We are excited to announce that Sandy Point Lodge & Resort has purchased Aluma-Lite angling houses to rent this winter in addition to our already established fleet of darkhouse rentals for spearing. Spend your winter trip hunting for a trophy Northern, angling Walleye, or a combination of both! More information can be found at https://sandypointlodge.com/winter-activities!
Staying 10 days in the narrows, end of September. Should we head west toward Treasure Island or east toward Frazier Bay? I’m usually a slip bobber guy. Any live bait tips. Fished on Vermilion but never this late in the fall.
Anything to catch in the Narrows other than Northerns?
I've been in the area for a while but I haven't tried river fishing for walleye. I think it would be a great time with my 12 year old. Just wondering on basically the best approach would be. Are there any decent spots where it's a little more private? Thanks for any help.
After fishing every handful in years in Minnesota for 40 years, I'm FINALLY going to bring my wife up to Vermillion and see it for the first time. I'm chasing smallmouth and pike only (well, I'll gladly wrestle with a fooled Musky but not fishing for them). If the largemouth fishing is better than the smallmouths, we'd probably chase some of them too. Staying at Ludlows on the island. Boy I'd love ANY help with where to start my searching for the smallies and pike and what to key in on that time of year. I'll have basically two days to fish and will have my own bass boat. I am an artificial bait only guy and catch and release. Just looking for a bunch of tugs on the line and hopefully put my wife on some action. Any guidance or direction??
How deep are the smallies and what do they relate to that time of year? Are the pike around visible weeds or submerged cabbage or something? I'm coming in clueless. Sure appreciate ANY help anyone's willing to provide. Thanks!!! Yancey from St. Louis, MO
Anyone been out for a drive? Did about a 100 mile loop today and things are looking better few lakes that were rolling last week we’re caped this morning. Hope to find someplace to fish next weekend. Got myself in to much of a rut going to work and sitting around every weekend.
WebCams looks like ice over (today?)... there was a FB posting someone in an airplane on 11.28.20 posting pictures of the open water. on the Lake Vermilion FB group. We need that guy to do daily posts... flights... ;)
yea i dont really understand the rational for changing it from dec 1 to nov 15 either.........whats the rush. i dont remeber any year since they changed the date that there was safe enough ice..........could be wrong though. i remember more years when it was dec 1 with plenty of iffy ice and that was going to itasca county lakes!!!!!!
I guess I should read the regs once in awhile.
I had no clue they changed the spearing opener, it was December 1st for as long as I can remember.
Doesn't matter this year, still isn't enough ice to get out.
It was around 16 last night so we probably made ice, but I'm going to need a few more days of single digits before I get out.
Were booked for tomorrow, not sure yet if it's going to happen or not.
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Minnesota Boat Rigging
Shoot us a message here. Located in Blaine, MN and we also offer 'On Site' rigging depending on customer location and what needs to be done. We offer installation on trolling motors, electronic units, shallow water anchors, trailers, lighting and more.