Archive for January, 2014

Snowmobile Minnesota – Leech Lake

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

The Leech Lake area is one of the best places to snowmobile in Minnesota. Find hundreds of miles of scenic groomed snowmobile trails through the Chippewa National Forest and the Paul Bunyan State Forest. Have access to over 1,300 frozen lakes to explore and enjoy the open range of frozen lake tundra that extends for miles. The Heartland Trail and Paul Bunyan Trail are two of the best Minnesota snowmobile trails in the Leech Lake Area that snowmobile enthusiast should be sure to check out.

 

Along with the scenic snowmobile trails the Leech Lake area has to offer, many of the local businesses in the area also cater to snowmobilers with parking and heated gear storage. So visit the Leech Lake area this winter season for a Minnesota snowmobile getaway. Find fantastic winter lodging in the Leech Lake area with our Leech Lake lodging directory and explore Walker, MN and the Leech Lake area today.

 

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Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Moore’s Lodge

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Moore’s Lodge on Leech Lake is a perfect Minnesota vacation destination. Moore’s Lodge is located on the protected Agency Bay of Leech Lake which offers great fishing and 300 feet of sand beach.  Moore’s Lodge, a premier Leech Lake resort offers 20 exceptionally clean and comfortable cottages whether you’re looking for a 1 bedroom to 4 bedroom vacation rental. All Leech Lake cottage rentals at Moore’s Lodge are situated on level ground complete with gas heat, air conditioning, complete kitchens, Cable TV, Wireless Internet , large refrigerator/freezer combinations, charcoal grills, picnic tables, fresh bedding and more!

 

Moore’s Lodge on Leech Lake is not far from Walker, MN located nine miles from Walker by car and 10 miles by boat. So if you’re interested in checking out the fun local shops, restaurants, the casino and festivities of Walker, MN Moore’s Lodge is only a short distance away.

 

Moore’s Lodge is also home to the Professional Walleye Tournament Fisherman, Mark Christianson. Moore’s Lodge offers Leech Lake fishing guide services through Mark Christianson Guide Service and offers special guide rates to guests who stay at their lodge.  So if you’re planning a Minnesota fishing trip check out Moore’s Lodge on Leech Lake. Moore’s Lodge is equipped with fishing guide services, boat rentals, dockage for your boat, and bait.

 

So plan a Minnesota getaway today and stay at Moore’s Lodge on Leech Lake and contact them today! Moore's Lodge on Leech Lake near Walker, MN

Ice Fishing on Leech Lake

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Have you taken a Leech Lake ice fishing trip yet this winter? If not, what are you waiting for! Leech Lake is known for its excellent ice fishing conditions, and this year is no different!

 

The latest fishing report for Leech Lake recommends trying your hand at ice fishing in Walker Bay, since slush is currently limiting travel on the main lake. Walker Bay is producing walleyes especially during the evenings in 15 to 20 feet or on the humps in 30 to 35 feet. If you do want to venture out on the main lake, snowmobiles are your best bet.

 

Another place to try your hand on Leech Lake is Sand Point, which is producing walleyes, pike and perch in nine to 15 feet. Cedar Point is another option for catching some walleye in 15 to 18 feet.

 

If you decide to make the trip to Leech Lake for some ice fishing, why not make it a weekend event and book a stay at one of our many area resorts! The Leech Lake area offers a variety of resorts that are open in the winter and are the perfect place to relax after a long day on the lake and share you best ice fishing stories.

 

Many of the resorts even offer ice house rentals, so you can stay on the ice your entire weekend! If you don’t have your own ice house, renting one from one of the area resorts is convenient and will allow you to spend the most time possible doing what you love: fishing!

 

As you can see, there is no better place to take an ice fishing getaway this winter than Leech Lake! Book your trip today; we hope to see you soon out on the lake!

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Red Wing Lodge

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Planning a Minnesota family vacation? Check out Red Wing Lodge, a premier Leech Lake resort near Walker, MN! Red Wing Lodge offers 14 exceptionally clean Minnesota cabin rentals just steps from the shores of legendary Leech Lake, the third largest lake in Minnesota, that covers over 100,000 acres, has 195 miles of shoreline, and reaches depths up to 150 feet! With plenty of lake to explore Red Wing Lodge offers canoe/boat/motor rentals to get you on the lake in no time.  Guests can also enjoy their sandy swimming beach, paddle boats, kayaks, canoes and more!

 

If you’re looking to fish Leech Lake, Red Wing Lodge has you covered with not only their boat rentals but with their harbor, bait and fish cleaning amenities. All guests of Red Wing Lodge can enjoy their protected lit harbor and concrete boat ramp for easy launching. After an eventful day fishing Leech Lake, Red Wing Lodge offers the luxury of their bait house staffed with dockhands ready to clean your fish!

 

So kick back, relax and plan a Minnesota resort vacation today and make family memories at Red Wing Lodge on Leech Lake.

Red Wing Lodge

2014 Eelpout Festival

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to start thinking about this year’s Eelpout Festival! The annual event will be held February 20th-23rd this year.

 

Every February for over 30 years now, crowds that are more than ten times the size of the town of Walker, MN gather on Leech Lake to celebrate the Eelpout, one of the ugliest bottom dwelling fish in the area.

 

The frigid temperatures of February in the Leech Lake area don’t keep the crowds from participating in the various Eelpout Festival activities. Many attendees bring their ice houses and enjoy the excellent Leech Lake fishing over the 3 day festival. Eelpout Festival also offers a fish fry, Eelpout curling, Eelpout races, an Eelpout derby and live music! The festivities end on Sunday with the Fishing Contest Awards Ceremony to recognize those that have caught the biggest Eelpout.

 

Another main attraction of Eelpout Festival is the Polar Pout Plunge! Each year hundreds of people jump into the freezing waters of Leech Lake to help raise money for the Walker Area Community Center. Not only is this a great way to give back to the community of Walker, but participants can also win prizes, like Moondance tickets and t shirts, depending on the amount of money they raise.

 

If you are thinking about attending Eelpout Festival this year, make sure you visit their website to purchase your Eelpout Festival button. The buttons are $12 apiece with a shipping and handling fee of $2.00 no matter how many buttons you order.

 

If staying outdoors on the ice for three days is too much for you, consider booking at stay at one of the many Leech Lake area resorts only minutes from Walker. These resorts are the perfect place to cozy up and relax after a long day on the ice enjoying the Eelpout festivities. The town of Walker also offers a variety of restaurants and bars to warm up in during the cold days on the ice.

 

If you haven’t yet experienced Eelpout Festival for yourself, we definitely recommend attending this year’s event. We guarantee you will have a blast and wonder why you didn’t go sooner!