Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report for January 10, 2013

Hello, from Big Winnie! The bite for perch remains rather spotty. Smaller fish have been the norm, in recent days, but with plenty of bites and plenty of sorting. They are making moves in to 6 feet of water some days. Some are better out in the 25 to 35 foot range. Glow lures and minnow heads or small minnows on a plain hook are working best. Drill good lines of holes from the top of the drops down to the basin and be prepared to be mobile.

Walleyes are still biting very well! Main lake bar tops from the top at 14 foot then down the drop to about 23 feet. Glow jigging spoons and minnow heads are working well. On cloudy days, the bite has been from 1 pm till dark. On sunny days, the bite is early and again late in the day. Look to Bena Bar out to the bend. Horseshoe and River bar out to the Sugar area has been good, as has been the North Humps north of Third River Bar. Shore drop to Moxey's has some fish, also.

The pike bite is STILL very good! Tip-up fishermen are still reporting up to 20 flags a day - being common. Several fish have been caught in the 6 to 8 lb range.

Roads are out four to five miles on the south side. The west side has three to four miles of road. The east side has roads out four miles. Tamarac Bay has roads throughout the bay. Ice is 14 to 16 inches with some pressure ridges, but all have been manageable. Check in to the resort you are accessing out of for up to the minute reports on the roads.

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