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tippycanoe

Thinking about hitting vermilion over the coming weekend...what's the fishing look like? What baits/tactics work best this time of year?
Thanks in advance for your help
TC

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Cliff Wagenbach

TC,
Jigs/minnows or lindys/minnows!
The bigger minnows usually produce best.
Fish the deep holes if the water has turned over. otherwise you will just have to hunt them down.
Cliff

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Ya Hey Der

We fished this past weekend 17th - 19th and the three of us caught a total of 15 walleyes(10 1/2 to 15 inchers) kept 6 and threw back the rest. We also hooked into 2 smallmouth while walleye fishing. We fished out near the casino. The winds Saturday evening and Sunday morning made staying on spots a bit difficult. We used jig/minnow (like Cliff mentioned, the bigger minnows worked out better). We also tried worm and minnow on lindy but caught most of them on the jig/minnow, dark yellow and gold jighead seemed to work best for us. We tried to fish a couple of deeper holes but had trouble keeping the boat in position. We caught our fish in around the 16-20 foot depths. Good luck to all who venture up there. I wish I could have stayed up there longer.

Hey Cliff,
Got a question for you. We used smaller sucker minnows about the size of an average index finger and slightly thinner. Do they have a particular name?
Thanks!
YHD

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tippycanoe

Thanks guys-
Do you think the lake will turn over this week yet? (dumb question, but will the lake turnover hurt or help the fishing other than concentrating the fish in the deep holes?). When you say big minnows how big are you talking?
Thanks Again
TC

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guideman

The minnows Cliff is talking about are called pike suckers, I use them up to 6" long in the fall. I also like to use big shiners if I can get them. smile.gif

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