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nater2416

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hi guys i am going on a trip to winnie may 30th till june 2nd i have fished the lake twice and have caught 1 10 inch eye. can someone give me good info on hot walleye spots things to do?? also some crappie spots would be appreciated thanks

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Nat that time of the year the eyes should still be close to shore so they will be in 6-15 feet of water depending on chop and sun light.I have my best luck with a jig and minnow. I like to use jigs with green on them and fathead minnows. If you are not sure where to fish just follow the crowds.

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Try to stick to fishing early morning and evening to avoid the most fishing pressure. Also, if you can find shiner minnows, they seem to work the best.

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Watch the wind! keep tabs as to what shore line its been hitting, that is crucial. I like to use green jigs as well. For me the best bites have been on spottail shiners in 8 - 10 FOW, sometimes less, if the wind is hitting hard go shallower (4-6 feet) and work your way out. I usually start on the sand and if they are not there go to the weeds. You may have to experiment a little but there are plenty of fish in the lake, you should find something. Watch the reports on this site, there are a lot of good fishermen on the site with great info. Hope this helps, Good luck!!!

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thanks guys a ton i didnt expect such a good response it is still a ways off so i will keep reading thank you

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Don't be afraid to change presentations. We fished three days on the 2nd weekend last year and 90% of the people we ran into were jigging and not doing to well. We switched to a lindy rig half way through the trip and started pounding them. My philosophy is you can never go wrong with a lindy rig minnow set up.

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Try to stick to fishing early morning and evening to avoid the most fishing pressure. Also, if you can find shiner minnows, they seem to work the best.


I'll agree with the shiner minnow part of this response, but the early morning and evening part I will have to respectfully disagree. I fished Winnie for years and have never had much luck before 9:00 am. I don't know why? My advice would be this....fish the windward shoreline (namely Stoney point down to the Gap with a South wind, Winnie Summer homes to Richards with a North wind, Sugar point to Mallard point with an Eastern Wind, in front of High Banks with a Western wind.) Don't forget about the river channel up North either. Use 1/8 to 1/2 ounce jigs with shiners. The best colors are typically Firetiger and Watermelon for me. Fish from 6 to 10 feet and some days a rip or snap jig technique really works well. Don't be afraid to mingle in with the boats. Some of my best days out there have been right in with a large group. I see Jason a lot out with the groups too, always pulling them in and answering questions from other boats!! HAHA!! nice Alumacraft by the way Jason, I have a Tourney Pro myself!! Anyways, good luck, I'll be out there too!!

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I agree with mnvikings some of the best fishing can be had in the middle of the day on winnie.

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Try to stick to fishing early morning and evening to avoid the most fishing pressure. Also, if you can find shiner minnows, they seem to work the best.


Old Bob at Bowens always told me the walleyes never get up before 9 am. I refused to believe him, but after fishing winnie for 15 yrs I found out he was right. Jigs and shiners work great in shallows. Northland colors Watermelon,parrot, parakeet, rainbow, and bubblegum all work

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