Lake Winnie Fishing Report for May 21, 2010

Hello, from big Winnie!

The fishing season has finally arrived. The walleye fishing has started with a bang! Opener fishing was spread around the lake with several areas being productive. The High Banks area was hot in 11 to 22 feet of water. The Moxey Drop on the East side went very well in the same depth range. The West side, Sugar point up through Ravens Point and Mallard Point, was also very good. Jigs or rigs with shiners and, in some cases, leeches and crawlers worked when the bite slowed on minnows. This week has been nearly the same, but the main lake bar fishing has started in some areas. Snag Hole and the front side of Bena from Big Musky South is ok.

Water temps are warming fast - 63 to 67 degrees now.

The pan fishing has also been good. The smaller lakes nearby have been good for crappies and some pre-spawn sunnies. Perch bite has also been very good with 10 to 11 inch perch being a very common size found.

Remember, when you leave the lake drain your live wells and you will help to leave the snails here. Weeds are starting to grow now and soon will be up and changing the fishing patterns.

NOTE: In the next few days, we will be posting a new section on our Web site called "Special Offers." You will be able to find this new page under the "Contact Us" section of this Web site. I will be selling two lots and currently have two seasonal spots available for rent. I'll have all the details available in this section.

See you on the water!

Pat Rooney

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