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mobyfb77

I will be bringing my family up on June 8 - 15 for our first trip to the Big V! Looking forward to it have heard nothing but good about this great lake. We will be staying on the West end of the lake near "Head of the Lake Bay". Suggestions on where to fish, bait to use, size and color of jigs, depth to fish at for walleyes. I read the forum almost everyday and enjoy the stories and insights that everyone writes about.

Have the crappies spawned yet or are they messed up like the weather has been this spring? Any good locations to fish for crappies would be appreciated too. Thanks in advanced for your help. I will write about our week after we get back home.

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BartmanMN

I can't help you on the fish, but I can tell you not to miss out on bringing the family to Moosebirds for ice cream. You can access it from the lake.

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urban cowboy

Yo, where is moosebirds?

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Uncle Boney

I can second Moosebirds for your family.

I come up that time of the year on the west end. Walleye seem to like to stay deep then move shallow several times a day to feed. Look for the popular reefs or some flat 10' zones that are close to deeper drop offs. You can find them from 2' eating bait fish & leeches to 45' deep. With the late spring, some could be hanging around shallow waters I am guessing.

Bobber fishing with kids in 5' to 10' can sometimes do very well without the hassle of freeing jigs from the rocks.

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urban cowboy

I know where that place is... I didn't know they had ice cream. Sweet!

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Esox_Magnum

Moosebird and the Landing are both on my must stop at places every year, luckily I stay within walking distance of both...

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chucker1101

A wise, seasoned Lake Vermilion fisherman once told me - "show me a guy who knows where to catch crappies on the V, and i'll show you a liar."

There are crappies to be had, but it's a big lake and the schools move pretty quickly. You can try some of the traditional crappie grounds like creek mouths, etc., but you'll need to anchor and move a lot. Good news is you're on the better half of the lake for Crappies.

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Pherris

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Well I must be a liar. grin these were from last year on the opener. Have got them in the same area every year for the last 3 years but not this year. We were up the week after opener but I think the water was still to cold. These came from an area near Muskego point. All on crappie tubes under a float no live bait.

Good Fishing!

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Pherris

Mobyfb77'

I sent you a private message.

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Kyhl

Opener is easy to find crappies on any lake. Try finding them in a normal June - August. Good luck.

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Pherris

Opener is easy to find crappies on any lake. Try finding them in a normal June - August. Good luck.

No disagreement there. I was just encouraging him and I think that the week he is going will be similar to the conditions we normally have on the opener. I have never targeted them in the summer as once Bass opens they are my main target. Have found a summer spot on the east side that is pretty consistent for them in the evenings that we visit when we want a pan fish dinner. smile

Good Fishing!

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