Fishing Report for the week of May30, 2022
Leisure Outdoor Adventures
Things are starting to change and evolve. Walleyes are still scattered from 6-14 feet of water throughout the lake. Some are chasing shiners on the lake and others are starting to move out to the primary break. With that being said you need to start to have the buffet of bait with you because everyday might be different.
West Side of the Lake
Focusing on the sand flats in 8-14 feet of water where you can find weed to sand transitions, sand to mud or sand to rock is key. Long lining jigs with shiners and rigs with leeches definitely produces the most fish. Slip bobbers with leeches as well were good this past weekend, especially for those weed walleyes. The areas around Goose Island, Stoney Point, the Mounds, and Traders Bay were all productive.
East Side of the Lake
The rocks are starting to get better and better and should really take off here soon. Jigs with shiners, rigs and leeches, bobbers, and casting artificials are all good options. Finding those transition areas around Pelican Island, Annex, Bear Island, and Diamond Point are all good areas to start. The wind driven points such as Battle, Sugar and Five Mile are all kicking out fish as well with the wind driving them in. Portage Bay sand flats are also kicking out fish in 8-12 feet of water.
Best of luck and Tight Lines
May 30th, 2022 | Fishing Report
This week we got a break from the high winds and cold weather. The water temps rebounded and by the end of the week we had our first 60 degree water of the year. The fish also responded to the water temps with a better day bite and some of the females are back feeding. I got a few even when the lake laid down in the early afternoon which was encouraging. It is still a Jig and minnow bite and shinners were again available. With the south, south east wind the west side of the lake was producing more fish and more consistently than earlier. I had success in areas away from boats as well as with a crowd. Most of the fish were caught in 7.5 -10 ft. When the bite slowed some were taken in the 12-14 ft break line. The evening and night bite has continued to be productive. With the water temp on the rise and shinners tougher to keep alive I anticipate a transition to crawlers and leeches later this week or next.
Leech Lake Guide Team LLC.
West Side Report
Fishing has been very good on the west side of Leech. The last few days of warm stable weather has had the fish feeding heavily. The water temperature recently has warmed to 58° in the morning and 62° in the afternoon. With the slowly, but steadily rising water temperatures the good fishing should continue for awhile longer.
Most fish are still coming on a jig and a minnow, but a leech presented on a jig or underneath a slip bobber has also started to produced a few fish as well. 5′-11′ of water has been best recently. When the wind is blowing or it is overcast, drifting over sand flats in 9′-11′ of water has been effective. When the sun is out, pitching areas with a mixture of sand and short weeds seems to be slightly better. The fish have been moving around a lot recently, so keep moving until you find fish that are willing to bite. The areas around Grand View Flats, Stoney Point, and Goose Island are good places to start your search.
Leech Lake East Side Report
The big fish have been biting on the East side! It can be a struggle to catch keepers some days. Fish have moved out a little off the rocks into the sand and gravel adjacent to rocks. They move back on to the rocks on windward points such as Battle Point, Bear Island, Pelican Island and Diamond Point. A jig tipped with a shiner has still been the bait of choice on the rocks. Blue and white, Parrot, and Watermelon colors have been working well. The smallest jig the further away from the boat the better.
Don’t over look main lake humps such as Annex as well. With lots of boat traffic the fish tend to scatter easy. Try to stay off to the side of the fish and cast a jig and minnow or slip bobber to them.