Archive for October, 2018

Leech Lake Fishing Report for Oct 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

The deep humps in Walker Bay are still producing walleyes, as are the south end rocks. A few walleyes and perch are being taken with minnows in the Narrows, Oak Point, and Hardwoods areas. Anglers trolling large baits over deep water in Walker Bay are picking off suspended muskies. Duck hunting has been decent as a few more ringbills and mallards have moved in.

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Four Ways to Enjoy Fall in the Leech Lake Area

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

 

Just because the weather’s cooled down doesn’t mean the Leech Lake area slows down. Summer is over, but the fall season offers places to visit and things to do beyond fishing and water-based activities. Here are four ways you can enjoy the Leech Lake area through the fall season.

 

Enjoy a Wine Tasting

Located in Laporte, on the edge of the Paul Bunyan State Forest is Forestedge Winery. Among the 16 quality wines made with a variety of fruit is the award-winning Rhubarb Wine, for which Forestedge Farm proudly grows most of the rhubarb.

Want to relax and enjoy the fall season in the sun? Sip some wine and lounge on the cobblestone patio with family and friends. Too cool to be outside? Visit the gallery with art and fine crafts on display by MN artisans. The winery is open Tuesday-Saturday 10-5:30pm and Sunday 12-5pm.

 

Go Hiking

After the heat of summer, the cool, fall weather is enjoyable for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. The Shingobee Recreation Area is located along Highway 34, southwest of Walker. A part of Shingobee River Valley, the Shingobee Recreation Area offers 6 miles of outdoor exploration for hiking, hunting and bird watching. If you’re up for the adventure, primitive camping is also available. Breathe in the fresh air of fall while enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

 

Take A Scenic Drive

Nothing says fall like taking a drive and enjoying the changing seasons. As a part of the Lake Country Scenic Byway, you can drive from Walker all the way to the Detroit Lakes. Enjoy the wooded lake country and take a detour to Itasca State Park for some more hiking trails if you need to stretch your legs along the way.

 

Explore The Arts Outdoors

If you choose to take the Lake Country Scenic Byway, but don’t want to drive the entire length, consider stopping at the Red Bridge Park Sculpture Trail. Located in the Park Rapids area at the intersection of Hwy 34 and Rt 71, this park showcases modern art by different studios. Materials include mostly steel, but some artists utilize copper, stone and granite. Enjoy smaller pockets of Fishhook Lake and don’t forget to admire the namesake red bridge on display.

 

Don’t mourn the end of summer; enjoy all that fall has to offer in the Leech Lake area. Grab some family and friends and make the most of the seasonal change.

Leech Lake Fishing Report for Oct 18, 2018

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Windy weather has again limited angling pressure since last week. When people can get out, walleyes are being taken with minnows on the points and deep humps in Walker Bay. Perch reports have been best in 9 to 12 feet in the Narrows, Sand Point, Agency Bay, and Cedar Point. Muskie action continues to be best on the shallow rocks with sucker minnows or rubber baits. Waterfowl hunters have started to see more divers moving in.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Oct 11, 2018

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Wet and windy weather over the past week has limited fishing opportunities. The few anglers venturing out are finding the occasional walleye on the wind-driven points or shoreline breaks in 6 to 10 feet. The deep humps in Walker Bay also are worth hitting for walleyes with Jiggin’ Raps or minnows. Perch action has slowed a bit and a few muskies continue to be caught off the shallow rocks with bucktails or rubber baits. Steady winds have helped knock some of the leaves down so grouse hunting should pick up, but there wasn’t a big push of new ducks into the area since last week.

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Leech Lake Fishing Report for Oct 4, 2018

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Hit the wind-blown shorelines with a jig and minnow in 6 to 9 feet for walleyes. The deep humps or 18- to 24-foot breaks in Walker Bay are kicking out walleyes as well. Perch reports remain decent, although there is some sorting of small fish involved in 6 to 9 feet off Sand Point, Mounds Point, and GrandVu Flats. Muskie anglers are finding fish on the rocks or via trolling in Walker Bay. There’s some mallards and geese to be had and there has been reports of a few more divers showing up early this week.

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