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Hard water ice anglers are getting around a little easier this week on Leech Lake.  Remaining cautious of the slush that had developed under the snow cover earlier this winter by staying on plowed roads.  On Trader’s Bay at Pine Point the snow cover has reduced to about 8″ and we have seen trucks navigating through the snow off the plowed roads.  The ice depth is about 20″ in our area. 

We have heated ice houses for the guests staying here at Adventure North Resort in front of the resort, the west side of Trader’s Bay, just 300 yards south of Pine Point.  Our guests have been bringing in steady walleye, perch and northern.  Walleye are coming in from about 16 to 18 feet of water using a minnow head and walleye jig.  The perch are in about 12 to 16 feet of water.  Our guests have been using fatheads and a rattler or jig.  The Norhern have been bonus fish while angling in the perch areas.  People still fishing the Shingobee Bay area for crappie and blue gill.   Remember to think light - a light line, small bobber and light tackle.

Some places to get on the lake are Shingobee area, the southwest side of Trader’s Bay, Acorn Hill and Grand Vu Lodge (small fee).  Our resort does have roads plowed for use of our guests.   Fisherman are venturing out a little further on Walker Bay with snowmobiles and ATV’s catching Walleye in 17 to 30 foot depths.