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thedeadsea

I have never fished for sunnies through the ice on Vermilion as most of my ice fishing is spent on other lakes chasing trout. Without giving away your honey hole, can someone suggest a general area or depth to find them in the Oak Narrows/Niles Bay/Wolf Bay area? Looking more for fast action than keeper sized fish as I would like to keep the boys busy and interested in ice fishing.

Thanks,

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Cliff Wagenbach

Try the deep hole just outside Wolf Bay. There will probably be a bunch of holes drilled on the best area.

Fish the edges of the hole close to bottom with a small redglow teardrop jig baited with a wax worm. Early morning is usually the best time there.

Cliff

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thedeadsea

Cliff,

Are you talking the same place where guys are always fishing for crappies?

Steve

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guideman

There are a number of small coves off of the Wakemup narrows that are full of sunfish. They are also easier to get to than wolf bay. The north end of Norwegian bay and the bay just to the south of "Life of Riley" resort, on Norwegian bay, has a lot of panfish, you may even find some Crappies on the outside weed edges.

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Cliff Wagenbach

Cliff,

Are you talking the same place where guys are always fishing for crappies?

Steve

Yes, that is the area.

If you are closer to the areas that Ace mentioned that would maybe be a better option! There may even be a few perch,walleyes and pike there if the weeds are still green.

Cliff

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jonesen

No sunnies on the east end?

I've heard the crappie hole in Niles has dried up, matter of fact the only thing you catch there now is a few very small crappie the size of potato chips, and when you release them they die, I guess that's why the place is no good any more, to many people fishing it and releasing the small ones with their stomachs in their throats. I'm sure the pike and muskies like to snack on them just under the ice though.

No need to fish 50' down for sunnies, like ace said there is a number of small bays that have a good population of sunnies, and you only need 6' of line.

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thedeadsea

Thanks guys. Actually I am pretty close to Niles Bay so hitting the crappie hole or some of the weedy bays in Wolf might my best chance for close action

Steve

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john c Larson

[PoorWordUsage] Ace you are the go to info guy on Big V! The knowledge i've gained makes all the difference between catchin some or catchin none, i prefer Tons... Any other info you got on crappies on V or other lakes would be Greatly Appreciated! see ya there opener...

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