Fishing for walleyes: Lake Winnibigoshish

  • Updated: May 11, 2012 - 2:16 PM

Fistfights have broken out in Minnesota over which lake offers the best walleye action. Rightly so. The state is a hotbed of great walleye waters -- Lake of the Woods, Mille Lacs, Leech. Bigger 'eyes can be caught in waters other than Winnie (witness Pool 2 of the Mississippi, in the shadow of the Twin Cities). Yet Winnie offers plenty of eating-size walleyes, with the occasional wall hanger, in a wilderness setting that is easily fished, even for novices.