Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report for February 7, 2016

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Hello, from big Winnie! Walleyes are biting on the humps north of the Bena Bar, early and late in the day. Look to the edges from 20 to 24 feet of water. Saller jigging spoons and whole minnows have been working well. During snowy or cloudy conditions, the walleye bite is on and off all day. During sunny periods, the bite window is reserved to dawn and dusk.

Perch are still VERY hard to find good numbers over ten inches in length. Plenty of small ones to keep you busy. And, not a bad way to spend the afternoon with little kids - plnety of action.

Pike are ON FIRE, though, with numbers of fish from 22 to 30 inches being caught on tip-ups and sucker minnows. Fish them on the bar tops in 13 to 16 feet of water. Also the humps edges suspended off the  humps horizontally, by about 50 to 100 feet and down only 15 to 20 feet.

The panfish bite is going ok for crappie on several smaller lakes around here, early in the morning and again 45 minutes before dark. 

Ice conditions are good with 22 to 24 inches of ice and very little snow.  All resorts have roads out to the best fishing grounds. Check into where you want to access from for up-to-the-minute conditions and maps out on the lake.

See you on the ice!

Pat Rooney


Pat Rooney

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