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NorthMNdrifter

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NorthMNdrifter    0
NorthMNdrifter

Howdy all,

Just wondering if I could get some info on fishing Winnie... I live just down the road (Guthrie) and I wanted to start fishing Winnie... I tried last Sunday to no luck...couple tiny perch and this has been the only fishing I've done on Winnie since about 10 years ago when I went to school at BSU...

Any tips would help... what's been the best color? depths that produce? and the times of day? Jigging or deadsticks? Went out of Nodaks last weekend.. thinking about trying Highbanks this weekend...

How about some help from the resorts...

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croixgod    0
croixgod

I was just up the pines earlier this week and so-so despite 31 below zero. try using a gold colored rattling buckshot jig. if you have a flasher you can jig some bigger fish off the bottom. you can use a gold jig and bobber set-up to but then your mainly on or near the bottom and theres a lot of dink perch and their hard to hook. some are barely bigger than a fat-head minnow. I fished at about 18 fow.

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Fishn addict    0
Fishn addict

Try High Banks. Head N.W. 5 miles or so may have to do a little hole hopping but I think you'll have a good chance at success in the zoomers area. Fat heads under a bobber 8"-24" off the bottom. If you can find deep water next to a break your in the right area. Fish the deep side.

Good Luck.

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thirtysomething    0
thirtysomething

NorthMNdrifter,

Keep moving, moving, moving. The group of guys I fish with has have almost always done well on Winnie. The key really is to keep moving till you find the active perch. I know this sounds like fishing 101, but to many people set up when they see or get a couple fish. We've drilled a lot of holes in that big lake, and aren't satisfied until we start pulling many out of the hole. Gold and red has always worked well for me personally, but the key really is finding the fish. Try a lot of different depths and have a good map to use to your advantage. Don't be afraid to fish shallow, to many people stay deep, deep, deep and are missing a lot of great shallow spots. Good luck to you, it's a big enough lake, you should be able to work it hard without getting in anyone's way.

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HIGHBANKS

Not sure if you've already been out on Winnie or not - but here's the latest for reports.....stop by the lodge, we'd be happy to offer you a few suggestions as well. Mother Nature cooperated with perfect weather for the weekend!! We have a new road open to Perch Bar and improved our road to Zoomers. A number of groups were fishing in these two areas. Perch Bar was producing in 22-27' of water and Zoomers was slightly deeper in 26-28' of water, pink was the hot jig color tipped with a fathead. Quality 9" + perch were being caught. The walleye/northern season is coming to a close today, so we'll be concentrating on that late season perch bite!!

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Pikeslayer    0
Pikeslayer

HIGHBANK To get to Perch Bar,do you go past where you had your rentals this weekend?It looked like Rick was makeing a road out to the west of there,That Man is BUSY!!!We stopped in on sunday on our way off the ice to pay for the extra day we stayed and give you our fishing report but I guess your closed on sunday,we didnt go out to zoomers,we set up across the road from one of those red ultamate lodges.We had fish on the vexilar constantly,a pink glow in the dark with a fathead brought up a nice 19" eye almost right away and the perch were biteing steady,I had to keep my minnow up in the hole if I wanted to do something(check the woodstove,drink my beer)we had to pick through the smaller perch to get a limit of 9"to13"perch but it was a blast!My wife loved it!When the C.O.stopped by to check us out he said we were doing better than most peaple he talked to.We also got a nice 28"and32"pike.A Big Thank You to the guy in the red jeep that was helping Rick on sat. morning for bringing us more minnows so we could stay that extra day!We will be back soon,it was a GREAT TIME!!THANKS!!

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NorthMNdrifter    0
NorthMNdrifter

Thanks all...

We were on our way to Winnie when our Real estate agent called... had an offer on our other house (as I call it the weekend house... not by choice but until it sells..).. Thus we ended up at the Bemidji zoo... lol... caught a few fish..

I do plan on heading over to Winnie one of the next few weekends and I'm planning on trying out of Highbanks...

Thanks..

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