Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
53orbigger

Turnover Soon?

13 posts in this topic

Hoping someone can give me an updated water temp or tell me if the lake is close to turning over. I have a trip planned for this weekend, but would reschedule if the lake is in the process of turning over. Any and all information appreciated.

Thanks

53orbigger thats all I ask!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Surface water temps are running in the mid to upper 50's this week. Colder weather is predicted for the rest of the week. Turnover has not occured yet.

Cliff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the update Cliff! Looks like we might be able to sneak this trip in before turnover.

53orbigger

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think that the lake may have started to turn over on Sat. afternoon. The walleye bite slowed down and I caught a few scattered fish as deep as 49 feet yesterday.

Average Big Bay temp. was 55 degrees all day yesterday.

Cliff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How does turnover affect fishing? How long does that last? Heading up in 6 days...will effect be over?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cliff, I agree, I do believe it was starting to turnover. I was getting hits at 50 fow when I was in the area that we saw each other later Sunday morning. That one bonus fish made it all worth while. Would have like to seen the other one that broke me off. See you soon I'm sure. Kind of sad on Sunday I had to pull the boats out so they can remove my boat lifts. The Crestliner is still there, who knows I may get the bug to run back up. Work stuff can always wait, as it will be there when I get back in town. Later Darrell.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

How does turnover affect fishing? How long does that last? Heading up in 6 days...will effect be over?


The turnover does not have a long lasting affect on the fall bite.

They should be biting very good again by the time you get up.

Cliff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree on the turnover. Things really slowed over the weekend, but today the bite was really on good. All of our fish were from 46 -50 FOW. The biggies were on also.

Doug

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You know anything about a cabin for sale? It is on the Bic site. Looks like it is down on the far west end of head o lakes bay.

Just curious.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi This is my first post though I've looked at this site for a long time. Any way I'm heading up to Vermilion in the morning& staying for 3 or 4 days . Any tips for me would be greatly appreciated.I've fished the lake alot but never right after turnover Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Roger f,

Welcome to FM and the Vermilion Forum! laugh.gif

If you are fishing the East end, look for deep basin holes up to 60 feet deep and work your way down into them SLOWLY with a jig and minnow.When you get a walleye work that general depth until the bite quits then start searching again.

If the deepest hole in the bay you are fishing is only 30 feet deep work it the same way!

Good fishing!

Cliff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ive been fishing about the same as cliff....use at least a three eights ounce jig and minnow....stay as vertical as possible....sometimes a lindy will do you well also ...say if its windy....but the fall bite is in full swing!!!!the depths will very....from shallow to deep....seems whereever there is baitfish there is going to be eyes!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Posts

    • papadarv

      Posted

      1 hour ago, delcecchi said:

      I bet the state, not the political cronies, would get a lot more money by having the auction on the internet or allowing phone bids.  Heck, put them on the bay of E. 

      Actually DMV and DNR do quite well at their auctions. You win bid, You Pay, You own. No red tape, no collection process, simple and things seem to sell for quite a bit of money. Go and one see for yourself, its quite amazing. Lots of them at the Arden Hills DMV. Hard to collect money over the phone and on the internet. I do believe they will use the same auction process for this property sale as the DMV and DNR are good at it and a lot of buyers will be there. If the internet were to be used, the "political cronies" would need to create a bill, Ear Mark several million to develop a site, create an app, hire 40 to 50 people to manage and than increase taxes to cover the cost much like Obama Care Not a good plan. If your interested, go to auction, bring lots of money, win a bid and own.

      2016 MN auction schedule if your interested in going to one.

      http://mn.gov/admin/citizen/surplus-property/auctions/schedule/

    • They were dredging there today. Not sure if they are done or if it will take longer.

    • the weather has not been good this past week either, but fishing was still do able. Pike island is a popular spot and I am sure you can find fish there. Gold is. would be worth a try as would the area around the wolf pack. We had 4 nice walleye today and a great fish fry tonight. Heading home in the morning for the season. so good luck

    • I bet we will end up going to red trying to convince the couple guys that dont like sleepers for some reason that a 10x24 sleeper is just like a cabin and that we can bring 2 portables to bounce around if we want. Dont really need a guide ill probably allready have gone there 3-4 times before this trip.... Maybe superior will freeze good this year and I can convince them to go there i guess I just get kinda bored or red sometimes

    • delcecchi

      Posted

      I bet the state, not the political cronies, would get a lot more money by having the auction on the internet or allowing phone bids.  Heck, put them on the bay of E. 

    • delcecchi

      Posted

      On 9/13/2016 at 4:37 PM, loadmaster said:

      Well, got out of the hospital and rehab a couple of weeks ago, Its been a long haul went in on Feb 15, with some massive heart attacks.   Starting to feel better and have hit Fish a couple of times.  Thought I would check out the site and see if traffic has picked up,  Sorry to say not much different, a lot of lookers as usual and not a lot of posters

      Been there and done that.... Not the site but the hospital etc

       

    • certified jumbo

      Posted

      In northwest Wisconsin 26 hunting dogs have already been killed this late summer.   Already breaking the record of 23.  Be careful in the northland.

    • Wanderer

      Posted

      I guess if you want it bad enough, you'll be there.

      "Oral" auction might be the law when it comes to this type of sale.

      At least one has most of the month of October to shop for recreational land.  Not like there's anything else going on this time of year! :grin:

      Thanks for posting, Rick.  It might be worth looking at that list.

    • HunterFisher11

      Posted

      Thanks for the info!!! Will be up there on 10/5-10/8, have been looking at the weather and I hope they are wrong because looks like rain... Have you ever tried fishing out on pike island area? Brother inlaw drove down there this summer and said there were quiet a few people fishing there.

    • Minnesota motorists can support conservation with a new critical habitat plate featuring a wild turkey.
      The new plate displays a colorful tom turkey and is the ninth critical habitat plate offered. Other plates display a moose, loon, pheasant, chickadee, showy lady’s slipper, a fishing scene and two with white-tailed deer. There is also a specialty license plate for state parks and trails.

      “Wild turkey restoration in Minnesota is one of our great conservation success stories,” said Kim Hennings, wildlife land acquisition coordinator. “The critical habitat plates are a great way for motorists to show their interest and support for Minnesota’s fish and wildlife resources.”

      Wild turkeys are native to southeastern Minnesota, but disappeared by 1880 because of habitat loss and unregulated hunting. Successful reintroduction efforts starting in the 1970s led to turkeys now living over a wide range of Minnesota.

      “The wild turkey critical habitat plate has been long awaited for by our membership in Minnesota and turkey hunting enthusiasts,” said Tom Glines, National Wild Turkey Federation regional director. “We love the wild turkey resource and want to do everything we can do to keep wild turkey populations healthy and thriving.”

      The Minnesota Legislature created the critical habitat license plate program in 1995 to provide additional opportunity for Minnesotans to contribute toward conservation. Motorists who purchase a critical habitat plate pay a $10 initial fee, plus a minimum annual contribution of $30 to the Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) program. Every dollar generated through the sale of the license plate is matched with private donations of cash or land. The annual $30 contribution is not tax deductible.

      Critical habitat license plate revenue has generated more than $59 million to acquire or improve 22,000 acres of critical habitat and helped fund non-game wildlife research and surveys, habitat enhancement and educational programs. Information about the program and details about how to order plates are available on the DNR website at www.mndnr.gov/plates.

      The new license plates are now available at deputy registrar offices statewide. For questions about ordering critical habitat license plates, call the Department of Public Safety-Driver and Vehicle Services at 612-297-3166.

      Discuss below - to view set the hook here.



  • Posts

    • papadarv
      Actually DMV and DNR do quite well at their auctions. You win bid, You Pay, You own. No red tape, no collection process, simple and things seem to sell for quite a bit of money. Go and one see for yourself, its quite amazing. Lots of them at the Arden Hills DMV. Hard to collect money over the phone and on the internet. I do believe they will use the same auction process for this property sale as the DMV and DNR are good at it and a lot of buyers will be there. If the internet were to be used, the "political cronies" would need to create a bill, Ear Mark several million to develop a site, create an app, hire 40 to 50 people to manage and than increase taxes to cover the cost much like Obama Care Not a good plan. If your interested, go to auction, bring lots of money, win a bid and own. 2016 MN auction schedule if your interested in going to one. http://mn.gov/admin/citizen/surplus-property/auctions/schedule/
    • SpecialK
      They were dredging there today. Not sure if they are done or if it will take longer.
    • Dusty
      the weather has not been good this past week either, but fishing was still do able. Pike island is a popular spot and I am sure you can find fish there. Gold is. would be worth a try as would the area around the wolf pack. We had 4 nice walleye today and a great fish fry tonight. Heading home in the morning for the season. so good luck
    • ZachD
      I bet we will end up going to red trying to convince the couple guys that dont like sleepers for some reason that a 10x24 sleeper is just like a cabin and that we can bring 2 portables to bounce around if we want. Dont really need a guide ill probably allready have gone there 3-4 times before this trip.... Maybe superior will freeze good this year and I can convince them to go there i guess I just get kinda bored or red sometimes
    • delcecchi
      I bet the state, not the political cronies, would get a lot more money by having the auction on the internet or allowing phone bids.  Heck, put them on the bay of E.