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Thanks to Jason for some timely info on the lake. (Jason, I saw your boat parked next to the main lodge at Northland resort- we were in cabin 3). I've never stayed there before, nice-economically priced resort. Mike is a real smart-alec, but full of current info on the lake grin.gif

My father-in-law and I worked hard the first day, Friday, to find fish in Cutfoot. We managed to bring two walleyes, over 17" to the boat. We fish mostly around the north end "cans". We caught some nice perch and a few northerns. We were using bottom bouncers and spinners and a new product for me...the hook-up floater from Catch-n tackle. The bigger perch liked the chart/lime colored one and a fathead.

Today, we switched locations and bucked a heavy wind to the north end shoreline. In five minutes we had three walleyes, 15" to 16" in the boat. The rest of the day was pretty much like that, two or three fish flurry then a 10 to 15 minute pause. We finished fishing at noon...mostly because we were cold..oh yeah, we had our limit too.

If you are considering a trip to Winni and are new to the lake....hire a quality guide such as Jason. You won't regret it. smile.gif Nav

Jon Navratil
Navigator Guide Service
Serving Central MN rivers & lakes

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Jason Boser

Yhank you Jon I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Mike is a smart aleck but has a heart of gold He said it was alittle rough for you guys that first day. we were out and it was rough but the fish were going. Im glad you made it to the big lake the last day and caught fish it has been a good fall bite so far. I left my boat at the resort and went hunting for the duck opener that wasnt bad either. take care

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    • delcecchi
      starft you off.... https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/lakefind/lake.html?id=69066000
    • gizmoguy
      Yes they do. Many resorts are set up for summer usage. Understand you can't use your FH in the storage lots. Only in a summer use lot. You have to pay for it. The cost is in addition to your winter fees. Usually more $ but the season is longer. The county requires the resorts to have bathroom facilities within a certain distance. Mac's Twin Bay has summer lots as do many others. Hunter's Point is another. Doubt Brandt's is set up for summer.
      Sweet! Heading back up tonight through the weekend. Bringing the wife and little one this time instead of my buddies, hopefully the weather cooperates.
    • Neutz68
      Heading up Sat morning and will be looking for Shiners. Anyone know if the Gateway and/or Kab Outdoors have them in stock??    Thanks for the input.
    • crappieslapper
      Hi Guys & Gals, My brother in law recently purchased a property on Ely Lake. All the boys are invited up this year on Memorial. Unfortunately nobody in the family has been on the lake before. I thought I would reach out to the pros here on the forum to see if anyone would be willing to give us a few tips on fishing this lake. Thanks in advance, Dan
    • crappieslapper
      Hey Forum, My brother in law just purchased on Ely Lake. Memorial weekend will be the first time on lake. Wondering if anyone has some experience/tips they would be willing to offer the Ely lake rookies. Thanks so much. Dan
    • huntnfish
      I made it out last Sunday and did some searching for walleye. The search didn't produce any walleyes, just northerns and smallies. The water temp on the main lake was 58-59 with the bays being about 5 degrees warmer. The people I have talked to have had similar issues finding the eyes. We missed some fish that left the shiner all chewed up. Most of the fish marked were out in that 18-21 foot range which seemed pretty deep for this early. It could have been Saturday's cold front that pushed them a little deeper though. 
    • Hoey
      SRJ - Thanks for the report.  I heard the bite was very-good to excellent, off the rocks/reefs, in the mud/sand.  I will be at the lake fishing this weekend.  
    • srj
      What a couple perfect days for LOW on Monday-Tuesday. Fish seemed to be biting well from shallow to deep and from the south side to up north.  Caught fish from 7 - 28 feet in good numbers and sized from small to large. There seemed to be a lot more fish on sand and mud than rocks. Quite a few males caught near rocks were full of milt. Biggest an 28 1/4. Most on jig and minnow but some on crankbaits. Sure a big pack of charters hanging around the Knight Island shoal. Warm, calm and no bugs!! Hope Memorial weekend winds stay light. My new to me Ipilot Link Bluetooth remote somehow changed to German, Dutch or some other language on the display. Anybody ever have that happen? Good luck this weekend.
    • Mitch K
      Nah it was maybe 6-7 inch, maybe it'll be a keeper next year.