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

(218) 665 - 2222

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December 14, 2019

Big Winnie has now 10 to 12 inches of ice. We are sitting with about a foot of snow on the lake. Soon roads will be opened up. Sleds and atvs are the way to travel. 

Walleye bite has been good early and late in the day. Dead stick a minnow , and next to that jig a spoon...

December 4, 2019

Hello from big Winnie. We are sitting 10 to 11 inches of ice. Snow cover of about six inches.  Lake is is good shape as of now. Normal setting up with some cracks to deal with.. Check into the resort you want access from for a report on were to go.   Fishing is getting...

November 15, 2019

Lake Winnie has frozen over. Ice now is not safe for travel. Cold temps for another week should stack up some ice though. Ice varies from three inches to six inches.. Rough spots are out there as we froze up on some wind.  Time to check your ice gear , get ready for th...

August 19, 2019

Walleye bite is still good evenings. Troll small cranks or spinners tipped with minnows or crawlers over the weed tops in the 8 to 12 foot range. Plenty of eater fish and an occasional big one are being caught. Day bite is still spotty. Windy or rainy days can produce...

August 2, 2019

Big Winnie walleye bite still best at twilight hours. Early and late in the day is the best time to go out. Rigs tips with crawlers or leeches is the best. Night time you can run shad raps on the bar tops. Day bite is spotty . You can pick a few fish out the weeds. Jig...

July 24, 2019

Walleye bite on the big lake is spotty. Look to deeper structures during the day. Main lake bars and humps. Rig them with crawlers or leeches. Work the tops in 15 feet down to the basin. 35 feet. More consistent action is happening late evening well into dark. Fish are...

July 11, 2019

Summer patterns are getting set up for walleyes. Fly hatches are in full swing. Presentations that are smaller are working now. Half crawlers on slow death hooks or smaller spinners are working over the weed tops. Look to 10 to 15 feet of water and fish in the wind. Ba...

July 2, 2019

Hello from Big Winnie.

The walleye are moving into summer patterns. Deeper water on the main lake structures is the ticket now. Rigs and spinners tipped with crawlers or leeches is working well. The fish are making bigger moves through out the day, with the tops in 15 t...

June 12, 2019

Walleye starting to get closer to summer patterns. Water is clearing up. Fish are on the main lake bars and humps. Look for the fish to be near the tops of the structure early and later in the day. 12 to 20 feet of water. During mid day look down as far as 30 feet. Win...

May 30, 2019

Walleye bite on Big Winnie is good especially when the wind blows a bit. Calm days you need to long line your presentation. Shiners and rigs or jigs the best option. Water is stained yet to about eight feet. Warming water temps are bringing crawlers and leeches into th...