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Paw Paw Lake, MI
2016-05-27
Northern pike are feeding in 9' shallows about twenty feet past the piers . April 16 2016 at sunset around 8 pm caught a 30" 6lb Northern Pike on a fire tiger spinner . ... [more]

Wamplers Lake, MI
2016-05-25
Good caught a few pike and bass along the dropoff... [more]

Wakeley Lake, MI
2016-05-25
I've hiked back there before and I'm convinced there are not many fish in this lake. With all the fishing pressure it recieves, good luck even getting a hit...... [more]

Lake Ovid, MI
2016-05-25
Very weedy lake with lots of structure around the edges (mainly lilypads). Lake Ovid holds giant muskies and quite a few largemouth tucked up against the shore. There are even some giant largies in he... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Leelanau fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake Leelanau water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Michigan
Latitude:
44.945289
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Leelanau
Longitude:
-85.732033
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
10+ ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
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Lake Leelanau Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Lake Leelanau Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Lu Tells me they taste well from the clear waters of this lake and can be caught all year in off Brady\'s Point. The best bait for him is a KVD sexy frog.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Leelanau at 47 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Leelanau Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Leelanau Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- This lake is different the big small mouth live all summer and fall in 1-2 FOW and love the pencil reeds. Had good luck with a Purple pre rigged K&E bass stopper.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 47 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Lake Leelanau Crappie Rating:
2
Lake Leelanau Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the Water Temperature at 47 Prime Crappie fishing is in full swing. Crappies should be migrating to their spawning areas now. They?ll either be up in the final spawning area now or at tributary entrances. Concentrate around 15 feet of water. Fish Primary points at the mouth of the creek arms. Fish Targets at this point instead of focusing on bait fish. Fish trees, shrubs, vegetation, etc. Fishing correctly this time of year will get you snagged quite a bit since you need to focus on making and keeping contact with the cover.
Lake Leelanau Walleye Rating:
3.5
Lake Leelanau Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish the far south and right in front of the cedar river in 10 feet of water.
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be staging and getting ready to spawn now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Start looking for pre-spawn fish in deeper waters with easy access to shallow clean water rocky bottoms. Walleye should be feeding aggressively right up until they start laying eggs. This is a perfect time to be fishing for Walleye.
Lake Leelanau Catfish Rating:
2
Lake Leelanau Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Lake Leelanau Spotted Bass Rating:
5
Lake Leelanau Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The big Spots normally are caught is 60-80 FOW on a red headed jitterbug Carolina rigged.
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Leelanau at 47 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Leelanau White Bass Rating:
3.5
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Lake Leelanau Striped Bass Rating:
4
Lake Leelanau Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Monster Striped Bass taken out by me in 4 feet of water by the narrows! 24 incher! 18.78 pounds!
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Lake Leelanau Trout Rating:
3
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:

06:04 EST

Sunset:

21:16 EST

Moon Phase:


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