Here is your Leisure Outdoor Adventures Leech Lake, Mille Lacs Fishing Report for the week of June 12th. Things have been busy for our team of fishing guides on Leech Lake and Mille Lacs, with guide trips and tournaments in the past couple of weeks. With that being said, fishing has been great and there are plenty of opportunities to put some walleyes in the boat on both lakes. Here are the quick reports for this week.
Leech Lake has been busy of late with the LLWT and this past weekend the AIM Weekend Walleye Series tournaments. Many big fish were caught this weekend with weights over 30lbs for the CRR format, which makes it super competitive. The best fishing has been on the Main Lake, especially rocky bars and humps in 12-18 feet of water. Leech Lake walleyes can be fickle on bright and sunny days, but as we progress in the coming week we are going to see more bug hatches which means the bite should really take off.
On the Main Lake, look to the SE Corner of the lake around Campbells Bar, Bungy Bay, Pelican island, Red Rocks, Annex, North Bar, and Mokey Reefs. As you work these areas over pay close attention to your electronics looking not only for Leech Lake walleyes, but also bait fish or bugs. Pulling spinners .8-1.3mph or lindy rigging with Leeches and crawlers. If you get a flat calm day, you may need to bump out into 18-25 feet of water to find those active Leech Lake Walleyes.
In Walker Bay, the bite has been kind of slow. Shoreline breaks or humps that are close to shore are producing the best in 18-28 feet of water pulling chubs and leeches on lindy rigs.
Mille Lacs has been nothing short of sensational of late. While jig and shiners will still produce, it has been tough to beat a Lindy Rig and Leech. Depths will vary depending on wind, clouds and sun. Early in the morning 7-10 FOW on top of Garrison Reef or Myr Mar Reef have been very good. As the sun gets higher in the sky, fish have slid out as deep as 22 feet to the wind blown side base of reefs. Fish are starting to show up on the flats as well with Matton and 3 Mile holding schools of active fish. One thing to try on a calm day is to lengthen the size of your snell on your Lindy Rig. Instead of a 3-4 foot snell, 6-7 feet on sunny days definitely produced more bites.
Some of the best fishing is still to be had this summer.
Should be some great fishing still this month on both Mille Lacs and Leech Lake. With the summer transition period taking place you need to have all the different presentations and types of bait ready to go. Until next week.
If you are looking to get out on Leech and want to set up a guided fishing trip give us a call at 1-855-LOA-HOOK.