Learn more about hunting in our area from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Leech Lake is the third largest lake entirely within the boundaries of Minnesota and has approximately 112,000 surface acres. The lake is geographically located in three glacial zones and has an irregular shape with many large and small bays. The deepest area of the lake is located in Walker Bay where depths reach around 150 feet deep. Approximately 80% of the lake is less than 35 feet deep.
Similar to other large lakes in Minnesota, the fish community is dominated by species in the perch and pike families. Walleye, northern pike, and muskellunge are the primary predator species, while yellow perch and cisco serve as the principal forage. Leech Lake is well known among anglers as a tremendous multi-species fishery, including excellent fishing opportunities for walleye, yellow perch, northern pike, muskellunge, largemouth bass, sunfish, and black crappie.
For more information about fishing on Leech Lake, visit the MN DNR Leech Lake information report.
There are many top fishing guides on Leech Lake. Below are four of the best!
Choose from five 16′, 18′ and 19′ Lund fishing boats; fully loaded with live wells, depth-finders, fish locators, trolling motors and Mercury Motors. These fishing boats are available for rent through Hiawatha Beach Resort, just 1/2 mile down the road. Check out rental rates or call 800-442-3224.