Lake Winnie Fishing Report for May 17, 2012

Hello, from Big Winnie!

This opener rates as one of the best all around. Fishing was incredible, as was the weather. Early risers were back at the dock at 9AM with there limits of fish. Most walleyes were caught with shiners and jigs. Fishing depths varied with the ares that were fished. Walleyes are going strong all around the lake right now. It's a great time to be fishing Winnibigoshish! Shallow fish in the 6 to 9 foot range (when the wind blew), backing out to the 10 to 14 foot range in the calmer water. The wind played a large part in determining the depths where hungry fish could be found. Seems you get a good early bite and a break till afternoon then they kick in again till dark.

Perch are going strong, also, but deeper in the 10 to 14 foot range. Several larger females were caught as they are well after the perch spawn.

The water temps are in the mid to upper fifty degree range.

Area panfishing is also kicking in. Crappies are going in the new weeds (starting to come up) near spawning sites.

Pike action is best out in the deeper water, also. Some of the bigger pike were caught by walleye fisherman trolling crankbaits.

See you on the water!

Pat Rooney

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