Fishing Report for Sept. 30, 2021
Fishing Report – Reeds Outdoor Outfitters
Fall is Here! For many, this is their favorite time to get out and enjoy the lakes or woods around the area. Fall colors right now are spectacular and temperatures are unheard of for this time of the year. We’ve had a beautiful week of weather around the Walker area with temps in the mid 70’s and 80 degrees. No matter what you are doing right now fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, or sightseeing weather has been on our side. Get out and enjoy the Walker/Leech Lake area.
Our water temps on Leech Lake were dropping pretty fast until the unusual weather moved in this week. Temps were down around the mid 50’s last week but now have moved back into the low 60’s. Perch action remains very good on Leech right now. Sand Point, Walker Narrows, Grand View Flats, Agency, and Traders Bay all seem to be kicking out good numbers of perch. A jig and a minnow still seem to be the presentation of choice. Look in 6-10 feet of water on your sand flats in these areas. If you can find good transitions from sand grass to sand these are great areas to start. Any good green cabbage weeds are holding good numbers of fish as well. You will find some walleyes mixed in with the perch as well. The fall walleye bite seems to just be beginning to start. With water temps soon to fall this should get the walleyes going. Look around the Cedar Point, Hardwoods, 1st and 2nd Duck Point, and Stony Point areas to find some walleyes. Again, a jig and a minnow is probably the best presentation right now. We are finding some walleyes rigging bigger minnows like Redtails or Creek Chubs in some of the deeper water in Walker Bay as well. Look on your shoreline breaks in 18-25 feet of water or any of the deeper humps in 25-30 feet. Make sure you are using your electronics to scan these areas to find fish.
With duck opener last week, we are hearing some success with the duck hunters that are around. With the nice weather we have had, it has kept a lot of teal and wood ducks around the area. Many of your local ducks are still around as well. We also are hearing good reports on grouse hunting right now as well. Brid numbers definitely seem to be on the rise with many hunters seeing and hearing birds. Leaves are still pretty thick in the woods so it is still making it a little difficult to see some of these birds.
We hope everyone has the opportunity to enjoy Fall around the Walker area. It is a great time to get out and explore the area, no matter what you are doing there is something for everyone here. Make sure you stop in at Reeds and let our staff mark a map or point you in the right direction in the woods. Reeds has some great fall special going right now as well. From Camo/Blaze apparel, Fishing rods/reels, and Gear or Guns and Ammo it’s all on Sale at Reeds!
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