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Wheres_Walter

Mark,

Its been a very informative pleasure reading your posts on fishing walleye on Vermilion.  I think we all learned something from you, even those of us who only know you online.  All the best to you in your next step in life.

Matt

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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

We returned home today from a short 3 day fishing trip on Vermilion. The weather was chilly most of the time and windy during our entire trip. All of the fishing took place on the east end of the lake

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Thank you for all your past posts.  Good luck to you in your new home.  You will be missed.

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RoosterMan

vermil-boy-eye.jpgFishing is awesome. Don't forget the shallow bite this time of year.  Have a great memorial weekend. 

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Sota2Florida

Best wishes Mark, I too hope all is well. Your insight will be missed.

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Lunderfull

Good luck on your new adventures, it was always fun to check your post to see if they were biting.

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Wakemup52

Got out for a couple of hours this afternoon. Didn't catch any walleyes but marked them on humps from 19-35 FOW.

Hopefully can get them to bite this evening or tomorrow morning. Anyone having luck finding smallies?

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cpgrose12

Didn't get much today in the way of Walleye or Bass after trying a few spots in big bay. Any tips of where to go what to use in the middle of mayfly season?

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delcecchi

Not a fishing report, but a question....   Is the frost out of the ground yet?   Bringing some stuff up to the cabin and wondering about water lines and stuff freezing and all that.   I see the forecast is for the 50's next week..  

 

How much snow did you all get? 

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Cliff Wagenbach

Del,

We only got about 1/2 inch of snow but more snow and rain is predicted for Sunday and maybe Monday.

Only 22 degrees for a high here yesterday! 39 degrees now and supposed to get to 50 degrees today. Crazy spring!

Probably still frost in the ground in most areas.

Cliff

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delcecchi

Guess I won't be getting the well going then.   Boooo Hoo.

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JBMasterAngler

Very nice fish! I wouldn't feel too bad about keeping it. Was probably at the tail end of its life cycle...she had the chance several times over to keep her gene pool going ;)

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So, I usually fish Vermilion in the summer, and elsewhere in the winter.  That being said I am going to attempt my first trip out on Monday with a friend from the area, he has fished there before, they seem to bite best on plain hooks and pike suckers and chubs?  Am I understanding that correctly?  Does Jigging or dead stick work well or no? 

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Cliff Wagenbach

Right now a plain hook baited with a rainbow minnow or a pike sucker is working best for me.

Some days a jigging spoon baited with a crappie minnow or a minnow head works well also.

Cliff

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Caught two walleyes on the west end yesterday, a 23.5" and a 24", using rainbows on a plain red hook.  Caught a few perch as well but too small to keep.  Watched a giant pike on the camera.  Fishing went south when he arrived!

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9 hours ago, Raven77 said:

Caught two walleyes on the west end yesterday, a 23.5" and a 24", using rainbows on a plain red hook.  Caught a few perch as well but too small to keep.  Watched a giant pike on the camera.  Fishing went south when he arrived!

Chad, you're an animal, saw you guys this afternoon out in front of your place fishing.....-12 and it looked like half of your crew was out standing on the ice fishing.... enjoying the nice weather!! Was that you guys with the 3 clams down by my place on the Partridge River fishing Thursday afternoons?

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Can't let a little cold snap get in the way of fishing!  That was us in Richie Bay with the dark blue skid house and my neighbor's Frabill.  We did not hit Partridge River.  Maybe next week.

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redlabguy

Okay, I’m phishing. This thread is for fishing reports and I know some of you are fishing. So where are your reports? In honor of Mark B, who is reading this on occasion, let us know how you’re doing, what’s working and what’s not. I’m an islander so won’t get there until Thursday but I’ll be posting soon. 

RLG

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Reid Saarela

All in all fishing this weekend was  slower than we had anticIpated. Our group caught walleyes here and there throughout the day but nothing special. Never dialed in a pattern as we caught fish as shallow as 4’ and as deep as 30’. The fish were very scattered and many of the males we caught were still milking. Our most consistent bite was off the dock each evening where we would get a few keepers and occasional slot fish. I assume fishing should improve as the fish start to congregate with warmer water temps in the next week or two. To recap, it was great weekend, beautiful weather and had enough for a big fish fry!

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partyonpine

Saturday was really good, caught them in 12 feet. Lot of slot fish, Sunday we figured shallowed struckout until about 4 then found them in 36 feet at fectos and in 25 at night, best night of fishing in a long time.

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Stephen L Johnston Jr.

You guys got me a little jealous! Had to stay in town for mothers day this year but have managed to plan a trip up the next couple of weekends. Caught quite a few sunnies and crappies in under 3 feet of water on minnetonka so i figured i would see the same shallow water reports from my favorite minnesora lake. My mom and dad were on big sandy in which my mom found better luck in shallow water also, i think bringing home 6 in one night of fishing. Look forward to the city auto glass walleye classic and to catch a few waldos myself.

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Hello Friends

I hope you don't mind me setting up a new 2018 open water fishing report thread, but thought it would be easier to follow versus the couple of other ice/strategy/water temp, etc. reports.

Coming up tomorrow and can't wait to be on the water.

Looking forward to reading everyone's challenges, successes, and pictures.

 

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