Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report for February 17, 2011

Hello, from Big Winnie!

We have had a melt down. The snow is almost all gone. Temps are dropping further in the last few days. Some road beds have water in them. We are making new paths outside of the old roads. With a bot of a cool down expected for this weekend, we expect the roads to be good through this weekend. The fishing has been ok with the perch bite picking up. I think more light getting through the ice has helped improve the perch fishing. The morning bite has been good from 9 till about 1 pm. 20 to 30 feet of water is still the best. Several main lake bars and humps are working well.

Walleye action is ok, too, with the best bite being the twilight period in 12 to 20 feet of water.

Pike are still going strong on bigger shiners or suckers set on tip-ups just 3 feet off the bottom. 12 to 18 feet best bet.

Area panfish lakes are starting to get froze back up. They should also be better for travel soon by this weekend.

See you on the ice!

Pat Rooney, Denny's Resort

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