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Fishing Report for January 23, 2022

Lots of wind and a little snow made conditions difficult on Leech Lake this week.  Most resorts after Wednesday spend the rest of the week re plowing or making new roads to their destination areas.  Throughout everything, here is your current ice and fishing report.

Main Lake – Ice conditions throughout the main lake remain in very good shape. Most places are seeing 18-20 inches of solid ice.  Travel conditions off road however, remain a little difficult.  Snow depths in most areas remain around a foot, and higher in areas that are drifted. Fishing reports seemed to improve throughout the week especially for Perch.  Out of Andersons Pine Point, most rentals this weekend reported good to above average numbers of keeper sized perch along with a few true jumbos showing themselves finally.  Walleye reports seemed to be on the slow side, while northern pike still remained very active.  There are also a few eelpout still being caught during the overnight hours. The most productive areas where Grand View Flats in 11-12 ft of water using fatheads or a rainbow minnow.

Walker Bay – Ice conditions still stay relatively the same with 12-15 inches of ice being reported in most areas.  There is still quite a bit of flooding happening in areas with plowed roads due to snow conditions so caution is advised while traveling via vehicle.  Walleye activity seemed to be best still in shoreline structures extending out towards deeper water in 18-25ft.  The perch bite has picked up in the Sand Point and Steamboat Bay areas during the mid day hours. A dead stick and full minnow on a plain hook in 10ft of water out produced actively jigging.

We still have a few openings for February.  Please give us a call or message on facebook to book your next ice fishing adventure on Leech Lake!




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