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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 11:49 AM 07/28/10 (CST)
Hey all, it has been a long time. Don't think I got out fishing once last year... frown smiley Work and Life has been so busy and sadly I just don't have any friends who are like fishing or access to a boat. Anyway, I'm headed up to leech lake with the family in August for some relaxation and a friendly fishing competition. I feel like a little kid I'm so excited... finding it hard to think about anything else.

Last time my family and I did the fishing trip / competition was 2 years ago on Kab I got my butt kicked because I spent the whole time going for Muskies and only had a couple follows, a monster that snapped my line (on the first day), and a few fish who thought they were much bigger than they really were.

Anyway, I plan on doing the great Muskie hunt again on Leech lake. While I've done some research on the web most of the stuff I have found is for last year or years ago. Anyone have any current tips for fishing the Muskies or really anything else this year?

Thanks in advance and keep those lines tight!

~Aric
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 06:42 AM 07/29/10 (CST)
I fished it last weekend and found it a bit on the slow side. Perch were in abundance. We did manage to keep a couple of walleyes each day, the largest being 18 cause of the slot. Most wallayes were caught around 10 feet using lindys with plain red hook with crawlers. Read that some were pulling cranks and catching them between dusk and midnight.



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 09:05 PM 07/29/10 (CST)
Thanks for the info Eye Guy!
If anyone has any other suggestions and or tips on leech lake, I'd love to hear them.

Keep those lines tight,

~Aric
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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 12:44 PM 08/03/10 (CST)
Managed to find quite a bit of info on good spots to try for muskies and bass using Google-fu and used that info to mark up my lake map all nice and pretty. Still having some difficulty finding any information on specific spots I should try for walleyes. So if anyone has any suggestions I'd be happy to hear them, especially if they are nearish to Rogers Point as that is about where I'm staying.
Either way I'll be sure to post a full report once the trip is done... 12 days and counting until it's time to go!

Tight Lines,

~Aric
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 07:23 AM 08/04/10 (CST)
Yeah aricww, a report when you get back, would be great...



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 09:52 PM 08/17/10 (CST)
Well it's our second day on leech lake and so far all we've caught is one 25" pike, with more than 30 hrs on the water. I have to say I'm very disappointed. The pike was caught on a small black and silver rapala. Sure hope things turn around soon.
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 10:31 AM 08/19/10 (CST)
Day 3 of fishing done and still getting nearly skunked. Caught one more 23" Northern Pike.
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 11:32 AM 08/19/10 (CST)
Fishing during cold spells can be tough, especially using artificials. When we hit cold snaps we generally use minnows on weedless hooks under slip bobbers dragged slowly along deep weedlines. You might want to try that if you haven't already.

Or if you're going to use artificials, maybe bottom bouncers with 3-ft leaders pulling small floating rapalas, trolled very slowly around rocky points. I got a 10 lb pike and a 11 lb musky in less than an hour doing that on Lake of the Woods during a cold spell when nobody else was catching much. Hard to use that method with more than 2 people in the boat, though, and one is optimum.

Generally, during cold spells, the slower the presentation the better. That's my experience, anyway. My apologies if I'm just repeating things you already know. That can be very annoying.
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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 12:28 PM 08/21/10 (CST)
Thanks for the tips Odin, problem is there doesn't seem to be many deep weed beds in the main part of leech lake, much less deep parts in general. Last night was a beautiful night...the water was like glass and I finally managed to catch a break in the form of a nice and fat 23" Walleye. This morning my group caught a small snake northern and a perch, I had 1 monster Muskie follow a surface lure up to the boat, and another follow by something else on a gold and brown spinner, but no hits. Last day of fishing before it's time to pack up...hope the fish start getting agressive.

Tight lines,
~Aric
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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 12:29 PM 08/21/10 (CST)
Thanks for the tips Odin, problem is there doesn't seem to be many deep weed beds in the main part of leech lake, much less deep parts in general. Last night was a beautiful night...the water was like glass and I finally managed to catch a break in the form of a nice and fat 23" Walleye. This morning my group caught a small snake northern and a perch, I had 1 monster Muskie follow a surface lure up to the boat, and another follow by something else on a gold and brown spinner, but no hits. Last day of fishing before it's time to pack up...hope the fish start getting agressive.

Tight lines,
~Aric
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