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CigarGuy

This year has been the best bite for me on the west end of the lake in the 6 years I've had my place. Not great by any means, but at least I can go out and get a few fish every night. I have trouble finding fish durning the day, but from about 7pm till dark is when I have my best luck. Hard to catch a meal-all the walleyes are 22" to 27ish......nice problem😀. It did slow down a bit last wknd. There were a few mayflies out in Wakemup this past wknd. Crawlers and leeches were the bait of choice.

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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

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

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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yep, I have heard that things are better this year on the west.  And maybe worse on the east.   From your lips to God's ears.

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SkunkedAgain

Two weekends ago, I boated past Woody's just before sunset and there were about seven boats working it. I think that the walleye patterns definitely change over time and we need to keep adapting to those patterns if we want to find the fish.

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Steve are you able to stay on the west end crappies during the summer? 

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I can find a few most of the time. But the motherload moves around. I have heard of large schools up towards Norwegian Bay in the fall that are deeper. Crappies are in some big schools around Head O Lakes bay.... Moving around. I typically start chasing them in August and do ok. My outings are very short and I have been known to leave biting crappies if I see other boats hanging around.

They are increasing on the West end. The last two whitefish netting seasons my dad has caught  at least one of them in his net. He has never caught one in his net before.

My typical setup is a bobber and jig with plastic- tubes, grub or Berkly Gulp. I move around and search out weed beds- most weeds on the lake will hold some crappies- timing is key. If they bite great. I need to diversify and try some other tactics once in a while. Still looking for a giant or two. The rod that is most fun with these bobber fish is a 9'  Berkley Crappie hunter. bobber twitches and you can set the hook as hard as you want. The rod takes all slack out on the hook set and they are fun to reel in total cost $35 at L&M with a reel. 

If you find them there can be some big ones. Last season I found lots of smaller fish. 2 years ago there was a big school of fish that got pounded by many boats over a 2 week period and almost every fish went into a livewell. 

Keep those 11" for the frying pan and let the 12+ fish go.

 

Pm  me if you need any more assistance.

 

Steve

 

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james_walleye

I was just curious. Our place is on big bay so I really never get to the west end. It's probably the one thing I wish was different about the east end is a panfish bite. 

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Wheres_Walter

Walleye still being caught on leeches, or are people seeing a switch to crawlers?  Got some nieces and nephews up this weekend, and would like to help them put a few in the boat.  Thanks, Matt

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delcecchi

Anybody see results from the recent tourney on Vermilion?  

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Carpenter's North Star Walleye Classic   July 13

 

Big fish was 7.6 pounds and some guys from Bemidji won.  That's all I can find out .

http://northcountrycarpenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-Carpenters-North-Star-Walleye-Classic-Flyer-and-registration.pdf

 

Saw a sign alongside the road while driving to 
Tower for groceries..

 

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delcecchi

I wonder if there is any connection to the fact that when the dnr guys pull their seine on my beach they get 150 or so nice perch? Run up to 4 or 5 inches.

 

They seine at a number of places around the lake 4 times every July and have been for many years.   This is way above what I can remember as typical.  And that is without the young of the year which are still too little to show up much. 

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Thanks for the info, heading up tomorrow to visit some family, hoping to get on a few walleyes.

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14 hours ago, DLD24 said:

Marked a lot of fish on midlake humps, a lot of inactive fish, but the ones that did bite were pigs in 3 hours we got 2 29s,26,24. Man are those fish crazy fat. The 29 was my new PB.

 

 

That is a nice fish! Congrats on the PB.

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22 hours ago, DLD24 said:

Marked a lot of fish on midlake humps, a lot of inactive fish, but the ones that did bite were pigs in 3 hours we got 2 29s,26,24. Man are those fish crazy fat. The 29 was my new PB.

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Nice fish!! Shallow or deep humps?

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leech~~
23 hours ago, DLD24 said:

Marked a lot of fish on midlake humps, a lot of inactive fish, but the ones that did bite were pigs in 3 hours we got 2 29s,26,24. Man are those fish crazy fat. The 29 was my new PB.

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Nice fish. But, do you know what happened to the last guy who took a picture with a boob showing! Your going to pay for that!  😅

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21 hours ago, leech~~ said:

 

Nice fish. But, do you know what happened to the last guy who took a picture with a boob showing! Your going to pay for that!  😅

 

For a minute there I thought I was on the Frisky Friday thread by mistake looking at something D2E would post! 😀

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JerkinLips

Congratulations bassbouncer.  How do they score the 20-26" slot fish when you can't possess them?

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Catch, picture, release. They have a chart that gives the weight for the fish that you catch. The picture of the fish needs to be with it laying on their ruler which they give you at the start of the day

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At the start of the day each boat gets a blank SD card, a ruler, and a couple scorecards to keep track of the fish. Pictures of the left side of the fish are taken on the ruler and the right side of the fish while someone holds it. We needed to bring a digital camera with

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