Fishing Report for February 1, 2021
Once again, we had a busy and great weather week on Leech Lake. Temperatures during the early part of the week were great for some additional ice making, only improving conditions across the main lake and Walker Bay. We now have plowed ice roads to Goose Island, the Snake Pits, Little Hardwoods, West Goose Flats, Grand View Flats, Stoney Point and the west side of the Paris Trench. There is a heave that is running north and south that basically divides the Trench in half, we will be working on a way to cross that in the next few days .
Fishing reports from the main lake have mainly consisted of a slower bite than what we’ve seen the last few weeks. Anglers who were most successful found most fish that were willing to cooperate were by using deadsticks and a plain hook in the morning and evening hours. Once again, the best reports were from the anglers who were targeting perch in the 9-12 ft range throughout the entire lake and were willing to stay patient. Walleye reports have been limited with a few larger walleyes being caught in the overnight hours on rattle reels and or dead sticks.
Walker Bay ice conditions are still slowly improving with 8-13 inches of ice being now found in most spots. There are a few roads plowed however atv and snowmobile traffic is still recommended. Cedar and Sand Point have still been the go to areas with most reports of a decent perch and walleye bite during the morning and evening primtetime hours. Shoreline breaks in 14-18ft or on the secondary breaks of 24-28ft. Green and Orange glow jigs are your best bet with a rainbow or shiner minnow.
We still have limited availability for the month of February. Give us a call or send us a message to book your sleeper or day house before the season is over!