Lake Winnie Fishing
Ah, yes. World-class fishing. There's a reason why Lake Winnie, Cut Foot Sioux and Little Winnie have been featured in several popular angling magazines. The three lakes almost always send an angler home with their supper or at least a memory of a terrific battle. In fact, the Minnesota record muskie was caught in Lake Winnibigoshish in 1957 weighing in at 54 pounds.
Dave Holmbeck, of Great Lakes Fisherman Magazine, said: "Winnie, more than any other body of water, is the bread and butter fishing lake of northern Minnesota."
"Lake Winnie is one of the absolute jewels of Minnesota." – Tom Neustrom, local fishing guide
With plenty of shallow water, the lakes in the Winnie area offer an abundance of walleye habitat. Many of our walleyes weigh in at three to four pounds, and others are bigger yet. The lakes also hold high numbers of northern, muskie, perch, crappie and bass. Bring your own boat, rent one or take a guided fishing expedition with seasoned pros.
In the winter, find yourself an icehouse, and drop in a line. Yes, you can fish through the ice. It's true, winters are cold in northern Minnesota. But, one of the best ways to fight off the winter blues is to hole up in an icehouse with your closest fishing pals.
On Lake Winnie, you can catch walleye and jumbo perch. If you prefer to spear, you can go after lunker northern.
The best part? There's always a place to take off the boots and warm your feet by a crackling fire. Many of the area's resorts are open during the winter. The fish are always biting.
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