Lake Winnie Fishing Report for August 20, 2014

Hello, from Big Winnie! Walleye are still a bit spotty right now. Some fish are being caught on the North Humps. Spinners and rigs with leeches or crawlers are working fine. The tops seem to be the best. When they move off the tops, at 21 or 22 feet, they seem to be going horizontal. Troll around the hump edges to connect with the walleyes. Center Bar, trolled in back from the edge in 14 to 16 feet of water with spinners and crawlers or small crank baits, is working well.

The perch bite is very good, but you need to hunt around for bigger perch. Some days you'll find good perch in 8 feet and some days in 25 feet of water. Jigs and minnows are the best bait for perch right now. Look to the main lake bar drops or first shore drop. Graph pods of fish, then sit over them.

Pike are active! Troll spoons or bigger cranks outside the deeper weed edges. 8 to 14 feet of water is good to be. The main lake bars are giving up some bigger pike. Be sure to bait fishing rigs and use big minnows deeper then 30 feet.

Crappie and sunfish bite is good here and area lakes all around Winnie. Big and Little Cutfoot, Third River, Tamarac Bay, all working well for good panfishing. Early and late in the day has been best. Look to the weed edges in 6 to 12 feet of water.

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