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

(218) 665 - 2222

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January 10, 2020

Hello from Big Winnie. Ice conditions are a challenge this year . The lake varies from 12 to 18 inches. Depending on what area you are fishing. We have 12 to 20 inches of snow on the lake. Most spots have 6 to 10 inches of slush under the snow. Travel is best with snow...

December 21, 2019

We are slowly making ice on Winnie. We have been out to long bar north. We have 12 to 14 inches. Snow cover is 12 to 15 inches. We are plowing a road going north east at this time as the ice in that area is a uniform 14 to 15 inches. We have a few cracks that are seepi...

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...