There is more to say about fishing Leech Lake than there is space available here. Its diverse natural habitat creates ideal conditions for spawning and growth of many game fish species.

The Department of Natural Resources stated, “Based on current data, there is an increasing abundance of walleye and northern pike in Leech Lake, both in quantity and size of fish.”

There is also excellent fishing for muskie, largemouth bass, perch, and crappie. Kids can be successful fishing right off the harbor docks, the channel, or the lakeshore.

Leech Lake no longer has a protected walleye slot limit – you can still keep up to 4 walleye per person, but only 1 greater than 20″ in length.

The northern pike possession regulation has increased from 3 per person to 10! However, there is now a slot limit, meaning any pike caught in the 22-26″ range must be released. You may only keep 2 over the 26″ size.

For more information on all fishing regulations, click here.

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