Lake Winnie Fishing Report for July 31, 2013

Hello, from Big Winnie. The walleye bite is going well on the north humps, from Third River Bar north and west. Spinners and rigs tipped with crawlers or leeches has been the most successful approach. The north shore weed beds are also putting fish in the boat. Look from Stoney Point to Farley Creek. Fish from depths of 8 to 10 feet with small cranks or spinners tipped with crawlers or leeches. Off High Banks in 10 to 12 feet of water is also working. Tamarac Bay has some fish going as well. Use the same suggested presentation.

Perch are starting to go strong on the deeper humps and bar edges. Look to 15 to 25 feet to get them.

Pike are still active and best caught trolling bigger spoons or cranks.

Sunfish, on area lakes, are still "on fire" early and later in the day. The crappie bite has been okay in the evenings. Look to the coontail weed edges in 8 to 12 feet of water. The deeper the weeds the better. Twister tails (2-inch) on 16th or 32nd oz. jigs is the best way to go.

FYI: We have plenty of opportunities available for fishing launches remaining in August. This is a great way to get to know the lake and to get into some great fishing, at a fair price. Be sure to call to ask about available dates. Everyone, especially kids, has a lot of fun joining one of our Lake Winnie fishing launches.

See you on the water!

Pat Rooney

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