A Moment in Time: 1955 Muskie Rampage
The Leech Lake muskie Rampage was a two-week fishing extravaganza that began on Saturday, July 16, 1955. The exact number of muskies taken during this period is not known, but at least 163 fish from 18 to 421⁄2 pounds were recorded at Federal Dam alone and the rest of Leech Lake was hopping too. Leech Lake was crowned the “Muskie Capital of the World” after the famous muskie rampage during a hot spell in July 1955.
The Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will present “A Moment in Time” each week. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, please give us a call at 218-547-1313 and we will be happy to give you some more information!