Archive for March, 2017


Leech Lake Fishing Report for Mar 30, 2017

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Ice conditions are changing fast with the top layer reported as soft, but plenty of good ice underneath it. Some shorelines have started to bust loose and with the warm weather this week, it might be best to call ahead for up-to-the-minute ice conditions heading into this weekend. There were people fishing off Stoney Point early in the week for tullibees and others in Shingobee Bay for panfish. But again, that could change by this weekend.

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Walker MN

Friday, March 24th, 2017

In Walker, MN and the surrounding Leech Lake area the ice is still fairly thick and the fish are still biting, but we can tell spring will be in Walker, MN soon. Many of the resorts, hotels and other lodging options around the area are already booked for the spring months and at most resorts June is almost completely booked solid. We like to procrastinate as much as the next person, but if you want to stay in the Leech Lake area this spring or summer you don’t have much time to reserve your room or cabin in Walker, MN. Our lodging search tool and functionality offer the perfect way to find the perfect lodging for yourself, your friends and your family. Never heard of Walker? Check us out in Minnesota Monthly. Otherwise if you are ready to find lodging use the tools below.


Walker MN Advanced Lodging Search Tool

Our advanced lodging search tool is used regularly be people throughout the region to find the perfect lodging options for their needs. Need a resort that’s pet friendly, offers boat rentals, and has laundry facilities? Our advanced resort and lodging search tool can help you find just the right place, no matter what your criteria. Looking for a campground near Walker, MN with RV hookups and electricity, no problem. Don’t wait to try to book a cabin for the summer in June because there won’t be any openings until October by then! Use the advanced search tool now, and reserve the perfect lodging.

Walker MN advanced resort search

The Best Source For Lodging Deals In Walker, MN.

Find the latest deals and savings on lodging using our specials page. Offering savings you won’t find anywhere else. If you want to stay on Leech Lake for less don’t miss out on this great tool. Resorts and lodges regularly upload their top specials and deals here, check back often and you will find amazing savings. Whether it’s a discount on all cabins or a free night if you stay an more than a week, you will often find savings here from 15-60% off! So bookmark our Walker, MN Specials Page and start saving today!

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Last Minute Openings In Walker, MN

While it doesn’t often happen (because no one willingly loses out on a vacation to the area!) if you procrastinate and find all lodging options are booked full, their is a chance you could get lucky and still get a cabin if you check our last minute openings page. If someone happens to cancel their stay you can find out almost immediately  on our Last Minute Openings page. Check often, last minute openings don’t stay open for long!

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Walker Lodging Map

Is location the most important criteria for choosing a lodging option. Do you absolutely need to stay on Walker Bay or do you love to fish and swim in Traders Bay? Well our lodging map offers a quick and easy way to find the optimal location for your upcoming stay!

Walker MN Map

Spring and then summer will arrive in Walker, MN much faster than you think. Much of the snow is gone, the ice will soon follow and green grass, warm water, and summer fun will be upon us. Don’t miss out on a stay in the beautiful Minnesota north-woods, use our great lodging tools and find yourself the perfect accommodations. June is almost fully booked at many establishments, and July and August are quickly filling up. Don’t wait, find the perfect lodging, and book today!


Looking for more things to do in Walker before you plan your next trip? We hope you found the perfect place and that we see you on the water this summer!



Leech Lake Fishing Report for Mar 23, 2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Perch are being caught and anglers with the most success continue to stay on the move. Pine Point, the Hardwoods, Goose Island, First Duck and Second Duck points are all worth hitting in 8 to 12 feet of water. Tullibees are being found off Stoney Point towards the Trench in 25 to 30 of water – some fish are being caught shallower as well. The ice seems to be holding up – trucks were being used early in the week, but ATVs might be a safer option by this weekend.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Mar 16, 2017

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Anglers willing to move and sort through fish are catching nice perch north of Goose Island in 8 to 15 feet. The tullibee bite also has picked up in the Trench area off Stoney Point over 30 to 35 feet. Anglers continue to catch plenty of eelpout on the sharp breaks off Templar Point. With the exception of some heaves that you need to go around, ice conditions remain favorable for truck use.

Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505

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Minnesota Cabin Rentals

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Minnesota is well known for it’s amazing fishing, beautiful lakes (all 10,000 of them), and quiet serenity. We think the best way to experience all of that is with a Minnesota cabin rental. A cabin rental provides all the comforts of home combined with the serenity and beauty of the outdoors.  Minnesota cabin rentals offer an affordable and family friendly way to enjoy spring, summer, fall, or winter without the struggle that camping often entails. Cabins have been a staple of the family vacation in Minnesota for over a century and it’s easy to see why, in this post we will explore the history and relationship between Minnesota families and cabins.

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The First Minnesota Cabin Rental

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Minnesota’s First Lodge. Photo by Thompson Photography

Minnesota’s first ever resort and rental was built in 1865 and was know as the Lakeside Hotel, but it wasn’t until the late 1880′s and early 1900′s that the traditional Minnesota cabin rental came to the fore, with fishermen and families moving out from the cities during the summers to enjoy the beauty and splendor of a summer in the north-woods outside of the hustle of city life. For the next several decades Minnesota resorts and their lakeside cabins continued  to enjoy steady growth in popularity as the cities of the Midwest and plains region continued to prosper and expand so did the desire of people from these places to escape and enjoy the relaxation afforded by a secluded cabin on the lake.

While the popularity of Minnesota cabin rentals and resorts saw steady growth from the 1880′s through the early 1900′s it wasn’t until the roaring 20′s that cabins and resorts became a truly universal family vacation. This period saw an unmatched explosion in Minnesota resorts growing over 500% in under 10 years to 1300 in total. This coincided with the mass adoption of the automobile and a growing middle class, these two factors provided families with the ability and wherewithal to pack up the family and drive north to one of Minnesota’s many lakeside cabins. This period marked the beginning of the Minnesota lakeside retreat so many families across the state and country have chosen to make a part of their vacation. It also marked the growth of the Leech Lake Area into a north woods retreat, a distinction it still holds today.


The Modern Minnesota Cabin Rental is Born

After a period of struggle and stabilization during and after the great depression, the post war period starting in the mid 1940′s saw a resurgence and reestablishment of the classic Minnesota cabin rental in Leech Lake and the rest of the state. What had previously been small log cabins with only the bare essentials provided became full service cabins with full plumbing, electricity and all the other comforts associated with home at the time. This time also marked the period where the main lodge would become cemented in so many memories as a staple of any stay at a Minnesota resort cabin. Cabins would continue to modernize throughout this period, with the modern resort, cabin and lodge combination reaching their zenith from the mid 1950′s through the late 1960′s. This period in the history of the Minnesota cabin left an indelible mark on so many children of the period who still fondly remember summers spent in the cabins and on the lake. In the Leech Lake area many of the resorts can trace their origins to this period and most still exist today. Looking for more historic information on Minnesota Cabin Rentals, take a peak a Ren Hollands Minnesota resorts blog.


Minnesota Cabin Rentals Today

Minnesota Cabin Rentals

A Leech Lake Resort

At present Minnesota cabins and resorts are seeing a resurgence in popularity as families seek a temporary escape from the city and technology. Nearly all of today’s Minnesota cabin rentals come with WiFi, cable, and all the other modern conveniences of home, but the beauty, relaxation, and water sports that come along with a lakeside cabin nearly always take precedent. Phones, laptops and tablets become an afterthought to sunny days on the water and warm nights around the campfire. Today’s cabins and resorts help families come together and provide those same lasting memories visitors from decades past still think fondly of. Whether it’s learning to water ski or wakeboard, making new friends, catching that first fish or just taking a break, a Minnesota cabin rental is the perfect place to spend your next family’s next vacation.


Looking for a Minnesota Cabin for your next vacation, but not sure about where you want to stay in the state? Think about the Leech Lake area. With Minnesota’s third largest lake, some of the states best fishing, award winning resorts and cabins, and a long history of providing families with amazing memories and  one of a kind experiences, it is not to be missed. Explore Leech Lake Resorts and Cabin Rentals Now.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Mar 9, 2017

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Small jigs and wax worms under a flasher are turning tullibees over 30 feet of water off Stoney Point, Paris Trench, and in Horseshoe Bay. Perch also seem to be bunching up on the 8- to 10- foot sand grass areas of Sucker Bay, Steamboat Bay, Goose Island, the Narrows, First Duck and Second Duck points. Most shorelines have improved with the cooler weather, main lake ice is still over two feet thick and most anglers are using ATVs.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Mar 2, 2017

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Most shorelines remain intact, main lake ice is good, and trucks were being used early this week – just watch for cracks. Perch reports have been best off Goose Island, First Duck and Second Duck points in 8 to 12 feet. Perch also are going in 9 to 11 feet off Sand Point and Cedar Point – you’ll have to do some sorting of small fish in most locations. Tullibee reports continue to improve off Stoney Point and in Horseshoe Bay over 25 to 40 feet.

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