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Cliff Wagenbach

Lake Vermilion 2017 open water fishing reports and related information.

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Cliff Wagenbach

I have been using chubs, pike suckers, and crawlers as bait. lindys and jigs.

Cliff

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Sculpin

What are the current water temps Cliff ??

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Cliff Wagenbach

61 degrees in Big Bay this morning.

Cliff

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FishinCT

Night and day difference since yesterday. Started with my gold spinner and got 4 hits in 2 passes through a short reef. Only caught a 23" and the rest bit short even with the stinger hook. Switched over to the lindy and slowed it down a bit and that's all it took. Had my 4 and threw a handful of small ones back in the next couple hours. 

Came back in and had them for lunch, then took my yearly muskie trip this evening to remind myself why I don't fish for them. Back aches and never catch anything :grin:

Fishing should be excellent by the weekend. There are some reefs out there that are absolutely loaded with fish. I've had 3 or 4 different boats pull up on one particular reef with me, make 1 or 2 passes and leave. They have to be seeing all the fish down there, but don't catch anything in one pass so they leave. I just don't get it. Trust the electronics and try a couple different methods. They will bite something!

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Captain Acorn

Was up this last weekend and the bite was pretty darn good lots of fish on cranks w leadcore &jig n minnows not great size biggest was just over 20 but caught plenty seemed to do better on the flats then on the rock piles this weekend really tried to make jigging raps work but just wasn't happening this weekend. Was keeping the jig very still not jigging it at all 

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Fish Head

I thought the bite was pretty good las weekend. I had the opposite experience as Capt Acorn. I had very little bite pulling lead, but I was marking fish so I slowed way down with minnows.  Fishing alone Friday afternoon I had a limit of 16.5-19.5, and threw back a 15 and a 23. Also lost 3-4 big ones near the boat and caught about a dozen smallies up to 19.5.

Saturday I went out for about 20 minutes and caught 2 walleyes 16 & 26.5. I think that's my biggest on Big V this year, although my son had a 28 on opener.

Headed up again Thursday eve. I should find a chance to sneak out once or twice. :)

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Captain Acorn

Dandy perch there cliff!! 

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Wanderer

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WOW, that's a pile! 

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JerkinLips

Now those are jumbo perch.

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Cliff Wagenbach

That is a really great looking eye!

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OhioVike

Can you share the color and size of your jigs?

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delcecchi
On 10/8/2017 at 10:12 PM, kaparzo said:

Gold jigs with rainbows in 30-35' with sand bottom adjacent to rocks was best for us

 

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kaparzo

We used 1/4 and 3/8 oz jigs in calm conditions. The more vertical your line could be, the better. 1-2 feet up was better than the jig sitting on the bottom. Our experience was that the fish were more active with a gold jig. 

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VermilionGold

Headed up for one last weekend of open water fishing.  Anyone been out this week, how’s the bite?

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Cliff Wagenbach

VG,

Good bite most days now!

All minnows for me. jigs or lindys. Chubs, shiners, and pike suckers.

Found walleyes from 8' to 40' yesterday.

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PSU

Lot's of walleyes to be had, but most for me seem to be smaller (8-10 inches)

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Cliff Wagenbach

PSU,

Lots of smaller walleyes mixed in with the keeper sized fish at most spots. A few spots do seem to have a larger percentage of keeper sized fish though. Looks very good for the next couple of years!

Cliff

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Captain Acorn

same results here lots of fish but had to sort through them for keepers. How bout them jumbo perch mixed in though wow.  I actually was catching quite a few smallmouth deeper as well. I had good luck with gulp alive pink shine 4" minnows too seem to catch bigger fish 

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DLD24

Where's the best place to get bait at Vermillion?? Is Hoodoo the best access to fish big bay? The girlfriend and I are going to come up for a day trip tomorrow...Thanks for any help.

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Cliff Wagenbach

HooDoo Point, Everett Bay public landing, or the Casino are all good landings if you want to fish Big Bay. The Y-Store or  the Food and Fuel in Tower both have good bait.

Cliff

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