Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report for January 18, 2011

Hello, from the Snowy Lake Winnie.

The perch bite has been fair with fish being caught on sunny days being the best for good fishing. The shore drop and some of the main lake bars are going well, from 20 to 30 feet of water.

Walleye have been active at twilight times - an hour before to an hour after sun-up or sun- down. Bigger jigging spoons like Buck shot rattle spoons and - this year - the Northland Moxie Minnow (in perch coloration) have been deadly with a minnow head. Tops of the bars up to 13 feet and also back up the shore drops to 11 feet have been ok.

Travel is another story. We have plenty of snow. Travel on plowed roads only unless you have a snow machine. Some slushy areas are out there. If quite a few people fish a small area, some flooding will happen. You just have to spread it out a bit more than usual. Ice thickness is 16 to 21 inches in the main lake. The river mouths are thinner with 9 to 11 inches found.

Check in with the resorts or bait shops for up to minute conditions.

See you on the lake!

Pat Rooney, Denny's Resort

P.S. You can easily request reservations from our Web site by clicking on this page of our Web site:

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