Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report for February 22, 2012

Hello, from Big Winnie!

The perch bite picked right back up and is quite good again. Look for good perch action along the West side at Snag Hole from the top at 13 feet down to 25 feet. Also, you can find hungry perch within the same depths on River Bar and the back side of Center Bar, west and north to Raven Rocks. Move a bit until you find them drilling a few holes and being proactive about it. The perch won't be too hard to find. The best perch baits right now are small buckshot rattle spoons with a minnow head or a whole minnow on smaller glow jigs. This setup works great when we have some cloud cover and the sun is blocked. The East side also has some perch going strong on Moxey Hole up thru the Saddle.

The walleye bite is still spotty, but look to the bar drops and shore drops near the tops, from 13 to 18 feet and the best activity has been during the twilight hours.

The Northern Pike bite is still good with fish being caught regularly on tip-ups, roughly 3 to 5 feet off the bottom with larger suckers.

Smaller lakes in the area are really starting to give up some sunnies and crappies. But the greatest activity for panfish is also during the twilight hours. Teardrops and a waxey is working the best.

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