Lake Winnie Fishing Report for August 1, 2012

The walleye bite, on Lake Winnie, has gotten a bit better in recent days. Successful walleye fishermen are trolling spinners and crawlers or leeches. Look to the tops of the main lake bars. Set rigs to run up to 4 feet off bottom. Look also to any weed beds, the deeper the weed beds the better to find good numbers of hungry walleyes. Set rigs to run through the tops of the weeds.

The perch bite remains great - they are just so much fun to catch. Fish over ten inches are common at this time.

The northern pike bite has gotten good, also. Pitch bigger lures into the weed edges. Troll outside of the weeds with big cranks and hang on. They are there and definitely aggressive.

The sunnie fishing remains good in coontail beds in several area lakes. Best times are early and later in the day. 8 to 12 feet seems to be the best depths. Crappie have been hitting later in the evening in the same areas the sunnies are going strong, but switch baits to plastic grubs or tubes in the two inch range.

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