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cps420us

A group of us have been going up to Leech every winter, we've always done decent, but I'm thinking of trying something new. None of us really want to make the LOW drive, so I was thinking Winnie. Does anyone have any good recommendations for a place that rents 4 person sleepers? Also, is the night bite any good at Winnie? We stay "busy" during the day, so a night bite would be fun, unlike Leech. Will the walleyes bite all winter. We usually go around the end of January. Thanks in advance.

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cps420us

Looks like Highbanks Resort has sleepers. Anyone ever stay there?

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gurkster

I have never rented a sleeper from Highbanks, but I have fished out of their resort, and in my experience they are top notch. We have done well early morning and into the night, but never did an all nighter on Winnie. Nice selection of walleye and perch. I hope this helps.

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cps420us

Thanks gurkster. I think we'll try them out, always nice to hear they treat people well.

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gregg52

this my experience on winnie over bout 25-30 yrs

havnt fished alot during the winter

but the times we;ve been up there we have pounded them

we usally go close to closing in feb

we've done real good in the cutfoot and the big lake

we always have our own houses though

the problem with most resorts is the houses are usally close to together

or in high traffic ares

the last time i was up 2 yrs we caught i spose 35 -50 walleyes

over 3 nights...hotest time was 8 threw morning in spurts

we would get northerns during the day and some perch i think you could get more perch but i dont really target them

but i believe the key is we are always along ways from roads and other people

now heres what you are going to hear

sometimes as in last year you cant really get very far off the roads

and thats true

its really nothing to fool around with up there unless you are experienced and prepared

i'm not saying you cant catch fish outa resort houses

i just think the fast action is away from the traffis and crowds and some one drilling every hr for what ever reason

thats just the way we do it

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blue_healer_guy

I agree, they have nice houses and road system, but u might be dissapionted. Your best bet would be to rent one of there fine house for night and find the untapped waters for the rest of the day.

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leech~~

this my experience on winnie over bout 25-30 yrs

havnt fished alot during the winter

but the times we;ve been up there we have pounded them

we usally go close to closing in feb

we've done real good in the cutfoot and the big lake

we always have our own houses though

the problem with most resorts is the houses are usally close to together

or in high traffic ares

the last time i was up 2 yrs we caught i spose 35 -50 walleyes

over 3 nights...hotest time was 8 threw morning in spurts

we would get northerns during the day and some perch i think you could get more perch but i dont really target them

but i believe the key is we are always along ways from roads and other people

now heres what you are going to hear

sometimes as in last year you cant really get very far off the roads

and thats true

its really nothing to fool around with up there unless you are experienced and prepared

i'm not saying you cant catch fish outa resort houses

i just think the fast action is away from the traffis and crowds and some one drilling every hr for what ever reason

thats just the way we do it

Plus 2. Sleds and portys is the way to go if you have them. Rent a sleeper for home base or stay in Squaw Lake up the road at one of the motels and get away from others if you can. Bring a GPS with a good lake map on it. wink

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