Posts Tagged ‘leech lake fishing resort’


Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Every year the Minnesota DNR is tasked with counting fish, not just a few but A LOT of fish! They do this so they can better manage fisheries and set appropriate fishing regulations. Using their DNR LakeFinder, we are able to see the results for Leech Lake. Let’s take a look at what they had to say!

Leech Lake in Cass County, near the town of Walker, MN has a wide variety of fish to be found in the lake: Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Burbot, Cisco Species, Hybrid Sunfish, Lake Whitefish, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Tullibee (Cisco), WALLEYE, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Bowfin (Dogfish), Shorthead Redhorse, White Sucker, Banded Killifish, Bigmouth Shiner, Blacknose Shiner, Bluntnose Minnow, Brook Stickleback, Central Mudminnow, Common Shiner, Emerald Shiner, Fathead Minnow, Golden Shiner, Iowa Darter, Johnny Darter, Logperch, Longnose Dace, Mimic Shiner, Mottled Sculpin, Sand Shiner, Spotfish Shiner, Spottail Shiner, Tadpole Madtom and Trout Perch. Whew that was a mouthful!

Leech Lake has special fishing regulations that differ from statewide or border water regulations for certain species and take precedence over general fishing regulations.

  • Walleye: All from 20-26” must be immediately caught and released. One over 26” allowed in possession. Possession is limited to four.

Leech Lake Indian Reservation:

  • Cisco: Limit 50 possession.

  • Whitefish” Limit 25 possession

General and inland water fishing regulations can be found on the MN DNR website if you need additional info before heading out. We also would like to remind you to please “Be a Hero, Transport Zero”, help prevent the spread of invasive species. MN DNR has also found both Zebra Mussel and Eurasian Watermilfoil in Leech Lake.

Now that you know the regulations and just how many different species your plan your trip with us today! Your Leech Lake fishing get-away is sure to be exciting! What will you catch? Hope to see you there!

Photo submitted by: Ben Wasson

Minnesota Fishing Opener: How to Stay Safe on Leech Lake

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

This weekend marks the 2016 Minnesota Fishing Opener! What a better place to celebrate than fishing on Leech Lake? Leech Lake is the third largest lake in Minnesota and is home to some of the best walleye fishing in the Midwest. Lakes can get busy, especially during fishing opener. While you’re out catching fish – remember to be careful! Here are a few tips to keep you and your family safe while out fishing.


Fishing on a Sunny Lake


1.       Life Jacket: If you are going to be on a boat while fishing, be sure that everyone on board has a life jacket. Chances are you won’t need it, but it’s always best to be safe. Even if you are a great swimmer, emergencies cause anxiety levels escalate which could cause you to not swim as well as you normally would. Spring weather in Minnesota can be fickle, but life jackets can serve as an extra layer to help keep you warm. Life jackets can also be quite comfortable – giving you extra cushion for your back!


Life Jackets on Boat


2.       Safety Kit: From a first aid kit to map – make sure you have everything you need on your boat. According to the Red Cross, a good first aid kit should have the following:

  • Bandages
  • Absorbent Compress Dressings
  • Adhesive Cloth Tape
  • Aspirin
  • Antiseptic Wipes
  • Antibiotic Ointment

Leech Lake is huge, and it’s easy to get lost or turned around while out on the water – especially if it’s your first time here or are exploring a new section of the lake. We recommend bringing a map of the lake out with you, or a GPS, in case you do get turned around while out on the lake. With 160 Square miles of lake getting lost can be easier than you may think on Leech Lake. A map of Leech Lake can not only help you figure out your direction, but can give you insight on the topography surrounding the lake. This will give you warning of the depth and if you may run in to any unexpected shallow areas.

Map of Leech Lake

3.       Appropriate Footwear: This the arrival of spring and warm weather, it’s tempting to throw your tennis shoes and boots aside and opt for flip flops and sandals. However, many hooks and other sharp objects are used while fishing and may find their way to the floor of the boat. Avoid accidental injury and stepping on these objects by wearing shoes that cover and protect your feet.

4.       Dress Appropriately: We’ve already mentioned that spring weather in Minnesota can be fickle and unpredictable. Making sure you’re prepared with the proper clothing can be the difference between a great and miserable day out on the lake. We recommend dressing in layers, that way you can be prepared for a hot – or frigid – day. Be sure to pack a rain jacket and pants in case the weather starts to get wet above the boat as well.

5.       Keep Knives and Hooks Covered: To avoid injury, keep knives and hooks covered and stored away when not in use. Picking out a great tackle box can help keep your fishing life organized and safe. Many tackle boxes are available with multiple trays and different sizes. These are great to keep your larger tools (like knives and scissors) on the larger shelves, while keeping your smaller hooks and jigs organized on the top shelves.

Fishing Tackle Box on Dock


Have a great fishing opener and season! We look forward to seeing you on Leech Lake soon.

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Huddles Resort

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Plan a northern Minnesota getaway at Huddle’s Resort on Leech Lake near Walker, Minnesota today! Huddle’s Resort has been a Minnesota family resort for over 80 years, and the spirit of the resort has guests coming back year after year. At Huddle’s Resort the fun never ends as guests can enjoy a heated pool and sandy beaches, restaurant/lounge, lodge/gift shop, game room, full harbor with services, boat rentals and more!


Along with the endless resort activities Huddle’s Resort provides exceptional Leech Lake lodging accommodations with over 30 Minnesota cabin rentals to choose from.  Each cabin rental is furnished, includes fully equipped kitchens and baths with linens and towels, has A/C, TV, decks or screened porches, grills, fire pits, and breathtaking views of Leech Lake. Choose from a one bedroom cabin rental up to a 4 bedroom cabin rental perfect for a single, couple, or group getaway!


If you’re looking to plan a Minnesota fishing getaway there is no better place than Huddle’s Resort on Leech Lake. Huddle’s Resort offers boat/motor packages and pontoon rentals to get you on the lake reeling fish in, in no time.  Huddle’s Resort also offers fishing guides and charters, a boat launch, fish cleaning and freezing to accommodate fish enthusiasts who enjoy the sport of fishing.


So plan a Leech Lake getaway today and enjoy the 3rd largest lake in Minnesota with over 112,000 acres to explore.

Huddles Resort | Leech Lake Tourism Bureau

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Andersons Spirit of the North Resort

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Anderson’s Spirit of the North Resort is a premier Minnesota lake resort located on the south side of Leech Lake, 9 miles from Walker, Minnesota. If you’re looking to plan a Spring, Summer or Fall Minnesota vacation Anderson’s Spirit on the North is a fantastic seasonal resort open May through October and offers spring and fall discounts.


Anderson’s Spirit of the North Resort offers a variety of lake home rentals on Leech Lake which accommodate small to large group sizes perfect for romantic getaways, family vacations, fishing trips, group retreats, family reunions and more. Each vacation home rental is built with pine log siding with natural wood interiors, large screened decks and lots of windows to enjoy the outdoor scenery of Minnesota and Leech Lake. Each vacation rental accommodates modern living with tv, fully furnished décor, and completely equipped kitchens.


Along with spectacular lodging and beautiful lake scenery at Andersons Spirit of the North Resort, they also offer a variety of fun activities the whole family can enjoy! From turtle races to kayak races, treasure hunts and more the kids will be entertained for hours!  At Spirit of the North Resort guests can enjoy water skiing, kayaking, paddle boating, hiking, biking, basketball, volleyball a game room and more! A place where there is endless activities for the entire family.


Anderson’s Spirit of the North Resort also welcomes and accommodates fisherman! If you’re planning a fishing trip and don’t know where to go, fish Leech Lake and stay at Spirit of the North Resort. They offer excellent fishing packages, boat rentals, dockage, boat ramp, bait, fish cleaning and more! So come and catch’em at Anderson’s Spirit of the North Resort and visit the Leech Lake area today!

Spirit of the North Resort | Leech Lake Resort | Walker MN

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Moore’s Lodge

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Moore’s Lodge on Leech Lake is a perfect Minnesota vacation destination. Moore’s Lodge is located on the protected Agency Bay of Leech Lake which offers great fishing and 300 feet of sand beach.  Moore’s Lodge, a premier Leech Lake resort offers 20 exceptionally clean and comfortable cottages whether you’re looking for a 1 bedroom to 4 bedroom vacation rental. All Leech Lake cottage rentals at Moore’s Lodge are situated on level ground complete with gas heat, air conditioning, complete kitchens, Cable TV, Wireless Internet , large refrigerator/freezer combinations, charcoal grills, picnic tables, fresh bedding and more!


Moore’s Lodge on Leech Lake is not far from Walker, MN located nine miles from Walker by car and 10 miles by boat. So if you’re interested in checking out the fun local shops, restaurants, the casino and festivities of Walker, MN Moore’s Lodge is only a short distance away.


Moore’s Lodge is also home to the Professional Walleye Tournament Fisherman, Mark Christianson. Moore’s Lodge offers Leech Lake fishing guide services through Mark Christianson Guide Service and offers special guide rates to guests who stay at their lodge.  So if you’re planning a Minnesota fishing trip check out Moore’s Lodge on Leech Lake. Moore’s Lodge is equipped with fishing guide services, boat rentals, dockage for your boat, and bait.


So plan a Minnesota getaway today and stay at Moore’s Lodge on Leech Lake and contact them today! Moore's Lodge on Leech Lake near Walker, MN