Monday, October 26, 2020

Just a Few more Highlights from 2020- Outright Angling Leech Lake

Update: We are still fishing open water at this point, trying to catch the biggest fish in the lake! I'm hoping to update this blog more throughout the late fall and winter, please check back. 

 Cheers and hook-sets, 

Capt. Phil

Saturday, August 15, 2020

August Calendar Update

Thanks for stopping by! I promise to update this blog with pics and reports soon, we are having an unbelievable season here on Leech Lake. 

Thanks for all of the calls, texts and emails. I've now booked August and September up solid, but still have a few remaining weekday dates for October. I'm also starting to book a few ice trips, and 2021 walleye and muskie trips, it's not too soon to book those prime summer dates. Thanks for all the support, and thanks for fishing! 

Cheers & hook-sets,  
Capt. Phil 


Friday, April 17, 2020

Leech Lake Fishing Calendar

I've spilled the beans again! Actually, I've been meaning to do one of these for some time. Bear in mind, these are general rules-of-thumb based on typical weather and water conditions. Also, closed seasons don't always start/stop with the start/end of a month, so be sure and check the regulations regarding those exact dates. 

Cheers and hook-sets,

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Pay to Slay- Experience a Leech Lake Muskie Hunt in 2020!

Too soon? No way!
I'm excited to be booking some 2020 muskie trips as of late! (Though some clients do book dates a year in advance.) There's still a lot of great dates open from June-November, there are some peak-period dates still available too. Passing-on seasonal patterns and techniques is my specialty, along with uncovering overlooked structures and patterns specific to Leech Lake. Please give me a shout if you have any questions, or you would like to get on my calendar and experience these amazing fish.

Cheers and hook-sets, 
Capt. Phil Bauerly

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Leech Lake- Early June Fishing Report

Outright Angling - Leech Lake Fishing Report for June 10th 2019
June is such a great month for Leech Lake fishing, the bite has been even better since my last report. Bent rods, high-fives and smiles from one end of the lake to the other, all species are on the chew. 

Walleyes have been the main target, with great fish coming topside on nearly every outing. A jig-and-minnow has accounted for the most bites, but the fish are starting to show a preference for leeches and night crawlers as the water warms.  I predict that a live bait rig with a leech will be a solid bet over the next few weeks. 6-14 feet of water has been most productive depths to fish lately. Trolling shallow crankbaits at night in 8-10 feet of water has been a hot tactic too for those who don't mind loosing a bit of sleep, this bite should continue for a while. 

Muskies will be the target for some this week, we have already put a couple dandies in the boat without much effort. Either casting very shallow weedy bays, or trolling over the basin can be productive tactics during the month of June for muskellunge. Casting the classic "summer spots" will really start to shine later in July for these beasts. I'm really looking forward to this! 

Cheers and hook-sets,
Capt. Phil Bauerly  

Monday, May 13, 2019

Outright Angling Fishing Report May 13, 2019

Walleye fishing is here, and Leech Lake area guides, resorts and other local establishments are off and running. The fishing has been great, with the classic jig-and-minnow doing most of the damage in 5-14 feet of water, just as many predicted.

 Details matter, and paying attention to boat speed, jigging cadence, jig color etc, is key to putting more of these delicious-state-fishes in the boat right now. Don't miss the best walleye bite of the year, local resorts and guides still have some limited availability this month. 

Crappie fishing remains strong, with good numbers of fish showing up at the end of our lines, along with some real trophy slabs. The shallow extremities of the lake are great places to look for these fun and tasty fish. 

With bass and muskie fishing right around the corner, angling opportunities will be quite plentiful here at Leech Lake. Pick a species or two and plan your next outing, I would love to have you aboard.

Cheers and hook-sets,
Capt. Phil Bauerly