A mayfly hatch can put a damper on fishing but that didn’t stop out Leech Lake Walleye Guides from catching limits! The start of the hatch happened late last week and continued into this week. Boy did the Walleyes on Leech lake change what they wanted to eat.
We started out dragging leeches around with a short snell and that worked good to put fish in the boat. Most of these fish were coming in the 10-13 feet of water. When you get a bite on a snell it is important to let them have line to get a good hook set.
Later in the week they started going after crawlers and a longer snell. Leech lake walleyes love a crawler that has been blown up to help it float of the bottom. The lindy rig we used was about 7 feet long.
We mainly focused on transition lines from mud to rock/weed. As the flies come out of the mud they are an easy target for the walleyes. Another key factor for our Leech Lake walleye guides is boat control and keeping the boat moving the right speed. We try to focus on the .4-.8 mph speed.
One thing to keep in mind while these fish are changing what they prefer to eat is split your boat. Half use a crawler and half use a leech. Soon we will be switching over to the spinner bite.
We do have some openings still, Give us a call and we can set you up. If we don’t answer please leave us a message. https://leechlakeguideservice.com/contact-us/