Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

Recommended Posts

Good morning!

Heading up to Vermilion for the weekend and usually chase Walleye, but my son wants to get some fishing action.

We usually chase panfish together for the excitement and numbers (always fun to watch the bobber go down ūüôā)-

Is there anywhere that a guy can look to find sunnies on Vermilion?? I've never heard of it so I'm worried that may not be an option..

 

We are on the south side of Big Bay near Pike Bay / Everett Bay road, but can boat to where we would need to!

 

Thanks!!

-Cobber

Link to post
Share on other sites
Roseypike19
On 6/12/2020 at 9:21 AM, Cobber said:

Good morning!

Heading up to Vermilion for the weekend and usually chase Walleye, but my son wants to get some fishing action.

We usually chase panfish together for the excitement and numbers (always fun to watch the bobber go down ūüôā)-

Is there anywhere that a guy can look to find sunnies on Vermilion?? I've never heard of it so I'm worried that may not be an option..

 

We are on the south side of Big Bay near Pike Bay / Everett Bay road, but can boat to where we would need to!

 

Thanks!!

-Cobber

 

Everetts Bay, Pike Bay, and Stuntz Bay all have sunnies and are a short distance from you.  Find some thicker clumps of weeds or a big band of reeds and have at it.  A small leech under a float might produce bigger fish and don't be surprised if you catch some walleyes as well.  If you don't get hit in minutes then move.  

 

Greenwood Bay is more north and west from you, but it's my favorite mid-lake sunfish spot. 

 

Good luck.  

  • Thumbs Up 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
SkunkedAgain

Yup, drop a hook&bobber tipped with part of a crawler or leach anywhere next to something that provides shade. Anchor near an unoccupied dock, a patch of weeds, etc.

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
cherokeeref

I see you recommending finding weeds and fishing near them for the gills. I believe that is spot on, but my question is if the weeds are coming back on the east end? Seemed pretty decimated by the rusty craws for the last 20 years or so. Also, I usually fish the west end and have had very good luck with bigger and cleaner (fewe parasites and grubs) gills on some isolated deep humps or rock piles. Just my .02!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Roseypike19
2 hours ago, cherokeeref said:

I see you recommending finding weeds and fishing near them for the gills. I believe that is spot on, but my question is if the weeds are coming back on the east end? Seemed pretty decimated by the rusty craws for the last 20 years or so. Also, I usually fish the west end and have had very good luck with bigger and cleaner (fewe parasites and grubs) gills on some isolated deep humps or rock piles. Just my .02!

 

Good question cherokeeref.  No doubt the vast majority of east end mainlake cabbage beds are gone, but large bays such as Everetts, Greenwood, and Stuntz (and others) still have a good variety of cabbage and milfoil patches as well as other "weeds."   

 

There are still some "mainlake" cabbage beds out there, and personally I feel as though there are more than say 10 years ago, but this is purely anecdotal evidence based on my experience.  

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
delcecchi

For the last several years...  on the west end the  walleye disappeared off rockpiles but there sure are some nice gills there in mid summer.   

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
SkunkedAgain

cherokeeref - the post by Roseypike19 says it all. I'm on the west end where we have lots of vegetation for pan fish. It's a beautiful lake so it's always worth the boat ride. I would still assume that docks would hold panfish too.

Link to post
Share on other sites
cherokeeref

Del, have you also noticed the meat of the gills being more free of parasites than those caught from the weedbeds?

Link to post
Share on other sites
delcecchi
1 hour ago, cherokeeref said:

Del, have you also noticed the meat of the gills being more free of parasites than those caught from the weedbeds?

I rarely keep a gill, so no haven't noticed that.  I'm too lazy to fillet a bunch of gills but maybe I should see how wife and fam react to scaling them and frying whole.  Or steaming asian style.   Take the wok and bamboo steamers up north since I never use them here anymore.

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Similar Content

    • Duckhunt
      By Duckhunt
      House was new in spring 2018. Spray foamed top to bottom. Extremely Light weight, all aluminum construction 1300-1400 pounds. You can easily pull with atv. with little tongue weight. Foldable and removable bunk, we used a cot for 2nd bed.
      -6 catch covers w/ sleeves
      -Nuway furnace, needs no electricity to operate manually, also hooked up to thermostat
      -12V low amp draw circulating fans -30A 115v to 12VDC power converter/battery charger with gen/power hookup
      -battery box with 12VDC-115v inverter, and battery meter (newer 31 battery negotiable)
      - LED hole light and beverage holder above every hole
      -LED interior and porch lights
      -Tv/dvd combo on swing wall mount
      -Pioneer stereo with 4 speakers -Loose spare tire (white steel rim)
      -Window Air Conditioner
      This house can go all weekend on a single battery without a generator. No exterior damage anywhere, tires great. Looking to possibly upgrade. Located 20 miles north of Rapids. Thanks!
       






    • Dal72ice
      By Dal72ice
      Leech Lake.  I am wondering what to expect.  I think I might go out on Boy bay using the public landing on Sugar Point.  First are there any safety concerns, ice conditions to worry about, Landing safe?  Second what can I expect for fish? Kind of looking for some nice panfish during the day and a stray walleye or two towards evening
    • icedog
      By icedog
      I am looking for one of the PakShack ice tents that were made several years ago.  Anyone that has one in decent usable shape they would like to sell let me know.
      Thanks Icedog

    • SergeantJas
      By SergeantJas
      I am new to ice fishing and the aitkin area.  I am wondering what is the best colors and even jigs for walleye and crappies in the aitkin area.   Its my 1st year of icexfishing.  I've always been into open water before.
    • Dakota003
      By Dakota003
      Moved to area last winter and don’t know much about any lakes in the metro. Panfish is by far the most fun for myself and would like to get into walleyes. Would really appreciate some suggestions on where to go within the metro and try out this upcoming ice fishing season. 
    • markcl
      By markcl
      How much ice to walk out, 4 wheeler, truck?
    • Salsballs93
      By Salsballs93
      Looking to bring my fly fishing into the metro. Anyone willing to share where they've gone, if at all?
    • SoldierGirl
      By SoldierGirl
      So after returning to Minnesota after living pretty much everywhere else, I have finally returned to fishing.  Didn't realize how much I missed it until I started again.  I'm tired of fishing the river under the bridge like a troll so I'm looking for some good spots to shore fish around Ottertail.  My regular spot is too warm now and the fish have moved on.    I'm one of the odd balls who's not into muskies or walleyes.  Really prefer bluegill and bass.  I'm a bobber, nightcrawler and beer kinda girl.  Any advice on where to go?  How are the lakes in Maplewood State Park.
    • SoldierGirl
      By SoldierGirl
      So after returning to Minnesota after living pretty much everywhere else, I have finally returned to fishing.  Didn't realize how much I missed it until I started again.  I'm tired of fishing the river under the bridge like a troll so I'm looking for some good spots to shore fish around Ottertail.  My regular spot is too warm now and the fish have moved on.    I'm one of the odd balls who's not into muskies or walleyes.  Really prefer bluegill and bass.  I'm a bobber, nightcrawler and beer kinda girl.  Any advice on where to go?  How are the lakes in Maplewood State Park.
    • Coloradokid55
      By Coloradokid55
      Headed to Brainerd Area July 9-11 coming from Colorado to visit friends. Well actually my girlfriend is I am tagging along to hopefully catch some fish with my flyrod And or jigs. Seeking advice on which lakes and tactics and anything else helpful to help maximize fishing  time in your state. I will have access to a canoe on Hubert Lake. Any and all advice would be much appreciated if anyone is into flyfishing Stillwater and would like to go or show me some pointers on your home waters That would be awesome thanks looking forward to any responses.
  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • fishingstar
      I also have gotten a shipment the last two years from Amped outdoors. Also got a lithium battery from them.
    • smurfy
      My wife just seen in Facebook that a vehicle went through on norway lake by willmar. Said it went through in the area of 189 st?? In about 10 ft of water.
    • monstermoose78
      No puppies the vet and breeder are looking into why. 
    • tview
      I have been Getting Jigs from Amped Outdoors IN 4,5mm and 6mm the 6mm has a bigger hook which I also like!!!
    • monstermoose78
      I just can’t stop buying jigs. I really like jigs with larger hooks for their size. I like sportsman direct tungsten jigs as they run bigger hooks. Where are you all getting your jigs and why? 
    • CJH
      I was up last weekend, fished Fri + Sat and we did alright.  I think we were in 28ft of water.  First day it was all jigging, second day 50/50 jig to deadstick.  Average size, etc..... really had to work at it though, no real pattern we could figure out.   With all the pressure last year, I expected the fishing to be impacted moving forward.  I wouldn't mind if they lowered limits moving forward to be honest.
    • Influenza
      Some of the weekend parties are pretty amusing.  I feel like the commentators from MST3K with some of the shenanigans. When I see trucks driving 50mph across the lake grinds my gears though.  No respect for the ice.
    • Better Than Working!
      Desperate is one word you can use! I can think  of several more that are probably more accurate!
    • gimruis
      Lol now that is desperate
    • Duckhunt
      House was new in spring 2018. Spray foamed top to bottom. Extremely Light weight, all aluminum construction 1300-1400 pounds. You can easily pull with atv. with little tongue weight. Foldable and removable bunk, we used a cot for 2nd bed. -6 catch covers w/ sleeves -Nuway furnace, needs no electricity to operate manually, also hooked up to thermostat -12V low amp draw circulating fans -30A 115v to 12VDC power converter/battery charger with gen/power hookup -battery box with 12VDC-115v inverter, and battery meter (newer 31 battery negotiable) - LED hole light and beverage holder above every hole -LED interior and porch lights -Tv/dvd combo on swing wall mount -Pioneer stereo with 4 speakers -Loose spare tire (white steel rim) -Window Air Conditioner This house can go all weekend on a single battery without a generator. No exterior damage anywhere, tires great. Looking to possibly upgrade. Located 20 miles north of Rapids. Thanks!  
√ó
√ó
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.