Leech Lake

Eelpout Festival leaving Leech Lake for Lake Bemidji?

(eelpoutfestival.com)Even with the dramatic comeback of walleyes on Leech Lake in the last decade, a decades-long homage to another species that is a far cry from the state fish has had a lot to do with putting the lake on the national/international map. Since its start in 1979, the International Eelpout Festival has called Leech home. But according to reports,…