Not a lot has changed in the last week. As we prepare for the upcoming tournament we are trying many different spots and finding Leech Lake Walleyes nearly everywhere. One consistent thing that we have noticed is most of our fish are coming out of a hard bottom – Sand, Gravel, and rock. Common water temp has been in the mid to high 50s.
Most of our leech lake walleye guides have been targeting the 6-9 feet of water. A jig like an Arrow Head Tackle long shank jig and minnow or a prerigged Lindy leech rig have been the hot ticket. When jigging keep in mind your cadence. When you have more than one person in the boat, just like using different colors make sure you use different jigging cadences. Once you find something that works stick with it.
Leech Lake has a good supply of natural shinners in it. As the water gets warmer the shinners should begin to run in the shallows. Our Leech lake walleye guides will start to target the shallow sand as this is where they spawn. More reports to follow!