Archive for December, 2012


Featured Member: Horseshoe Bay Lodge

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

The Anderson family’s newest resort, Horseshoe Bay Lodge, is quite literally an “Up North Paradise”. With their heated indoor pool and jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, and plenty of fun activities for the kids you are sure to find something to please every member of the family.


Enjoy a meal at the water’s edge, overlooking beautiful Leech Lake, at Horseshoe Bay’s restaurant and lounge. In the winter months the whole family can take advantage of their indoor pool and video arcade room. Their event center is perfect for family reunions, meetings, corporate retreats, parties, and weddings!


Horseshoe Bay Resort is located on one of Minnesota’s premier fishing lakes which is full of huge muskies, nice walleyes, Northern Pike, Bass, and more! This makes it an ideal location for those of you who enjoy spending time on the lake whatever the season.


Horseshoe Bay Lodge invites you to explore the beauty of Northern Minnesota, to share in the memories that only a family vacation can offer, and to take advantage of their full service facility and quality service.

Leech Lake Area Fishing

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

For those of you who ice fish and have been disappointed by this winter’s warm weather, you’re in luck! Last week it was reported that Walker Bay and Kabekona Lake have finally frozen over. Luckily, snow accumulations still only measure between 2” to 3” and the recent rain has not affected the quality of the ice. With low temperatures in the forecast we can also hope to gain a few more inches of ice in the near future!


Other small lakes in the Walker area report anywhere from 7” to 10” of good ice already.  Brave fishermen with their portable fishing shelters have been catching crappies, sunfish, panfish, and there has even been some spearing action for northern pike. This year we expect some major points on Leech Lake which include: Cedar, Sugar, Roger’s, Stoney, Pine, Hardwood, and Ottertail. In particular, Walker Bay will become a focal point of many ice anglers.


Some great fish to target this winter on Leech Lake will be Northern Pike, Lake Whitefish, Tulibees, and the ever famous Eelpout. The Eelpout species is targeted most heavily during the winter months and a great hotspot for them is Walker Bay. Leech Lake is a first rate angling destination in North America, and as the lake finally freezes over don’t miss your chance to partake in our areas pride and joy – Ice fishing.


Anderson’s Cove Resort

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012


The best things in life truly are free and Anderson’s Cove is a resort that realizes the importance of these things. Refresh and re-energize yourself with a vacation that’s right for you and the whole family. Located on Minnesota’s famous Leech Lake, Anderson’s Cove is known for its fantastic fishing opportunities.


Enjoy the 22 acres of beautiful Northwood’s that Anderson’s has to offer or maybe take a hike on the famous Heartland State Trail. In the summer the whole family can enjoy our sandy swim beach, and in the winter you can take advantage of their wonderful lodge that offers video games, snacks, and selected apparel year round!


If you love the Leech Lake area as much as we do, you can check out some great attractions nearby while staying at Anderson’s Cove. The Forest History Center and various museums are in the area as well as many unique shops, restaurant, and golf courses! Other things not to miss include the Woodtick Live Theatre and Animal Land just twenty minutes away.


This winter be sure to visit Anderson’s and enjoy the seemingly never-ending snowmobile trails nearby. During your stay you can choose from any of their winter cabins that are fully equipped with their own fireplace! Enjoy the peace and quiet of the great Northwood’s and take time for the best things in life.



Christmas at Leech Lake

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012


Twas the time before Christmas, when all through Leech Lake
All the people were stirring, like they saw a mouse!
The families were shopping to fill stockings with care,
While hoping that ice-fishing season would soon be there!


Well Minnesota, it’s that time of year again. When the houses are alight with twinkling bulbs and the tune of “Jingle Bells” once again fills our ears. Stars and angels will adorn the tops of trees, and the children are writing their lists to Ole St. Nick! While there may not be a lot of snow on the ground, our Christmas spirits are in full swing here in the Leech Lake Area.


As the time old tradition goes, it’s a must to see Santa before Christmas! The First National Bank in Walker is inviting everyone to their open house from 11:30-1pm on Friday, December 7th.  Bring the whole family to take pictures and let Santa know how very good you’ve been this year!


Don’t miss “A Taste of Christmas” at the Northern Lights Event Center in Walker this Sunday.  All proceeds from activities such as their silent auction will benefit the Tianna Country Club Capital Campaign. What better way to celebrate during this Christmas season than giving back to a good cause?


We know we’re not the only ones in the Leech Lake area that like to procrastinate! If you need to squeeze in a bit of last minute Christmas shopping then check out Next Innovations Factory Outlet Holiday Sale in Walker.  December 14th and 15th they will be offering a variety of home décor items and more at discount prices.


So spring to your homes, and to your families give a whistle,
And away will fly that wrapping paper like the down of a thistle.
You’ll hear an exclamation, one of pure delight,
Happy Christmas Leech Lake, and to all a good-night!



Anderson’s Spirit of the North

Monday, December 3rd, 2012


Escape from the troubles of your modern, everyday life and slip into the comfort of your very own lake home. Built from pine log siding, and natural wood interiors, their vacation homes feature magnificent views of Leech Lake. You can relax and enjoy your personal fireplace, whirlpool tub, or even watch the breathtaking sunset from your screened deck.


All of the activities at Anderson’s are absolutely free! You won’t have to worry about the kids, because there will be plenty to do! With homemade doughnuts and ice cream sundaes, the whole family is in for a treat. Check out their indoor heated swimming pool or game room. In the summer enjoy activities such as kayaking, swimming, treasure hunts, and more!


Not only is there an abundance of activities at Anderson’s Spirit of the North Resort, but there are numerous area activities as well. Area attractions include 5 golf courses with no waiting, Itasca State Park, deer park, chain saw carvers, casinos, Forest History Center, museums, shopping and restaurants galore!


Come on over for a few days and you’ll find yourself coming back for more. Families come for a week and return for two weeks the following year.