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james_walleye

1st time Muskie/Big Pike fishing in Winnie

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james_walleye

I go up the week after you go mountaindew. I know in the past every year someone at the resort catches a big muskie accidently fishing for northerns at the river mouth. Theres always people tossing muskie baits on the cabbage along that whole shoreline from the mouth of the river too Judds. I've always caught walleyes. Anywhere from right up on Ravens point early in the morning up shallow out too working the deeper midlake bars right on the breaks.

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mountaindew

We (3 families) will be going up to Winnie from July 20th till 26th, staying up at Judd's Resort.

Was wondering if anyone has had any luck boating muskie lately? If so, where can a first time guy can go to try out for some skis or big pike?

What presentation, what lure seems to work best for you?

My brother-in-law was wondering where can you go for walleye? Also my other brother was wondering where can you go for bass?

See, we'd been going up to Leech for the last 6 years and we decided to go to winnie for a change. We've never fished in Winnie before, and was hoping for some very specific advice and information.

I have some concerns that the lake is very big and round meaning it will get very high waves in heavy wind conditions, and was wondering where can you go in case that happens? Any good spots close by Judd's resort?

Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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mountaindew

James_walleye,

Which river mouth are you talking about? Right at the Mississippi River mouth? I'm so new to this Lake and I'm not familiar with Winnie. I'm going to download the PDF Lake map of Winnie from MN DNR website...this week I'll be going to Cabela's store tonight in Owantonna (since I live only about 10 miles from that store) and get a good map of that Lake.

Speaking of going to Cabela's, what would I need for walleye, bass and muskies? Color of hooks, lindy rigs, all the info would be really appreciated!

Thanks!
mountaindew

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Jim W

If your staying at JUdd's, Captain Ron and Jeff Beckwith will definitely help you out on locations etc.!!!

Jim W

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mountaindew

Jim,

Yeah, we're staying at Judd's, I'm sure Ron and Jeff will help us. I wanted to be prepared on the tackle before we get there. So we have the right size hooks and color, or whatever is needed for the fishing trip.

I have my 3 kids, and my wife that I need to get the right tackle for them. Wouldn't want to be there at Judd's only to find out that I didn't have the right kinds with me. I also have 2 more other families that are coming with us, so they're going shopping with us tonight to Cabela's to get whatever we need for walleye.

So hopefully people would post it the things I'd need to know what to get. Size of hooks, color, etc...if using shad raps, what color? Size?...Any kind of things we'd need at Cabela's?

I've talked to Captain Ron through email a couple of times and he's told me a few things, but for some reason, the emails couldn't get through, might be server problems or something.. so I'm trying to get what other people have been doing well on walleye, and or bass, pike...etc.

My boy, who's 7 years old is so excited about fishing for bigger fish than a panfish, that he's been pratciing his new rod and spin cast reel...so pumped up..the look on his face when he catches his first walleye would be treasure forever on my camera! Just wanted to make sure that everyone of us get the right kind of tackle...

So sorry about bugging you guys to give me the info..tonight is the only time I've got to get out with my family to cabela's, because the rest of the days ahead of us, are usually activities for the kids, swimming lessons, baseball practice, etc...so we're pretty tight on time.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Mountaindew

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