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Pretty slow walleye weekend for us around Moccasin Point area compared to what we usually do. Managed to put together a fish fry and bring a couple home but had to settle for 14" - 15" to get them. Di

Finally got out fishing at McKinley Park today. Missed the morning bite but still got plenty of bites up until 3pm when they shut off. Catching was another story. They were biting nice and solid but m

I just returned home from a sweltering 4 day trip on Vermilion. In all of the years that I have fished Lake Vermilion, I don't ever remember it being so hot for so long. We had no top on our boat and

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SM - good to see that Pike Bay is building up good ice.  Looks like Big Bay is still open so I was way off on that prediction.  May freeze over tonight, but more likely Monday of Tuesday next week.  Won't risk fishing there next week.  May try out Stuntz Bay however if I have luck deer hunting.

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4-6 inches of solid clear ice on Pike Bay. Unfortunately, that will be about it for ice making for now looking at the extended forecast. We've got 1-2 inches snow on the ground and about an inch on the bay with maybe a little more on the way for the weekend. 

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Has anyone been out lately? Just curious how the fishing has been and how much ice is out there? I’ve been out a couple times so far on a smaller lake near by vermilion. I had 5 to 7 inches consistently everywhere I checked. 

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It looks like a bunch of snow fell overnight. Hopefully this doesn't have a huge impact on ice conditions.

 

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My friend in Soudan said they got 9" but the Tower website said the official total was only 3.8".  Don't know what the true snowfall was but it does look like Vermilion is a mess.  I hope to get up there the first week in December if my recovery goes well.

 

 

 

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I measured 8" of snow as well in Pike Bay area.  Heavy wet snow too. That 3.8 was a measurement taken by a weather observer at around 9 pm on Wednesday night and more obviously fell since that time.  Lost power for 6 hours from 10 pm Wednesday evening until 4 a.m. Thursday. 

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Thanks for the confirmation.  The 3.8" report was posted Thursday at 10am so I thought it would have been the storm total.  Makes sense that it was recorded during the storm.  Will be a mess on the lake for quite some time.  Will be interesting to see how bad it is when I go up on December 3.

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Pike Bay currently has on average 9 inches of ice. Of that 1-3 are refroze slush from the snow that fell last week. Been a few guys fishing off McKinley Park. Also saw a quad out there. Not sure of ice conditions out there. As of right now it's all bare ice and very slick. 

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Punched a few holes in front of our place in Daisy Bay yesterday, 7-7.5” of ice.  Didn’t get much snow out of yesterday’s storm, about 1” of snow on the lake.

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drilled a hole yesterday and found 8" of ice in front of our place with about 6" of snow on top. 

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Heading out this weekend hopefully be able to investigate the ice conditions.  Any other reports so far as how far people are traveling?

 

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Looking for ice conditions on the west end around Taylor and Schmidt's islands, hoping to get out there around the holidays. Thanks 

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Is anyone gonna be out plowing this weekend on vermillion outta  McKinley point?? Looking to get my castle out but to much snow 

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