Leech Lake Fishing Report for August 2, 2022
August 5, 2022
Report from the Dock
Many reports were very similar this week to last, which tends to happen this time of year. Not much changes at this point until water temperatures start to again cool down. That means walleyes are primarily being caught on main lake structure or along thick weedlines, mainly early and late each day. Just about anything goes at this point for presentations with leeches, crawlers, crankbaits, plastics, and hard baits such as Jiggin’ Raps all producing a few walleyes. Muskie reports are OK, although there doesn’t seem to be a lot of people fishing for them, even on the state’s bigger, more-noted muskie waters. With water temperatures continuing to increase, many muskie anglers have pulled back so they don’t cause added stress on these fish. The most consistent fish-catching opportunities this week are coming in the way of panfish, bass, and pike. Weeds are the key right now, and in many areas, deep weeds are producing bigger fish.
Leech Lake Report
Cover water with a spinner and crawler for walleyes on the deep weedlines or breaks throughout the main lake in 15 to 18 feet. Slip bobber fishing remains decent, especially during the evening hours, on points and weed edges in 10 to 15 feet. Jiggin’ Raps or bigger minnows are turning some walleyes in Walker Bay over 20 to 30 feet. Look for bass and panfish in the cabbage or rice beds of most bays and the better muskie reports this week are coming off main lake rock more than weed.