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.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .

Recommended Posts

53orbigger    0
53orbigger

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
Cliff Wagenbach    821
Cliff Wagenbach

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
53orbigger    0
53orbigger

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
Cliff Wagenbach    821
Cliff Wagenbach

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
mbeyer    8
mbeyer

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
Darrell Larson    8
Darrell Larson

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
Cliff Wagenbach    821
Cliff Wagenbach

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
DougSpringBay    0
DougSpringBay

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
delcecchi    201
delcecchi

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
roger f    0
roger f

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
Cliff Wagenbach    821
Cliff Wagenbach

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
garytheguide    0
garytheguide

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  



  • Posts

    • FishinCT
      Did well this morning on big bay with gold spinners. 24-26 feet off the edge of a reef. Decided since they were biting we'd try the west end to see if we could catch some big fish. Put up a big zero out there. Guess they behave a bit different from end to end.  On a small reef out west had a guy pull up on us, throw a marker right on the fish and camp out right there. Kind of tough to fish spinners when someone does that. What is the etiquette on this lake when someone does that? Just fish where you want even if you run right up on them or in between them and the marker? I see the thousand dollar  depthfinder in the back of the boat, just mark a waypoint and keep the marker in the boat man. Really grinds my gears. Whoops...sorry for the rant   Never had that happen on the east end though 
    • PRO-V
      Beats working anyway. Sorry you didn't have better luck.
    • fishmg
      I know this is old but they sell those glass jigs online, took me a while to find them https://tigereyeglassjigs.com/
    • BSLNORTH
      Reduced to 8950.00  Firm!  I found one I want, so I would like this gone today or tomorrow. Thanks
    • airnuts
      Coming up next weekend to pull up the docks for the last time. Yup, my brother-in-laws folks sold their place on Frazer Bay. They owned the beautiful place just west of the public boat landing.They are in their 80's and are going to stay put at their place on Arizona. Been coming up for 20 years and now I won't have a free place to vacation at. Going to have to do some surfing for rentals I guess. Anyways, how has the walleye fishing been? Guess the weather will be quite a bit cooler next week.  Thanks for all the help over the years!
    • Rick G
    • jb bj
      For Sale Clam Fish Trap Voyager plus extras

      Comes with cover, led light strip wired for Vexilar or Marcum battery. Installed reflectix insulation for better light retention and insulation. Has some small holes in the tent Fabric.
    • Tom Sawyer
      Not at all a typical fall this year; more like a July lately. When the weather cools down next week fish will again start to set up in their cold weather locations. The last two weeks I have found fish (walleyes) along thick green cabbage and coontail edges,  deep basin transitions along steep breaks, and also suspended over deep water chasing forage.  One thing that remains constant during this time of year, regardless of temp., is that the days are getting shorter and the weeds are dying. Key in on the remaining green weeds, if your targeting shallow fish, and utilize your electronics to find schools of baitfish in deep water, either free roaming basins, or just off steep breaks. Lots of patterns going on right now that are putting fish in the boat. HAVE FUN! 
    • monstermoose78
      Tomorrow is the big day for duck hunters!! May you all get up early and find your spot filled with ducks.
    • curt quesnell
        Fall is very nearby and things are going the way they should.  Fishing is good, it is too windy and the water is cooling down quickly.....On this weeks report and important bit on our very own Aquatic Invasive Species......Enjoy it!