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does anyone have any info on where the best place to fish for the jumbo's any help would be great. this is my first time to winni. Thanks - for the - help

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Ask whatever resort you use to access the lake, they're all good about helping guys out. And they'll have roads plowed to where the fish are. Once you get out there, move around a lot, even if it's only 10-20 feet at a time -- don't wait for the perch to come to you. There's more good spots on Winnie than you could fish in a lifetime. Good luck and have a great trip.

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Best advice is to be mobile and drill lots of holes. The past couple of trips there we could catch a fish or two out of a hole and then move to the next one. If your not catching fish move, move, move. I like to fish deeper up there. It seems the fish that come out of deeper water are much less wormy than those out of the shallow areas. We have found that fish coming from the shallow ares can be full of those white worms while the fish deeper might have none or only a couple. You never know what you will catch. My dad and I caught northerns, pout, perch, whitefish, and a sucker on the last trip that we made up there in 30'. Good luck.

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Deep mud right now. Good bloodworm hatch taking place. Drill lots of holes. The fish that are being caught of Stony and Ravens are medium to small and you will need to sort.. But that ok to I guess.

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Winnie's an awesome lake. I agree with perchjerker theres more good spots than you can ever fish. Find them in deeper water and you'll get better fish (bigger and cleaner)you'll have to sort threw the smaller ones just remember to bring them up slow so's not to rupture there air sack. Just think of it as restocking for the years ahead. I've always caught enough perch on winnie threw the ice to make it worth the trip. You might have to move around a bit to locate them. If you get a couple jumbo's then some small ones wait them out A bit before you move it seem's like you'll get a few jumbo's then a few small and back to the jumbo's again. the NW side has been pretty good lately. I've been up there 7 out of the last 8 weekends and took atleast two meals or more verey time.two weeks ago took home 50 10-12 inchers. threw back 3 times that many 9 inches and smaller. It was the best weekend yet. Last weekend 48 but only 20 of them were 10 plus inches the rest were 9 inchers. I try to realse all others. Pike action been really good but they seem to like your perch bait better than the tip ups. Good luck and most of all have fun.

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