What We’re Thankful For This Year

Leech Lake Fall Fishing

What We’re Thankful For This Year

November 22, 2021

It’s the month of giving thanks and this year we have so much to be thankful for!

After the uncertainties of 2020, 2021 came back in full force here at Leech Lake.

As all of us at the Leech Lake Tourism Bureau are gathered around with our families and friends this year, we’ll be saying a bit of thanks for all our blessings. Here’s what we’re thankful for this year. What are you thankful for?

Our visitors

Not only did 2021 come back in full force for those visiting the Leech Lake area, but we experienced strong numbers of people visiting during 2020. The year 2020 meant that many didn’t feel safe flying, but many of you remembered the local road trips and trusted us as a destination that would keep you safe. Thank you for your trust during such a time — it did not go unnoticed.

Then 2021 came, and we saw all sorts of travelers return! Numbers spiked, adventures took place on our clear blue water as well as through the woods of our nearby trails. Our cabins, resorts and lodging properties stayed booked and continue to see strong booking numbers!

Our lodging properties and local businesses are owned by families just like you. So when you support a local resort, stroll, go shopping in Walker, dine out or even purchase tackle for your Leech Lake fishing, you’re supporting families! We could not express our gratitude enough.

Our local employees

From those serving food on Leech Lake to those ringing up purchases at the shops in Walker.

Our lodging properties also have events staff, front desk and housekeeping employees, managers and too many other employees across many Leech Lake area businesses to name.

We know that 2021 has been a tough year for staffing shortages and we appreciate you for sticking with it! We could not provide such a great stay on Leech Lake for all of our guests without your hard work and appreciation. Even the fishing on Leech Lake was made better by employees at local businesses who could make our visitors’ stay a little better.
If you’re visiting Leech Lake this holiday season, or just for some Leech Lake ice fishing, please show your appreciation and patience to our local residents working to make your stay just a little better. We couldn’t do it without them!

Walleye Fishing

Not only is walleye fishing — and fishing for perch, bluegill and other species — what makes Leech Lake so great! Walleye fishing on Leech Lake is what makes life so great.

When the walleye aren’t biting, there are plenty of other fish to catch in Leech Lake. That’s why we’re happy to welcome you when our waters are clear blue, and when the ice is frozen completely.

We can’t wait to welcome you for ice fishing this year, which is a great way to kill the time in those months before you can put the boat on the water.

Whether you’re bringing your ice house or looking for a place to stay before your day on the lake, we’re excited to spend our winter season with you! Check out these tips for some walleye you can catch while ice fishing and give thanks for!

Meanwhile, don’t forget to keep track of our fishing report!

Trails & Shops

We love walleye fishing but we’re so thankful to live in a place that has so much more to offer. We have hundreds of miles to hike, ATV, downward ski or snowmobile — with more bald eagles than practically anywhere else.

We have a whole local business community in nearby Walker ready to serve you with local brews, wine, food and shops. Plus, we have a full event calendar that always has something fun coming up!

This year, we are so thankful for being able to welcome you to Leech Lake, and we can’t wait to welcome you here again.

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