Fishing Report for September 14, 2020
The walleyes are transitioning to their fall pattern. They have started to move back
to their spring spots. They are also responding to a jig and minnow presentation as well as rigging. Although we are marking a lot of fish getting them to bite has been a challenge. Wind sweep points as well an 9-11 foot shorelines have produced really nice fish with most in the 16-22 inch range. So even though the numbers are not in full fall swing the size is. Try deep shoreline edges in Walker Bay with a rig and minnow (Chub) or crawler for a trophy type fish. I have had better success with rainbows vs fatheads. Jigs with blue or orange/yellow are a good place to start. The perch are just showing up in the narrows and should be in their other usual spots later this week as we are looking at some cooler nights. Water temps have now dropped into the upper 50’s and we will soon be in full fall mode.
Fish are starting to move and transition more towards some of the fall patterns. Fishing sand flats with weed clumps is producing jumbo perch as well as walleyes using jigs and minnows. Walleyes are still being found on the humps in 25-30 feet of water as well or along points and shoreline structure. Pulling lindy rigs with big minnows or crawlers are both walleyes as well. Still hearing mixed results with the crankbait bite on the main lake. Some of the best fishing is to be had on Leech Lake as we get into late Sept and early Oct. But right now be sure to have minnows, crawlers and leeches if you can find them as each day will present different conditions until we see the waters temps drop from the mid 60s they are in right now to the upper 50s and when that happens that is when things can get good!
Leisure Outdoor Adventures Guide Team