Report from the Dock
It’s been a tough stretch for anglers across the state, which started about two weeks ago and continues heading into this weekend. The weather patterns, which seem to change almost daily, seems to be the biggest culprit. It seems as though walleyes, panfish, and pike are being seen on electronics in most areas, but they haven’t been very aggressive. Several days of strong winds, along with a few snow events mixed in, haven’t exactly provided ideal conditions for anglers to move around much, either. If they do decide to bite, crappies and walleyes tend to be most active during low-light periods and overnight. But again, even these “night” bites have been off even more this past week. On those days that weather conditions allow people to be mobile and drill a bunch of holes, panfish reports have been better. It’s just been tough to get those type of conditions for a few days in a row, so we’re still at that point of sitting and waiting and taking what a lake gives up most days.
Leech Lake Report
The up and down weather patterns, which have included strong winds some days, seems to have kept most walleyes in a negative feeding mood. Daytime walleyes have been especially tough to connect with, with some activity taking place late in the day and overnight. Work main lake structure or the breaks and humps in Walker Bay from 15 to 24 feet. Perch action has been slow, again likely weather-related this week, and there are some eelpout being caught in 24 to 30 feet in Walker Bay.