Pike more than 30 inches long favor water temperatures from 50 to 55 degrees, while muskies prefer temperatures of 67 to 72 degrees.  

Fishing Destination: Leech Lake

January 29, 2012 | Categories: Fun Stuff

Leech Lake is located in north central Minnesota. It is southeast of Bemidji, located mainly within the Leech Lake Indian Reservation, and completely within the Chippewa National Forest. It’s a fishing hotspot for walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, panfish, northern pike and muskellunge. The state record Lake Whitefish (12 lb, 4.5 oz) and Pumpkinseed (1 lb, 5.6 oz) were both caught here in 1999.