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I too have been really challenged finding walleye. Any suggestions would be welcomed. I’ve been using minnows and leeches at all depths in Frazer/Smarts Bay area

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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

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

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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My general sense is to fish deeper, as fish are looking for cooler temps but as my moniker suggests, I am not the expert.

 

That said, my personal best walleye on Vermilion was on sunny, cloudless day in the upper 80s. I was "done" fishing but my buddy yelled at me to get something in the water. I tossed in a rattle rap that had never caught a fish. It pulled up a beauty. You never know!

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I agree when it is hot and the sun is high in the sky, go deep. Pulling cranks/drifting rigs in basins or just off structure. Think about sun angle too. They like the shadows. One thing I'm learning about Vermilion, they are almost always hanging out in deeper than 20 feet but getting them to bite is another thing. Smaller fish typically and not good to pull too many up quick due to baro trauma, but if you need to fill a fry pan, it is a high percentage option. Another tip is to play the Wilderness and order a walleye sandwich for lunch...

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On 5/29/2021 at 7:37 AM, jkrash said:

Big Fish eat little fish and sometimes other things, I caught a 28" walleye a few years ago on a 10" surface lure while fishing for muskie, I thought for sure it was a big bass until I hoisted into the boat.

Here's a picture of a 18.5" walleye I caught ice fishing, it puked out an 11" muskie. I thought that was pretty cool to.

 

 

 

Well that's it, killing every walleye I catch, eatin' all the darn Muskies!

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Muskyhunter73

Thursday night was really good for me. Caught 6 walleyes in 1.5 hours. 22, 16, 15.5, 15.5, 15.5, and 12. All on slip bobbler with a leech fishing on the rocks in 11 feet. Friday morning couldn’t find a biting fish. Last night same spot as previous night. We caught 4 (15, 14, 12, 12). Mornings have been very tough. We have tried dang near every depth and type of structure. Muskie fished a bit today and saw 4 in the weeds. One was a really nice mid 40’s fish.

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Rivergroup

We'll be up to LV next Saturday, staying on the west end.  Any tips for west end walleyes would be appreciated.  I will continue to monitor, but if anyone is feeling generous...LOL!  Seriously though, REALLY  looking forward to our yearly trip.  Thanks for posting experiences and insight, always trying to learn.

 

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Saw the craziest thing this morning. Didn’t get a picture because I didn’t want to stress them out but I saw two deer swimming about 300 yards south of Moose Island. They were swimming south into the waves away from Birch Point. Have no idea what their plan was!

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I agree with Muskyhunter.  Fishing deep holes mid-day in this hot clear weather has yielded a number of dinks but no big fish.  Early morning, late evening in 12-20' has produced some better fish.  Had fun with a 36" pike yesterday on to of a rock hump at 18'.  Caught it on a hair jig with no bait.  Made 6 really good runs before I caught and released it.

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Mike89

many years ago we had a deer swim right past out boat..  maybe 40 feet away...  well before cell phones!! 

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adrenalinejunky

I also saw 2 deer yesterday crossing the channel heading south out to black duck island. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Maybe the heats getting to them and needed to cool off. Ha

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StillFishin'

I was up a week ago and never saw a deer- first time ever for not seeing one.  But we did see a Pine  Martin- a first for seeing that critter!  

Wolf Bay- no roads.

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yesterday's wind helped us. Really didn't want to get in boat and get pounded. but, the wind blown side of our island held walleye most of the day. No live bait needed, throw any plastic....they'd hit it.  Wind is your friend.....go fish the windy side of the structure near you.  

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Early in the morning or late evening bobber bite has been good. Leeches. Just find a point off an island with deep water near by.

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I’m going to second bobbers on shallow rocks. Stick baits over shallow rocks, too. It’s not my favorite kind of fishing. I’d rather be slow trolling Lindy rigs on reefs, but that isn’t working. I know I’m not adding much but it’s all I’ve got. Tough times... we all need help. 

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