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      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
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Hey guys, I made my first trip to V last this summer at the end of June. I had some pretty good fishing for Bass but the EYE bite was slow due to the Mayfly hatch. Question: If you had one week to come up and fish the Big V for all around great fishing when would it be (June-July-August-September). I like to fish mostly for bass and walleye. I'm planning for next year and need some intel before I lock in my dates. Thanks again to all of you for your feedback. It's guys like you that make this lake a great place to fish! smile.gif

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upnorth

We pretty much skipped fishing the Big V in July, just too hot. I really like the last week in May 1st week in June thing, I also really like the late August early september time too. I am sure other will chime in with other times, but these are my favs.

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Cliff Wagenbach

The end of May and first week of June bite is always good.

The last week of June and first couple weeks of July were really bad weeks for walleyes this summer, but the bass were really hot.

Generally August thru freeze-up is very good fishing for both species. The later you get into the fall the better the walleyes will bite.

Cliff

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SkunkedAgain

Stay away from any week that I'm up there, because my poor fishing luck may jump out of my boat and into yours. Then again, next year is an entirely new season. grin.gif

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DougSpringBay

Cliff sums it up very well. The only factor to consider is how important bass fishing is to you. The last week of May and first two weeks of June cannot be topped by any other time for bass fishing. It is just phenomenal during that time.

Doug

Spring Bay Resort

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garytheguide

i agree with the fishing times with one too add....last ten days or so in july can be very good on the west end....you get that weed line bite going and it can be pretty good......not bad for bass and big pike either....

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fishmarket

being from Indiana, we have come up the last 2 years in July..we did better in earlier July than late July..we would rather come up June 1st or so but when you drive 13 hours weather makes a difference. We will try to do the 1st week of July again and hope for the best..we know the smallies will hit.

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