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The Walker and Leech Lake area includes excellent opportunities for fishing and hunting!

  • We will help you launch, retrieve and dock your boat.
  • We have ample dock space for your boat
  • Fishing guides who will come pick you up and supply everything.
  • We have three kayaks and a canoe you can use and fish from at no cost.
  • You can fish from the dock and the shore with your own gear.
  • Fishing boat rentals through Hiawatha Beach Resort, just one mile down the road.
  • You may use our large, clean, dry, heated, guest garage for your bikes, snowmobile, motorcycles, snow skies, hunting & fishing gear and supplies.
  • You may want to stop at one of our local bait shops for information, license and supplies.
  • Licenses available at the local gas stations.
  • Fish cleaning is at the city docks.
  • Bring your own ice or refrigeration.
Boats and dock at Leech Lake Resort B&B

Learn more about hunting in our area from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Couple in a boat with the bass they caught on Leech Lake
Spring, Summer or Fall, the fishing is great!
A guest with his catch while ice fishing on Leech Lake
Ice fishing is legendary on Leech Lake!

About Leech Lake

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.

Outline map of Leech Lake near Walker in northern Minnesota

Leech Lake Fishing Guides

There are many top fishing guides on Leech Lake. Below are four of the best!

  • John Dainsberg : 218-224-3607
  • Mark Kimmerle : 218-760-6623
  • Jack Shriver Jr. : 218-838-9856
  • Jeff Woodruff : 218-547-1405

Leech Lake Fishing Boat Rentals

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.

Fishing boat on the lake later in the day