Leech Lake Fishing Report for February 7th, 2024
February 8, 2024
Report from the Dock
It’s been another week of limited fishing pressure in many parts of the state, mainly due to anglers being concerned about ice conditions. Generally, there wasn’t much ice made last week, but it didn’t deteriorate as much as one might think. While some shorelines and access points have been compromised, especially in the southern half of Minnesota, there’s decent ice across the northern half of the state. You can’t drive a truck just anywhere, but ATVs and side-by-sides are being used in a lot of areas. Where ice conditions are less stable, walking out was still an option early this week. You’ll still want to use plenty of caution, but there are certainly plenty of ice-fishing opportunities to be had. The biggest issue might be the weather throughout this week, with high temperatures and some rain in the forecast for some areas. That could affect shorelines and soften the ice even more so continue to use caution moving forward.
Leech Lake Report
There have been better numbers of quality perch caught in Trader’s Bay and off Pine Point in 12 to 22 feet. Tullibee action remains strong over 25 feet or more out of the Trapper’s Landing and Horseshoe Bay areas. Eelpout have also been biting well late in the day and overnight in 20 to 32 feet, while walleye action remains spotty, with some fish being caught on structure and shoreline breaks in 16 to 24 feet. Trucks are being allowed out of some resorts, but check before heading out.