Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report for February 6, 2014

Hello, from Big Winnie. Travel is more possible outside of roads in several more spots this week. About 60 to 70 percent of the lake is travel worthy and safe. Roads are getting better all around. Check into the resort you are staying at for road maps and directions.

Pike are still the most active of the game fish and ice fishers are having a lot of fun catching good numbers of them. Quality pike are coming in from the main lake bars. Work the top edges from 16 to 19 feet and set tip-ups 3 to 5 feet up from the bottom.

Perch are still a bit spotty, some fish coming from 21 to 24 feet of water off the drops. Still have to sort though several perch to find the nice keeper fish. For perch, use the color gold and smaller is definitely better.

Lake Winnie walleyes are slow. Some humps are producing evening fish from 3 to 6 pm. It is a short-lived bite, however. Jigging spoons and minnow heads are working best.

The ice is 18 to 22 inches with very little slush unless you hit an area with a new crack. In a higher spot, there will not be flooding like there will in the lower spots - these areas will flood a bit from the new cracks.

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