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We are taking an annual ice fishing trip to the Great Blue Heron Lodge in Cook, MN. The cabin is in Black Bay on Lake Vermillion. I've never been so I'm curious what the ice conditions are currently like? What is popular for fishing? I've heard crappies are popular in Black Bay. Is there anywhere near Black Bay good for tip-up fishing? Thanks for your help!

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Cliff Wagenbach

Black Bay is a mostly shallow bay with some good weed lines so it should be good for tip-up fishing for pike and maybe even a few walleyes  and jumbo perch early in the season.

It is a good crappie bay in the spring but you will probably need to find a deep hole out side of the bay for them in the winter. 30' plus depths! The walleyes should also be in those holes.

Set lines such as tip-ups or bobber rods with a plain hook with minnows work best.

Jigging spoons with a whole crappie minnow or just a minnow head work well also.


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