March 6, 2014
We are having in an increase in perch action, especially along the west side. River Bar, Sugar Bar, and Sugar Point up through Ravens have been hot spots. Depths of 12-20 feet have been best, but when the action slows, move to depths of 5-10 feet. Some of the humps to the north of Third River Bar are also putting fish on the ice. Tulibee are biting in the deep basin areas, in 30-40
Feb 28, 2014
We have some roads open again after the wind and snow and wind. You can get around on the roads but off road has become more difficult. Snowmobile's would be best to get around on the lake if you want to get very far off the roads.
February 25, 2014
With the snow and blowing snow it is getting harder to get around off the roads. it is still possable in some areas. good perch bit in about 15 to 18 feet up on the flats by ravens. we have a road up pasts ravens, with some other roads in to other areas.
Anglers have been able to travel "off-road" in more areas on Lake Winnibigoshish this week. Roads are improving throughout the lake, with roughly 60-70 percent of the lake now accessible. Northern pike remain very aggressive. Anglers working the top edges in 16-19 feet of water with set tip-ups 3-5 feet up from the bottom are taking lots of fish from the main lake bars. Perch are still sporadic, with some fish coming from 21-24 feet of water off the drops. Expect to do some sorting. Walleye action has slowed, however, some humps are producing fish between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Jigging spoons and minnow heads are working best. For perch, smaller presentations have been best, especially in gold. The ice measures 18-22 inches in most areas. Very little slush remains, unless you hit an area with a new crack. The lowest parts of the crack typically have the most
Ice conditions are getting better. Roads are starting to run further out onto the lake. West side up to Sugar Island, Sugar Bar and River Bar. South side from Big and Little Musky, and up the east side through the stumps to South Moxey. East and north out to the humps off High Banks and Tamarac Bay has a crossing out toward Bowans.
Fishing is a bit spotty yet for perch and walleye as we have had one weather front in after another. Look to that getting better as we are in for a stable stretch of weather. Still catching fish but takes a little more finesse. Small jigs or plain hooks with gold has been working the best. Pike are still going well so you can catch plenty of them with some good ones in the bag.
We have plowed roads out to River Bar and Sugar Bar.The perch and Walleye bit has been good. We are alos seeing lots of northers comming in. Spearing has been excelant also. We are getting around with trucks to most anywhere if you stay out of the deep snow.
January 8 2014
We are driving out on plowed roads only at this time. We are finding good ice except where we have snow over a foot deep. then ice under the snow may be thiner Pearch fishing has been doing very well. We are not out to River or sugar bar yet becouse of ice conditions. You can get out there with 4 wheelers or snowmobiles.
WE have about 6" of good ice at this time and the fishing has been excelan. Not sure what all this snow will do to the Ice conditions. We got about 8" on Monday and with the forcast for up to 10' more. This could make it difficult to get around.
Out checking on Ice condidions today. We have about 2- 3 inches of ice on the lake. Looks like the lake is frose over. Hope to put out spear house's next weekend.