Lake Leelanau

Current Temperature:
45°

Est Water Temperature:
47° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.96 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

Forecast   |   Trends

Lake Leelanau
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-04-15
Fishing on Old Hickory is on FIRE!!! WE have been running very successful trips over the last week with good number and quality and look for the good days to continue. The fish have made a big push u... [more]

-Ian Huey

Michigan Reports

Lake Fenton, MI
2015-04-16
Fishing was slow but off our dock we caught five bass and one crappie and \\one sun fish between 7am and 11am. They are still ... [more]

Lake Leelanau General Information
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

County:
Leelanau

Inpoundment Type:


Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:


Latitude:
44.945289

Longitude:
-85.732033

Water Clarity:
6-10 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Lake Leelanau Community Fishing Reports


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Lake Leelanau Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Leelanau Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3/5
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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):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 47 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Lake Leelanau Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Leelanau Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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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 Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Leelanau Crappie Rating:
   2.1/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Lake Leelanau Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Lake Leelanau Walleye Rating:
   3.6/5
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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 Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Leelanau Catfish Rating:
   1.9/5
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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 Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Leelanau Spotted Bass Rating:
   4.8/5
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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 Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Leelanau White Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Lake Leelanau Striped Bass Fishing

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Lake Leelanau Striped Bass Rating:
   4.1/5
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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 Fishing

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Lake Leelanau Trout Rating:
   3.1/5
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Lake Leelanau Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!
Sunrise:
06:56 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:27 EST







Lake Leelanau Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.michigan.gov/dnr  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.mdnr-elicense.com/welcome.asp...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.michigandnr.com/MASTERANGLER/...