Lake Winnie Fishing Report for September 19, 2013

Fall is a great time of the year for fishing Lake Winnibigoshish! The Big Winnie walleye bite is going strong in the shallow weed edges. Work jigs and minnows, spinners and minnows or crawlers in the 4 to 7 foot range. Play the wind to go along the weed edges, instead of blowing into them. Move along at 1 to 1.5 mph. Look to the east side from Duck Pass to the Rock. The west side, look to Townsite landing through to the Bird Houses. Farley creek west to Big Stoney Point is also producing good walleyes. There is a good mixed bag of fish with plenty of keepers. Crank baits are working, also, outside of those same weed lines.

Pike fishing is also very good now with bigger spoons or cranks trolled outside of the weeds. Bigger pike are taking big minnows on the deeper edges.

The sunfish are still going well in the coontail beds in 5 to 8 feet of water. Crappies are now starting to make some moves to deeper structure, in the 24 to 30 foot range.

If you didn't get in as much fishing as you may have liked this year, there is still another 1-2 months to get in some of the best fishing Lake Winnie has to offer.

Pat Rooney

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