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Pat McGraw

Anyone know of a good ice fishing lake near vermilion? Perhaps something with a hot panfish bite.

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OhioVike

Is Pelican Lake close enough to Vermilion?  Prolly the best panfish around the area.  

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monstermoose78

There tons of little fish lakes around that area. Just a quick search and you can find them.

Pelican is a drive.

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On 1/12/2018 at 7:34 AM, monstermoose78 said:

There tons of little fish lakes around that area. Just a quick search and you can find them.

Pelican is a drive.

Maybe 25 miles from cook so maybe 40 from tower.   

 

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IceHawk

Have to agree Pelican would be my choice for panfish, top notch pannie lake with some quality in it. 

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monstermoose78

There are so many little untapped panfish lakes up there. I know pelican has some big fish but it gets much more pressure than the little lakes. It worth the time to use the dnr lake finder to see if lakes have gills and crappies in them. I spent 5 years in that area and caught plenty of big crappies and trophy sized gills. I never once went to pelican lake or elephant. I never was skunked when ice fishing for panfish up there. 

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side_laker

Anyone have any fishing reports from pelican 

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Pat McGraw

Thanks everyone.

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Wanderer

Seems like it could be good for gills.  No crappies in it though.  Interesting comments about the depth being greatest by shore.  It’s fun reading up on some new lakes.

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Borch

Had a fun trip on Elephant.   Not much pressure when we fished it.  Nice crappies.

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Pat McGraw

Thanks all. FYI I'm located on Frazer Bay on Vermilion. Give a shout out if/when you may be on the water up there. I may give the Pike River Flowage a try tomorrow or Saturday. I'll provide a report if I go. Thanks again.

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Capt. Quicksteel

If you want to get in there by snow mobile or walking over, Wolf Lake is worth a try.

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Pat McGraw

Thank you.

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yomammy

BASS LAKE is on the east- n/e side of Vermilion and is a short ride through the woods by snowmobile.  Went there last year and caught nothing but dinky perch ( fished the mid-south shore... deeper area).  It was a fun trip and a beautiful little lake.....  DNR info :  http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/lakefind/showreport.html?downum=69044600

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