Archive for November, 2017

 

5 Fish You Can Catch On Leech Lake

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

 

Leech Lake is the third largest body of water in the land of 10,000 lakes. Minnesota is known for its awesome fishing and Leech Lake is no exception. Here is a list of five fish you can expect to see on your next fishing trip.

 

  1. Muskie: These fish are often at the top of the food chain in their home lake. They have razor sharp teeth and an anatomy built for speed.

Muskie from Leech Lake Minnesota

  1. Walleye: After several years of extensive stocking and management practices, Leech Lake is presently at peak levels with strong populations of Walleye. The walleye is named for its pearlescent eye, which is caused by a reflective layer of pigment called the tapetum lucidum, that helps them see and feed at night or in murky water.

 

  1. Bluegill/Sunfish: These panfish are just waiting to be caught in Leech Lake. Bluegill fishing is very popular because the fish bite year-round and fishing for bluegill with young children can be an excellent way of getting kids hooked on the sport.

 

  1. Bass: Largemouth Bass fishing is a supreme sport in Minnesota. You can find bass in shallow water with heavy cover. Adult largemouth bass prefer to feed on small fish like perch, sunfish, and minnows. However, they are also known to eat crayfish, insects, frogs, and even small aquatic birds.

Largemouth Bass in Leech Lake Minnesota

  1. Northern Pike: The best part of fishing for Northern Pike is the big fight while reeling them in. Northerns have snouts filled with long, sharp teeth and bright yellow eyes.

 

What fish are you hoping to catch on your next fishing excursion to Leech Lake?

Winter Wonderland

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Winter break is on its way and family plans are being made. We may be a bit bias, but we think the best place to spend the holiday is on the shores of Leech Lake.

Whether you love the snow and are an avid ice fisherman or snowmobiler, or if you prefer to tuck away with a book in front of the wood burning fire, our many resorts and inns can fit your needs.

Family Vacation in Leech Lake, Minnesota

Many of our lodging partners offer special deals to help celebrate the holiday and ring in the New Year. The area has several open houses and celebrations to check out, including an abundance of Christmas lights and celebrations throughout the town.

Check out our lodging page to book your next winter getaway with us here on Leech Lake.

Leech Lake Fishing Report for Nov 24, 2017

Friday, November 24th, 2017

After strong winds on Tuesday, any thin ice that had formed on the main basin had re-opened. With the exception of ice on the wind-protected bays and shorelines, there was more open water than ice early this week. Some small lakes in this area have enough ice to walk on, but you need to check it as you go since ice depths vary.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Nov 17, 2017

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Much of the main lake and bays were capped with ice, but conditions likely changed after rain and warm weather early this week – there were still boats in Walker Bay on Monday. The small lakes in the area are capped as well, and some walkable ice has formed on a few small lakes.

Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505

Shriver’s Bait Company (218) 547-2250

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Nov 9, 2017

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Deer and duck hunting reports have been good. There were good numbers of deer shot and most were happy. A push of new ducks into the area also has provided success for waterfowl hunters. Ice is limited, but most lakes were open this week.

Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505

Shriver’s Bait Company (218) 547-2250

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Nov 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

A handful of die-hard anglers have ventured out this past week, but fishing pressure has been light due to strong winds and cold temperatures. Walleye reports have been limited to a few big fish coming out of deep water in Walker Bay. Although muskie reports have been slow look to the shallow rocks for fish.

Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505

Shriver’s Bait Company (218) 547-2250

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