Lake Winni Fishing Report for June 23, 2017

Big Winni walleye bite is getting into the traditional summer patterns, where trolling spinners with crawlers, leeches or minnows, is the tactic that produces fish in the boat. Look to the deeper shore drops from 14 to 30 feet. On the west side, Sugar Bar, Ravens Point and Mallard Point, are all producing walleye using this tactic. On the main lake, structures like Bena Bar, from the south shore out to Long Bar have been good. Horseshoe, and Moses have been good also. Many of the north humps have fish on them, as well. Look for "balls of minnows" and the fish WILL be there. Play with your weights as some fish are being caught higher in the water column. Five feet down to three feet off bottom has been the best.

Pike are very active on the main lake bars. Fish them with bigger crank baits or cast cranks and spoons to the bar edges. There are plenty of pike to go around when the walleye bite slows down.

Perch are going strong around the lake. Look to the shallow water from 4 to 10 feet. With our clear water you can "sight fish" them easy - which is a blast for kids. Jig and a minnow is the easy way to boat them. Water temps are in the mid to upper 60 degree range.

See you on the lake!

Pat Rooney

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