Leech Lake is located mainly within the Leech Lake Indian Reservation and completely within the Chippewa National Forest in north central Minnesota. The Lake is one of the most popular tourism destinations in all of Minnesota. There are numerous recreational opportunities here such as fishing, boating, hunting, golfing, hiking, biking and much more. You will find a variety of accommodations here to fit your needs.
Leech Lake has been recognized as one of the most consistent walleye fisheries in the state. There are good numbers of northern pike in the 5 to 10 pound range as well as many largemouth bass in the 3 to 5 pound range. Perch, rock bass and sunfish are loaded in this lake making it a perfect place to introduce the kids to fishing. Muskie and smallmouth bass can also be caught in Leech Lake. Take a look at our Leech Lake Fishing Tips page for more fishing information.
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|Leech Lake||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||1.5||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||1.75||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters available||1||1|
|Quality lodging options||1||1|
|Businesses such as boat storage, rentals, repair, outfitters, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||0||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|