FISHING LEECH LAKE
One might say timing is so important when choosing a date for your vacation. We would say that any time can provide quality fishing and a catch to pleased about.
Leech Lake offers many Bays with different depths and structures to provide forage and habitat year around. If I had only one week to chose, it could be any week. You, the fisherman may have to adapt to a different presentation from season to season or month to month, but the fish will still be there, needing to feed. Water temperature plays a key factor in their feeding habits so your approach will need to adjust accordingly.
Examples; The perch bite is predominately Spring and Fall. Big Jumbo Perch just don’t disappear in the Summer months. They change locations and feeding habits. I have personally searched for them with a fishing partner during the Summer and found the big ones still feeding but hiding in deeper water.
The Walleye bite is also geared for Spring and Fall feasting. Changing your routine to trolling or casting artificial during the summer months often reward a fisherman’s live well. This is also a great time for hooking that huge Walleye we all dreamed about catching.
Northern Pike have no rules when it comes to eating. Their voracious appetite is like a teenager's all day long! Their systems do process a meal much faster when the water is warmer.
Musky fishing, catching that dreamed about "wall mounter” can happen during any month. The most active I have seen is during the warmer months. Cold water meals seem to process as slowly as a government check, slowing down their appetite. Yet, the biggest fish of record have been tagged during the Fall. So, who can pick one month over another. I personally would choose to fish everyday.
Don’t forget the Crappies, Bluegills or Large Mouth Bass on Leech Lake.
Can’t catch ‘em from your couch or while at work. Let’s go Fishing!