Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
jiggin' fool

Resort on Portage Bay - Leech Lake

5 posts in this topic

Don't know if this is an "allowable-request".., but I do see posts asking about references to resorts..., so if this is "taboo", forgive me and don't reply.

I am looking for a resort on Leech, specifically on Portage Bay, for a short-week/long-weekend. I want to find a resort that will allow pets, and ideally, have some sort of protected dock that I can leave the boat in. (If I have to launch every day, wouldn't be the end of the world.., just a little "perk" that is a plus).

This will be my first trip to Leech, and am primarily looking to toss 'ski baits for 5-days, hence Portage Bay, as that seems to be a recommended area for early August.

I am open to any suggestiongs. Just made a last-minute decision to skip Mille Lacs, to avoid weekend crowds and low-water level at launches.

In advance.., thanks for your help!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We always stay at Sugar Point Resort. It is about the last one on the East side. They do allow pets and have a protected harbor. The water level is also low but, their harbor was fine last week. The resort has always been greatfor us every year. Shoot me an email if you would like more information.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You could also check out the New Leech Lake Campground which is on the West side. They may have a couple of apartment type rooms if camping is out of the questions. Nice protected area for boats. I'd try to avoid the weekend of the 11th if you don't want a lot of other boats around as there will be a small Portage Bay only tournament on Leech.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Klee and WW,

Thanks for your replies!!! A TOURNY!?!?!?! On Portage?!?!? Wonderful.

Well, I may have to think Mille Lacs again. What's the difference? Tourny in Portage Bay.., or weekend crowds on Mille Lacs?

But thanks again. I still may check out Leech. Such a frustrating summer.., precious little time for me.., and low-water levels on many lakes.., hot, hot weather!!!!

Hmmm.., could take up golf I guess. NOT!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is a big lake and you could always fish Boy Bay and Headquarters areas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • monstermoose78
      Seeing it's only your second year find buddy to go with as rock said. I even bring a second set of dry clothes and footwear. I am to big mess with thin ice I need 6 inches as rick said early varies so much so some where there is half as much ice.    Safety gear check include ice cleats as i have seen enough broken arms happen. Check your gear test the vexilar hook it up and turn it on to see if it runs or just hook up the charger. I use the drill plate so I charge all my batteries and with blade protecter on I make sure it works. My little sled is ready to haul my gear.    I go light during early ice so fill so fill up my plactics container and restock my jig boxes. Make sure my set ups have new line and pick my favorite set ups to take with. I can add some photos later 
    • monstermoose78
      Looks like we might have walkable ice in 2 weeks
    • monstermoose78
      Eyeguy with the new auger you got it will buzz through some ice easy as pie no worries
    • eyeguy 54
      p214.  49 bucks on the bay   600 pounds   regular ryobi is 350 pounds
    • Surface Tension
      Lets say you have 1.5 ah batteries now and you drilled one and a half holes per battery. Unless that ice was 50' thick, have dull blades and your auger is 8, or bigger that's not a drill you want to put more money into.  So give us some info on your auger and how many in lbs of torque is your drill?