Lake Winnibigoshish Fishing Report for July 13, 2011

Hello, from Big Winnie!

The walleye bite has slowed a bit in recent days. Plenty of walleyes are being caught, but we are in a "several-bite-window" time of the year. The warmer waters have the walleyes biting three to six (or more) times a day for short periods of time. Rigging the hump drops and the main lake bar drops have been the best for walleye action. Crawlers or leeches, being the baits of choice, with leads out to 10 feet. Weed bite works only if there is a breeze.

Perch have also been going on the same structures, but you need to use minnows. You will get far more keeper perch using the minnows right now. Quit a few perch are possible in the 11-inch range.

Pike have been caught in the weeds, but look for the bigger fish deep off of the bars.

Sunnies are about done on the beds and crappies also are now in summer patterns of deeper weed lines. Best bite time is early or late in the day.

See you on the water!

Pat Rooney, Denny's Resort

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