Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report for February 2, 2017

Hello, from Big Winnie. The perch bite has been good, but sorting through fish to find sizable fish is still the norm. Lots of perch being caught, but there are several sizes of perch coming through the ice. At the west side of Winnie, look to 8 to 14 feet of water. Farther north, toward Raven Point, look to the rock pile in 18 feet. On the east side, there has been a good bite on the shore drop in 16 to 30 feet, and they do move back and forth that far daily. One the main lake bars, you'll find good perch action also on the deeper side. Start by looking down to the basin, in the mud, at 30 feet. The best perch baits have been small spoons with minnows tail-hooked. Use gold in when the sun is bright. Then use glow orange or glow blue when its cloudy.

For Lake Winnie walleye, there remains a a short bite window just before dark - call it "Happy Hour (4 p.m. til 7 p.m.)." Use bigger spoons, set next to a dead stick, with a whole minnow.

Sunnies are starting in some of the smaller lakes around us. Look to weed edges in 10 to 25 feet of water. Use waxies on dark green teardrops for the best action.

Ice conditions are good with six inches of snow on the lake. Travel is good, but slower as after the freeze up, there are plenty of ruts are all around the lake.

See you on the lake!

Pat Rooney

Denny’s Resort – Lake Winnibigoshish • 15017 16th Ave. NE • P.O. Box 8 • Bena, Minnesota 56626
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