Did someone say fishing?

Ah, yes. Lake Winnie is not only a legendary Minnesota fishing destination – it offers world-class multi-species fishing. There’s a reason why Lake Winnie, Cut Foot Sioux and Little Winnie have been featured in several popular angling magazines and routinely featured in several fishing shows. 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 pike, muskie, jumbo perch, crappie and bass. Bring your own boat, rent one or take a guided fishing trip with seasoned pros.

Come spring and open water, Minnesota’s walleye fishing opener is celebrated in May. Summer is a great time to catch untapped Lake Winnie fish – largemouth bass, northern pike and muskie.  Fall is a great time to catch that trophy Minnesota walleye. 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 and catch walleye and jumbo perch. If you prefer to spear, you can go after lunker northern.

No matter if you’re a novice or seasoned pro, entertaining the in-laws or multi-million dollar clients, we’ll help you get rigged and get on the fish. Many of our resorts offer charters and guides, plus boat rentals, gear and great advice.

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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