Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report for February 19, 2014

Hello, from Big Winnie! Get in on the last week of walleye fishing this weekend - the season is about to end. Look to the main lake bars and humps for walleye action. The tops of the structures from 16 to 22 feet of water have been the best, mostly in the evenings. On cloudy or snowy days they will bite a bit earlier than the clear and sunny days.

Perch remain spotty with decent numbers being caught, but a lot of sorting through your catch to find the keepers. Look to shore drops from 5 or 6 feet out to the 20 foot range.

Pike fishing remains very good with tip-ups and sucker minnows being the best method. Set on top of the main lake bars or humps 3 to 5 feet off the bottom.

Ice travel is good right now. Resorts are plowing out around the entire lake. Nodak is on Moses and Horseshoe, Beckers and McArdles has roads on River and Sugar Bar and up to the Sugar Island area. Tamarac is out across the Bay, High Banks out to the humps north of Third River Bar, Denny's is out to Moxey Hole and Bena Bar, to the Big Bend and Center Bar. Check in with the resorts for a map and travel conditions.

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