Leech Lake Fishing Report for February 10, 2023
February 10, 2023
Report from the Dock
Warmer weather has returned, and anglers have been taking advantage of it. Bait shops and lakes have been busy this week as people once again have the ability to get out and move around. This has meant better fishing reports as well. There seems to be much more panfish activity than last week, likely due to the fact that hole-hopping is again an option. Drill a lot of holes and move and you’ll find bluegills and crappies in and around any remaining weeds that exist. There’s also been some solid crappie action for suspended fish over deep basin locations in most areas, mainly after sunset. Walleye activity has been slow, but some fish continue to be caught on spoons, while most are hitting minnows on deadsticks. With just three weekends left in the walleye season, keep keying on low-light periods for most of your fish. Trout and northern pike reports have mostly been better this week than last as well.
Leech Lake Report
Walker Bay is producing eelpout on the deep humps and some walleyes in 20 to 22 feet. On the main lake, walleye activity is best late in the day and overnight on the 16- to 20-foot structure. Deadsticks are working best. Bigger perch are being caught by anglers willing to stay on the move in Trader’s Bay over 18 to 28 feet or around Goose Island and Sucker Bay in 8 to 16 feet. There’s been crappies being caught in Sucker Bay and Portage Bay, while whitefish and tullibee action has picked up over deep water throughout the lake.