Walleyes don’t like soft-bodied horse leeches or medicine leeches. But ribbon leeches, which have firm bodies, make excellent bait.

Eelpout Festival

January 10, 2016 | Categories: Fun Stuff

2016 International Eelpout Festival™

               February 18th-21st 2016.

 

2014 Eelpout Photos Now Available to View!

Eelpout 1

 

For the past 36 years, and for three days every February, crowds that are more than 10 times the population of tiny Walker, Minn. (pop. 1,069) gather on Minnesota’s third largest lake (112,000-acres), Leech Lake, for a festival named for one of the ugliest bottom-dwelling fish, the eelpout. In a state where it is common to embrace the quirky and find great fun in the most unlikely circumstances and weather conditions, this festival is pure Minnesota fun.