Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report for January 28, 2011

Hello, from snowy Lake Winnibigoshish!

Fishing is good and we have a strong perch bite occurring in several deeper spots on the main lake bar drops in 23 to 30 feet of water. You can get these perch with glow jigs and fatheads. Also, Bowen's Flats is a pretty hot area, if you like shallow water fishing. The perch are being caught in 6 to 12 feet of water out there. You will have to sort a lot more though to find the really nice perch. You'll catch 40 perch to find 15 nice keeper perch.

The walleye bite still is best in the evening from 3 PM to 7 PM. Spoons and minnow heads are working well for the walleyes. 12 to 20 feet of water seems to be the best areas to be for good walleye fishing.

Travel is ok on the ice roads, although there is some slush in spots. The lake, in other spots, has refroze. Try not to crowd as this creates too much weight and then the ice floods pretty quickly. So, keep your group spread out more than usual.

Call ahead to a resort or bait shop for up-to-the-minute reports on lake conditions.

See you on the ice!

Pat Rooney

P.S. Remember to email me your ice fishing pictures so that I can post them for others enjoyment on our Web site.

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