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2012 Vermilion Water Temperature Thread


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I'd love to maintain a running, season-long Lake Vermilion water temperature thread on this site for lots of different reasons related to multi-species angling. For those of you fishing the lake regularly, please consider posting your observed water temps for the benefit of others.

I was last on the lake Sunday, July 15th, and found surface temps generally between 79-81 degrees on the East end of the lake when we quit at noon. We saw some water as hot as 83 and some as cool as 77, but the most common temp were in the 80 degree range, give or take.

Anyone with a recent update?

BrianF.

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Anywhere from 76 to about 80 or maybe 80.5 depending on where you are and which way the wind is blowing and how hard. Yesterday was pretty calm and the evening temps in Wakemup bay were near 80.

Great swimming. Need to find the fish now that grandkids have left.

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After the storm that went through last night and the NW winds this morning (Monday), we had 76.5 on the east end till about noon

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To update things, a day or two ago it was 80 all over Wakemup and HeadOlakes. Today was 76-77, probably due to the cooler nights recently

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Last evening was 73.5 to 74.5, depending on location and which depth finder temp I was looking at. This was for Wakemup Bay

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75 in wakemup this evening, was 77 this afternoon. Although the caveat on this is that I have two depthfinders on my boat with temperature displays. They differ by a degree or so, consistently. But the water has warmed a couple of degrees the last two days, due to calm winds and a fair amount of sun.

Location doesn't seem to make much difference of late.

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Thx, looks like the kiddies may be swimming! I remember years ago when we swam at Muskego (pre cabin) at 62 degrees......oh, the good old days!!!!!

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I remember years ago when we swam at Muskego (pre cabin) at 62 degrees......oh, the good old days!!!!!
To me there is nothing better than a good swim in the fall. Especially if I'm cutting trees or splitting wood. I just peel off the clothes and hop in to take a swim, clear off all of the wood chips/dust, and cool off. It's even better when the sauna is hot and ready to go!

It's only too cold to swim when the lake changes to a solid

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Still in low 70's. Last night was 73 more or less.

Supposed to be a big cold front coming.

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There is no water temp update today. Major cold front, howling wind from the north or NW. I think you could surf out front.

Maybe musky fishermen are crazy enough to go out in this stuff, but I am staying in, unless it lets up pretty soon.

Besides I am in the middle of a project that is taking a little extra time, due to lack of level floor.

Air temp 61 degrees at 5 pm.

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Having finished the cabin improvement product, I got out on the lake for a little while this evening. The water temp was an even 70 degrees.

I thought it felt cool when I jumped in the lake yesterday in celebration and to rinse off the dirt from laying in the crawl space soldering copper pipe.

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This afternoon, 8/19, water temp had rebounded to 73. This evening about 8:00 was 71.

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  • 3 weeks later...

looks like the tulies and the whities might spawn together during the next full moon at the end of the month. Wouldn't that be somthing? laugh

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