Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report for February 11, 2014

Big Winnie perch are going strong! Right now, there are many areas on the lake to catch good perch, as well. The west side is going strong from Snag Hole around the Horn to River Bar. Look for perch in 16 to 28 feet of water, for best action. Also, check the main lake bars: Bena through Long Bar. Center Bar is also going strong. 16 to 25 feet has been the best in most locations. The Humps are on and off, as the fish move.

The northern pike action is still crazy hot! Bigger minnows - suckers or shiners - are working toward the tops of the structures 1 to 4 feet off the bottom. Another pattern that is working well in the deeper areas is 2 to 6 feet down from the surface - believe it or not. These pike are eating perch that have been put back but wont go back down. These pike are flipping around, just under the ice sheet.

Also, the tulibee are cruising high off the bottom any where from 5 to ten feet under the ice sheet.

Walleye action is still spotty with the best time to be just before dark til about 8 pm.

Sunfish are heating up in Big and Little Cutfoot. Crappie action is just now starting to go also in the same areas, but deeper. Afternoons till dark have been the best.

Snow is about 3 to 4 inches on the lake. Travel still good in almost all areas.

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