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Pointers for the west side

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I'm bringing the family up for a week at Whispering Winds resort on Sunset Bay this Saturday. I've never been on Vermilion before and the kids want to go fishing, a lot. Any advice or pointers for where my 9 and 10 years girls can catch some fish? I'm not looking for a secret hotspot unless you want to share privately, but more for a place to keep them interested and active. Walleyes would be great but they are not picky.

I have a "Fishing Hot Spots" map and a handheld GPS but the fishing boat with the Vex and camera is staying home. My only electronics will be the depthfinder on the family boat.

I normally fish walleye up the Gunflint Trail and smallmouth on the Mississippi here at home. I should have the tackle to handle about anything but it is a huge lake. Can anybody help narrow things down?

Thanks in advance!!!

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you will like it at whispering winds...ron ,jeremy and margeret will take good care of you...jeremy will fill you in on the muskie thing for sure...go with a lindy and half a crawler or a leech...look for weedlines and sand with some gravel....near deep water....the fish are really starting up on the west end.....also any flat near deep water is good.......gills are everywhere.as are bass.pike should be in the weedbeds...with a chance for a good one...good luck and set that hook!

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Thanks Gary - I appreciate the help.

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i have been getting a lot of gills on shallow rocks where there are supposed to be bass in evening. For example near hazzard off north end of taylor's island

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Thanks Del.

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