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Leech Lake Area Fishing Report

Walker, MN
by Larry Anderson
Coach’s Guide Service

Cool weather makes for big change in Leech Lake fishing

The cooler than normal weather the last couple of weeks has made for a huge downward swing in the Leech Lake water temperatures, as much as 10 to 15 degrees.

The big question is, have the cooler temps made fishing better? The answer is yes.

Anglers are now starting to find active fish throughout lake. Trolling with spinner baits or Lindy rigs with crawlers in the main lake or in Walker Bay in the early evening are the angler’s best options. Some anglers are now going back to a jig and a large minnow and are finding walleye along the shoreline breaks.

Muskie action has started to improve now with anglers throwing small bucktails and cowgirls around Big Rock Reef and Pelican Island area.

Cool and refreshing weather is predicted for the area this week. With the fish becoming more active, this is a great time before the fall sports season practices start to take a relaxing vacation in the Leech Lake area.

The Leech Lake Chamber Office is the best place to call at (800) 833-1118 or (218) 547-1313.

Reported by Coach’s Guide Service at larpen@arvig.net or (612) 817-2503.