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bobbersup79

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bobbersup79

we are heading up for the first time on the ice at winnie. Anybody have anything to say about the jumbo's on the main lake like where, what tackle ect.... Oh by the way heading up this week. Any help would be much obliged!!

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PerchJerker

Hopefully you read this already, it's about a week old now but the info in there should still be applicable

Winnie Perch Report

I usually go out of Nodak Lodge on the south side of the lake, they have great roads and maps and advice. HighBanks on the NE side is another great spot to go out of, they have great roads and advice as well.

The local bait shops are a great place to get the best tackle for Winnie, plus some advice. Two of my favorites are Ben's Bait in Deer River and River Rat in Cohasset.

Rattle spoons with minnow heads are usually a go-to bait, like buckshot rattle spoons and rattling varmits. Spoons without rattles like the angle eye are another go-to. Some of the best Winnie colors are green/glow and gold.

I'm not a fan of soaking minnows under bobbers or deadsticks, but if you like to fish that way baits like gem'n'eyes and demons work great. Again, check out the local bait shops and they'll have a much better selection of good Winnie baits than you're likely to find anywhere else.

There's tons of spots and structure on Winnie. Hopefully you have a map chip, or maybe a gps and a printed LakeMaster map. You don't need to crowd the other fisherman, in fact you'll generally do better by staying away from the other groups and punching holes and moving until you find the fish. The bait shops or the resorts I mentioned will get you headed to the right area.

Good luck, have a great trip, and post a report when you get back.

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bobbersup79

Hey PerchJerker thank's alot for the info it will help alot. I do have a h2o gps and it has winnie so I am set there I will let you know how we do thanks!!!

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boatfixer

 Originally Posted By: PerchJerker
Two of my favorites are Ben's Bait in Deer River and River Rat in Cohasset.

Fred's in Deer River and Ben's in Grand Rapids.

When I come from GR, I actually have a hard time choosing between Ben's, River Rat, and Fred's. ALL 3 are great.

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PerchJerker

Thanks for the correction, Fred's in Deer River is what I meant to say.

I also like Ben's in Grand Rapids but don't get there very often.

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glenn57

dont forget about george at the bait shop on the east side of deer river. hes treated me well over the years.

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bobbersup79

Hey PJ we went out of highbanks and fished perch bar got 1 at twelve in. but the rest were tiny hopefully we will have better luck next time.

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Pikeslayer

bobbersup79 How deep of water were you fishing in?

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bobbersup79

We hole hopped from 24-29 feet of water.

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ChompChomp_YANK

Have the perch moved in shallow yet. Might be comming up next weekend. thanks Chomp

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Michael8129

We were fishing Sat morning in 23-30 FOW 5 of us caught about 100 and kept 40 a couple of flurries. South of raven's didn't matter what depth when they bit they moved through at all depths White demon with a green stripe and just a plain gold hook whole fatheads out bit any kind of jiggin with a head or waxie 2-1. Get on at an access and get off road work your way around the deeper snow but that just gives a smoother ride

Michael

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We were fishing Sat morning in 23-30 FOW 5 of us caught about 100 and kept 40 a couple of flurries. South of raven's didn't matter what depth when they bit they moved through at all depths White demon with a green stripe and just a palin gold hook whole farheads out bit any kind of jiggin with ahead or waxie 2-1. Get on at an axis and get off road work your way around the deeper snw but that just gives a snmoother ride

Michael

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