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Leech Lake Fishing Report

MN (Cass, Hubbard)

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Current Season

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Water Clarity

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Fall Styles

These are the styles that are relevant to your species in this season:

  • A-Rigging
  • Buzz Baiting
  • Carolina Rigging
  • Cast/Retrieve Deep
  • Cast/Retrieve Mid Depth
  • Cast/Retrieve Shallow
  • Chatterbaiting
  • Crankbaiting
  • Dropshot
  • Finesse Fishing
  • Froggin
  • Jerk Baiting
  • Livebait Rigging
  • Ned Rigging
  • Neko Rigging
  • Power Fishing
  • Power Jigging
  • Shaky Head Fishing
  • Spinnerbaits
  • Spybaiting
  • Texas Rigging
  • Top Water
  • Trolling Deep
  • Trolling Mid Depth
  • Trolling Shallow
  • Vertical Jigging Deep
  • Vertical Jigging Mid Depth
  • Vertical Jigging Shallow
  • Wacky Rigging

Lake Details


What you need to know about fishing Leech Lake

Leech Lake has more than 103,000 surface acres of water in north central Minnesota and is regarded as a top fishing lake in the State. This Cass County giant has a max depth of approximately 150 feet and a mean depth of 18 feet. Using a sonar unit to identify differences in bottom types is important for eliminating dead water while fishing since a relatively small amount of the lake has submerged plants and fish movements are largely based on bottom type. Sand and muck make up a large portion of the lake in the shallow bays found on the north and east side of the lake while some pockets of vegetation can be found in sheltered bays. Walleyes will seek out shallow gravel and other hard substrates for spawning in the spring before moving to rocky reefs and deeper gravel areas in the summer months like those found in Walker Bay. Bottom bouncers and Lindy Rigs are great choices for trolling walleyes along weed edges, wind-swept points, and reefs. Zebra mussels were confirmed in the lake in 2016 by the Minnesota DNR so this already clear water body will continue to become clearer.

Waterbody Type




Surface Area

418.24 sq. km

Avg. Depth

26 ft.

Species Present

Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Muskie, Crappie, Panfish / Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Lake Whitefish

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    Relevant Gear For You

    Omnia Recommendations

    Omnia’s custom recommendation engine matches products, styles, seasons, species, and this specific waterbody’s attributes and the selections you’ve made about how you fish this lake.

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    A-RiggingBuzz BaitingCarolina RiggingCast/Retrieve DeepCast/Retrieve Mid DepthCast/Retrieve ShallowChatterbaitingCrankbaitingDropshotFinesse FishingFrogginJerk BaitingLivebait RiggingNed RiggingNeko RiggingPower FishingPower JiggingShaky Head FishingSpinnerbaitsSpybaitingTexas RiggingTop WaterTrolling DeepTrolling Mid DepthTrolling ShallowVertical Jigging DeepVertical Jigging Mid DepthVertical Jigging ShallowWacky Rigging

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    Expert Picks


    Leech Lake Shallow Bass Extractors

    Leech lake is know for its shallow heavy cover, here are the essential tools to catch these hard fighting monsters!

    Waterbodies: Leech Lake

    Terminator Walking Frog 2 1/2" / Black Camo
    Terminator Walking Frog

    Size: 2 1/2"

    Color: Black Camo


    Terminator Popping Frog 2 1/2" / Bluegill
    Terminator Popping Frog

    Size: 2 1/2"

    Color: Bluegill


    Sufix 832 Braid 65LB / Low-Vis Green
    Sufix 832 Braid

    SIZE: 65LB

    COLOR: Low-Vis Green


    PowerPro Super Slick V2 Aqua Green / 65LB
    PowerPro Super Slick V2

    COLOR: Aqua Green

    WEIGHT: 65LB


    Berkley Powerbait Pit Boss 4" / Perfection
    Berkley Powerbait Pit Boss

    LENGTH: 4"

    COLOR: Perfection


    Berkley Powerbait Maxscent The General Stick Bait 5" / Baby Bass


    Strike King Rage Craw 4" / Okeechobee Craw
    Strike King Rage Craw

    LENGTH: 4"

    COLOR: Okeechobee Craw


    VMC Flippin Hook #4/0 / BLACK NICKEL
    VMC Flippin Hook

    SIZE: #4/0



    Yum Dinger Worm 5" 5" / Green Pumpkin/Blue Flake
    Yum Dinger Worm 5"

    Length: 5"

    Color: Green Pumpkin/Blue Flake


    VMC Wide Gap Hook #5/0 / BLACK NICKEL
    VMC Wide Gap Hook

    SIZE: #5/0



    VMC Tungsten Flippin Weight 3/4oz / BLACK
    VMC Tungsten Flippin Weight

    SIZE: 3/4oz



    EcoPro Weight Pegs 3mm / Black
    EcoPro Weight Pegs

    Size: 3mm

    Color: Black


    VMC Tungsten Flippin Weight 1oz / BLACK
    VMC Tungsten Flippin Weight

    SIZE: 1oz



    Strike King Rage Bug 4" / Black Blue Flake
    Strike King Rage Bug

    LENGTH: 4"

    COLOR: Black Blue Flake


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