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Winnie Report 6/5/07

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Just got back from the lake last night, fishing with my four year old for a long weekend. Working around first the rain and then the wind (sun generated), it was helpful to get out early and late and leave the wind to do its thing in the middle of the day.

Throughout the weekend there were moderate to heavy hex hatches and the fish were responding to this by seeking the mud.

We did attempt to work shiners on the north beach but it seemed like it was a little early for the shiner spawn bite. Maybe just not enough sun lately because I didn't see the weed density that I do when the shiners are really going good on the beach. Temps were in low 60's in big lake and mid 60's in cutfoot. The weed growth was more prevalent in cutfoot.

We ended up finding most of our fish on the offshore bars and aside from releasing a majority of larger slot fish, the 14-17"'s we kept were spitting up lots of nymphs in the live well. Once we got on them, the graph was showing stacks of 3-6 fish frequently. Most of the fish came on leeches in 20-23 FOW, but I was marking numbers out off the break suspended.

Did anyone get any numbers on the beach?

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I know of one fella that was out there two nights ago who piss pounded the walleyes in 6-10 fow on a north east shore area.

he also did well the day before that on little winnie fishing the break my the mouth.

funny, he was complaining how beat up his hands were from handleing all those fish.

I tried pretty hard to find a fresh puncture wound on mine smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.giffrown.gif

we were out there the same after noon fighting the flippin wind and waves for five hours and only managed one fish mad.gif

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Most of the bites out deep were pretty light so as soon as that wind would come up about 11, I went for lunch and a siesta. Just too hard to feel it, especially when I'm watching the little guy dump all my tackle everywhere in the boat! confused.gif

I was over on the beach twice early and nothing but it was pretty calm. My best days on the beach during this time of the year have been up tight in 5-7 FOW when the wind is up. I usually find the section of the beach where the wind is parallel to it so the drift is easy. throw out the sock and long line some jigs through the sparse weeds.

I would think the north end has got to peak within the next two weeks. Has anyone seen the seiners trapping shiners up there yet?

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"Has anyone seen the seiners trapping shiners up there yet"

Shiner Seiners were teapping yesterday on the West side.....

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Some of the best reports that I heard from the weekend were pulling shad raps in the bay and near Tamarack point for the eyes in 8-10fow. Nice keeper size 15-16" er's were being caught. Others were doing well in front of the Birches Access and on the north side of Bena Bar using a jig and shiner as their choice presentation.

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Thanks for the report, looks like solid reports all around! It is hard to beat fishing on Winnie in the month of June!

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