is there anyone out there that has been on lake winnebogosh? any luck? been thinking about drowning a few crawlers out there this weekend. see ya round maybe! if anyone has a favorite spot they wouldn't mind sharing that would be great. i mostly hang around the third river flowage, and i like to go out with my grandfather in-law, he has a launch and guides for mcardles resort. before that he worked for judd's. however this will be his last year on the lake as a guide, he has finnaly decided to retire. seriously, this man has dang near mastered this lake. never been out with the man and not caught a crapload of walleyes. no, i really don't think that it is possible to master the lake but over the years he has gained a ton of knowledge about lake winnie.
On a lake like that the fish are always biting somewhere. Its just a matter of finding them. Once you get to know a lake all you need to do is look at the wind direction, air/water temp and barometric pressure and it should tell you exactly where to find those fish. Guys that can read the conditions and master them get alot of respect from me.
I don't have any reports of the lake but first place I start on any lake is the wind blown shore lines. Early in the year I will go shallower but now that it been warming up I will back out into deeper water and move in as it gets darker.
Pulling a crawler harness around those areas should get you into some fish.
Listen to nofish. I heard on the radio pretty much the same thing. Winnie is one of the lakes in Minnesota that consistently produces fish pretty much year round. If I were headed up there, I would just follow a few basic rules, weedlines, drops, water temp, wind direction, etc. Most who go up there are rarely dissapointed.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988