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buzzin for bass

Vermillion the weekend of October 26 -29

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First, thank you to those who replied in the "buoy" thread for the advice about avoiding complete destruction of my boat since the bouys will be pulled before my first trip to the lake. I've been looking and think I have decided to buy the LakeMasters paper map (my hand-me-down GPS doesn't take map chips).

Second, my wife has agreed to celebrate our 3rd anniversary (and my birthday) by taking a trip to Vermillion for 3 nights on October 26 - 29. I'd like to make the stay up there as enjoyable as possible to help ensure the anniversaries keep coming. Does anyone have suggestions for lodging (place to stay or stay away from)? Right now I'm leaning towards voyageur cove. My wife has already agreed to spend some time chasing muskies but I would like to have some other things planned. I'm pretty sure we'll head over to the wolf center, but does anybody out there have other good ideas? Being that this is FISHINGMinnesota fishing advice would also be welcome and appreciated.

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upnorth

The Casino is pretty nice.

The walleye bite should be pretty hot by then. Look for steeply dropping points and hard to soft transitions around 25 to 35 FOT or so.

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delcecchi

Pack your long johns. It can be sort of nippy by then. And remember it gets dark early, so don't waste good daylight. :-)

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BrianLucky13

you guys dont think there will be ice on the lake yet, rite???????

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upnorth

Tower can get pretty cold, so one can only hope grin.gif

Seriously probably won't see ice until at least late November.

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buzzin for bass

I'm not worried about ice, but I had planned on snowmobile suits, winter boots and life jackets.

Thanks for all the quick replies.

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upnorth

I was out last year the 1st weekend of Nov and the in just a sweat shirt over a t-shirt so you never know. Couple years before that around the same time I got caught out there in a snow storm.

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    • delcecchi
      Just for fiun I went to wunderground.com and looked at the weekly averages for 2014, 2016, and 2018 starting the beginning of march.  2014--May 13 ice out 5  25 20 14 29 38 29 39 39 44 44 56 2016-April 25 17 38 34 30 34 25 43 47 41 52 46 49 60 2018-??? 21 24 24 26 17 26 33.... Looks like we are behind 2014 with respect to getting average temp above 32 if that is significant, although the weeks don't line up exactly and we are way behind 2016 .        
    • monstermoose78
      I am so glad I got to fish with Icehawk and bass thumb. It was great times and I look forward to fishing with you all soon. Fishing with Eyeguy always keeps you on your toes and it’s always fun. Rick G I learned a lot by watching you work your magic on the gills. See you all soon. Thank you everyone for letting me hangout andfish with you all. 
    • CigarGuy
      Just talked to my neighbor up at the lake and he said one of SunkedAgain's neighbors in Black Bay couldn't get to his place going across the Partridge River-he said he almost broke thru the ice!!  I'm down a ways toward Wakemup from the narrow part going into the bay, but we had over 30" last wknd.  Looking good for some open water to fish down my way by the opener!
    • delcecchi
      Pepin is natural feature of Mississippi, not man made.   Seems the Chippawa dumps a lot of sand in that causes the mississippi to back up, forming lake pepin.  But the ice going out on pepin is probably due to runoff starting and raising the river level and flow as much as anything.    If I were to compare stuff I would look at average temp for Virginia in march and april of those late ice years compared to this year.  Throw in May for good measure.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I can not remember the starting dates on those years but Brent would know! Cliff
    • delcecchi
      Like they say down in Loosiana, you pinch tail and suck the head.   And when they eat them, looks like they dump a bucket full on some newspaper on a picnic table and have at them.    But they still hadn't made it all the way west as of last summer, and I figure getting stopped with a cooler full of rusties heading home from the east wouldn't look good on my permanent record.... One of these years though.   I hear they are west of oak narrows now.
    • delcecchi
      Yes, had it on wife's iphone when that was the only smartphone in the family.   I think I would have to have one of the huge phablets to be able to see anything but I am old and don't see that well anymore, when it comes to fine detail.   But good you mentioned it since I had forgotten about it. 
    • Big Red Lodge
      some of the lake access areas might be interesting to navigate thru ad DNR is prepping the public landings
    • Big Red Lodge
      That is a hearty fish.  I guess that is the benefit of the late winter
    • Big Red Lodge
      Good to know.  Thanks for the update