Fishing and Ice Report dated January 4, 2022
Happy New Year!
Ice conditions continue to improve as extreme cold temps settled in over the New Years holiday. We received roughly 18 inches of snow before the cold, but now has settled to roughly a foot in most areas off of our main ice roads. A consistent 15-17 inches of ice is being found in the Pine Point / Grand View Flats / Goose Island area. To this point, no major flooding has occurred as the snow is pretty light weight. Fishing throughout the week took somewhat of a dive from the storm and cold for numbers of fish, but the quality of fish caught seemed to have increased. The perch bite is seeming to show itself a bit, but there does not seem to be any type of consistent pattern other than drilling lots of holes and staying on the move to find numbers in quantity. Hopefully the brief warmer weather will help improve the bite.
Walker Bay ice conditions are slowly improving. Most areas of the bay are measuring 10-12 inches of ice, with about a foot of snow on top of that. Caution is still advised while traveling so check ice as you go. ATV / UTV and snowmobile traffic is still all that is advised at this time. The Walleye bite has been best during the evening hours on deadsticks with Rainbow or Shiner minnows. 18-25 fow seemed to be the best depths for active and fish of any quality.
We still have limited availability for the month of January and February. Please give us a call, email or text to book with us!
Leech Lake Fish House Rentals