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Jason Boser

winnie report

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The fronts seem to be creating havoc with the angling on Big Winnie and most of the lakes in the area. It's been tough and getting around, other than on plowed roads has also been a little difficult. The high winds and cold temperatures have kept many fisherman off the lakes. Big Winnie has still been kicking out a few perch for those who are braving the elements to get after them Forage Minnow Spoons and gold Swedish Pimples have worked the best and the perch seem to be favoring the 26-30 foot depths, which should improve as Spring approaches. A few anglers are reporting mixed results on northern pike and there doesn't seem to be a preferred depth. There have been pike taken in 10 feet around old weed beds and pike caught on tip-ups in 25 to 30 feet. I think when the weather gets a little more stable things will improve. Remember that the season comes to an end on February 24th for walleyes, pike, and bass, until the openers in the Spring. There have been very few anglers on Big Cutfoot for crappies and gills and again as soon as the weather is a little more consistent, things will improve. In the next two months the sport shows will be coming to nearly everyone's community in Minnesota. Stop in and see what's new in the fishing equipment, boating and outdoor seminars that are always informative. With Winter winding down it's a great place to start thinking about the up coming 2008 fishing season.

Tom Neustrom

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Spring is coming real soon. Can't wait to get the boat out.

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Any thoughts on where to be this weekend for perch/eye/pike action? The friends I have coming of from the twin cities don't care what they catch, they just want action \:\)

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moses and muskie bar always have fish on them.

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going up th the pines sun-wed to fish from rented shack. any tips ?

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does anyone ever fish around third river during winter months.

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