Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report for February 21, 2011

Hello, from Big Winnie!

The big lake has gotten very good for travel this last weekend with the recent colder weather. ATVs can go anywhere. Pick-ups with 4wd can travel across 90 percent of the lake.

The perch bite is doing well, also, as sunlight is getting through the ice and has gotten them more active. Mornings till about 2 pm have been best.

Get in on the last week of Walleyes and Northern Pike, they are both going on the main lake humps and shore drops on the top down to about 21 feet. Twilight, early and late, has been best. Pick-up Perch colored large 1/4 oz Northland Moxey minnows. Tip with a minnow head and work them aggressively about 1 to 3 feet off bottom. I have also, during the evenings, seen and caught many walleyes 5 to 8 feet down from the surface just before the prime time bite. I do not think these fish drop down that far. They must be different schools feeding very high. I've been seeing this quite often during the last two weeks.

Get out and get a last Walleye supper this week.

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