Leech Lake Fishing Report for June 14, 2023
June 14, 2023
Report from the Dock
With the panfish and bass spawn complete or just about wrapping up (depends on the area), it’s time to start working weeds for most fish species.
Established weedlines or weed flats will be primary targets for crappies, bluegills, and largemouth bass moving forward, with plenty of reports this week indicating that the 8- to 15-foot weeds have been productive. Walleyes also have moved off shoreline structure in most areas, although there is still some shallow water walleye action during low-light periods of the day, especially with crankbaits or a slip bobber and leech.
Actually, the slip-bobber-and-leech combination has produced plenty of daytime walleyes as well, especially along weedlines and on clear water lakes where walleyes tend to spook. A jig and minnow is still producing in some areas where fish are bunched up, as is a spinner rig and crawler or leech as anglers are covering water where walleyes are more spread out.
Leech Lake Report
A spinner and crawler or slip bobber and leech is producing walleyes on both sides of Stoney Point in 16 to 24 feet. Walleyes are also being caught in Sucker Bay, Trader’s Bay, and north end of Walker Bay in 8 to 14 feet. At night, trolling crankbaits or pitching slip bobbers are turning walleyes between Sand Point and Cedar Point in 9 to 12 feet. There have been a few muskies caught in Walker Bay by trolling in less than 15 feet and looking for bluegills in the bulrushes, while crappies are now in the deeper cabbage of most bays.