If you’re looking for a fresh Leech Lake walleye report, we’ve gotcha covered! Local guide Jason Freed has been on a hot bite since fishing opener and he shares how he’s been catching them in this week’s report. Leech Lake is truly one of Minnesota’s best walleye fisheries and this year’s spring bite has been no exception.
Here’s Jason’s Leech Lake walleye report:
“Now’s the time to be on Leech Lake guys. The fish are biting, the fish are hungry. Walleyes are being found on the weeds, on the sand flats, on the main lake rocks right now. A jig and a minnow, a Lindy Rig and a leech, a crawler, even trolling crankbaits and using slip bobbers are all catching fish right now.
“You’ll want to key in on areas where you can find fresh green weeds, cabbage, chara grass on those flat areas, as well as in some of those weedier bays. On the main lake, find those transition areas where you have rock to gravel or sand to gravel areas, and those are going to be producing walleyes anywhere from 10 to 14 feet of water.”
Jason has also been keeping tabs on the spring panfish bite on Leech Lake. Here’s where to look if you’re interested in taking a break from the walleye:
“We’re also finding panfish in some of the weedier bays as they’ve now moved out into the weed flats. That’s an added bonus if you’re up on Leech Lake.
“Right now’s a great time to be on Leech Lake. The walleyes are hungry, come on up and see us!”
That’s the latest Leech Lake walleye report from one of the best guides on the lake! Don’t forget that MN Musky Opener is coming up this weekend, which is another great fishing opportunity on the lake. The famous Leech Lake strain of muskies grows big and will be ready to chomp a bucktail this weekend. Sharpen you hooks and scout out some key shallow water structure and you’ll be ready to give yourself at a true monster.
Make sure to check back next week for more updates from Leech Lake this season!