Report from the Dock
Walleyes still haven’t shifted into fall feeding mode, but water temperatures haven’t dropped much over the past week. Once that starts to happen, the state’s walleye bite will quickly improve. Currently, anglers continue to do best during low-light periods in shallow water mostly with crankbaits or with crawlers and minnows during the day – minnows are just starting to produce more walleyes. Panfish are still weed-related where green weeds remain, but more crappies are being found suspended over deep water. Muskie action is slowly improving, but again, cooler water and shorter days will flip that switch.
Leech Lake Report
Trolling crankbaits in 9 to 14 feet in Sucker Bay or the Snake Pit area has produced walleyes. A spinner and crawler is turning walleyes on the 12- to 14-foot breaks in Walker Bay. There’s been more people fishing for perch and sorting through a lot of small fish around Second Duck Point and the Narrows. Muskies continue to be seen more regularly on the rocks rather than weeds. Hunting pressure seems lighter than expected, but those going out are finding enough teal and geese.