Archive for September, 2015


6 Fun Leech Lake Activities this Fall

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

The leaves are changing color and the air is crisp! Here are a few of our favorite ways you can get outside and enjoy the Leech Lake area this autumn.

  1. Hiking

Surrounded by National Forests and State Parks, Leech Lake is the perfect place to watch the seasons change. Want to mix it up? Check out some of our local trail maps. Over 100 miles long, the Paul Bunyan State Trail keeps our hikes new and exciting. If you’re looking to get off the beaten path, Itasca State Park is home to our favorite unpaved hiking trails. Feel like squeezing in an end of season camping trip with the family? Here are some nearby parks and forests.


Fall colored trees on lake.

  1. Fishing

The lakes are getting less crowded and the fish are getting more active in colder water. Fall is a great time to get out and catch some fish! We’ll prove it to you in our Leech Lake fishing reports. Read our latest report now to see what’s biting.

  1. Harvest Moon Celebration

Saturday, October 3rd is coming up quick! Whether you’re spending the day with the family or going out with friends, the Harvest Moon Celebration has you covered. Children and family events start at 10:15 AM at the Walker Area Community Center. Activities include Bingo, a magic show, talent show and art contest! Adults (21+), the Moondance starts at 2:00 PM and beer and wine tasting starts at 5:00 PM. With great food and drinks, get out and enjoy the beauty of fall!

  1. Motorcycle

With almost 200 miles of shoreline, Leech Lake is a wonderful place to spend your day exploring the lake’s bays and neighboring towns. With cooler air, changing leaves, and bright blue sky – it’s time to jump back on the bike!

  1. Warm up with a hot treat!

After a fun filled day of shopping or hiking, warm up with a hot cider, coffee, or pastry from a local café! A few of our favorite places are Muskie Waters and Walker Bay Coffee Company.

   6.  Fall Has It All!

We’ve known it for awhile, but fall does have it all. Check out the Lumberjack and Classic Car Shows. Or put your lederhosens on for Oktoberfest. For a full list of the area’s events and locations visit Fall Has it All.

Pick your favorite fall activity and plan your Leech Lake stay this autumn now!


Quote about fall.

Leech Lake Fishing Report for Sept 24, 2015

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Walleye fishing has improved, but still isn’t as consistent as most would expect. Pitch a jig and minnow combination in 9 to 12 feet off Sand Point, GrandVu Flats, and Hardwoods during the evening hours for better numbers of fish. Catching perch is not a problem, but there continues to be a lot of small fish in the mix off Sand Point and the Narrows in 6 to 9 feet. Muskies continue to be scattered between the rocks and weeds, with the evening hours proving to be most productive.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Sept 17, 2015

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

A jig and minnow has become the primary presentation for walleyes on the West Goose Flats, Meadows, and deep structure in Walker Bay. Muskie reports have slowed, but some fish are being taken with topwater baits along the bulrush and wild rice edges. You still have to do some sorting, but perch are biting on the east side of the narrows in 6 to 9 feet.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Sept 10, 2015

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

A jig and minnow is starting to produce walleyes during morning and evening hours around Goose Island, GrandVu Flats, the Meadows, and Pine Point in 8 to 14 feet. Minnows also are taking walleyes and some big pike on the deep humps in Walker Bay. Troll crankbaits at night off Sand Point for walleyes in 9 to 12 feet. Muskie, perch, and sunfish reports have been poor, but bass have hit along rice bed edges.

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