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wallyH

fall evening trolling

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Hi all. I'm going to be up on the west end the first week in October. With the short daylight hours, I was thinking of trying out some after dark trolling.

What are the best strategies for Vermilion that time of year?

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Be sure you've got a good GPS and trail already plotted in dayloight, as the lake is very low and those rocks can reach out and touch someone in the dark. shocked.gif

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Amen to the good GPS and plot trails. Another important thing to be careful of this time of year when fishing at night... when the sun goes down and those temps drop quick! look out for heavy FOG on the water. That can get scary in a hurry confused.gifshocked.gif

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Thanks for the warnings. I do have a GPS and am well aware of the various weather on Vermilion. A few years back this time I was trying to race a snowsnorm to the cabin. I lost and was stuck in zero visibility snow for about 5 minutes before I felt safe traveling again.

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