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Xplorer Life Of Riley has breakfast served from 7:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M.

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Xplorer

Thanks for the map, will pack a lunch and stop at one of those for a break.  Looks like I'll have to throw a tarp in the boat, may be a little wet at times.

LOR resort.....I saw that on their site but we'll be heading up from Cloquet at the break of 8am, so wont get to the lake til 9:30, so 10 is a bit early for lunch:)

Any help on Black Bay versus Norwegian Bay for bass tomorrow anyone?

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TrueNorth

I like Norwegian better for LM Bass.  All the way back on the north side of both bays hold a ton of LM.  There are some down trees as well.   You can also find plenty of bass in Black Bay but I don't seem to find the ones larger than 17".   If you do try Black Bay, cast around the lily pads in the narrows just before entering Black Bay.  The bay around Windsock Island (~half way up Norwegian) also is some good water for bass and Northern.  Spring Bay holds a bunch of bass too and is a good area if the wind kicks up.  

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Sportland_Bait

Anyone know if the sunfish are on beds yet?  Thinking about heading up next week.

 

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Xplorer

Thanks TN!

Will post a report on how it goes!  We'll be in a 1850 black Tyee/175 Verado, if anyone is out stop and say hey, and we will let ya know how we're doing.

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BigVwalters

Was up last weekend and fished Saturday morning.  Found the walleyes in 20-30ft.   Caught 8 between the two of us.  4 keepers.  25" being the biggest.   All on leeches and minnows.  Heading up right now hoping they are still biting!

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Wakemup

Got up to Vermilion tonight and was able to fish off the dock with a bobber - no walleyes for me but did catch a few smallies. Beautiful night, can't wait for tomorrow!

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bassbouncer

Fished for a couple hours tonight caught a 15" and a 20" within sight of my place on a spot I used to fish as a kid. Very encouraging. Missed a couple also. 27' mud bottom next to rock-rig and a leech. 

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OhioVike

I'll be up on Wednesday. Any mayflies yet?

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bassbouncer

I haven't seen any yet

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DLD24

Me and the gf fished bass from 12-530 and eyes from 6-9....caught some decent sized largies and some small smallies, wasn't a good top water bite I was hoping to get the gf on....We ended up with 3 eyes rigging with a leech on a rocky hump (she caught them all ha) 26" was the biggest. It made the trip seeing how excited she was...

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JFitz

Got into a few keeper walleyes this morning in 18-20 ft over sand. Caught them dragging lindy rigs and the old Uncle Josh pork worms. Sun came out so we bailed and went crappie fishing instead. Found some nice ones still up in shallow weeds. Fun first wknd back on Vermilion!

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Wheres_Walter

I have heard a good amount of chatter about senko worms for bass, both smallies and largemouth.  I assume there are those on Vermilion that are already using them and have been for a while.  I'll be up after the 4th of July and wanted to test my luck on some smallies, and wondered if there are some colors/sizes that tend to perform best on Vermilion?  And are senko's a good mid-summer presentation for Smallies?  Thanks.

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JFitz

Weightless Senkos work great any time the bass are shallow. My favorite is the 5" in green pumpkin. If you throw it around docks or wood, you'll catch fish!

Seems like a lot of the bigger smallmouth start moving towards deeper water this time of year but you should still be able to find some shallow. 

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Wheres_Walter

Jfitz- Thanks for the response.  I've read that you can drop shot a senko to get to deeper fish.  Ever tried that?  If not, what do you suggest for fishing smallies when they go deeper?  Slip bobber?  Jig?  Live bait?

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delcecchi

If a leech doesn't get bit, there are no bass in the area.  

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JFitz

The leech would definitely work! I haven't fished a drop-shot much, but I know some tournaments get won out there using them. A senko would be perfect, maybe even wacky rigged. I've done well throwing a brown football jig around deeper rocks (10-15'). If it looks like a crayfish, the smallies will eat it!

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Wakemup

Headed up the Big V on Friday for the long weekend, I am looking to target muskies on the West End for the first time. Does anyone have any musky reports or patterns? Planning on throwing blades above the weeds and plastics on main lake rocks as well.

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neptune

I haven't been up for two weeks but some guys caught a 46" on double blades just out from our dock in Greenwood that weekend.  The area is about 6-10' and fairly weedy at the time.

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delcecchi

Come on.  Surprisingly few folks fishing muskies on west end yesterday.  Water is 70 more or less.   

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Wakemup

I didn't end up fishing muskies, too much work to do around the cabin but did fish bass for a few days and did decently well. Soft plastics and spinner baits on rocks and docks. Water temps between 72-74.

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CLOTAGAMES

We were up three weeks ago fishing walleye in Norwegian bay. Had caught a few slot fish and had a nice 24 incher up to boat and wife was ready to net when a monster muskie decided he wanted walleye for supper. Grabbed it sideways and wife hit it with net. Got the walleye back. I am certain the next state record walleye will come out of Vermillion. Had a guy catch this 54.5 Muskie the day before in front of Life Of Riley.

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1 hour ago, CLOTAGAMES said:

We were up three weeks ago fishing walleye in Norwegian bay. Had caught a few slot fish and had a nice 24 incher up to boat and wife was ready to net when a monster muskie decided he wanted walleye for supper. Grabbed it sideways and wife hit it with net. Got the walleye back. I am certain the next state record walleye will come out of Vermillion. Had a guy catch this 54.5 Muskie the day before in front of Life Of Riley.

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was it released?

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3 hours ago, gocubsgo said:

YES!!!!

 

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