Archive for August, 2017


Leech Lake Fishing Report for Aug 25, 2017

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Crankbaits are turning the majority of walleyes around Cedar Point and Sand Point in 8 to 12 feet, from Templar Point to Onigum Point in Walker Bay, or in 4 to 8 feet at night in Sucker Bay. Topwater baits and trolling crankbaits has triggered muskies in Boy Bay, Kabekona Bay, and Portage Bay. Look for largemouth bass in the rice beds and smallmouth on the 15- to 20-foot rocks.

Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505

Shriver’s Bait Company (218) 547-2250

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Leech Lake Boat Rentals

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Are you planning a last minute summer trip to Leech Lake and are in need of a boat? We have some good news for you, there is a multitude of different places that offer boat rentals in and around Leech Lake. This post will fill you in on all of the different locations that you can rent a boat for the day or even for the week.  I’m sure that after your first day out on the water, you won’t be able to bring the boat back at the end of the day! Provided below will be a detailed list of the locations, rates, and types of boat rentals that the different companies offer.

Acorn Hill Resort

Acorn Hill Resort


4691 Acorn Hill Ln

Walker, MN 56484


  • New Lund 1875 Impact Sport fishing boats with 115 HP, 4 stroke Mercury motors, fish/depth finders, console steering, marine band radios, 2 live wells.

Daily: $195

Weekly: $89

  • 18′ Lund with 25 hp electric start

Daily: $75

Weekly: $350

  • 18′ Lund with 70 HP Honda 4 stroke, console steering, fish/depth finder, live well, with marine band radio

Daily: $125

Weekly: $595

  • Misty Harbor pontoon 2 – 22′ pontoons with 40Hp Honda, fish/depth finder, and live well.

Daily: $150

Weekly: $750

  • Harbor slips

Daily: $10

Weekly: $50

•Gas not included

•Launch Fee $5


 BlueWater Lodge

bluewater lodge

7051 Wintergreen Trail

PO Box 486

Walker, MN 56484


22′ Southbay with a 50 HP Yamaha

Pontoon Features:

- 12 Passengers

- sun canopy

- ladder

- stereo

$75.00 per hour with 2 hour minimum

4 hours $175.00

6 hours $280.00

Additional hours $60.00

Guest is responsible for own fuel cost. Fuel tank comes full and must be returned full. Additional cost apply if returned otherwise. Rental contract to be provide upon day of rental.


Birch Ridge Resort

birch ridge resort


12797 N Shore Ln NW

Cass Lake, MN 56633

  • 18 ft. Canadian Crestline with 40 HP Electric Start Motor

Daily: $79.00

Weekly: $395.00

  • 18 ft. Kodiak w/40 HP Electric Start Motor

Daily: $89.00

Weekly: $445.00

  • 22 ft. Weeres Tritoon with 90 HP Electric Start Motor

Daily: $165.00

Weekly: $695.00

  • 20 ft. New Bennington with 70 HP Electric Start Motor

Daily: $165.00


  • Personal Boat (Weekly Includes Launch)

Daily: $15.00

Weekly: $75.00

  • Launch & Assisted Launch

Daily: $5.00


Hiawatha Beach Resort

Hiawatha Beach Resort


10904 Steamboat Bay Loop NW

Walker, MN 56484

  • Houseboats

3-day weekend or mid week 4-day: $1515

  • Speed Boats

Daily: $210

Weekly: $1050

  • Pontoon Boats

Daily: $250

Weekly: $1250

  • Fishing Boats

Daily: $260

Weekly: $1300



Leech Lake Eelpout Fishing

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Leech Lake is one of Minnesota’s top fishing destinations, especially when it comes to the Eelpout fishing. Eelpout fishing is a big deal around here, and we are proud to hold the International Eelpout Festival every February. You’re probably thinking, can I only fish for Eelpout in the winter? And the answer is no. You can fish Eelpout year round, but the best time to fish for Eelpout is in late February. It is said that it is best to fish for Eelpout right before the first light of the day, or from sunset and on.International Eelpout Festival- Leech Lake

What is an Eelpout?

A Burbot, also known as an Eelpout, is a deepwater fish that is a cross between an eel and a catfish. Eelpout’s colors often times vary from yellow-brown to a dark olive with different color patches, which gives it camouflage like appearance. They often times have small scales, slimy skin, and nostrils that resemble a catfish.  They usually weigh around six pounds and are less than 28 inches long. They typically have a very long body with smooth skin and a single whisker under its chin. Eelpout is known to be great predators and is excellent to eat. Bubot can most commonly be found in northern Minnesota lake and river, including Lake Superior, but can also be found in part of the lower Mississippi River. The Burbot is a good indicator of a healthy watershed. They typically require water temperatures lower than 70 degrees in the summer and are a rare catch, but come winter the freshwater predator comes very much alive and active



How to catch an Eelpout

Most Eelpouts are accidently caught by anglers who are targeting other fish such as walleye. When deciding what bait to use, they typically are drawn to minnows on a spoon or jig that is hanging out in the lower muddy areas of the lake.  It’s important that when fishing for an Eelpout that you keep a watchful eye on your line because they have a very sensitive bite and if you wait too long, you will end up losing your opportunity. Eelpout typically is active during the lower light hours of the day.  If you’re lucky enough to catch an Eelpout, you have a good fish feed in your future!

International Eelpout Festival-Leech Lake


Fishing in Leech Lake

Want to find out how well the fish are biting this week? Check out our fishing report!


Leech Lake Fishing Report for Aug 18, 2017

Friday, August 18th, 2017

There’s a morning walleye bite with redtails or Jiggin’ Raps on the humps in Walker Bay. Crankbaits are producing walleyes in 10 to 12 feet on the Snake Pit Flats and Annex area. Trolling crankbaits after dark in the Sand Point area has produced walleyes as well in 9 to 14 feet. Bucktails or topwater baits have worked best for muskies on the rocks and the rice beds in Boy Bay are kicking out largemouth bass.

Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505

Shriver’s Bait Company (218) 547-2250

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Aug 11, 2017

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Slow-death rigs or spinners tipped with crawlers are turning a few walleyes on the main lake rocks or 10- to 14-foot weedlines. Some fish are being pulled from the shallow weeds as well. Crankbaits or slip bobbers and leeches continue to produce walleyes off Sand Point in 10 to 12 feet during the evening hours and after dark. Hit the reeds in Boy Bay and Steamboat Bay for largemouth bass and the deep, main lake rocks for smallmouth. Bucktails and topwater baits are the best options for muskies on the rocks as well.

Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505

Shriver’s Bait Company (218) 547-2250

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Aug 4, 2017

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Walleye action has been spotty with a few fish hitting spinners and crawlers on the Hardwoods and Goose Island Flats. Crankbaits or slip bobbers and leeches have turned some walleyes in 8 to 12 feet during the evening hours off Pine Point, Sand Point, and in Trader’s Bay. Muskie reports have been mostly positive with bucktails or plastics on the rocks and bass are hitting in the “slop” in most bays.

Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505

Shriver’s Bait Company (218) 547-2250

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