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eyepatrol

Just wondering if anyone has an opinion as to which bay area would be better for fishing (all species) the last week of August:

Wake-Em Up Bay, Wolf Bay or Big Bay???

There are resorts in and around these areas that we're looking at. Each are nice and it's been hard to decide! smirk.gif

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Dave B

Big Bay.

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Cliff Wagenbach

basscatcher,

My vote goes for Big Bay! wink.gif

Cliff

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slick814

Year round - my vote has to go to Big Bay! cool.gif

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eyepatrol

Sounds like Big Bay is getting a pretty good vote. We've looked at Glenmore Lodge which I think is nearby Big Bay (don't have my map in front of me). Also looking at Voyageur Cove, Vermilion Dam Lodge and Vermilion River Cottages and Outfitters(?). The boat we'll be using only carries 12gal. of gas, so our traveling capabilities will be somewhat limited, which is why I put this post up.

Thanks for the responses. Anyone else want to chime in?

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BigVLover

Basscatcher, just a heads up. Vermilion Cottages is on the Vermilion River below the dam so you wouldn't have access to the lake, if that's what you had in mind. There is good fishing in the river from what I've heard but unless you have arrangements with another resort like VDL to dock your boat on the lake, you would have to launch at a public landing each day.

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eyepatrol

I actually discussed that over the phone with them last night. Apparently they have their own launch which is about a mile down the road from their cabins. It's located where part of the family has their house I believe. You can either leave your boat docked there over night, or launch it each day. But you're right, they don't have boat access to the lake directly from their cabins.

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garytheguide

i would stay away from the river....you never know how the water level will be that time of year....and lots of bugs~!!!......besides you would probably want to be on vermilion.....near big bay!!!!

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eyepatrol

Thanks for the responses. We'll take this into consideration when making our final decision. Of course, the fishing part will be more to my liking than my wifes! grin.gif

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Ranckenstuff

Do not go west of Big Bay

I repeat do not go west of big bay

Or you could fish everything but Big Bay....

Thats what I do

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DougSpringBay

Do not go west of Big Bay?

What's up with that.

Doug

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Ranckenstuff

I was joking

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eyepatrol

Doug -

What's the fishing like on the west side of the lake in late August? How about weather and, more specifically, wind? I always get a little concerned about wind as the west side of the lake where you're at seems to be pretty big open water where big waves might come into play on a windy day.

Thanks!

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garytheguide

you can always find a spot out of the wind.....big bay can be a problem....but for the most part....you are able to find somewhere that you wont get pounded.....the fishing will be fine on the west end also...

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Cliff Wagenbach

There are less big open expances of water on the West End then on the East End.

Cliff

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DougSpringBay

Hey Basscatcher,

Sorry about being tardy on the reply. Been puttin' in the hours.

Fishing is pretty steady during that period. Walleyes are usually on a lindy/crawler bite. Muskies will always go for a bucktail, and northerns for spinnerbaits (WHITE).

The bass are a good bite then as well. Senkos's are probably one of the best baits that time of year. As for the wind, it can be an issue on any body of water. But given my choice on a windy day, Big Bay is the last place I want to be. Wake-em-up can get windy as well. However there are a lot of bays and Islands here in the west end and the water is smaller. You can usually get out of the wind and catch something. Hope that helps.

Doug

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HansB

By late August all of the fish have pretty much moved to their winter homes east of Oak Narrows. No point in coming to the west end at all.

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eyepatrol

Should I be smelling sarcasm there? smirk.gif

Already booked my trip...I'll be on the WEST end! grin.gifgrin.gif

Can't wait to get up there (Doug), relax, enjoy the scenery and do some fishing!

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