Fishing Report for January 29, 2022
Lots of wind and wind direction changes kept things interesting this week on Leech Lake. One day the wind blows out of the south, the next it blows out of the north. Many road repairs or even new roads were required towards the end of the week to keep everyone able to get around to their favorite fishing areas by the weekend.
Main Lake – it seems as though we have plowed roads now to areas we haven’t been to during the ice season in years. Areas now accessible include Deadhead Bay in Sucker Bay, Duck Point, Snake Pits, Grand View Flats and Big Hardwoods. Ice conditions range from 16-20 inches in most areas. Snow depths vary from 6 inches to close to 2ft in certain areas due to drifting so use caution and bring a shovel if traveling off road.
Perch reports increased over the last few days, which is a good sign. This bite should only continue to pick up as we move into February. Sucker Bay along the east and west shoreline breaks in 13-16 ft reported the best bite. Still some sorting that needs to be done but with some patience a good number of keeper size perch are available with sizes up to 12 inches possible. Walleye reports actually picked up as well in the same areas, with keeper size walleyes being reported on dead sticks during the overnight hours on larger sucker minnows.
Walker Bay – Ice conditions remain relatively the same with the average ice depth around 12-14 inches. Snow conditions are still causing some flooding in and around plowed roads and areas of bigger fish houses. Reports of a few walleyes being caught still in the deeper shoreline break areas using glow spoons in the morning and evening hours. Cedar Point, Sand Point and Breezy Point all reported a decent bite. A few eelpout are starting to show up for those targeting them, the best reports are still coming from shallow water using bright glow spoons in 10-15 feet.
We still have limited availability for the month of February. The perch bite is about to get HOT so book your sleeper or day house soon!