Lake Winnie Fishing Report for August 6, 2014

Hello, from Big Winnie! The walleye action picking up right up at the main lake bars. Bena Bar, from The Big Bend and north is producing good walleye action. Sugar Bar has been fruitful. Moses, Horseshoe and Center Bar are all producing good walleye catches this week. Look to the main drop from 15 to 30 feet of water. When you lose the fish on your locator, look up on top of the structures. They are cruising the tops back, sometimes a long way from the drop. Rigging crawlers and leeches, or spinners, with the same baits has been working very well.

Look for suspended walleyes in all of these areas. Also, the Humps just north and west of Bena Bar, all the way to Big Stoney, are also producing well with the same methods.

Perch are biting well at this time! We have several areas working well right now for perch action. Look to Snag Hole over to River Bar. Perch are moving around in the 20 to 30 foot range. The main lake bar drops at the basin are also producing good perch catches. Down to 35 feet of water. Jigs and a fathead minnow - it's the best bet.

Pike are active in most of the weedline edges in 8 to 12 feet of water. Troll cranks or spoons, just ticking the weeds and hang on!

Water temps are finally warming up. We are now in the upper 70 degree range and fish are active!

Sunnies and crappie are active on most area lakes, early and later in the day. Look to 7 to 12 feet of water on weed edges. Small minnows or a piece of night crawler are the ticket to good panfishing in the area right now.

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