On Sunday, strong winds and overcast skies helped contribute limits of Walleyes to the bags of fishermen during the 2016 “Daikin Fisharoo” on Lake Winnie. Read Another GRAHA Walleye Shootout tournament, on lovely Pokegama Lake, is now in the books and what a day it was.

Fortunately, a more stable weather pattern has emerged and guests are finding their way back to better fishing.

Walleyes on Lake Winnie are settling into deep weed patches, and mid-summer trolling patterns are producing fish.

The ultra-reliable Little Joe spinner tipped with either a fathead minnow or ½ piece of night crawler produced very well for fishermen on the lake this Sunday.

The right combination of food, habitat and protection from fishing pressure are critical for producing Pike measuring from the 30’s well into the magical 40 inch range.

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Due to their success with the new line-up of baitcasting reels featuring smoother gearing, more power and T-Wing technology for longer casts and Wired2fish readers responses to our last giveaway they want to give you another chance to win a Tatula CT100H reel and 2 spools of dark green 65 pound J-Braid. " Learn More and Enter "Coming up with encouraging words for fishing guests was trickier than usual last week.Stormy, windy weather and constantly changing conditions made dialing in reliable patterns difficult, even for the seasoned pros who fish the lake.Options for Walleye purists have narrowed as stormy weather and muggy conditions persist in North Central Minnesota.With surface temperatures now ranging between 70 and 75 degrees, Panfish and Bass provide a lot more entertainment and for me, the mixed bag, weedline bite would be more than enough to satisfy my inner angler for the rest of the summer.Unfortunately, my fishing customers prefer Walleye over action and so the best way to describe my recent fishing trips is to say that some days are better than others.Under the right circumstances Walleye fishing has been fairly good.