Lake Leelanau
Current Temperature:
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Est Water Temperature:
39° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
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Wind Speed:
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Lake Leelanau
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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:
44.9452890000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Leelanau
Longitude:
-85.7320330000000000000
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):
Try fishing some pre spawn locations for largemouth bass. With water temperature at 39 find some flats with soft bottom at locations on Lake Leelanau that typically have vegetation during summer months. Try fishing spinner baits and work them slow up to the edge of the drop and bounce them down the face looking for staging largemouth bass. Jerkbaits and squarebill crankbaits can also deadly this time of year. Look for flats in the arms of the lake that have direct access to deep water and river channels.
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 39 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
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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 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 function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
Lake Leelanau Catfish Rating:
2
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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 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.
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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:

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:

07:31 EST

Sunset:

20:03 EST

Moon Phase:


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