Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report for February 6, 2013

The northern pike bite remains tops at this time. Tip-up fishermen are taking good numbers of pike in the 4 to 7 lb range. Some 10 pound pike and 12 pound pike have been photographed and returned to the water (we respect "catch, photo and release"). 15 to 20 flags in a day has been the norm for the pike fishermen.

The perch bite also remains good. You have to sort a bit more through the good numbers of fish to find the good eating size. They are making some shallow moves in to 6 feet of water. The perch bite has been super shallow and out to the main lake bars. Look for them in Tamarac Bay, the Mississippi River mouth and thee Third River mouth.

The walleye bite has been good within short windows at dawn and dusk. Some bigger walleyes have been reported throughout the night by the guys using the sleeper shacks. Look to the sharp shore drops of Moxey's Hole, Snag Hole or River Bar. The humps up north produce walleyes right now, but the walleyes hit on one hump one day and move to another hump the next day.

The lake has about ten inches of snow right now. You can get "off road" in 60 to 70 percent of the lake. There are ice roads out of several resorts, but check-in for up to the minute conditions.

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