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Where to find fish in mid-August on Vermilion?


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Hi, All!

We're headed to Verilion in mid-August for the first time ever! We have fished BWCWA in mid-June and late-September for 20+ years but don't know anything about the big V. We'll be staying along the north shore of Head of Lakes Bay. Any help or pointers will be greatly appreciated. Can you recommend any guides in that end of the lake? Do you think a guided day trip can get us on the right track for a successful rest of the week? (Is there any chance of catching anything besides skeeter bites in mid-August?)

Thanks in advance for any assistance,

Matt

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What do you want to catch? Guides depending on what youre after ,check it out on Vermillion home page there is a link on there with a whole list of em .

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ChgoMatt,

Welcome to HSO!

August is a very good time to fish Vermilion! There is usually a good walleye bite going on the East end.

As Casey said, check the Lake Vermilion Guides League web site. There are a lot of very good guide choices there!

An early week 1/2 day guided trip will probably make your trip!

Cliff

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If you are after other species besides Walleyes you should be able to catch a number of fish during August. Muskies, both species of Bass, as well as some very good Pike fishing are always available in August. There are some very handsome and talented multi species guides listed on the LVGL website.

"Ace"

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Thanks, guys! I'll check the LVGL site. We'd like to find some walleyes mostly. Would also like to find spots for the kids to catch smallies and pan fish. This will be a family trip so we won't have the time (or concentration) to hunt muskies.

If we're in Head of the Lakes, the east end looks like it's pretty far away. We'll be using the pontoon boat that comes with the rental house so the trip to the other end of the lake could take a while. Would you recommend we rent a "proper" fishing boat as well?

Someone mentioned Wakemup Narrows as being a good spot for smallies. Does that sound correct?

Thanks again for the help. Looking forward to getting back to God's country.

Matt

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Getting to the east by pontoon could take a good while and some gas, although some pontoons go pretty fast. One of the neighbors has a 225 opti on his...

But there is good fishing on the west end as well, although the number of eater size walleye is definitely less. Wakemup narrows and vicinity is good for smallies, but I don't think you need to go even that far. The area around Taylor's Island and entrance to Black Bay is good too. There are weeds, points, reefs, flats, etc. You can look at a map and see what looks good to you.

And you will be able to have fun watching the Eagles that will be hanging around in August. The young will have fledged and all will be out and about.

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Thanks, guys! I'll check the LVGL site. We'd like to find some walleyes mostly. Would also like to find spots for the kids to catch smallies and pan fish. This will be a family trip so we won't have the time (or concentration) to hunt muskies.

If we're in Head of the Lakes, the east end looks like it's pretty far away. We'll be using the pontoon boat that comes with the rental house so the trip to the other end of the lake could take a while. Would you recommend we rent a "proper" fishing boat as well?

Someone mentioned Wakemup Narrows as being a good spot for smallies. Does that sound correct?

Thanks again for the help. Looking forward to getting back to God's country.

Matt

Here's a thought to consider...

You could drive to the East end, and rent a fishing boat for the day, from one of the fine businesses on that end. It'll probably take you over an hour each way in the pontoon boat, so you'll save some time (and gas money). Plus having the ability to quickly scout and change spots ( a must for August Walleye fishing) will be better in a fishing boat. And if you select the right business to rent from, you'll likely get very up-to-the-minute information on where the walleyes are biting - rumor is the lips are loose at Shamrock smile

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