Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report for March 6, 2013

The perch bite has been very good on sunny days. The 20 foot depth line in to 8 feet deep has been good as long as its sunny outside. On cloudy days look to the deeper areas for perch - best between 20 and 40 feet deep. The perch seem to be more active there when cloud cover blocks the sunlight. Look to the west side from River Bar north through to Ravens Rocks. For perch, use smaller jigs and minnow heads fished next to a plain hook with a live minnow. The east side Stumps in 18 to 22 up through Moxey has been ok. At the Highbanks shore-drop, the same depths (18-22) have been ok. Travel is possible on plowed roads only at this time. Leaving the plowed roads is a recipe for disaster. Check into the resort you are accessing for a map and recommended areas to fish for perch.

Sunfish and crappie have started to bite on several area lakes, but on most lakes you need to travel with a snowmobile or ATV. Look to Big Cutfoot off Mcavity island. Little Ball Club or Portage Lake has some increased panfish activity.

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