I was able to talk to my Father about his days at LOTW. He and my Mother caught 12 walleyes in 3 days over 27 inches, plus numerous other smaller ones. Didn't catch a single sauger. They caught them jigging, spinner rigs, and on lead core. Lead core seemed to catch the bigger fish as they use bigger crank baits that weed out the smaller fish. It was calm all 5 days so they could get to and fish just about anywhere they wanted to without any difficulty.
Vermilion is a "no brainer" when it comes to smallmouth. You'll be fine in early August. What is your favorite way ti catch bass? Start with that and work from there. One of my favorites is a white/pearl fluke...they eat those things up.
Thanks for the information! Are you talking about south walnut by the dam and just north of there where the other river meets the lake? I’d assume it’s more of a spring spot when the waters a little higher and the walleyes are running?
It's a shallow lake with a channel that runs through it. You will be better off with a canoe or kayak to fish it.
The walleyes tend to congregate where the channel runs close to shore. You can also fish the holes in the blue earth river for them. A few flatties hang there too.