Lake Winni Fishing Report for July 5, 2017

The walleye bite is getting a bit better with the warmer water temps - now in the upper 60 degree range. Trolling works well, using spinners and live bait during the day. Smaller crank baits, work well in the evening into the twilight. Look to the shore drops from 8 to 14 feet of water and run the blades over the weed tops, down five to eight feet. You need a variety of bait options to vary your offering and get walleyes attention right now. Crawlers and leeches, for surem with some minnows thrown in. Deeper structures off the main lake bars and humps, bait changing can work very well. Just look for walleye activity down a bit deeper than normal. With the clearer water, fish the suspended fish you mark as they are walleyes. Colors that imitate perch are a good start.

Perch bite is ON FIRE around the lake!!! Shallow weeds out to the drops are all working. Jigs and fatheads are the best. You can sort out a limit of 9-10-inch perch, quite easy. Great way to get a meal!

Pike are easy to get into the boat. Spoons casted into cabbage beds in five to eight feet of water gets their attention quite well.

Sunfish on most of the area lakes are going well. Weedy edges early and later in the day the best. Time to go fishing!

Pat Rooney

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