Lake Winnibigoshish



  • County: Cass / Itaska
  • Nearest Town: Bena
  • Lake Size: 56,471 acres

Popular Gamefish

Yellow Perch are important as a prey species and are also popular with anglers. The 2019 catch was typical for lakes with similar habitats, but below average for Winnibigoshish.

Walleye were the second most common fish captured in gill nets 2019. The catch was typical for lakes with similar habitats, but below average for Winnibigoshish. Walleye populations are typically maintained by sporadic recruitment (reproduction and survival of young) events that impact population cycles and angler success. Sporadic recruitment is a common trait for Walleye in stocked and natural fisheries, so variations in Winnibigoshish are expected.

Learn more on Minnesota DNRs LakeFinder.

Our Favorite Resort

Rick, Kim, Carson & Cade Leonhardt would like to welcome you and your family to High Banks Resort, on Lake Winnibigoshish, for your next vacation!

High Banks Resort is centrally located on Lake Winnibigoshish where they offer their guests great fishing and an excellent place to relax in the secluded Chippewa National Forest with family & friends.

Every August, Veterans and their friends and family stay for 50% off cabin rates.

Relevant Gear

Map of Lake Winnie
Find the right gear for your trip to Lake Winnibigoshish with the Omnia Fishing Shop By Lake feature. You'll find all the details you need-just enter the season, species, method, depth and more to select the gear that'll help put you on fish!

Lake Winnie Guide Service

Brian Brosdahl Big Minnesota Walleye
Bro’s Guide Service offers both summer fishing and ice fishing guided trips on Lake Winnibigoshish. Brian Brosdahl is a fishing machine, he even has his own line of ice fishing gear including rods with his Bro Series Combos, and his popular Bro Bug by Northland Fishing Tackle.

Nearby Restaurant

Fish Fry at Gosh Dam Place
For over 65-years, Gosh Dam Place has been known for daily homemade soups, chicken wild rice soup, the Big Winnie Burger, duck wontons and their famous homemade pizza. And the meal they make for you from your freshly caught and cleaned fish!

After a busy day in the Northwoods, enjoy a full lunch and dinner menu in the family cafe or the Northwoods ambience of the bar/restaurant. Relax and unwind with a beverage, get a bite to eat, and watch your favorite team on one of their flat screen TVs. Or, swap fishing stories around the fireplace!