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  1. Just retuned from annual week trip to pike bay lodge June 5-12. To say it was a hot trip would be understatement. Pike bay daytime water temps hit 80 almost everyday and lowest we found in big bay was 68. Walleye were tough to find good eaters. Lindy rigging various live bait in deeper water yielded only small fish as did slip bobber shallow rocks. Seemed 8-12’ u would find a few 15-17” walleye but not consistent pattern. Bass fishing didn’t disappoint but many had spawned out or moved deeper. Overall great scenery as always with eagles and loons. Truly a special place and envy the ones
    9 points
  2. Just got back from our annual Grand Marais trip! I don’t know, maybe I’m just getting old and cranky, but over the last several times I’ve been up there, I’ve been liking the town less and less. Getting too artsy, hippy, liberal for me Also sad to see the northshore getting absolutely “loved to death”! Has totally lost it’s up north feel. Anyway, enough ranting. Fishing was terrible! Numbers and quality were way down. Aside from 2 smallies that barely scratched 17 inches (both were skinny), not even any medium bass were caught. Only caught a few small pike, and 1 walleye. As
    7 points
  3. Things got so tough for me on Frazier bay Sunday I resorted to dragging the anchor which hooked into an old bike in 28 fow. Just as I was landing the bike it fell apart so all I got was the front tire. It's still out there swimming for some lucky angler
    7 points
  4. Fished Friday-Sunday for 7-8 hours each day and all I caught was a 8" perch and 3 walleyes (22", 13", and 10"). Tried leeches, crawlers, pike suckers, chubs, and even dragged a shad rap for a while. Tried several different spots and various depths. Saw a lot of mayflies on the surface and numerous clouds in the water column. I will blame the mayflies for my lack of success rather than my mediocre equipment and lack of fishing skill. Hope others have better skill/luck than I did. Water temp was 73 on Friday and cooled down to 69 by Sunday.
    6 points
  5. Back from a week. Tough fishing for us. Scratched together enough for a fish meal, but it was hard work. Tried just about everything between Taylors Island and Fraser Bay. Huge mayfly hatch in Niles Bay early during the week. Hit a few northern and some smallmouth.. . Covered a lot of miles, fished hard, and it just never turned on for us... Oh well... Till next time...
    3 points
  6. I'll be darn, I guess a blind squirrel does find a nut on occasion
    3 points
  7. Wow - that bass in the top pick is almost as big as you
    3 points
  8. The only species they've ever stocked in that lake has been pure strain muskies. And even that is at a super low rate nowadays. The reason they don't stock it with walleye was because the genetic strain then becomes diluted. Every walleye in that lake was and has been naturally produced. When you introduce a stocked strain, the genetics change. As for stocking it with bait fish or forage, its probably just way too expensive I'm guessing. With the water being so clear and warm now, its not as fertile either and the bottom of the food chain has been altered, which affects everyt
    3 points
  9. Got back yesterday. Found some really nice bass and a lot of them, both large and small mouth in the 15"-17" range. Found a couple of walleye, 14" and 15". Had a great time as usual and the weather was calm for much of the time we were there. Had most success with slip bobber and leeches/crawlers.
    2 points
  10. This was a complete mess of a year I will admit. I know Moonlight had their grand opening for their new deck so they booted folks quickly from the normal weighin. I heard the hockey kids normally help with weighin but they were out so some of the local pros came and helped. But yeah, it was a mess for weighin. Hot water lead to some issues for us keeping fish upright. Ended in 11th but had 5th without that 1 dopey dead fish...... And for the record prefishing I only got 2 fish Friday so that wasn't what hekped it for us.
    2 points
  11. Oh, I had no clue. I was just going off the DNR info about the lake. I know that info can be outdated lots of time. Good to know that info. I'll still let everyone know how it went. Nothing wrong with Rainbows, Splake, and Brookies.
    2 points
  12. Yeah since there's what may be 20 out of 50+ resorts left from the past around the lake cleaning slot fish. Probably not going to be as bad as cleaning out breeders with nets. I still have that silly thought that someday all men will share our natural resources evenly. And I'm not even a squishy tree hugging liberal!
    2 points
  13. There really isn’t a shortage of walleyes in the lake anymore @leech~~. Like @gimruismentioned, it’s a shortage of food for them. They’ve been skinny fish for years now. Plenty of fish + low food = 30 or more fish per day, which has increased pressure. Thanks for the video. Yes that was a good haul of healthy looking fish. I haven’t been a fan of the nets either but honestly after looking at the video they bother me less than before I saw it. They were harvesting mainly walleyes and processing them responsibly so they’d get used. You gotta know that if the limits were raised
    2 points
  14. well another tournament weekend came and went by leaving me wondering where all these fish go! haha It was a beautiful day on the water but with no time spent prefishing it took our boat a little time to figure out our bass pattern, and then as we usually do, we spent too much time for walleyes on unproductive areas. If they could ever figure out the end of the tournament weigh in situation...too long sitting in the shallow warm water bay. We literally had a northern die on us while waiting 45 minutes to weigh our fish. In fact we got jumped by 2nd round boats even though we were in first
    2 points
  15. where's the can cooler from your friend that mails you such good stuff!!!
    2 points
  16. 2 points
  17. The lake sustained 50 resorts for 60-70 years before netting started. Taking out breeders is what changed.
    2 points
  18. Yea the flies are horrific currently up here. Yesterday was really windy so panfishing was tough, out for walleye today
    1 point
  19. 2021 - Lake Vermilion Fishing Reports - Click Here. Click Above for 2021 Fishing Reports↑↑↑↑ Lake Vermilion Fishing Reports from 2011 to 2021 are below ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ I thought it was about time to post how the first 10 days of the season have gone for my wife and myself. Things started out pretty slow for us. We found the fish virtually everywhere we expected them with sonar but only a scattered "biter" here and there. The bite has really picked up for us since about last Thursday. We are finding a more consistent bite in specific areas(as opposed to here and there) and the depths hav
    1 point
  20. I have them on the cabin. Last night out fishing in Wakemup saw lots of clouds on the graph. Marking some fish, but no takers. Saw a guy catch a couple walleye's out there.
    1 point
  21. Most likely Bigmouth Buffalo fish. Actually in the sucker family. Many mistake them for carp due to their size and shape. That’s about the only thing that makes sense and they are native fish rarely caught on hook and line and they do spawn shallow.
    1 point
  22. I agree it’s yuppy town. Even with the cabin I only go up once a summer, but come fall I go there much more. You don’t have to fight the crowds in town but I am only in town to get gas and bait.
    1 point
  23. I wonder why the DNR still list Atlantic salmon??
    1 point
  24. There haven’t been Atlantic Salmon in Echo Lake in over 40 years. It’s managed for rainbows and splake. While there is lots of shoreline to fish, a boat is better.
    1 point
  25. Are you going to have a boat? If so try and fish the far side shoreline. The side by the road gets pounded pretty hard. Good luck.
    1 point
  26. I think the Atlantic stocking was a looong time ago. Look's like recent stockings are of the rainbow, splake, and brookie variety. I've been by there a few times but never fished it. Seem's like there are always people shore fishing so I'm thinking they must be catching something.
    1 point
  27. Thanks man, yeah I'll definitely report back. I would like to get one on fly but I'm guessing the will be fairly deep with the heat lately. Thanks for reminding me about the minnows. I'll leave those guys back at camp when I go to Echo.
    1 point
  28. I don’t know, except that I’ve never heard of the DNR raising perch for stocking and cold water fish like tullibee would cost more than they’re worth. The expense to raise cold water fish is high - that’s why they stopped stocking lake trout as much and were debating about a hatchery on the north shore to take advantage of the already cold Lake Superior water to reduce expenses. Plus tullibee do have summer die offs anyway in sub prime conditions. I’m assuming it’s a delicate balance issue. Or we’re just not set up in any way to produce “forage” for stocking and won’t just dump
    1 point
  29. Thanks for the report @ozzie. Wish you would’ve been able to get on them better! Sometimes those tourneys do need to be set up and run better with the health of the fish in mind if they’re intended to be 100% live release - and to avoid dead fish penalties. Maybe send the organizers some suggestions?
    1 point
  30. Oldie but a goody. Someone told me they didn't take big breeders out because their net mesh sizes wouldn't catch them! This is where the Jumbo perch have gone as well. I'm sure now a days they wouldn't even let someone in to video this anymore!
    1 point
  31. gunner took it and brought it over to Inger........................
    1 point
  32. That’s a trailer load!
    1 point
  33. well if he reads forums he should know Just for assurances I sent him a text.
    1 point
  34. I just buy their frozen pizzas at the gas station and bring them home in a cooler now. I buy worlds best donuts at the holiday too, to avoid the insane line.
    1 point
  35. Did you show Boar this proof that you can catch fish?
    1 point
  36. This is what will keep it from being what it once was. The amount of constant pressure that lake sees day after day is insane. It’s not as “Up North” as it once was. The tech we have now compared to even the 80’s makes everything so much more attainable. Trucks, boats, electronics, mapping, better roads, all of it. What was once a weekend adventure is just a day trip now.
    1 point
  37. If you can catch 30-40 eyes a day why would there be such a restriction? Seems hard to believe that allowing people to bring home a couple would impact the population. Does not seem like the right balance here.
    1 point
  38. Yeah why don't you go Wanderer and jump in that river over yonder! Pal.
    1 point
  39. Really, dang I must have missed the DNR update. So how many Walleyes can we keep and eat now 4-5? Cuz driving a 100 miles to just poke holes in fishes mouths and releasing them in this hot weather. Is not what I call back to normal.
    1 point
  40. Are they dead or just molting? We saw plenty of skeletons on the north side of Pine, but looked like they were molting?
    1 point
  41. We all appreciate the hard work the resort operators do to maintain their roads and give the rest of us opportunities to fish but we pay for it as well. They have the right to charge an access fee that uses their property (land) to get on the lake however, there a few cold hard facts they need to accept. The road is their road until it hits the water. The ice, the snow, the water, its all public property. I dont care if its groomed with a toothbrush. No different than a deerstand built on public land. Resort owners that use that kind of backwoods intimidation will never get a penny
    1 point
  42. You won't get my respect by being an a-hole and putting up signs like that. The lake is public property and they as resort owners need to realize this. If you don't like it, don't plow a road. I would turn them in to either the DNR and/or the county sheriff. Please let us know what was done about it.
    1 point
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