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up in on week... any help from the pros?

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going up on thrusday of next week.. was wondering of any last minute spots.. I have never fished that lake before adn I Am staying at hoodoo point... can I please get some pointers on places to find fish up there?? I heard it is a lake that don't compare to anyother I ahve fished.. can some one give me a few spots to try.. I do have a gps... and I do understand that not many people want to give up there good spots.. but even a spot to start would be good...

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I'm not a pro, but here's my advice, absolutely guaranteed to change by next Thursday!

Vermilion isn't a lake of "favorite spots" --- this weeks hot spot is likely to be next weeks dead spot. Because the lake is large and complex, the fish have many choices and you have to sort out their options (food, comfort, protection) on almost a daily basis.

Having said that, here are some general comments to generate your thinking (and question asking when you arrive).

The fly hatch in the Hoodoo point area has been over for some time now, and the recent weather has been warm and expected to continue warm until you arrive. Based on that, I'd expect that walleye are now hanging out in deeper cool water and migrating toward mid lake reefs and rock piles.

Get a good map (LakeMaster Pro series is good) and examine it for locations like that (reefs/rock piles near deep water refuge). When you arrive, ask around to confirm this (or get better information), and start exploring.

As a first timer, you really ought to consider engaging a guide for at least a half day. Make sure you tell them you're looking for a "teaching guide", not just a boat driver who'll haul you around to a half dozen of his spots without telling you why he's fishing there.

Vermilion is a new experience every day, so keep thinking as you fish, building your knowledge base rather than just building a collection of GPS coordinates.

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ok.... actually you got some really good points but i just bought a house so i think a guide is out of the wuestion.... but you did give me some good things to think about........ thanks hans

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Let us know how you did?

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We were at V last Sunday. We didn't get there until about 11a. We went out on Big Bay and attempted to fish some of the main lake reefs. We graphed fish all over in about 35 feet of water, but by the time we got there the wind had come up and made the area unfishable. There was one guy who was fishing the same reef who said that he was doing pretty good until the big wind arrived. We didn't have enough time to explore some of the other areas. I would second HansB's suggestion to try the reefs and the rock piles. I,m heading up tomorrow (Fri) after work and I will report back when I return on Sunday although this is mainly a musky mission. There is another post from a guide who says the fish are still in the weeds, so I guess one could assume that there are fish in the weeds and fish on the reefs.

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the west end has been good...the other day we just pounded some real good fish...we have been catching ever since....should be good for a while....very good size fish too....love the august bite....!!!!

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