Archive for February, 2013


Featured Member: Big Rock Resort

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Leech Lake it the 3rd biggest Lake in Minnesota and it has many wonderful resorts to enjoy everything Leech Lake has to offer. Located on Horseshoe Bay is an amazing year round resort called Big Rock Resort in Walker, MN.


Big Rock Resort has many things to make your Minnesota family vacation a trip of a lifetime. You can start off your morning by heading to the harbor, which is safe and easily accessible. After a morning on the lake you can go to visit their helpful dock staff and have them clean and freeze your fish, all for free.  While waiting to get your catch of the day cleaned and frozen you can relax at the harbor watching birds, ducks, geese and otters.


Once you’ve got your fish you can pick from a game of tennis, basketball, volleyball or horseshoes to play with your family and when the sun goes down you can go relax at the Spa. After you are done taking in all the amazing activities and fun that Big Rock Resort has to offer do not forget to check out the local stores and restaurants around the Leech Lake area. Finally to end the day you can relax in one of their 21 cabins that surround the harbor.


So if you’re looking for a place to stay that has all the fun and relaxation you could ask for on your next Minnesota family vacation on Leech Lake check out Big Rock Resort in Walker, MN, you will not be disappointed.

Leech Lake Polar Pout Plunge

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

With the Eelpout Festival just around the corner it’s hard not to get excited for this event filled weekend. One event that is a definite highlight of this annual festival is the Polar Pout Plunge. This year the Polar Pout Plunge will be held on February 16th, 2013 at 1pm on Leech Lake in Walker, MN.


The Polar Pout Plunge is an event designed to fundraise for the Walker Area Community Center. The Walker Area Community Center is home to many clubs, activities and organizations like the Walker Rotary Club, Youth Hockey, Curling Club, Just for Kix, Tae Kwon Do, Boys and Girls Club, Fitness Center, Gymnasium and much more. All money raised will go directly to the WACC.


The Polar Pout Plunge not only gives you a reason to give back to the community but also gives back to you. The Polar Pout Plunge on Leech Lake gives you chance to win awesome prizes like, Moondance tickets, t-shirts, jackets and hats.


So how can one participate? Just go to  and complete a registration form and all the instructions are online. You must raise at least $50 to participate. So come out and enjoy all the fun the Eelpout Festival on Leech Lake has to offer.  It’s sure to produce memories of a lifetime. Hope to see you there!

Featured Member: Red Wing Lodge

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Leech Lake offers many amazing places to stay for your Minnesota vacation. One of these great places is Red Wing Lodge in Walker, Minnesota.  It is owned by the Benjamin family and they have been running it for the past 12 years, providing your family and friends with memories of a lifetime on Leech Lake.


Red Wing Lodge has 14 housekeeping cabins to choose from. All cabins include fully equipped kitchens, microwaves, sofa sleepers, Weber grills, air conditioning, cable television, free wireless internet and either a screen porch or deck.


The Red Wing Lodge not only offers  great fishing on Leech Lake, but also offers to clean your catch of the day while you relax on the sand beach, play a game of volleyball , horseshoes or shuffle board. You can also take in the sites of leech lake in one of their canoes or paddle boats that are free to cabin guests.


After a fun day of fishing, relaxing on the beach and hanging in the lodge don’t forget to check out all the local restaurants and attractions in the leech lake area. Whatever you’re after in a family vacation or fishing getaway Red Wing Lodge on Leech Lake is sure to please!

34th Annual Eelpout Festival: February 14th -17th, 2013

Friday, February 1st, 2013

For three days every February, Walker, MN has drawn crowds of more than 10,000 people for a festival that celebrates what may be the ugliest fish in the world, the eelpout. People gather on a frozen Leech Lake – the 3rd largest lake in Minnesota – in the dead of winter to participate in a Minnesota tradition of eating good food, playing some interesting games, and celebrating a really ugly fish.


Now what exactly do you do on a frozen lake for three days? Well for starters, you can bring out your ice house and fish, but don’t expect them to drill your holes. If, after a few hours of fishing, you haven’t caught a thing, you can grab some food on the lake: anything from eelpout nuggets to walleye cakes. The Eelpout Festival also offers entertainment and activities like eelpout curling, a polar pout plunge, rugby, and the eelpout derby.  They have live music, dance parties, a fish fry, bull riding, and much, much more.


This year’s Eelpout festival will take place from February 14th through February 17th, 2013. To take part in all of the cold weather fun, all you have to do is purchase an Eelpout festival button for $10, which can be purchased online with only a $2.99 shipping fee, no matter how many buttons you order. Make sure to get your button before midnight on February 3rd, 2013. Buttons purchased after this date will be $15.


Come out to Walker, Minnesota on Leech Lake and join in on all the fun! Kiss an eelpout for good luck, and take in the sites. Until you experience it, you won’t get it.