Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report for February 15, 2012

Hello, from Big Winnie.

The perch bite has gotten "spotty." You can still find good perch by moving greater distances and drilling more holes. One day we are doing good in 6 feet of water, the next day perch are found only in the mud in 32 feet. They are eating well with minnows being the ticket. Try the North Humps down thru the Mud Hole. Some shore drops to try are Moxeys Hole and Snag Hole. Both the Mississippi and Third river mouths have perch moving thru, but the bite window is shorter but more frequent throughout out the day.

The walleye bite is fair with more larger fish being caught. Way up the shore breaks to 13 feet on top of Long Bar up to 12 feet and a few humps northwest of the Third River Bar.

The pike bite remains very good with most humps and shore drops working from 14 to 24 feet with tip ups and sucker minnows set from 3 to 6 feet off bottom. The ice is in good shape, very little snow and travel is good.

See you on the ice.

Pat Rooney

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