Dive into Summer on Lake Winnie!

The countdown for summer is on, and the anticipation is almost too much to bear! Here at the Lake Winnie Resort Association (LWRA), we're gearing up for another incredible summer on the legendary Lake Winnibigoshish (affectionately known as "Lake Winnie"). This isn't just any lake; it's a walleye wonderland, a place where dreams are reeled in and fishing stories are born, and as luck would have it, Minnesota's fishing opener is upon us! The official/unofficial kick off to summer depending on who you ask.

Lake Winnie is a hallowed ground for walleye enthusiasts. These prized fish are plentiful in these waters. We’re ready for the thrill of the fight, that feeling of the tug on your line as that walleye battles for its freedom. With a little skill and a lot of excitement, you could be hauling in the catch of a lifetime! Whether you're a seasoned angler with a lifetime of experience or a curious first-timer eager to experience the magic of walleye fishing, Lake Winnie caters to all.

The beauty of Lake Winnie lies in its diversity. The LWRA boasts 16 unique resorts, each offering a distinct vibe to suit your vacation style. You could be waking up in a rustic cabin just steps from the water's edge, the scent of pine filling the air and the gentle lapping of waves lulling you awake. Or perhaps a luxurious lakefront suite with a private balcony overlooking the breathtaking scenery is more your speed. Several resorts cater specifically to families, offering amenities like playgrounds and pools to keep the little ones entertained, while others are havens for seasoned anglers, boasting features like:

  • Expert Advice and Local Knowledge: Many LWRA resorts have on-site staff with years of experience fishing these waters. They can offer valuable tips on techniques, lures, and the best spots to find those trophy walleye.
  • Convenient Boat Rentals: No need to tow your own boat! Many resorts offer a variety of rental options to suit your needs, ensuring you have the perfect vessel to navigate the vast expanse of Lake Winnie.
  • Clean and Well-Maintained Boats: Safety and reliability are paramount. LWRA resorts take pride in their rental fleets, ensuring your boat is in top condition for a smooth and successful fishing adventure.
  • Guided Fishing Trips (optional): For those seeking an extra edge, experienced fishing guides are available. They'll take you to the hidden honey holes, share their expertise, and help you maximize your chances of landing that trophy walleye.

There truly is something for everyone!

Lake Winnie fishing

Beyond the Walleye:

While walleye fishing takes center stage, Lake Winnie offers loads of activities for the whole family. Explore miles of scenic trails in the Chippewa National Forest, teeming with diverse wildlife. Tee off at a championship golf course, or delve into the fascinating history and ecology of the region on a guided tour. Take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters, or simply soak up the sun on a pristine sandy beach. Charming towns surrounding the lake offer unique shops and locally crafted treasures, perfect for souvenir hunting.

Beautiful lake scenery

Memories Made for Everyone:

The 30 LWRA area businesses ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all. Expertly stocked bait and tackle shops will meet your last-minute fishing needs, while knowledgeable boat sales and service providers keep your craft in top shape. Need help navigating the pristine waters? Fishing guides with years of local knowledge are happy to share their expertise. When hunger strikes, explore the variety of delicious restaurants offering everything from fresh, local fare to casual lakeside dining.

hiking trails through nature

Unwind and Reconnect:

We don’t know about you, but some of our favorite memories from childhood straight through to adulthood involve being gathered around a crackling campfire after a successful day on the water, sharing stories and laughter with loved ones. No distractions, other than helping the kids with the occasional s’more. LWRA resorts offer a variety of lodging options, from cozy cabins perfect for families to luxurious suites ideal for a romantic getaway. Gather your friends, reconnect with loved ones, and create lasting memories under the vast Minnesota sky.

relaxing sunset on the lake

Make Your Lake Winnie Escape a Reality:

As the excitement for summer builds, the LWRA is your one-stop resource for planning your dream walleye fishing adventure, or a well-rounded family vacation filled with fun and relaxation. Browse our website to discover exceptional resorts, exciting activities, and valuable resources to make the most of your Lake Winnie adventure.

Get ready to cast off for summer! Lake Winnie and its legendary walleye await...

Start planning your unforgettable escape today!