Walleye Tournaments on Leech Lake
Walleye tournaments have been a tradition on Leech Lake for over 25 years. The entire Leech Lake community has strongly supported tournaments over the years with dozens of volunteers working to make them a success. The community is proud to say that the tournament tradition now continues as the new Leech Lake Walleye Tournament.
Thank you to our NEW 2023 Sponsors
Leech Lake Fishing Task Force
Through countless hours of effort by the Leech Lake Fishing Task Force, in conjunction with the Leech Lake Band and the Minnesota DNR, they are realizing their goal of bringing back a strong and sustainable walleye fishery on the lake. It began in 2005 with a cormorant control plan and an aggressive stocking program. By 2010, over 100 million walleye fry had been introduced into Leech Lake. The result of this effort has been a return to quality walleye fishing that is as good as it has ever been, with Leech Lake once again being one of the hottest walleye lakes in Minnesota. The Leech Lake Walleye Tournament will showcase this walleye fishery recovery.
The mission of the Leech Lake Area Walleye Tournament is to build a strong community by providing financial support for area “non-profit”
organizations and promote tourism through fishing and family recreation.
Our vision is to create a family-oriented, lake-friendly fishing tournament that will develop into the largest locally sponsored non-profit walleye tournament in the country.