Archive for December, 2015


Leech Lake Fishing Report for Dec 25, 2015

Friday, December 25th, 2015

Much of Walker Bay remained open as of Tuesday morning, but there is more ice on the main lake this week than last. A few anglers have been walking on 2 to 4 inches of ice in Trader’s Bay, out of Trapper’s Landing and Pine Point. They’ve been getting out to about 9 feet of water and finding a few walleyes. The area’s small lakes do have much better ice conditions and offer more favorable fishing options.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Dec 18, 2015

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Ice fishing still isn’t an option with the main lake wide open and very limited ice in the bays – the ice that did exist actually deteriorated this week. If it gets cold enough, some limited ice-fishing options could exist by the weekend, but call ahead.

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Your Go-To Gift Guide for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Monday, December 14th, 2015

It’s that time of year already. Time for family gatherings, yearly traditions and gift giving. If you feel stuck on what to give this holiday season, don’t worry. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite items for all the outdoor lovers on your list.

The Hiker

Don’t underestimate the power of a good pair of socks. Cold feet make for an unenjoyable and long day on the trail. SmartWool has comfy, breathable socks, and are a great gift for the hiker in your family. Test them out on the Country Road 50 Walking Trail where you have eight miles of walking along side of the Shingobee River Valley.

The Paddler

When out on the water, one of the worst things that could happen would be to tip over and ruin any phones that may be on board. Make sure your favorite canoer or kayaker’s smartphone is safe by getting them a DryCASE smartphone case.

Days in a canoe can get long, and are not always the most comfortable. Check out REI’s Sit Pad for the paddler you know. The Sit Pad is easy to pack and inflate, and will work well in a canoe, kayak or as a cushion on the ground during a lunch break. With all of its bays, Leech Lake is the perfect place to explore while camping and kayaking this summer.


The Skier

From beginners to the advanced, skiers of all levels will take a tumble now and then. This season, give them the gift of comfort. Triple 8’s Bumsaver has shock absorbing foam throughout the hip and tailbone areas to make sure that your skier won’t leave the slopes sore this season.


The Hunter

Now that the firearms deer season has come and gone, some may be feeling the itch to get back outside. Cabela’s fun Camo Marshmallow Shooter is a fun gift for hunters to keep them sharp this winter. The Marshmallow Shooter can hold up to 25 marshmallows and is dishwasher safe, so you don’t have to worry about a sticky mess. This gift is fun for the whole family.


The Fisher

We love this fly fishing T-Shirt from Medium Control, based in Duluth Minnesota. It’s a perfect gift for the fisherman (or fisherlady) in your life. If you are looking for something to hang on the walls instead, this image is also available in a minimalistic style print in various colors. Keep up to date on the latest fishing news with our weekly fishing report.


The Biker

We found some fun stocking stuffers for biking enthusiasts. Check out Lorrie Veasey’s “This is How I Roll” coffee mug to help bikers get excited and motivated for the day. After their morning cup of coffee, cyclists can go out and enjoy biking on some of the best trails in the state of Minnesota. Our favorite biking trail in the Leech Lake area is the Heartland Trail. Measuring out to 49 miles, you’ll be able to spend days exploring on your bike.

Remember, a Leech Lake based gift certificate makes the perfect gift as well if you can’t decide on just one item!

Wishing you a happy holiday season, and looking forward to seeing you at Leech Lake soon. Book your winter vacation now!


Leech Lake Fishing Report for Dec 11, 2015

Friday, December 11th, 2015

While there is some ice in the bays, walking on it is not recommended after another week of warm weather. The walleye season is open again here and a few anglers have been able to get out in boats due to the lack of ice. They’ve reported catching numbers of fat, healthy looking fish.

Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505

Shriver’s Bait Company (218) 547-2250

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Dec 4, 2015

Friday, December 4th, 2015

The main lake is wide open with skim ice in the bays and along many of the shorelines. There’s nothing fishable at this point, but look to the bays to be the first areas with walkable ice as soon as the weather gets cold again.

Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505

Shriver’s Bait Company (218) 547-2250

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