Frequently Asked Questions
We are making the following changes for our 2021 season:
- Please bring your own blankets and pillows. We will be removing all pillows and blankets from the cabins. Agency Bay Lodge will continue to provide clean bed sheets and pillowcases.
- Please bring your own bath towels, beach towels and kitchen towels.
- Our Lodge/Bar/Tackle and Gift Shop will follow the Minnesota’s rules and regulations. Please be sure to continue to follow our social media pages (Facebook and Instagram) for updates as we get closer to the 2021 season.
- We have updated our Check-In time to 3:30pm and Check-Out time is at 9:00am.
If you are traveling via plane, please reach out to us prior to your stay so we can make the proper accommodations for your vacation here at Agency Bay Lodge.
*Please continue to check back for future updates as get closer to the 2021 Season. Thank you!
Each 2 bedroom cabin has one room with a queen bed and one room with two twin beds. Additionally, there are two couches/futons that are made into a bed in each main living area. Occupancy listed on our rates sheet show 4-6 people in a 2 bedroom cabin. The rate is based on occupancy of 4 people, and each additional person is $95/week.
YES! We have a beautiful sandy beach spread out along our 1200’ of shoreline on Agency Bay. We walk our beach every morning in an effort to keep it clean, and we rake it at least twice per week. Additionally, we own a private beach shoreline on Trappers bay, accessible only by boat for a beach and swimming experience in solitude.
With Leech Lake being so big, this is a question that we get a lot, and the answer can really depend on species you are targeting and time of year. Here is what is true all season long; Agency Bay has fishable populations of walleye, pike, Musky, and panfish. It is also typically protected from the wind. Additionally, walker narrows is a short boat-ride to the west, and Roosevelt canal is right next to the resort, which takes you to the main lake. This makes us one of the most versatile, centrally-located locations on the lake.
We have a bar where we serve pizza from 12-8PM. We also keep one local beer on tap, and have a grab and go cooler for soft drinks and select beer. Walker also has several excellent restaurants that you will find to fit your taste.
Musky opens on the first Saturday of June and often there can be a solid bite while the fish are still on or near their spawning areas. Fish will become scattered as they recover from the spawn, and then setting up on more traditional weed and Rock structures by mid-July. If planning a trip to Leech for Musky, anytime from mid- July through August should produce consistent action. As soon as water starts to cool off in late August and fish push shallower and become more aggressive, a great shallow water bite can continue through September. For more patient anglers that are searching for the largest fish, October can produce giants on remaining green cabbage weeds and the many rock bars on the lake.
Leech Lake is an amazing walleye fishery, and we feel confident that you can experience great walleye fishing at any time during the open water season. With that being said, please refer to our fishing page for more detailed descriptions of fish patterns and seasonality, but below we rank what we feel are best time to target walleye on Leech-
- September – Most consistent pattern, great size caliber, high numbers of fish
- June – a close second to September, with fish size being slightly smaller, but even easier to catch
- May – the opener. This can often be one of the best bites of the year
- October – Can be amazing, but weather gets more inconsistent which can change patterns from day to day
- July/August- weather is comfortable and fish are very active, but more delicate tactics can be needed to produce large numbers of fish.
It is true and widely known that walleyes are excellent nocturnal predators, and in the case of Leech Lake, they also seem to be quite shallow during the summer months compared to typical summer walleye patterns. Even in the heat of summer, prime walleye locations will still often be in 8-14ft of water, which is why you may have heard that night fishing, or fishing with some wind can be more effective. Although this is true, transition areas are key (weed edges to sand, or gravel to muck/sand) are where the walleyes will be during the summer. Adjusting daytime tactics to a more finicky bite can and will still produce limits in the middle of the summer.
All rates and fees are available on our rates page. We don’t believe in hidden fees and try to be transparent on what to expect during the booking process. If you are bringing a boat, you will need to pay for a boat lift/dock space in addition to your lodging. If you are renting a boat, your rental fee will include the boat lift space as well as the first tank of fuel.
Yes we do. We offer regular 87 octane, and ethanol free fuel. Due to environmental reasons we do not allow customer gas cans on our docks or beaches, but we are always available to help you fill up. For bait, we utilize several local vendors to stock live bait that is working for current fishing patterns. From night crawlers and leeches to suckers for fall musky fishing, we make it easy for you to get bait.
Yes we do. We work with several guides that specialize in walleye, bass, and musky fishing outings. Many different factors go into having an enjoyable experience with a guide. The style of fishing, the type of boat, and personality of the guide can all determine the outcome of the experience. When you discuss your trip expectations with Agency Bay Lodge, we will talk about the time of year you are booking, tactics and fish species you prefer, and a guide that might fit your expectations the best.
Yes. We understand how the anticipation of the trip can lead to making sure you have all the right gear before you travel, but as fisherman (and women) ourselves, we take pride on offering a selection that lends to fishing on leech lake. Whether fishing for musky, walleye, bass, pike, or panfish, we will have what is working available for you-and at a price you are accustomed to. We know the products are not worth more on our shelves than they are on anyone else’s. You won’t pay premium prices just because you’re at a resort.