The bite for our Leech Lake Guides has changed up a bit. Last report we were getting Walleyes on a green Northland Fireball Jig a minnow in shallow water. The bite now has shifted to more of a leech and lindy rig bite. We prefer to use the prerigged Lindy red leech rigs. Most of our fish came in 10-12 Feet of water on the big part of Leech Lake. Targeting reefs with Rocks and Sand have been key to getting these walleyes to bite.
With the heavy winds we have been fighting boat control was more important than ever. Keeping an eye on your speed as you drift with the waves or move with the trolling motor will put more fish in the boat. The targeted speed for our Leech lake Guides to catch walleyes was .5 to .8 mph. Using a drift sock and trolling motor when needed will keep that speed lower and in the targeted range.