Fishing Report for week of May 28, 2019
Steve Nosbisch Guide Service
The walleyes are transitioning from their springtime shallow water haunts to the main lake break lines. Fish seem to be concentrating In areas close to the spawning flats. Look for fish in 8’-16’ of water with rocks or gravel to be holding fish. Pay attention to the wind, because areas with wind will usually hold the most active fish. Most of the fish caught this week came on jigs and minnows, but as the water continues to warm, leeches are starting to become more productive. While Minnows are the bait of choice for now, leeches and night crawlers will soon be taking over. It is always a good idea to have some of each in your boat this time of year, and let the fish tell you what they want.
Leisure Outdoor Adventures Fishing Report
Our team of fishing guides covered a wide area this week doing trips on Leech Lake, Lake Winni, and Mille Lacs. With that comes this week’s fishing report. Once again water temps, weather, and changing patterns are the name of the game right now.
Leech Lake Fishing Report
This past week was a busy week for our Leech Lake Fishing Guides. The inconsistent weather patterns have really caused the conditions and water temps to be up and down and can some days create for a tougher bite than normal this time of year. One consistent has been afternoon and evening bites have actually been more consistent than getting up and doing the early morning thing, because of the cool temps at night. Water temps range from 54-60 degrees depending on the part of the lake you are on. The best depths this past week were 9-14 feet of water, which is showing that the fish are on the move. Look to the first breaklines near adjacent large flats, typically with wind blowing in, but in some instances off shore winds have also been good areas as well if you need to get out of the elements.
Traders Bay, West Goose Flats, Duck Points, Little Stoney, and the areas around Bear and Pelican Islands all had decent reports throughout the week. 1/16th and 1/8th oz jigs with shiners or rainbows are still the number one producer with lindy rigs and leeches being runner up. Pay attention to jig color and cadence once again and don’t be afraid to go fast if the bite is slow. Plastics are also working and are great for creating a reaction bite.
If you are looking to get out on the water, give us a call!
Until Next Week
Leisure Outdoor Adventures Guide Team
President of Leisure Outdoor Adventures