5 Fish You Can Catch On Leech Lake

5 Fish You Can Catch On Leech Lake

November 30, 2017

Leech Lake is the third largest body of water in the land of 10,000 lakes. Minnesota is known for its awesome fishing and Leech Lake is no exception. Here is a list of five fish you can expect to see on your next fishing trip.


  1. Muskie: These fish are often at the top of the food chain in their home lake. They have razor sharp teeth and an anatomy built for speed.

Muskie from Leech Lake Minnesota

  1. Walleye: After several years of extensive stocking and management practices, Leech Lake is presently at peak levels with strong populations of Walleye. The walleye is named for its pearlescent eye, which is caused by a reflective layer of pigment called the tapetum lucidum, that helps them see and feed at night or in murky water.


  1. Bluegill/Sunfish: These panfish are just waiting to be caught in Leech Lake. Bluegill fishing is very popular because the fish bite year-round and fishing for bluegill with young children can be an excellent way of getting kids hooked on the sport.


  1. Bass: Largemouth Bass fishing is a supreme sport in Minnesota. You can find bass in shallow water with heavy cover. Adult largemouth bass prefer to feed on small fish like perch, sunfish, and minnows. However, they are also known to eat crayfish, insects, frogs, and even small aquatic birds.

Largemouth Bass in Leech Lake Minnesota

  1. Northern Pike: The best part of fishing for Northern Pike is the big fight while reeling them in. Northerns have snouts filled with long, sharp teeth and bright yellow eyes.


What fish are you hoping to catch on your next fishing excursion to Leech Lake?

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