Sunday, May 17, 2015

Week One is in the Books - Leech Lake Walleyes mid May

When the week started out, we could do no wrong. Fish were caught on basically every one of my proven spots, as long as a light jig and shiner minnow were presented. As the week progressed, the bite windows became shorter and many spots held fish with lock-jaw, so a bit more persistence was required. Having a milk run of good spots and not wasting too much time trying to force feed neutral fish is the key to maximizing your time out there.

Roughly half of the catch so far is bigger slot fish from 20"-25", the other half have been perfect 15"-20" eaters. 

Heavy rain downpours, gale force winds, snow showers and cold fingers are all just part of Minnesota Walleye fishing in May. We can handle it. 

                                  Even one elusive Leech Lake Smallmouth joined the party.

I can't wait to see what week two brings. 
Cheers and hook-sets!

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