Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report for February 29, 2012

The perch bite remains strong! If you haven't made it to Lake Winnie this winter, now is a great time to get up here. Lots of great perch fishing and the weather makes perch fishing quite enjoyable to be outdoors and on the ice. This weekend is expected to be very nice. The Raven Rocks, at about 13 to 18 feet, have been good in the morning till early afternoon for great perch fishing. The Sugar Bar, far east and south to the flat on the backside of Center bar, is also a great hot spot and worthy of a trip up this weekend. Fish this area in 12 to 24 feet. There are some good perch now showing up in the Stumps on the south side. The Moses and Snag area are going well for good perch size and numbers. Tamarack Bay has some fish going also. It is now the best time to perch fish as they are on a VERY SOLID bite all around the lake. Best baits are smaller rattle spoons in glow pink, blue, or red with a minnow head.

Tulipee have been caught off the Mud Hole and in the deep water off the humps east of High Banks. They are found from 30 to 40 foot of water up 5 to 15 feet off bottom.

The Sunnie and Crappie bite is a bit spotty this week. Look to Big Cutfoot, Little Ball Club or Six Mile for some panfish action. Sleds or wheelers the way to travel on some of the smaller lakes.

The lake is in good shape as of now, with about 10 inches of snow cover. Check into the area resorts or bait shops for up to the minute lake conditions.

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