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was wondering if anyone had camping info for voyegers park.

+where to get a permit

+mooring posts for boats

+toilets

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Try either the Kabetogama(sp?) or Rainy Lake forums they are both on Voyagers National Park. I am sure someone frequents those sites can give you some info.

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I am wondering if campsites are available on Vermilion and if I need a permit. If need be I will camp at a resort, but I would rather be off from the pack if possible. Any suggestions appreciated.

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There are some public run campsites on Vermilion is addition to some sites on islands that are 1st come 1st serve. I don't know where they are and I am not too sure how many there are. I am sure that someone that knows a bit more about them will chime in with some info.

Just an FYI, Vermilion is not part of the Voyagers National Park and that could be why some folks are not responding, thinking you are looking for info on Voyagers not Vermilion.

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There are quite a few public campsites on Hinsdale Island which is located in Frazer bay. There is also a good public landing in Frazer Bay with plenty of parking space.

It is only a mile or two to these sites from the landing.

As stated, these are first come, first serve sites.

Cliff

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Thanks for the info.

One other question? What is the main forage for trophy (>18") smallmouth?

Crawfish

Perch

And best way to target them

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The main forage for smallmouth bass on Vermilion is crayfish.

If you are coming after mid-Sept. Try vertical jigging 3/8 oz. or 1/2 oz. jigs baited with 5" or 6" pike suckers on top of the 10' to 20' rock reefs. You will get some monster bass and also some big walleyes!

Cliff

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I will be arriving the weekend after labor-day. Looking foward to the scenery as a first time visitor to Vermilion. If anybody wants to meet over the (9/9)weekend at a lakeside establishment for a beverage and compare reports I will buy the first round. Will be targeting smallmouth and walleye.

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There is a nice capsite east of the Trout Lake Portage. I believe there is a fire grate and latrine.

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AM COMING UP SEPT 9TH FOR THE FIRST TIME AND WAS GOING TO FISH SOME EYES. ANY HELP ON WHERE TO START WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANKS.

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    • Wanderer
      A co-worker reported they had some the best fishing ever on V last weekend.  Trolling 6-8 feet in the morning with HJ10’s.  Where the water temps were in the mid/low 50’s
    • PSU
      Those campsites are right across the water from us. Seem pretty well protected and I haven't heard of challenging over there. Holiday weekends they fill up very fast
    • mdogdaddy
      My son camped on Hinsdale with his aluminum runabout. Nice site but walking across the hull parked on uneven ground he separated a couple of the rivets.
    • herm
      Thanks "Skunked Again!" I searched old posts and it sounds like my fiberglass boat might not be the best rig for Hinsdale. Still, would appreciate more advice/input. 
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    • herm
      Greetings all! Our group (two boats/five guys) is looking at fishing/camping trip based at Hinsdale Island Campground or Wake 'Em Up Bay Campground in about 3 weeks.  Can anyone advise about Hinsdale, especially the shoreline for landing boats? (Is it sandy or rocky? Mostly protected?) We're also wondering how busy both campgrounds are? We've stayed at Wake Em Up,  but that was 6-8 years ago and it was mostly empty...just the host and 2-3 others. Nowadays, do either or both fill up on June weekends? (We'd probably arrive on a Saturday, stay most of the week.) Of course, we also welcome suggestions for walleye techniques, depths, etc. We tend to fish smallies during the day and chase eyes in the evening.  Thanks in advance for your help! 
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