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Leech Lake, MN (July 2, 2024)

We are approaching the fourth of July here and fishing has remained strong on Leech Lake. Plenty of walleyes are being caught right now on slip bobbers and live bait rigs in Walker Bay. Mid-day walleyes have been trickier lately, on the sand and rocks but the fish hanging on the edge of the weeds or in the weeds on the calm and sunny days seem to bite well! I have been using forward facing sonar to stay off the large schools of fish and pitching a slip bobber and leech to them. Most days you can get four or five fish per school you set up on so mobility is crucial.

The weed lines in Walker Bay run in about nine to twelve feet of water so that is a good place to start. I have been using a Northland 1/16 Oz tungsten jig under a bobber with watermelon and gold being my favorite colors. I have found on the south end of Leech Lake the mayfly hatch is just winding down and fish are still stacked up on some of the main rock piles a little deeper than in Walker Bay in that sixteen-to-twenty-foot range. I have been using the same slip bobber set up on the south end of Leech with good results!

There is also a crank bait bite starting up here on the east side of Leech Lake in that bear island area. The crank bait bite seems to be best in the evenings by far!

Muskie fishing on Leech is starting to heat up here quickly with the mayfly hatch ending! Some fish are still being caught out in the mid lake basin open water casting with bulldawgs or other rubber baits but lots of fish are starting to slide up on structure making weed edges and steep break lines in Walker Bay great places to cast! I have had a lot more follows and even put a few fish in the boat this week on small bucktails burned across shallow weeds in Walker and Sucker Bay.

Lastly, I have got to do a little largemouth bass fishing out on Leech this year! I have found that up in the wild rice in Steamboat and Boy Bay has been productive for me with top water frogs. I also have caught some bigger largemouth up in sucker bay in the cattails with a jig and craw set up with black and blue being my most productive color!

If you are looking for advice or a fishing guide in the Walker area, give me a call at 218-536-9242 or check out leechlakeguide.com!