Lake Winnie Fishing Report for May 28, 2014

Hello, from Big Winnie! The Walleye bite is heating up as well as the temps are outside. The spawn is now over for both walleye and perch. The fish are still hanging a bit deeper as the weeds are not up yet. Look for them in 10 to 16 feet of water, mostly along the first main shore drops. Late evenings is the exception as they make a shallower move toward dark to feed. Shiner minnows and jigs have been the best. Use the wind to move along, if calm troll at least 1.2 mph, or above, for action.

Perch are also going well in the same spots. If looking for good perch fishing, slow down on top of them till the schools moves off, then troll again till you are on them.

Water temps are rising fast; we are now up to the mid to upper 50 range, close to 60 degrees.

Sometimes wallayes are hitting crawlers or leeches after the jig minnow tactic slows - this is good for a couple of extra fish.

The crappie are spawning now and can be caught quite easily. Sunfish are still pre-spawn and biting well, also. Time to go fishing.

Pat Rooney

P.S. There are openings remaining through the next month. Call now to check our schedule and cabin/motel availability. We're very positive on the fishing outlook for the 2014 summer season and look forward to helping create a memorable experience for you and your group.

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