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SkunkedAgain

I didn't want to hijack the other thread so started a new one. Some folks disagreed with me which is fine. Now I'm curious. What month do people think is the hardest one to catch Vermilion walleye in open water?

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mtheis

Early July to mid August.  It is just so darn hot and the heat is a killer.  I think the fishing slows down a little as well.  It's hard to be out there when the sun beats on you so hard requiring you to dress for it.

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PSU

Agree with Mtheis, especially this year though. I haven't been fishing long hours (usually about three in am, a couple mid-late afternoon), but it has been MUCH slower recently for me than usual. I have always bragged that I will always catch at least one meals worth (usually three or four of us) of keepers each weekend we go up. Hasn't happened the last three or four trips....Frazer/Smarts area 

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chucker1101

Best-to-worst walleye fishing, for the seven open water months on V:

 

1. October

2. May

3. November

4. September

5. June

6. August

7. July

 

I rank November down, as i'm including likelihood of weather to knock you off the lake.

 

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Fish Head

I totally agree with Chucker that July is the hardest and for me its not even close.  August can have a good lead core bite at times.  

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BigVwalters

Always have had struggles in July.  Lots of forage to keep them fish full this time of year.   

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fishingdad

July for me.   I have had a couple openers that were pretty thin soup as well.   

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Crawdaddy
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I love me some dock fishing in July.  Followed up with the lead core in August.

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