging 11"-12", not a bad average. Again, I have only done well in late ice, and i'm not sure if you can get out there any more or not. Never tried for walleyes.

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apAngler18

middle leaf is connected to east leaf by a culvert..east leaf is a great walleye fishery, along with monster northerns.

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sparcebag

Can you get a 14' 16' boat through the culvert?

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apAngler18

depends on the water level, my uncle pushes a 14' through there when he goes out because he lives on middle. but otherwise there is a access on the other side of east leaf. If not you can join the locals and cast off the road.

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LOTWSvirgin

Is casting of the rode usually productive in the spring

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apAngler18

personally i have never fished it from the road, but from what i gather bullheads, northerns, and sunfish are very easy to catch with an occasional walleye

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LOTWSvirgin

Do get much out of west leaf I fish up there a few times a year so I hope you dont mind if I might come up with some other questions sometime

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apAngler18

haven't ever fished west for anything other than turtles.

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LOTWSvirgin

alright thank you what kind of turtles

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apAngler18

Mutant Ninja Turtles.. smile.gif shoot me an email and ill give up a little more on east leaf if you plan on making a trip up there.

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CRANKBAIT_GUY2

LOTW,

I can pretty much answer anything you need answered on West Leaf. My family has been on the lake for 50+ years, and I fish it a ton in the summer.

It's a good lake.

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churla

CB guy2 - Looking for some info on west leaf - any advice - Thanks in advance

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CRANKBAIT_GUY2

Churla,

What are you looking for? If you could be specific I might be able to help more.

Bass are all over the place. The crappies are very good this season. It's been the best year I have ever had on that lake for walleyes, and I've fished t every year of my life. But, that being said I haven't fished it in two weeks, or after this hot spell we had. So, it's hard to say how the walleyes would be going.

Fish the weedlines and you'll catch stuff.

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sparcebag

Crank I'n coming up in July Sunnies & eyes,or anything,would keep us happy,vague locations? I do have a lake map Thanks sparcebag cool.gif

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CRANKBAIT_GUY2

Bluegills are good on the south side. From directly across the lake from the large sand bar in the middle of the lake(can't miss it) to all the way down to the southeast end of the lake. Find the cabbage and some deep water and you're good. There's also an island just to the east of the sand bar that has good numbers on Gills.

Eye's that time of year are tough. I would try a different body of water. It probably isn't worth your time on West. But, if I was to fish for eyes out there that time of year I'd focus on the islands in the SE corner of the lake. I usually go to OT or some other smaller lakes to catch walleyes in the summer. West can be good in the fall and spring though.

I would say bass fish if you really want to catch a lot of fish. There everywhere out there. You can catch as many as you want on some spots. They really get going.

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churla

CB guy2 - like to get into some crappies - So far its been though keeping bass of the hook

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CRANKBAIT_GUY2

Follow the wind, and find cabbage. Fish the points and edges that have weed cover. A lot of times they'll just suspend out a little deeper over these spots.

I like to use the lightest possible jig, and keep it as high in the water column as I can.

You will catch a ton of bass no matter what you do. Worse things have happened. But, they do get a little annoying after a while and the size is small. But, there's a pretty good average.

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sparcebag

Crank I was lookin at my old posts and I found one answering your move to Colo.What happened?And you should try trout fishin here lots better as far as size.Thanks for the info on Leaf! cool.gif

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CRANKBAIT_GUY2

It hasn't worked out yet. But I still might be making a move here. I wasn't planning on making the move unitl sept or ;later anyways. But, at this point I will not be making the move. That could change.

Crappies are on fire on West, so I hope you have a good one up there. If you see a 18' Lund Bass boat that's me.

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