Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report for February 13, 2013

The walleye bite has been spotty in recent days. There has been some evening walleye bites from 1 hour before sunset till dark. But, there's a short bite window. You will get 5 or six walleye bites, but you'd better make each bite count (don't miss 'em). They are making moves up top of the structure and spreading out on top. Look to shore drops from 13 to 18 feet. The main lake bar tops from 15 to 20 feet. Jigging spoons fished next to a tail hooked live minnow works well.

The perch bite has gotten a bit better, lately, with the fish going up the drops also but only up 24 feet or so. The shallow bite for perch has been good also from 5 to 8 feet. Drill a bunch of holes when you locate a school of perch. They are eating well right now.

The northern pike bite remains excellent! Fish large shiners or suckers, from 4 to 8 inches, and hang on. Pike sizes up to 36 inches and in the 12 lb range have been common this winter. Very healthy fish, for sure, and a blast to catch. There are plenty of great opportunities to get kids on some good sized pike this year.

We have plowed roads out to Little Musky, then up the east side through Moxey Hole to the Saddle. Check into the resorts for an update on roads when you get here. We had about ten inches of snow on the ice. There is some slush in spots; however, the spots are manageable.

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