Lake Winnie Fishing Report for June 16, 2011

Hello, from fantastic Lake Winnie!

The walleye bite has been very good this week and worth the trip up this weekend. You can fish deep or shallow, now, and catch plenty of walleyes to eat and there's a good chance you will catch some very nice "picture fish." The main lake bars are getting hot, hot, hot! Bena from The Big Bend south through Big Musky is very good. Rigs and crawlers or leeches are working well from 16 to 26 feet of water. Horseshoe, Moses and Sugar are all producing walleyes using the same program. The "humps," up north, have been spotty this week, however. The weed bite is still good with jigs and minnows or leeches.

You'll find that the pike will move in move from 5 to 6 feet and then out to 8 to 10 feet, as the day wears on.

Perch have been mixed in with a fair amount over 10 inches in length - no quite jumbos but pretty good at fish fry.

The water temps are still in the mid to upper 60 degree range. Weeds are up 2 to 4 feet tall, now.

Panfishing has been good, also, with crappies being plentiful early and later in the day. Sugar Lake, Big and Little Cutfoot are producing great panfish. Little Ball Club and Portage Lakes also worth a try for great panfishing. A small minnow or small grubs are the best baits for panfish right now.

It's a perfect time to come up to Lake Winnie and get into some great fishing. You won't regret it. See you on the lake!

Pat Rooney

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