Northern Minnesota Ice
Fishing for Perch, Walleye on Lake Winnibigoshish
When Old Man Winter
settles in for a stay in Northern Minnesota, you know it's
time to get out the ice augers, fish houses and mukluks! It's also time to
think of the world-class fishing opportunities that abound through the ice
on Lake Winnibigoshish!
There is no other
lake in northern Minnesota that has a reputation like Lake Winnie.
Through the years it has become known as "the" lake to fish for perch
through the ice. It also offers excellent walleye fishing, northern
fishing and crappie fishing. With more than 67,000 acres
Winnibigoshish literally offers miles of angling opportunities matched by
few other fisheries in the state.
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The Pines is your headquarters for
full-service ice fishing vacations. Wake to
a frost-edged winter wonderland then drive on our plowed ice roads out
to your fish house. Enjoy a day of excellent fishing then head
back to the resort to the warmth and comfort of our well-equipped
cabins. We move our fish houses on a weekly basis to ensure that
you are "on the fish" and even turn on the heat in your fish house every
morning before you arrive. The Pines Resort & Campground sets the
standard for hosting ice fishermen and you will notice the difference!
House Rental Rates
|Fish House with
|8 x 10 - 6 hole
||$90 per day
|Fish House w/out
|Up to 4 people - 8 x 10
||$100 per day
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ICE FISHING MEAL PREPARATION
While on or fishing waters with size
restrictions, all fish for which the size restriction applies must have
their heads, tails, fins and skin intact and be measurable except when a
person is preparing and using such fish for a meal.
PACKED FISH LABELING
When packing fish, labels identifying the
fish must include the name of the lake where the fish
was caught and the size of each of the fish
that are regulated under a special size limit.
Ice Fishing Safety Tips
- No ice should be considered safe.
- It takes at least 4 inches of clear solid ice to
support a person on foot, 5 inches for a snowmobile and 8-12 inches for a
small car or truck - but ice varies from place to place on the same body
of water and sometimes within 10 feet!
- Check with local bait shops, resorts etc. as to the
current ice conditions
- Access the lake through an area resort and try to
travel on plowed ice roads.
- Consider walking or using a snowmobile or ATV, rather
than a car or truck, and avoid ice travel during hours of darkness, when
there's heavy snow or fog - drive slowly at all times.
- Always let someone know where you are going and when to
expect you back.
- Avoid areas where there may be flowing water or
- Pressure ridges or ice heaves occur, especially on
large lakes - these can be dangerous due to thin ice or an obstruction you
may hit with a car, truck or snowmobile.
- Carry a cellular phone with you - call 911 for any
The Lake Winnibigoshish Weekly
Report is proudly brought to you by The Pines Resort & RV Campground...your
full-service Minnesota Ice Fishing Vacation Resort located on Lake
Winnie at Winnie Dam Bay.
For the Week of:
March 20, 2013
With the close of ice fishing
season, please look for our open water
fishing reports to begin after
Fishing Opener Weekend.
The Pines Resort & Campground
P.S. Our cabins fill up fast for peak ice
fishing season, so call us today to book your reservation - 1-800-342-1552.
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