Fishing is Heating Up on Leech Lake! The last ten days on Leech Lake have begun to see a steady change in the fishing with stable weather conditions and hungry walleyes on the feed. Anglers who have been willing to change things up and stay mobile are having success throughout the lake.
The best fishing has been in Walker Bay for us. 18-30ft of water is proving to be the highlighted depth. Working over humps, shoreline breaks, and underwater points with a lindy rig and chub, leech, or nightcrawler have all produced fish. Also in the last week pitching or vertical jigging a jig with a fathead or small chub has produced well and can often times produce good multi species action. The key is to have different kinds of bait and presentations ready, because it doesn’t seem like one keeps working day in and day out. Northern Pike are on the prowl on the humps in Walker Bay, and have provided some great action and respectable size, with multiple fish between 30-38” being caught.
The Main Lake is starting to pick back up with anglers having success trolling crankbaits on West Goose Flats and Snake Pits. The evening and early morning bite is by far the best for this. IF you happen to find a pod of fish, marke them and come back later in the morning and try pitching a jig and a minnow there way. The South End of the lake is producing on the rock and gravel humps around Horseshoe Bay, Bungy Bay, near Rogers and Diamond Points. Rigging with crawlers or minnows is a great tactic here. Also try slip bobbering fish with leeches on the tops and edges of these rock structures.
Some of the best fishing is yet to come as September nears!