Lake Winnie Fishing & Hunting Report for October 6, 2009

Fall is officially here and the fishing is really taking off. In my opinion, this is the best time of year for great walleye fishing, pike fishing and perch fishing. The numbers of fish are outstanding and they are easily caught throughout the shallows and onto the humps. Pretty much the whole lake goes crazy and fishermen and women only have to risk a little cool weather.

Although the leaves are still holding well to the trees, they should be dropping soon making it much easier to chase after the grouse that are in the area. There is a large amount of public land here and the Chippewa National Forest is a great place to work your dog. Grouse numbers are up and it should be a very good grouse hunting season throughout the area.

The big lake is a great place, too, for duck hunting. Or, if you don't like such big water, there are numerous ponds and great duck sloughs throughout the Chippewa National Forest. We can help you find a few good spots to go. Mallards and greenwing teal are the primary waterfowl being taken at this time of the season.

And, if you're interested in doing some deer hunting in the area, there are plenty of places to do so, but you will want to do your pre-season scouting in the next few weeks. It makes sense to leave the woods alone after the October 15th, at the latest. We've seen plenty of deer throughout the summer and fall and they have been eating well.

Right now, you can fish or duck hunt in the morning, grouse hunt throughout the late morning and early afternoon, then head back out to the water to catch some more fish or duck hunt at dusk. There aren't too many places in Minnesota with these kinds of opportunities so near to one another without access headaches. There is so much public land available with amazing hunting opportunities.
Of course, we're here to help with whatever you need. This is a great time of the year to make it up to Lake Winnie. Enjoy the season!

Pat Rooney

Denny’s Resort – Lake Winnibigoshish • 15017 16th Ave. NE • P.O. Box 8 • Bena, Minnesota 56626
(218) 665 - 2222