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alfisher

Going to be staying in daisy bay first week of August I know it is not the best time of year to be fishing but I will take what I can get family rented a cabin and I am wondering how the fishing is in that area will be looking for walleyes does anyone have and advice on the area things to try such as areas, baits etc. any info would be great 

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delcecchi
27 minutes ago, alfisher said:

Going to be staying in daisy bay first week of August I know it is not the best time of year to be fishing but I will take what I can get family rented a cabin and I am wondering how the fishing is in that area will be looking for walleyes does anyone have and advice on the area things to try such as areas, baits etc. any info would be great 

If you want to have fun, get over the Walleye obsession.   Bass and pike are also around and also fun to catch.  

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SkunkedAgain

Totally agree with Del. You don't need to skip the walleye fishing altogether, but you picked a tough time of year for walleye fishing. Focus on other species which are plentiful, and then try your luck at the eyes here and there. You might get lucky with a storm front, a walleye chop, or some plain old good luck. 

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FishinCT

I was going to disagree about bad fishing in August and give a few pointers but MarkB is the best in the walleye game on vermilion so I’d just listen to him!

 

What I will say though is if you have good electronics, the fish are generally pretty easy to find on the big bay reefs in August.  Sometimes you have to search a few before you see a good amount of fish though.

 

Follow his advice on presentation/bait/speed to a T and you’ll do just fine. 

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james_walleye

August is my favorite month up there.... but I like trolling lead core

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mtheis

MarkB I used to follow you all the time and sure miss your input on fishing patterns.  I hope you continue!  Even if it's not current your valuable input is sure appreciated!

 

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alfisher

Thanks for all the info I will use as much of the info provided as I can I do a lot of fishing in the Bemidji/Winnie area have been on vermilion one time very excited to be in that area of the state even if we don’t catch much the scenery will make up for it thanks again 

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22 hours ago, MarkB said:

I haven't posted on the forum for a couple of years now, mainly because I don't have the opportunity to fish Vermilion on a regular basis anymore. With that said, I do have a bit of experience fishing that fabulous lake and, when I did fish the lake, I kept a fairly detailed journal of every day that I fished. Comparing only 6 years, from 2010 through 2015, it appears that I spent the majority of time during the first week in August, fishing only 2 places: the south shoreline of Birch point from the point where 15' of water starts to the channel that separates Strawberry Island and Birch point. Now that is quite a distance for a trolling run but I have consistently caught fish all along that area in 12-20' of water. You just have to fish it to find where they are any particular day. The second spot I fished was a hump that rises up to ~12' straight south of Moose Island. It's a fairly large hump and the surrounding water is ~ 25' deep. I liked to get right up on the hump especially if a slight west wind was blowing. Navionics chip will make the hump easy to find (approx. 1/4 mi south of Moose).

 My go-to bait in August is 1/2 crawler on a red Gamakatsu hook or a #4 Slow Death hook, 4'  fluorocarbon leader, and a 3/4 or 1 oz bottom bouncer. I placed a red bead above the hook and added a orange/yellow in line floater at times. If all fails, fish the same area with Shad Rap in Firetiger. Remember to stay trolling slow when rigging. .4-.6mph is about right

Good Fishing,

MarkB😀

 

 Great to hear from you again Mark!  Miss your great posts!

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fishingdad

I have to say August is my favorite time of year to fish as well.  Only 2 presentations for us   1/2 crawler or leadcore raps.  I agree thanks for the input Mark

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TrueNorth

MarkB is the best.  So glad to hear from him.  Master. 

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alfisher

Thanks for all the info guys we leave tomorrow morning just wondering the best place to put the boat in the water in daisy bay i am fine with paying either a resort or marina I didn’t see any public landings in the bay itself

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FishinCT

There is a public access into daisy bay about halfway down birch point. If you have a big rig you may have to back a ways into the water but you won’t have any problems. Also you may want to back down the entire length of the driveway. 

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Skibo

There is a great landing at Birch Point Marine, on Daisy Bay.  I think that Alex (great guy) charges $10 for landing, but I also think that if you buy bait or gas from him he may skip the landing fee.  I have a 621 Ranger, and the public access on Birch Point is generally too shallow for me to get my boat off the trailer unless I back the pickup into the lake up to the floor of the box.

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