Lake Winnibigoshish Ice Fishing Report for February 13, 2010

Big Winnie is still producing many limits of perch. Deeper water seems to be working better than anything. On the East side of Moxey's, cover the drop up to the Saddle in 30 to 35 feet of water with fatheads and glow jigs. It's still better to call 'em in with the big buckshot rattle spoons. Main lake bars such as Moses, Horseshoe and Bena Bar are working well, also, in depths from 28 to 35 feet.

Some walleyes are being caught deep and are hanging together with the perch. Best bet for walleyes, right now, is from 4 to 8 PM on top of the humps North of the Third River bar or on the top edge at Moxey's in 14 to 18 feet of water. Jigging spoons tipped with a minnow head are by far the best bait for walleyes.

The pike bite has been going well for the "flag chasers." Bigger suckers from 6 to 9 inches are working well and placed three feet up from the bottom on the upper parts of the structure. Best depths for pike are 13 to 18 feet of water.

Sunnies are still going strong in Cutfoot, west of the narrows. 26 feet of water is working best for sunfish.

The ice on Lake Winnie is in good shape. Travel is ok off-road in several areas. Check in with the resort for the latest details before you head out. The snow cover on the lake is about 6 to 8 inches.

Time to go fishing; see you on the ice!

Pat Rooney, Denny's Resort

P.S. Please remember to email us any great photos of fish you caught while fishing Lake Winnie. We love to post them on our Web site.

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