Walleye fishing on leech lake is changing. Fish are starting to transition into their fall patterns which means its jig and a minnow time! Water temps are currently in the low 60’s and look to continue to fall all week. Look for walleyes to be active throughout the day on windblown points and shorelines throughout the lake. As things start to set up look to the traditional wind blown points such as Pine, Ottertail, Stony, Hardwoods, and the Ducks to all hold fish on certain days. Otherwise expansive sand flats and current areas will also be good. Go back to your spring patterns and realize with the fall comes changing weather patterns and water temps, and this means that changing up your cadence and presentation is key to putting fish in the boat. Also don’t forget weeds can also hold fish this time of year, especially a mix of walleyes and jumbo perch. There is still a decent minnow bite going on in Walker Bay on some of the deeper structure as well.
Musky fishing still remains solid and should be good throughout the fall. On days when the wind isn’t blowing too many, the main lake rods and secondary pieces of structure will hold fish. Also don’t forget about wind blown shorelines or shelves that have had a good wind blowing into them for a couple days. As we get into Oct the tullibees will move up shallow and this is when some of the best musky fishing is to be had. Bucktails such as the Big Tooth Juice Series are still producing and moving fish, but as the water cools down look to big plastics to be a bait to throw. The McRubber series from Svartzonker Tackle offers some dynamite baits as well as the Bulldawgs.
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