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ellroy2

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We will be on Vermilion for a week starting July 20th. This is the first time to the lake and I am already starting to feel overwhelmed with the thought of fishing such a huge lake that I have never been on. I know it has been a strange weather year so far and fishing changes daily, but typically what should we be expecting by mid to late July? I am starting to think about presentations and what we will be using. I have plenty of cranks, jigs, and lindy tackle. The one thing I don't have a lot of is spinners and bottom bouncers. Is bottom bouncing spinners a common presentation on Vermilion? If so, what type of setup do you use? Blade shape and color? I may need to go load up on some stuff. Thanks

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Improvedarock

The deeper reefs will produce limits. But then again I don't fish vermillion. I'm already seeing walleyes on main lake reefs as of this past weekend in the Ely area.

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Cliff Wagenbach

ellroy2,

The May fly hatch should be over by July, 20th so the walleye bite should be back on again!

I will typically be using Lindy rigs baited with crawlers on the mid-lake reefs during that time period.

Crank baits and spinners may also be working well.

Cliff

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ellroy2

Thanks, that is good to know. I figured I will have a challenge finding the reefs and fish, but at least if and when I do, I will have the comfort of a presentation I am very familiar with. I may still pick up some spinner rigs and a rod/reel combo suitable for that just to have.

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TrueNorth

ellroy,

Since it's the first time on the lake I would recommend getting a fishing hotspots map. Most of the mid lake reefs are well marked as is the lake itself. You shouldn't have trouble finding them.

I hope your trip goes well.

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Improvedarock

The mayflys littered the surface tonight saw eyes rolling with joy on the surface. Couldn't match a fly pattern cause I didn't have any white colors. Time ta go golfing!

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BartmanMN

I will be up that week too. Can't wait.

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