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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

Bayside Resort

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

A Leech Lake vacation is filled with beautiful beaches, inlet bays and incredible fishing. Located on Agency Bay on the South Side of the lake is Bayside Resort. Bayside has been a Leech Lake staple resort since opening many years ago. Family owned and operated you can be sure that the team at Bayside know how to provide an unforgettable family vacation every time. In the summer there are many beach and water toys available for recreation everyone can enjoy. At night many families use the portable fire rings or the fire ring by the beach to curl up with the day’s catch or some marshmallows and share stories with loved ones. Being located in the pay is perfect for water activities such as jet skiing, tubing and waterskiing. Enjoy the native wildlife along the shores of the lake from ducks and loons to the majestic bald eagle.

 

One of the most well liked fish is the walleye, and they swim in abundance in the bay. Also come for the trophy muskies, northern pike, and best bass in Minnesota. Crappies and perch and plentiful in the spring and fall, offering a diverse mix year round.

 

There are 10 cabins available to fit any family’s preference. Allowing for group rental discounts, but still staying quaint and being able to socialize with your neighbors. Bayside offers fishing and resort packages throughout the season. Use their website to take virtual tours of the cabins, see the full list of specials and book your next vacation. http://www.baysideleechlake.com/

Shores of Leech Lake

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Featured Member: Shores of Leech Lake

Shores of Leech Lake is a resort, RV park and Marina located 2.5 miles north of town on Walker Bay, on the paved Heartland and Paul Bunyan trails. Shores of Leech Lake offers spectacular views of the lake, security of your boat on private docks, sandy beaches and access to tails and downtown Walker. For a great family vacation, you can bring your own RV or rent one of the rustic, lakeside cottages.

The cottages are available for year round rental with owner’s onsite. There is a plowed public access to the lake for ice fishing this season ½ mile north of Shores of Leech Lake. Simply cross the channel between Kabekona Bay and Walker Bay, then immediately turn tight. Shores boat ramp works great for snowmobiles and ATVs. You can also access the state trails from Shores road.

Lakeside cottages are on special for 2 nights, $199/night or three nights at $149/night. Learn more about Shores of Leech Lake and book online now at http://shoresofleechlake.com/

Fishing Opener is Once Again Upon Us!

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

The day that Minnesota anglers wait for all year is finally almost here. This Saturday, May 11, is the official Minnesota walleye and northern pike fishing opener.

 

One major concern on all Minnesota fishermen’s minds is the weather. After having the earliest ice out ever last year, the spring of 2013 followed with the latest ice out on Minnesota lakes. As of today, the weather forecast for the Leech Lake area this weekend is 49 degrees and partly cloudy on Saturday and 58 degrees and sunny on Sunday.

 

Even though the weather is finally starting to warm up, the water temperatures will be colder than normal this year. Cold water can not only affect fishing conditions, but it can also be dangerous. People are urged to be extra cautious this year and wear life vests at all times.

 

Another concern brought on by the colder than usual spring weather is that the larger Minnesota lakes, including Leech Lake, will probably still have ice covering at least some parts of them come Saturday morning. That gives anglers the options of either trying to find a spot of safe ice to fish on or to look for open water.

 

The good news is that ice or no ice, the Minnesota fishing opener is still on for this Saturday.  Even if it is a little colder than usual, a weekend of Leech Lake fishing is the perfect way to relax after a hectic week!

Leech Lake Fishing

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Did you know that most of Leech Lake is less than 35 feet deep? Regardless, its 112,835 acres and 195 miles of shoreline make it the third largest lake in Minnesota.  It has a distinct shape that almost any Minnesotan could pick out on a map, and its rocky shorelines are the ideal spawning habitat for walleyes.

 

Leech Lake is a popular fishing place for more than just walleye though. The beautiful lake is also a hotspot for bass, bluegill, crappie, eelpout  muskie, northern pike, and perch fish. Just like people, fish tend to follow certain routines throughout the season. This Fall, use these tips to catch the big one:

  • Bass/Pike: will concentrate in pockets left from the wild rice harvest.  Northland Reed-Runner single-spin spinner baits in natural colors work well, as will jig worms.
  • Walleye: In the fall walleye can be found near points and shorelines where the wind is blowing. Look for them where the hard bottom shifts into a softer bottom. Bigger minnows such as red tails are also effective either on jigs or rigged.

For more tips on how to fish this Fall season visit our tips and resources page!

Huddle’s Resort

Friday, September 28th, 2012

 

Since 1928 Huddle’s Resort has been a favorite vacation destination for Minnesota residents. The Leech Lake area is a wonderful location not just for its scenery, but its proximity to many enjoyable area attractions such as golf courses, parks, shops, and restaurants.

 

Passed down through generations, Huddle’s Resort on Leech Lake is very family focused. Unlike other resorts, Roy and Kay Huddle aim to make each visitors stay memorable by focusing on the spirit of the resort.

 

Huddle’s Resort offers a wide variety of activities including volleyball games, scavenger hunts, hiking, and canoing. One of the favorites among these activites are the fishing contests. Leech Lake is one of Minnesota’s premier sport fishing lakes. With 112,000 acres of water it offers many opportunities for even the most amateur of anglers.

 

Huddle’s Resort also offers fully equipped cabins with all the modern comforts. You can enjoy a beautiful sunset over Leech Lake from your deck or screened porch, and if you love to grill you are in luck because each cabin also comes with a grill and a fire pit! You can choose from a one bedroom to a six-person bedroom and of course, each cabin features a beautiful lake view.

 

If you’re looking for that special place to be reminded of the magic, to gather family and friends for the simple pleasures of life at the lake—then come, join generations who have made Huddle’s Resort their family’s Minnesota vacation tradition!

 

 

Spring has Sprung!

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Leech Lake is known for its great fishing and family resorts. Our blog will be focusing on local events, fishing and other updates, as well as different articles featuring resorts in the area so you can learn even more about our special region of Minnesota, and why it would be a great location for your next vacation.

This week, we are experiencing warmer temps and melting snow. A few people have even spotted their first robin! We are all starting to feel the excitement that spring brings. Those resorts that were closed during the winter, are starting the exciting task of spring cleaning as they prep each cabins for the happy families that will be staying in the cabins throughout the summer.

As these temps continue to rise, remember that according to DNR standards, all ice houses must be off the ice each night unless attended north of Highways 10, 34, 200 and 2 by March 19th. All of the fishermen are anxious to get their boats in the waters of Leech Lake and plan their upcoming fishing getaways.

Also in the area this week, the Minnesota Folklore Theatre presents Cinderella in Akeley, Minnesota. This is a great event for the whole family and only a short distance away.