Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report for December 27, 2010

Hello, from Big Winnibigoshish!

The ice conditions are ok at this time. We are at 14 to 16 inches, with 6 to 10 inches of snow. Travel has been ok, off the road. We have a small road out from the resort. Fishing has been ok.

Perch bite, lately, has been good, during sunny days in 20 to 30 foot range. Small glow jigs working well, forage minnows in green glow or some gold have been good.

Walleyes on the other have have been off and on, some evenings you can not shake 'em off, most times it is a 40 minute bite window. If you are ready for them, it can be good. Bigger jigging spoons and a minnow have working well. Northland Tackle has come out with a new spoon, "The Fish Fry Minnow" jig, with lifelike color. The big 1/4 oz job in perch or glow perch has been tough to beat. I have used it for a while,as the detail to the forage color caught my eye and thankfully the walleyes eyes. Most of the walleyes we have cleaned have perch in them. Work those spoons in 15 to 19 feet off of the shore drop or the breaks off of the main lake bars at dusk.

Pike fishing has picked up. We have have some tip-up guys and gals that are bringing in pike in the 6 to 10 lb range. Shore drops working best for them in 12 to 18 feet of water. As always, talk to the local bait shops or a resort were you plan to access the lake, for up to the minute ice conditions.

Be safe out there. See you on the ice!

Pat Rooney, Denny's Resort

P.S. We have cabin rentals available, motel unit rentals available and ice fishing sleeper shacks that have not yet been spoken for during several weekend or weekday windows. The fishing has been hot!



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