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Fishing the West Side - Where are the Walleyes?

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I'm heading up to Vermilion the first week in September and I'm staying near Black Bay. In the past I've stayed at Vermilion Dam Lodge but this year we've decided to try somewhere different (not that we didn't like VDL, we did but thought it would be fun trying a different part of the lake). Can anyone tell me where the Walleyes have been lately and where I can expect them to be in a week (humps, weedlines, points, depth, etc...)? The past few years we were only successful at dusk and low light periods. Any and All help is very much appreciated! Thanks!

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where are you staying at this time?

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I'm staying in a cabin at the mouth of Blacks Bay.

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Just got back on Sunday after 8 days on the Big V. Spent 3 days trying to figure the whole thing out. I tried every point rock hump on the west end. Finally.......Connected on the walleyes. All of the fish we caught were on the transitions from 17' going down to 24' . The fish were suspended off the bottom about 3-5'. Used a 6-8' Lindy with a Orange hook. Hit the Night Crawler with some air to get it off the bottom. I tried using floating lindy's but the fish didn't respond. Plain hook and crawler was the ticket. Ended up taking home some fish and had a great fish fry one night. My 10 year old daughter even got her first walleyes. Dad was quite proud cool.gif

Biggest fish for the week was 24" We only threw back 7 fish over the slot.

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