Call the Leech Lake Chamber of Commerce for information on events, activities, and attractions near you!
Browse the Walker, MN business directory for restaurants, lodging, and stores near you.   


Discover the fun and beauty of the Leech Lake area, the best vacation destination in Minnesota. 800.833.1118
Discover the Leech Lake Area
View previous event
View next event

Fishing Reports for week of August 5th

August 5th Fishing Report

Leech Lake

Our Leech Lake Fishing Guides were out this past week and are continuing to put the puzzle together.  We are finishing walleyes as shallow as 14 feet and all the way out to 30 feet of water depending on the day and location on the lake.  The key once again is being versatile and changing things up. It seems the same old presentations don’t get it done each and every day, so having a few rigged up helps when one thing isn’t working.

Focus on bright sunny days on finding good cabbage weeds or weed edges and try pitching a jig and minnow or leech or a slip bobber with a leech.  Also trolling spinners over the tops of the weeds is a great way to cover ground and locate fish on weed flats. Walleyes will hang in the weeds all year long.  Otherwise focusing on underwater points or long expansive breaklines that have the wind blowing into them are what is working best right now. Rigging with creek chubs, redtails, leeches, or crawlers is a good way to work these areas over.

The crankbait bite is still good in the evenings and after dark.  Look to expansive flats and longer breaklines. You can run a good 200 yards or more on some parts of the lake.  #5 or #7 shad raps and flickers shads are all good starters. Some of the long and steep breaklines that run by Huddles, Variety, and off of Rogers are also good areas to troll for suspended walleyes with leadcore.

Musky action continues to be overall pretty solid.  Casting double bladed bucktails, using glide baits, as well as top waters are the best presentations.  Feeding windows are key and being on the spot to fish them. Main Lake rocks and points are producing the best.  Best thing to do is put in a full day and just keep casting.

Local area lakes have had awesome action this week for both smallmouth and largemouth bass.  Weedline edges in 15-20 feet of water has provided the best action. Drop shots, jig with a wacky worm, and jig worms have been best.  Also sometimes a simple lindy rig and leech catches alot of bass. Mid lake structure that has rocks and boulders are producing good smallmouth bass fishing as well.

Give us a call if you want to get on the water!

Leisure Outdoor Adventures Guide Team


Newsletter Signup