Lake Winnie Fishing Report for June 26, 2013

Big Winnie walleyes are biting VERY well right now and are being caught in quite a few places throughout Lake Winnibigoshish. You can rig plain hooks with leeches or crawlers for fishing the lake's deeper structure. Main lake bars and some of the north humps are good targets for hungry walleyes. Bite windows are shorter in duration, but you get several windows throughout the day. Look to 23 foot depths and up, to the tops for active fish. The weeds are up now and the weed fish are definitely there. They also have the same shorter bite windows, but plenty of windows throughout the day. Jigs and two inches of crawler, or tipped with minnows, is the best approach for these areas in the lake. Move along the weed edges till you contact a fish, then work them over.

Perch are scattered all around the lake and easy to catch. Jigs and minnows has been the ticket for good perch activity.

Pike fisherman are trolling and finding good pike numbers up along weed edges with Husky Jerks or other 5 to 8-inch minnow lures. Best to choose shallow-running baits with designed running depths to 5 feet is the best method for pike at this time.

Panfish are starting to go into summer patterns with the best bite being early and later in the day.

Time to go fishing and we'll see you on the lake!

Pat Rooney

Denny’s Resort – Lake Winnibigoshish • 15017 16th Ave. NE • P.O. Box 8 • Bena, Minnesota 56626
(218) 665 - 2222