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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 toOur Fish Houses are Red 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!


2014-15 Winter Season Cabin Rates

December 2014 thru March 2015

Cabin # of Bdrms Occupancy* Deposit Required



Wolf Den 5 1 - 7 people $200 $290
Birch 2 1 - 4 people $125 $170
Balsam 2 1 - 4 people $125 $170
Black Bear 3 1 - 5 people $125 $210
Raccoon 3 1 - 5 people $125 $210
Whitetail 2 1 - 4 people $125 $170
North Star Loft 3 1 - 5 people $125 $210

Fish House Rental Rates

Fish House with Cabin Rental  
8 x 10 - 6 hole $90 per day
Fish House w/out Cabin Rental  
Up to 4 people - 8 x 10 $100 per day


Helpful Fishing Links:

Notice to Anglers
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.
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.


Winter Wonderland at The Pines Resort on Lake Winnibigoshish

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 currents.
  • 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 emergency

Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report

The Lake Winnibigoshish Weekly Ice Fishing 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 2, 2015

Perch fishing was a bit slow this past weekend for most folks, but we did see a few good results.  The best bite was on Sunday along a breakline in 16 to 20 feet of water.  We look for the bite to pick up as the temperature begins to warm toward the end of this week.

John Seekon
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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The Pines Resort & Cmpgrd.
17221 Winnie Dam Road NE
Deer River, MN 56636
Phone: 218-246-8546
Toll Free: 1-800-342-1552

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