Leech Lake Family Crappie Fishing
May 10, 2017
As of late we have see a large uptick in the Crappie population on Leech Lake (or maybe they’re just more aggressive) a top crappie fishing destination. This small little panfish is the perfect family fishing target, as all you really need to be successful is a bobber and worm, or simple jigs. Because crappies on Leech Lake are so easy to catch it helps to keep young children engaged and interested in fishing instead of bored with it. Too many have made the mistake of taking young children Bass or Muskie fishing for hours at a time. These species are some of the most fickle biters and it can often take long periods without a bite to land that Leech Lake trophy Muskie, that means while you wait the young fisher you brought with is likely bored out of their mind (if they don’t appear so they are probably just being polite). If this happens next time they will be hesitant to go out fishing again. By fishing crappie you can regularly pull fish, which helps to keep children intent and interested instead of bored, making it more likely you’ll create a fan of fishing. Crappie is the perfect introduction species for fishing, and in this post we will give you some great tips for fishing Leech Lake crappie so you get regular pulls and have a great outing.
Leech Lake Crappie Hot-Spots
On Leech Lake the crappie tend to stay in the reedy shallows, some of the top spots include the edges of the rice beds around Federal Dam, especially around, and in Waboose Bay where the thick beds and sheltered waters provide great crappie habitat. Sucker bay is another great crappie location, especially in the late spring and early summer months, two particular locations that tend to be top performers around Sucker Bay are Sugar Point and the eastern edge of Battle Point. While you’re in the area think about targeting Boy Bay around the river and Blackduck Point. If you are looking to stay a little closer to Walker try fishing crappie in and around the inlets and harbors of Agency Bay. Finally depending on movements we have even seen some fairly decent crappie fishing around the edges of Walker City Park on Walker Bay. Not sure where these locations are? Explore Maps Now.
Catching Crappie On Leech Lake
Crappie being one of the easiest fish to catch on Leech Lake means there are not a whole lot of specialized crappie tactics you need to use. As long as you are in the right location, you’re 90% of the way to making consistent pulls of 7-10 inch crappies. Even the cliche worm and bobber tactic will give you crappie fishing success on Leech. However we recommend white jigs and minnows for the best results, or wax worms and bobber. Again the real key is finding crappies on Leech Lake, once they are located, catching them is easy.
As you can see crappie are easy to find and easy to catch, making them the perfect target for your family fishing outing. Because so few target them on Leech Lake, the population is quite large in size and quantity. DNR samples have found the average crappie size on Leech Lake is a very large 10 inches. So most of your catches will end up being keepers which means an even more rewarding family fishing experience, as you get to enjoy a meal of what you caught together. If you haven’t already, start planning your Leech Lake family fishing trip today with our lodging directory.
See you on the water!