Believe it or not people actually eat it and eelpout is known as the poor man's lobster. When deep fried into nuggets it has a rubbery taste and not a lot flavor. I actually tasted one and lived to tell! And Bella really enjoyed the leftovers.
Leech lake is the third largest lake in Minnesota . It has 195 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 150 feet. But nothing prepared me for the entire city that had sprang up on the ice for the weekend. As far as one could see there were snowmobiles, RVs, ice houses, ATVs and crowds of people all having a good time.
Elvis sang with his chorus before taking the plunge.
I did manage to catch this group in mid air just before they touched water.
It was quite the party on ice. I now have stories to share with my lake neighbors :)
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