Lake Winnibigoshish Ice Fishing Report for January 29, 2010

The perch bite is strong right now; however, they are running rather deep. Good schools of perch are being found in 29 to 36 feet of water. Perch are being caught with glow jigs and fathead minnows. Drop your jig to the bottom and jump it around a bit to swirl up the silt somewhat and it will help attract the perch in for a closer look. About 5-10 perch will swarm in toward your bait and then swirl up that silt again. I like to call it "puffing up the bottom." It works! The perch are eating mayfly larvae right now, so this technique makes it appear like something is coming out of the mud or silt on the lake bottom.

Walleyes are getting finicky. There are short bite windows, but you can still get them with Buckshot Rattle Spoons or Big Angel Eyes with a minnow head. The hump tops in 22 to 26 feet or the main lake bars from 15 to 22 feet are where you will find the best walleye fishing.

We had some rain and a little snow, so some roads have changed up a bit, but travel is still good. You can get off-road in some spots also.

Check in at the resort for road maps and notices about areas to stay away from. We're here to help!

Pat Rooney

Denny's Resort, Lake Winnie

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