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T-water    1
T-water

I'm planning on finally getting up to V on Wed evening. Weather looks like a high of 32 for thursday, with some very gradual warming up. Any ideas for pike smallmouth and walleye fishing (other than bundle up!). We're gonna be staying at Polleys in the Wake-em-up Narrows. I don't mind hardcore fishing, it just feels better if you know you have a fighting chance! Thanks for any help.

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Cliff Wagenbach    822
Cliff Wagenbach

Fish the deeper holes with either jigs/minnows or lindys/minnows. Fish slow and stay as vertical as possible.

Cliff

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Slayer    0
Slayer

I was up at Polley's the week of September 9-16. We caught lots of northerns. The biggest was 27". We caught only 3 walleyes, a few large mouths, a few small mouths, and ton of perch. Northern hotspots were weedy bays. Namely Muskego Bay and the unnamed bay just east of Muskego Bay. Where ever there were weeds, there were northerns.

As far as walleyes try the Niles Bay area. We caught most of our walleyes in about 13 FOW with a jig and a minnow or a colored hook with a 3' to 4' snell. Some guys were catching them as shallow as 4', or so they say.

Bass were caught near rocks or weeds as well. Boy Scout Reef produced bass for us, but we were fishing for walleyes. This was my first time on the lake. Good luck and post a report when you get back. Be careful, there are lots of big boulders in the water.

From Outdoor News.com:

LAKE VERMILION

You’ll find walleyes scattered in six to 10 feet during lowlight periods. Midday hours are best spent on the sharp, 18- to 25- foot breaks. Minnows are the bait of choice. Muskie anglers are seeing fish, but not hooking a lot of them. Crappie action is improving and should only get better in the deep holes of Niles Bay.

Picture Legend:

Red = Walleye caught here

Blue = Bass caught here

Orange = Northerns caught here

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T-water    1
T-water

Thanks Guys-

I'll definitely leave a trip report. I hope the bays still have some pike in them I'm worried the water may get too cold, we'll see. Anyone have general areas for smallmouth on the west end? I get a few small guys occassionally but never any concentration.

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Cliff Wagenbach    822
Cliff Wagenbach

Fish deep, on top and on the edges of the rocky reefs.

Cliff

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T-water    1
T-water

Thanks guys,

Sorry to say we decided to pull the plug on the trip, bad weather plus a funeral. Not real happy I'll have to focus my efforts to getting up there in the spring.

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Slayer    0
Slayer

Sorry to hear about that. Give er heck next spring!

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