Lake Winnie Fishing Report for July 1, 2015

Hello, from Big Winnie! Mayfly hatches have started. Clouds of them are coming up from the deep. Surprisingly, the walleye bite has been pretty okay. Fish high and wide, in the deeper water. Spinners and crawlers or leeches have been the ticket. On the main lake bars, run the tops in 13 to 20 feet of water, 10 to 15 feet down. Troll fairly fast, 1.5 mph, to keep perch at bay, then roll off the edges without dropping your lines. Most strikes are coming as you go into the deeper water. Cover as much water as you can for active fish. The humps on the northern end of the lake has been good, also. If the fish are on the hump edges, you just fish deeper. Tops are in the 19 to 13 foot range. Run off the edges without dropping your baits and hang on. In wind, or low light conditions, you can fish the weed edges with rigs and leeches and put fish in the boat.

The perch bite has been good deeper off the edges of the main lake bars in 25 to 35 feet of water. Jigs and minnows are the ticket.

Pike are moving into the weeds really good right now. Easy to catch!! Water temps in the mid 70 range,so summer bite windows can be the norm - 15 to 20 minutes several times a day. Dark days, the bite window runs longer.

Time to go fishing!

Pat Rooney

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