Leech Lake management

An updated management plan that aims to sustain Leech Lake as one of Minnesota's top fishing destinations now is available.

The plan outlines fisheries management objectives scheduled from 2021 through 2025 on Minnesota's third-largest lake. Leech Lake's 112,000 acres offer year-round angling opportunities for walleye, muskellunge, northern pike, yellow perch and largemouth bass.

Management strategies detailed in the plan include habitat protection, stocking and continued support for cormorant control. The plan provides a framework for the DNR's management approach to sport fish species and habitat during the next five years.

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