Archive for June, 2018

 

Leech Lake Fishing Report for June 29, 2018

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Walleye action seems to have moved off the weed edges and onto the rock piles in Walker Bay or the 15- to 20-foot rocks throughout the main lake. Slow-death rigs and crawlers are working best and some fish are being taken with crankbaits on the flats in 14 feet. The rocks also are holding muskies, but anglers are having a tough time getting them to commit to a bait. Hit the Minnesota Island area in Steamboat Bay for bass and the cabbage beds in Shingobee Bay for panfish.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for June 22, 2018

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Spinner rigs with leeches or crawlers are turning walleyes in around the 6- foot weeds and main lake rock piles. The wind-driven shorelines also have been productive in 9 to 12 feet. The humps in Walker Bay are producing walleyes during the evening hours as well. Muskie reports have been good, but the weeds have been more productive than rocks this week.

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Leech Lake Summer Solstice – A New Season Begins

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Summer is here again in Leech Lake. June 21st, 2018 is Summer Solstice. This is the official first day of Summer and the longest day of the year. Here are a few fun facts about Summer Solstice:

 

 

The further north you are, the more sunlight you’ll see during the solstice. Leech Lake is definitely “Up North” and a great place to soak in the extra rays of sunshine. Our beautiful resorts offer limitless opportunities to watch the sunset over the lake.

The name “solstice” comes from the fact that the sun appears to stand still. While the sun will appear to stand still, the sun’s relative position in the sky at noon does not appear to change much during the solstice and its surrounding days.

Many in the Leech Lake area will be dancing the night away. Summer Solstice 2018 falls on the first day of Moondance Jam in Leech Lake. Moondance Jam is an annual rock and classic rock festival held in mid-July in the Leech Lake Area near Walker, Minnesota. It is recognized as Minnesota’s largest rock festival and the premier classic rock festival in the United States. The Jam has gone from being a party for a few hundred family and friends back in 1992, to a rock ‘n’ roll and camping celebration that entertains tens of thousands today. This is mainly due to the fact that it has maintained a clean, safe, and friendly atmosphere, along with open festival seating for general admission ticket holders.

The world’s biggest bonfire was part of a solstice celebration. In 2010, a world record for the tallest bonfire was set in celebration of Summer Solstice! The people of Alesund, Norway created a 132.71 ft. celebratory bonfire!

Although we would discourage visitors to attempt a world record-breaking bonfire, we hope to see more than a few campfires.

Hot weather follows the sun by a few weeks.  If solstice is the longest day of the year and gets the most sunlight, doesn’t the weather heat up for a few more weeks? It’s because water, which makes up most of the Earth’s surface, has a high specific heat, meaning it takes a while to both heat up and cool down. Because of this, the Earth’s temperature takes about six weeks to catch up to the sun.

Lucky for Leech Lake our extended forecast for June/July predicts highs in the mid 70’s to low 80’s for the next few weeks!

The Earth is actually at its farthest from the sun during the solstice. Many people think that Solstice is when the earth is closest to the sun in actuality the earth is closest to the sun during Winter in the northern hemisphere. Winter is also a beautiful time for visitors to head to Leech Lake but let’s not talk about Winter quite yet.

Thousands of people gather at Stonehenge to celebrate. Last year, 37,000 people attended. Many have long believed that Stonehenge was the site of ancient druid solstice celebrations because of the way the sun lines up with the stones on the winter and summer solstices. Despite no proven connection between Celtic solstice celebrations and Stonehenge, these days, thousands of modern pagans gather at the landmark to watch the sunrise on the solstice.

While most of us won’t head to Stonehenge, there are plenty of ways to celebrate in Leech Lake. Choose from one of our amazing lodging options – view the sunset from the lake, the beach or the dock. Maybe head to Moondance Jam in Walker, MN. However, you decide to celebrate we hope you decide to stay with us at Leech Lake!

Leech Lake Fishing Report for June 15, 2018

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Walleyes have spread out a bit more with fish still being found on the points and shoreline breaks in 9 to 12 feet, while others are being caught on deep structure throughout the main lake and in Walker Bay. Minnows continue to work, especially on those shallow locations, but leeches seem to be the best option this week. Muskie anglers are hooking a few small fish on bucktails and largemouth bass continue to be caught in the reeds and wild rice area around Minnnesota Island in Steamboat Bay.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for June 8, 2018

Friday, June 8th, 2018

A jig and minnow continues to produce walleyes on most wind-driven shorelines and points. Better areas this week have been the east and west shorelines of Walker Bay in 15 to 25 feet, West Goose Flats and Stoney Point in 7 to 15 feet, Trader’s Bay in 8 to 12 feet, and back side of Pine Point in 6 to 10 feet. Bass action has been strong, but muskie reports have started out slow.

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Last Minute Travel? Head to Leech Lake

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Thinking about taking a last minute vacation? We’ve got great news for you! Our extended forecast in June will make Leech Lake your perfect last minute travel spot! Temps are predicted to be in the upper 70’s to lower 80”s with very little rain for the whole month of June.

Who doesn’t love the idea of dropping everything to surprise your friends, family, significant other, or even your fishing buddies with an impromptu trip to a warm vacation destination! Take time out of your busy life for a short get-away, you’ve earned it!

Walker, Minnesota, and the surrounding areas offer endless options to help you take advantage of this beautiful weather- 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 attractions including hiking and biking trails.

Some say there is no greater escape than relaxing in the sun with a fishing pole in hand. Leech Lake offers world-class fishing! The lake is also a beautiful destination for boating, kayaking, and swimming. Many Leech Lake resorts even offer boat and kayak rentals, so anyone who joins you will enjoy a hot day on the lake. Don’t forget your sunscreen.

So now that you know where you’re headed, your boss has given the greenlight for a few days off and your bag are all but packed? Where will you stay? How many people in your group/family? What is your budget? 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 and contact resorts find the out what is open NOW. Need a little more time to plan? Use our Plan Your Trip tool to narrow down and customize your search.

Have a great time! Enjoy the nice weather! We can’t wait to see you here!

Leech Lake Fishing Report for June 1, 2018

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Walleye action has improved with a jig and minnow, crawler, or leech all producing fish. Work the points and shoreline breaks in 5 to 10 feet with a good wind or cloudy conditions or slightly deeper if the conditions are calm – windy days have been much more productive than the calm ones. Panfish and largemouth bass reports have improved from the reeds and docks in most bays.

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