Archive for December, 2017


Leech Lake Fishing Report for Dec 29, 2017

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Walker Bay continues to give up a few walleyes during low-light periods in 20 to 25 feet. The main-lake rocks and reefs are producing walleyes in 15 to 20 feet. Trader’s Bay and the Goose Island breaks also are producing fish in 12 to 14 feet. Ice conditions have improved, with the recent cold front shoring up many of the areas that had marginal ice, but you still need to watch where you’re going on some main-lake areas. Extended cold could take care of that.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Dec 22, 2017

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Ice conditions have improved, but depths still vary from pockets of thin ice to as much as 13 inches in some bays and main lake areas. It’s a tricky deal at this point since some areas are not safe for any form of travel, while ATVs are being used in other spots. The first shoreline break, 18 to 25 feet in Walker Bay is giving up a few walleyes during low-light periods. Look to Sand Point for walleyes and a few keeping-size perch in less than 12 feet and some of the main-lake reefs, those with good ice in and around them, are giving up walleyes in 15 to 20 feet.

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Holiday Events Near Leech Lake

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

If you are anything like us, you might find yourself rushing through the Holiday season without really getting to appreciate it. So this year we plan to slow down and try to enjoy some of the community events that occur this time of year.


Pumphouse Bay of Leech Lake Minnesota

Photo By Theresa Felix “Fresh Winter View”

Here are some of the events we can’t wait for:


  • Tuesday, December 19: Leech Lake Chamber Holiday Open House

This annual party thrown by the Leech Lake Chamber of Commerce goes from 2 to 4 p.m. located at 201 Minnesota Avenue East, in Walker, Minnesota.


  • Wednesday, December 20: Lucky Moose Holiday Open House

Everyone is invited to the Lucky Moose Bar & Grill rom 5 to 7 p.m. to celebrate the most magical time of the year.


  • Friday, December 22: Walleye Dinner

There’s no such thing as too much fish Northern Minnesota, especially when someone else is cooking it for you. Check out the Lake May Center for their Walleye Dinner.


  • Thursday, December 28: Holiday Ski/Snowshoe Hike

Meet at the Shingobee Recreation Area on Highway 34 at 11 a.m. to participate in this Leech Lake holiday adventure.


  • Sunday, December 31: New Year Nosh Party

Bring in the New Year and drink some great beer at Portage Brewery in Walker, Minnesota.


You can stay up to date on all Leech Lake events with this calendar.


Tell us below, what event are you looking forward to the most?

Leech Lake Fishing Report for Dec 15, 2017

Friday, December 15th, 2017

The main lake has 2 to 7 inches of ice, but it varies throughout the basin. Thin ice was still being found in many areas and there was a pocket of open water from Pine Point to Goose Island earlier this week. Trader’s Bay has 5 to 9 inches of ice and Walker Bay is now ice-covered with a thin layer. Anglers have just started to venture out.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Dec 8, 2017

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Walker Bay was wide open on Tuesday morning, but some of the other bays were ice-capped. The wind early this week kept pockets of open water from locking up on the main lake, although some limited foot travel has started, not far from shore on parts of the main lake. The small lakes have better ice conditions, and they’re providing better fishing options.

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Get Ready, Get Set, Go!

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Leech Lake is a prime destination for your next sled ride. With miles and miles of snowmobiling trails, there is no doubt that you and your group will have the time of your lives.

Snowmobiling trails near Leech Lake Minnesota

Leech Lake offers multiple snowmobile trails where you can explore some of the most beautiful areas in Minnesota. From the Chippewa National Forest to the Paul Bunyan State Trail you’ll find that there are so many trail and so little time.


Here are a few of our favorite trails:


  • Heartland State Trail: This 49-mile trail was one of the first rail-to-trail projects in the country. This state trail also connects with the Paul Bunyan State Trail.

  • Paul Bunyan State Trail: This trail is 115 miles long, with the exception of a couple short on-road connections through the cities of Baxter and Bemidji. The Paul Bunyan trail extends from Crow Wing State Park to Lake Bemidji State Park. It is the longest state trail in Minnesota and the longest paved rail-trail in the country.

  • Eastern Region Chippewa Forest: With more than 315 miles of trails in the Chippewa National Forest you’ll see scenic lakes, woodland areas, and frozen wetlands.

Don’t forget to book your lodging on your snowmobiling adventure. Our resorts and inns are some of the best in the State and you can always find a great deal.

Leech Lake Fishing Report for Dec 1, 2017

Friday, December 1st, 2017

With the exception of some shoreline ice, the entire lake is again wide open. This week’s wind and high temperatures took care of most of the ice that had started to form – there was still a boat or two in Walker Bay last weekend. Anglers are fishing the small lakes for panfish where 4 to 6 inches of ice is being found.

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