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JBMasterAngler

Vermillion Adventure

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I'm gonna hit up the vermillion in my canoe on sunday. I fished it from shore this past weekend but the water was still on the chilly side...only caught 1 sheephead and 1 carp. I'm sure this weather will have no problem warming up the water for the crappies and white bass, but I'm hoping the water level will go down a little bit by then. Anyone take their boat out on the vermillion yet? Any news to report? Water temps?

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Took my canoe out on sunday. Water is still pretty cold. Was able to catch a couple of channels and a sheephead. Had a good sunburn from it too. Fishing should be good within a week.

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been out there about half dozen times since ice out. not much success for me. Water should settle down soon.

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Went down on Wednesday, got their at 3pm, fished til dark, two fish, 1 walleye, and 1 white bass. Seemed to try everywhere for crappies also, but no takers. water temps seemed to hover around 50 degrees...water looked to be up probably 3-5ft or so, hard to tell. Anybody know any areas that are known community spots that people can catch crappies? We tried a lot of fallin down timber, but no luck.

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I'll be targeting silvers more so than crappies, but I'll take either or. I'm hoping the temps will go up another couple degrees to get them fish active and ready for spawning. I always go up to the overflow dam at the mississippi, that's where I get all my action. Can only get back there in a canoe, even then you'd better have a pair of waders to get out and pull around the log jams. Fishing is more than worth the effort though.

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Iv'e caught very few Crappies by luck on the Vermillion so far this year. It's been mostly Silvers which I have been targeting with mild success and occassional out of season Walleye that takes the minnow.

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I was down there today. I caught many sheephead, but no crappies. It was a tough and wet bite.

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Found some hungry brownies yesterday and 2 crappies. another good shore fishing day w/ the daughter. good memories laugh.gif

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Because of my lack of success for silvers on saturday on the cannon river, I decided to ditch the canoe and just shorefish the vermillion on sunday. Caught a few sheephead and 1 little walleye. Maybe I'll give it 1 more shot next week.

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The Silvers have been very pick taking mostly just minnows. But the waters are warmer now so they should be hitting jigs & spinners.

When the bite gets slow try a drift bobbering or tip a minnow with a jighead and do just slow retrieves.

I found the Silvers to be quite active in the shallow flooded timbers all day long.

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JBMaster, Went out on the Vermillion on sunday 4/22/07 fishing for crappies, no luck though. Did catch a sheephead, a 29 1/2" northern, and a handfull of 15 1/5" or so white bass. All off the same lure. Gonna try this weekend. Keep me posted how you do.

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I have fished out of the boat there a few times last year, late summer. Spring is a defined time for teh 'ol fuzz-e-grub tipped w/minnow.

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Went out last night with a buddy to catch some bottle bass before dark... Parking lot had a dozen or more vehicles, saw alot of sheephead caught. We didn't fish to hard, rods in rod holders trolling, did alittle jigging but didn't catch anything worth while.

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Took the boat out last night , only 1 other boat launched at the same time, they caught all sheephead. We caught a bunch of sheephead and 1 white bass-pretty decent too but no crappies..

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is there a decent population of either species of catfish in there, and where is the launch at?

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If your going there from cottage grove, then you'll be driving down hwy 61, once your in hastings you take a left on 10th street, the access is a few miles down.

There's a few cats in there. I saw a guy last year catch a 15 pound blue cat. I couldn't tell you about flatheads though, I suppose there's some in there with all the junk laying on the bottom of the river for them to hide in.

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