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I have the boat all ready to go for our first trip to Winnie this year. Will be leaving right after work on Thursday and will be fishing Friday, Saturday and Sunday 'til 2 or so. We will be putting in at the West Winnie Campround landing at least on Friday. Does anyone have any last minute advice for the "eyes"? We will also have some friends launching from the Third River landing, thanks in advance and good luck on the big lake.

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I heard great results on Mallard last weekend. That can still be good, but there's more areas to fish on that side.

If you're going to fish the West side, I would fish Ravens point & associated drop-offs and Sugar Bar thoroughly using Leeches, Red Lindy (Octupus size 2 or 4) hooks, 5' leader and a 1/4 or 3/8 Oz slip sinker depending on the wind.

There are other ways to fish, that is my most proven favorite on Winnie. Crawlers on Owner crawler rigs and minnows/jigs have their place, too.

I'll be on Winnie Saturday & Sunday, probably the East side, but who knows maybe I'll veer to the West...

Hope that helps, I don';t think I gave away any secrets, so let me know if you need anything else.

Good luck & maybe see you on the water !!

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we havent made it to the west end the last couple days too windy. we have been getting a few by high banks in the deep water with 1/8 oz fireballs and a small shiner


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Returned from Winnie on Sunday. We fished the west side on Friday, from Sugar up to Mallard and with two guys we boated a dozen eyes or so and kept 5 between 14-17 in. Due to the wind, we fished Highbanks down to the Birches on Saturday and boated another dozen or so and filled out the rest of our Possesion limit with nice 15-17 in. fish. In fact the bigger walleyes came on leeches after we ran out of shiners, including a number of slot fish that were put back. We had to put in a lot of hours on the water in less than ideal conditions, but guess what, I can't wait til I can do it again, good luck to all on the water.

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