Leech Lake Fishing Report for June 26th, 2024

Leech Lake Fishing Report for June 26th, 2024

June 27, 2024

Report from the Dock

The weather, specifically heavy rains in most parts of the state, has had a major impact on fishing this week. Generally, water levels have risen on lakes and rivers everywhere, limiting fishing opportunities in some locations, closing accesses in others, and creating no-wake requirements in select locations. Although some parts of the state saw fewer anglers going out as a result of the conditions, fishing hasn’t been that bad. Even in the hardest-hit regions. Summer patterns have developed quickly, meaning deeper weeds and main-lake structure have started to produce more walleyes than has shallow water. While jigs and minnows continue to produce fish, there’s been a big switch to leeches or crawlers on live bait rigs and spinner rigs or crankbaits for walleyes, which allow anglers to cover water. The majority of reports for bigger panfish and bass also indicated they’ve moved deeper, along main lake vegetation.

Leech Lake Report

Cover water with a spinner and crawler for walleyes in 8 to 12 feet around GrandVu Flats or the weed edges in Sucker Bay. The Sand Point and Cedar Point areas in Walker Bay started giving up a few more walleyes in 9 to 14 feet on a spinner and crawler, jig and leech, or slip bobber and leech. Smallmouth bass have moved to the deeper rock humps, while largemouths and panfish are cabbage-related in most bays. Trolling crankbaits about 10 feet down over deep water continues to be the best option for muskies.

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