Archive for May, 2018

 

Leech Lake Fishing Report for May 25, 2018

Friday, May 25th, 2018

A jig and shiner minnow combo is producing walleyes in 10 to 12 feet on GrandVu Flats, Pine Point, Bear Island, and in Trader’s Bay. Fish the wind-driven shorelines, regardless of where you’re at. Northern pike are mixed in with the walleyes, while bass and panfish have started showing up in the shallow bays.

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Leech Lake Family Vacation Planning

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

As the weather becomes warmer outside, our minds drift off to those long vacation summer days. Where the smell of campfire in the air mingles with the sound of children’s laughter, as you are making memories that will last forever! If you haven’t already planned your family’s getaway this summer, now is the time. Leech Lake in Walker, Minnesota offers a wide variety of family fun that is sure to appeal to everyone in your family.

Walker, Minnesota, and the surrounding areas offer fishing, boating, and sailing on the beautiful waters of Leech Lake. The area also has two golf courses, a handful of dining and shopping options, and countless family attractions including hiking and biking trails.

Leech Lake offers world-class fishing. But what if not everyone in your family enjoys fishing? The lake is also a beautiful destination for boating, kayaking, and swimming. Many Leech Lake resorts even offer boat and kayak rentals, so the whole family can easily find a way to enjoy a day on the lake.

Once you’ve made a short list of all the activities your family wants to make part of your unique Summer vacation at Leech Lake, it is time to decide where you will stay. How many people in your family? What is your budget? Is where you stay as important as what you do while you stay there? Leech Lake offers numerous lodging options, whether you are looking to “rough” it at a campground, bring your RV, stay in a cabin, or at a resort. Check out our lodging page to find the best options for your family or use our Plan Your Trip tool to narrow down and customize your search.

 Plan, pack, and go. Most importantly have a great time, we look forward to seeing you here!

Leech Lake Fishing Report for May 18, 2018

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Walleye reports vary and most anglers are picking off quite a few big fish with some eaters in the mix. A jig and minnow is working best on the points and shoreline breaks in 6 to 9 feet. Low-light periods or windy days have been best, but the wind hasn’t blown much this week. Work those wind-driven areas when it does blow.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11th, 2018

As of Tuesday morning, most small bays were open, and the ice in Walker Bay was busted up and looking close to going out. There will be plenty of water to fish this weekend, even if there’s still some ice floating on the main lake, and there’s a chance, with the right weather this week, that it could all be gone. Look for crappies in the small bays and boat harbors as well.

Minnesota Fishing Opener: Leech Lake Facts & Fish

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Man holding walleye on leech lake mn

Fishing opener has been a tradition in Minnesota since 1948. This weekend, on May 11th, marks the 2018 Minnesota Fishing Opener! Planning to celebrate by fishing on Leech Lake? Here are a few facts about Leech Lake and a list of the fish that can be found there to help get you excited for this weekend!

  • Leech Lake is the third largest lake in Minnesota. It covers 111,527 acres, has approx. 230 miles of shoreline. Its depth reaches a maximum of 150 ft. even though over 80% of the lake is less than 35 ft. deep.

  • Walker, Cass, and Federal Dam, MN offer several lodging options on the shores of Leech Lake to help you plan the perfect fishing vacation. This includes resorts, lake cabins, camping grounds, RV parks, hotels and bed & breakfasts.

  • Although several rivers feed into the lake the only major outlet is Leech River.

  • The lake is surrounded by the Chippewa National Forest. Most of Leech Lake also lies within the boundaries of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation.

What are you hoping to catch on Leech Lake? Whether you’re dreaming of a “Big Catch” to mount on the wall or just hoping to catch dinner there are several types of fish to be caught on Leech Lake. If your looking for a guide to fishing  Leech Lake Fishing Reports is a great place to start!

  • Walleyes: The most sought-after fish on Leech Lake. The fishery is presently at peak levels with populations of fish from 13 in. to over 25 in.! Leech Lake has a 4-fish limit with a protected slot of 20” to 26”.

  • Northern Pike: These fish are fighters, putting up a good fight and making fishing fun! Located throughout the lake they are sure to be a staple in your fish dinner.

  • Muskie: This fish is what legends are made out of. Due to catch & release ethic, Leech Lake is the home to more “Big Catches” than ever. Your fish story could easily feature a Muskie over 50”.

  • Bass: If you find yourself in shallow water with heavy cover get ready to catch some largemouth bass! Leech Lake is unmatched in the Midwest for these easily looked over fish.

  • Perch: Aggressive in the fall but fun to catch all season these fish are the best eating fish in the lake.

  • Sunnies: Aka Bluegill or Sunfish, these tasty panfish will remind you of childhood days spent in the sun with a cane pole and garden worms. Fun to catch for the entire family!

  • Crappie: This elusive fish is most often found on warm spring days, midsummer night’s and again in the fall. Leech Lake hosts a youth crappie tournament in the  Spring.

  • Eelpout: This freshwater cod is easy to catch through the ice but stays deep during open water season.

  • Prey Species: This is what the gamefish are having for dinner. Primary prey for gamefish in Leech Lake are perch, crayfish, and minnows. Insects and invertebrates also play a part in the food chain.

Remember whatever you are fishing for have fun and be safe! Goodluck!

Leech Lake Fishing Report for May 4, 2018

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Heavy rains on Sunday and Monday night started to take their toll on the ice, but the shorelines were only open about 6 to 10 feet on Tuesday morning. The ice in Walker Bay is black, and with the rain, there was quite a bit of water on top of it. Ice conditions on the main lake looked pretty solid early this week. Some small bays and small lakes are expected to be open by this weekend.

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