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Yeti was one of the characters that descended on the festival. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Eelpout Festival brings out the outrageous

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The 34th annual International Eelpout Festival is under way in Walker, with thousands of raucous guests in attendance.

Walker Bay on Leech Lake spawned a community of trailers, fish houses, tents, shacks and igloos for the weekend.


Nearly perfect conditions greeted the estimated 10,000.

Thick ice and a sunny but crisp day allowed tons of vehicles and trailers out on the frozen lake.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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