Leech Lake Fishing Report for April 23rd, 2024

Leech Lake Fishing Report for April 23rd, 2024

April 25, 2024

Report from the Dock

Cool and windy conditions during the past week have changed the state’s crappie bite in most areas. While crappies were being found in many shallow, traditional spring locations last week, they’ve since moved out or seem to be moving in and out of shallow water with the coming and going weather fronts.

When the sun is out and it warms up a bit, you’ll find fish during the afternoon and evening hours in bays, channels, and harbors in less than 5 feet of water. With cloudy and cooler conditions, continue to look just outside of these areas in 6 to 12 feet.

There have also been fewer people fishing during the past week, again due to weather conditions, which have provided a steady string of strong winds. It’s been so windy some days that anglers fishing from shore have done better than those in boats simply because it’s easier to fish. Crappies have been active, and they’ll keep moving into shallow water as the weather improves.

Leech Lake Report

There hasn’t been much fishing activity throughout the area, mainly due to consistent winds. There have been a few anglers looking for crappies in Shingobee Bay, with little or no success, and in some bays or channels on other small lakes, but water temperatures remain too low for panfish to move into shallow water.

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