Leech Lake Fishing Report For September 21, 2021
Report from the Dock
The one constant theme this week is that the number of people fishing has noticeably dropped off. Those who still have their boats out are doing quite well for walleyes, panfish, pike, and bass, especially with water temperatures finally starting to go down. A jig and minnow is the go-to presentation for walleyes, but with this week’s full moon, many anglers have been trolling crankbaits with success, especially during low-light periods. Crappie and bluegill action remains strong, with most crappies now being found suspended over 15 feet or more, while sunfish continue to be found in any shallow, green weeds that remain. Northern pike and bass are biting, but muskie anglers continue to struggle a bit, they’re seeing fish, but getting them to hit has been difficult.
Leech Lake Report
Perch are being caught with minnows in the Sand Point area in 4 to 6 feet. Walleye action remains spotty, but a jig and minnow is producing some fish in 6 to 8 feet off Star/Oak, Sand Point, Mounds Point, and the Hardwoods if the wind is hitting them. Portage Bay, Bear Island, and the main lake flats are giving up some fish in 9 to 11 feet. Muskie reports have been slow, with a few being seen on the rocks. A few ringbills have shown up, but duck numbers remain light and grouse hunters continue to find good numbers of birds.