Posts Tagged ‘Minnesota Fishing’

MUSKIE FISHING ON LEECH LAKE CAN’T BE BEAT!

Friday, September 7th, 2018

If you’re in search of the perfect trophy fish, look no further Leech Lake is the HOT spot!  The Muskie is well known for being an elusive predator, able to avoid even the most appealing lure. While it can be challenging, it also means that you have an opportunity to relax and enjoy the beauty of Leech Lake that surrounds you.  Take your time, relax and wait for that Muskie to bite (inevitable on Leech Lake) before you know it you will have your trophy photo with you and this monster fish! Leech Lake is one of the best Muskie Lakes in the state of Minnesota. Take some tips from Troy Linder Fishing, Troy recently had an opportunity to fish with the AnglingBuzz/Fleet Farm contest winner on Leech Lake. Sounds like they had a great time!

Pull out your vegetation map, or use our maps, and find the “cabbage” – AKA weed beds. Muskie like to stick to the deeper edges of the weed beds where food is easy to come by. Here are some spots we recommend:

  • Sucker Bay – Offers thick cabbage and plenty of food, this is a top spot for Muskies on Leech Lake. If you are able to catch them in an aggressive mood you are sure to get a big bite in no time.

  • Walker Bay Narrows – Although weeds have thinned out over the years, boulders still make it a great spot.

  • Agency Bay – If you’re not finding much luck in either in the narrows head over to Agency Bay. Not too far away, the edges can provide some very aggressive muskies that have moved out of the narrows.

  • Bear Island Narrows – This spot has thick pond-weeds. Leech’s muskies are known to hangout on the eastern tip of Bear Island. This location is often missed by most anglers but can be a great location, less crowded with fish.

  • Portage Bay – Hit the deeper edges of the weed beds, right around the 15 ft. drop off or push in a little shallower.

  • Black Duck Point – On the edge of thick Boy Bay weed beds may result in some serious pulls. Finish off your day here, slow during the day but at dusk there is a definite shift.

We hope this gets you excited to find the perfect spot on Leech Lake to get that trophy Muskie! If you know of any additional hotspots please feel free to share in the comments. Whether you are looking for that trophy muskie or looking to try fishing Leech Lake for the first time, find your perfect lodging with us. Hope to see you on the water!

THE SURVEY RESULTS ARE IN! LEECH LAKE FISH SPECIES & REGULATIONS

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

Sugar Point Resort

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Sugar Point Resort is located near Walker Minnesota on the eastern shores of Leech Lake. As one of the premiere fishing lakes, there is a great opportunity for sportsman year round. Muskies, northerns, walleyes, bass and crappies are frequently brought back to the resort after a trip on the lake.  Since Sugar Point is on a large protected harbor we offer full gas and bait services onsite as well as rental boats, motors or slips.

 

In addition to docks and fishing, Sugar Point offers RV and cabin stays for the perfect family vacation. Nearby Forest History Center, Deep Portage Conservation Reserves, Itasca State Park And Chippewa National Forest offer families an opportunity to explore physically and engage educationally with the area. There are kids activities in the summer, providing an opportunity to foster growth and new relationships and the indoor pool is heated and open year-round for all visitors.

 

Whether you’re looking for a fishing extravaganza or your next family outing, Sugar Point Resort is a great opportunity to grow in your skills or relationships. Check out our rates here: http://www.sugarpoint.com/vacation.html#rates

Expect Fine Fishing this Opener

Friday, May 9th, 2014

With the Minnesota fishing opener taking place this weekend a lot of anglers in the area are wondering just what they can expect on the lakes given the fact that, as usual, our winter weather has extended its stay here in the Northland. But all signs are pointing to a great fishing opener in the area. With the recent rains we have been having most lakes have cleared up their ice coverage and according to the local weather report we are expecting to have beautiful weather with Saturday topping out around 65° and Sunday around 64°! Saturday night calls for a chance for showers and that could help with the walleye in Leech Lake, which according to the DNR are in abundance on the lake.

 

The DNR also reports that for fishing opener they will be relaxing the protected slot limit on Leech Lake allowing for the harvest of walleye up to 20 inches, northern pike should be around 24 inches or longer and the yellow perch are expected to be good-sized as well! So with great weather in place and an abundance of good-sized fish waiting to be harvested what drawbacks could there be to this fishing opener? Well reports also indicate that due to the cool weather that has stuck around many Minnesota anglers have postponed purchasing their fishing license to wait and see how the opener will pan out. So you can expect that if you haven’t gotten your license as of yet that there is going to be a rush to purchase them today. So other than the possibility of extended travel times for those coming from out of town and the possible lines to acquire your license this year it seems that the 2014 Minnesota fishing opener should be a great one!

 

As always though please remember to practice safety while fishing, here are some safety tips provided by the DNR:

  • Always handle tackle responsibly
  • Make sure to always check behind you before casting to avoid snagging anything
  • If a hook is deep inside a fish’s mouth do not put your hand in to retrieve it, instead use a hook remover
  • Always dress for the weather and be prepared for sudden changes

 

When boating:

  • Be aware of how to use the rescue devices on the boat
  • Stay seated as much as possible
  • Never overload the boat
  • Keep your eyes on the weather and leave the water before a storm hits
  • Travel slowly in shallow areas
  • When traveling at night make sure that your running lights are on

Best fishing tip of all, bring a friend! So enjoy the fishing opener this season and stay safe to all!

 

You can read more on the DNR report here http://news.dnr.state.mn.us/2014/04/28/abundant-walleyes-await-anglers-on-opener-on-leech-lake/

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Agency Bay Lodge

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Spring is just around the corner and so is Minnesota’s fishing opener! What better place to plan a Minnesota fishing getaway than Agency Bay Lodge on Leech Lake! Agency Bay Lodge is located in the Chippewa National Forest on a small protected bay and peninsula expanding out into the center of Leech Lake. This making Agency Bay Lodge an ideal location for easy access to the big lake and best fishing spots. The staff at Agency Bay Lodge are always available to provide a helpful hand refueling your boat, cleaning and packaging your fish, and will even provide tips on where the fish are biting. Agency Bay Lodge also provides a variety of Leech Lake boat rental options to accommodate all fishermen in your party. While Agency Bay Lodge provides excellent Leech Lake fishing accommodations guests are more than satisfied with their exceptional Leech Lake cabin rentals, vacation home rentals, and campsites. So plan a Minnesota fishing getaway on Leech Lake today and stay at Agency Bay Lodge on Leech Lake near Walker, Minnesota! Let Leech Lake be your next fishing story!

Minnesota Fishing Opener

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Mark your calendar for May 11, 2013, this year’s Walleye, Sauger, Northern Pike fishing opener! What better place to fish opening day than Leech Lake near Walker, MN. Leech Lake is the third largest lake in Minnesota. It has 230 miles of shoreline, stretches out over 111,527 acres and is an average of 35 feet deep. So fish Leech Lake this opening season and tell us about your greatest catch.