I am heading there in 1 month with a small group of recent retired guys . I just bought the Minnesota Lake Master Chip and inserted in my hummingbird unit and checked out lake hot spots and structure very nice to have $125 . Also the Hot Spots Maps $10 has valuable info and markings, its a must on the big lake .
My family and I are heading up to winni in less then 30 days we are staying at high banks resort for a week. We will be targeting walleye pike bass panfish even some Muskie any tip will be helpful just curious on where we should start on a lake this big
thx in advance
MOON PHASE (91%)
Went up the end of last week and did fairly well. Limit both days of decent sized perch. With some really cold weather it made it tough to fish outside the shack but being mobile and jumping around hole to hole was key to catching bigger fish.
I'm headed back up this weekend and was hoping someone would report on conditions either later today or tomorrow. I'm figuring the winds have created some major issues along the cracks at the west side of the lake....
Heading up to Winnie this weekend. I have been looking at the various resorts on the lake for reports which are good for basic information. I was wondering with the area seeing 40 plus degree temps for a week or so and this weekend calling for about a 20 degree temperature drop what will that do to the fishing? Anyone with experience with this or tips would be much appreciated. Or if anyone has been to this area recently and would like to chime in that would be great too.
MOON PHASE (24%)
46° - 50° F
Below 40° F
Was on little cut foot sioux Saturday-many small perch and one small crappie but tough bite and not much for size. Good ice yet, just slow fishing. Should be driving everywhere for some time yet-never got on the big lake
l laugh at all the nay sayers when it comes to ice fishing Winnie - my wife & l fished 02/11 mid morning til 5pm and again 02/12 mid morning til 3pm and each caught at least 100 perch each day - sure you catch a ton of small ones but hey, isn't that why the majority of us go fishing, to catch fish? lf l wanted to guarantee that all l was going to put in my hand was big fish - l'd go to the supermarket, also much more cost effective.
To the ones that say Winnie no longer holds jumbo perch - keep thinking that way & don't bother visiting the lake - as for me ... l've gotta go clean the 44 that we brought home.