Our Walker MN Walleye guides are picking up fish. Focusing on break lines that come up to the 10-13 foot range have been key. Crawlers have been the ticket the last few days as we have been having small may fly hatches nearly everyday.
Our guides on Leech lake have been picking up walleyes all over the lake, from the north end of walker bay to duck point and traders bay. The key piece is being close to deeper water. We have been using two different methods of fishing to keep our customers on fish.
The First method works better if you have a little wind or at least some cloudy weather. I have found that walleyes tend to prefer a lindy rig more when its not flat calm and sunny. If its flat calm and sunny see the second method below. Typically we will tie our own but in a pinch going to the Lindy Fishing Tackle prerigged Lindy snell can save a bunch of time. Tipping these lindy rigs with a crawler and blowing it up to keep it floating has really made a difference. A red hook on a six foot or longer lindy rig has been working great for us with a black hook coming in a close second.
Try to position your crawler on the hook so it wont spin and will slide through the water with ease. Also make sure to keep your worms cool when it is hot out so they will stay alive longer and look healthy.
If you have a calm sunny day covering ground with a spinner and bottom bouncer is preferred. Again, we are using crawlers as bait on these rigs. Try to keep the boat moving at about 1.2-1.6 mph. Aim to keep your bouncer just off the bottom. If your speed is consistent it should occasionally tick the bottom.
We have a few openings available for the month but are starting to fill up. Feel free to call, text or email us https://leechlakeguideservice.com/contact-us/