Fished this weekend on Winnie/Cutfoot and the bite is once again picking up with warming water temps. Saturday in Cutfoot was decent with quality a lot better than quantity. Most fish caught were 16" or bigger and all came from 10-14' of water using a jig and spottail shiner. Sunday was spent on Winnie (due to a lack of wind in Cutfoot) on the deeper bars and humps. We did well again using jig/shiner, but did see some fish caught on rigs as well. It seems the fish are starting to progress to their summer haunts with the warmer water temps (it was about 63.5 yesterday afternoon), so fishing should only improve from here on out.
That is amazing the water temps are still in the low 60's in Northern Minnesota. I've always wanted to Fish Winnie in open water season. I may have to hire Slovene who is a Fishing guide in Northern Minnesota to put me on some fish up there.
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954