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Re: Heading to Leech this weekend for the week - Any tips?
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Wow, 6 posts in the last 10 years? This must be your annual post?

Sorry to say but I think fishing will be tough. The guides really aren't giving reports anymore and not a great time of year for walleyes. Having said that, you should be able to get the occasional walleye or pike. We were up for a week in July and did best over rocks, with #7 shad raps.

Good luck.

Posted on: 8/3 13:34:20
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Re: Mille Lacs resorts
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MasterGopherHunter wrote:


I have wondered why there seems to be a cold attitude about bass fishermens' effect on the local economy. At this point I'd think any business you can get should be happily welcomed.


I'm just happy this is a good discussion and not an argument.

The title of this thread is Mille Lacs resorts. The question earlier was about staying at a resort. If you are taking day trips and using public accesses that doesn't do much for the resorts, does it?

I am not a resort owner, just simply pointing out my observations to the stated question, which I think are fairly accurate. I would also agree with what was said earlier that the resorts will probably need to find a new way to market themselves and appeal to more groups

Posted on: 8/2 13:05:23
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Re: Mille Lacs resorts
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MasterGopherHunter wrote:
The handful of times that I went to ML this year, there were multiple out-of-state trucks and trailers parked at the public accesses.


This reinforces another point and comment made earlier. Why the public accesses? If you were really staying at a resort, on the water, why would you consistently trailer to a public access??

(besides the occasional wind factor)

Posted on: 8/2 11:31:46
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Re: Mille Lacs resorts
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Always exceptions.

There are out-of-state bass guys at our resort too. Along with Pike/Musky and multi-species I'm sure.

Just pointing out the general trend.

Posted on: 8/2 11:17:42
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Re: Mille Lacs resorts
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leechlaker wrote:


I had to chuckle at the goofy "300 hp motors/bass guys can't sit still comment." That guy has evidently not sat over a slab of rock in 30 feet of water trying for 30 minutes to get one fish on the graph to bit a dropshot :)



I stand by my comment and it's not meant to be degrading. I am simply pointing out, that we are all wired differently and these differences show in our personal fishing styles.

A part of it you just reinforced for me. "On the lake before sun up and leave after sun down". To me, I'd just make it a weekend (or at least stay the night) rather than running home at 11pm or whatever. Way too much running around for my liking.

And it seems like a lot of the bass guys are wired that way.... probably why they like bass fishing in the first place. Nothing wrong with it, just a valid reason why they don't stay at resorts too often.

Posted on: 8/2 10:44:09
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Re: Mille Lacs resorts
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LakerChaser93 wrote:
when people who fish bass don't typically stay the weekend? From what I've seen, it seems like a lot of the bass guys will make it a day trip and leave.



Probably the same reason bass guys have 300 HP motors and fly around all over the lake. They can't sit still very long.

Posted on: 7/25 10:11:56
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Re: Metro Lakehouse vs. Lake Cabin
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Classic debate

For me, I'd probably spend most of the summer longing to go "up North" and fish. Having said that, you are definitely somewhat committed when having a separate lake place.

Posted on: 7/19 12:56:07
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Re: Leech Lake July 8-15
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As promised I'll share my report. Bug hatch was over but fish were reluctant to bite. More family time than fishing time, but probably fished on average 2 hours per day. A lot of our usual spots on the main lake sand flats were totally dead. Only got a handful of pike. Only spot we caught walleyes were on the main lake rock piles. I was consistently marking fish in these areas but they were glued to the bottom and not interested in much. The few walleyes we got were on #7 Pearl white Shad Raps.

Ended up at Horseshoe Bay because of a septic problem at Grand Vu. Ours was the first cabin to flood so I guess we were "lucky" because they had room for us at Horseshoe. Others had to go home.

Still had a good time.....

Posted on: 7/17 13:57:39
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Re: Leech Lake July 8-15
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Thanks Firecat - nice report I appreciate it.

We go to Leech every year. Sometimes two or three times so I know the lake fairly well. I also have a buddy with a place over on Steamboat, but he just had a baby and not much for fishing time. Similar for me, lots more kid and family time these days than fishing. Although my son who is 5 is turning into a fishing nut so that is really cool.

I'm sure we'll bump into a few walleyes, but it might be a reality check for my son who has been crushing them on Mille Lacs all year. Panfish.... probably a real long shot without spending a bunch of time looking... and even then....

Posted on: 7/6 9:46:45
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Leech Lake July 8-15
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Been fishing Mille Lacs all year but coming to Leech for family vacation and staying at Grand Vu for the week. I've read Fancaster's reports (thank you very much) but wondering if anybody else is out there and can share your experiences. I am willing to post a report when we get back to share.

Is the crawler / spinner bite a good bet for walleye now? Also any suggestions on panfish or perch for the little kids? I know we will be near Steamboat Bay or the Walker Narrows and to target weed edges but that is a huge area, any suggestions on depths to look for action with the kids?

Thanks, L.Rig

Posted on: 7/5 11:34:48
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