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thedeadsea

Is it just me or have others noticed that the number of people fishing on Vermilion has dropped significantly since the slot was imposed last year?

Steve

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upnorth

That sure wasn't the case on the opener. You should have seen the flotilla of people playing bumper boats in Pike Bay. I have seen a crowd there before, but nothing like that crazy.gif

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lkvrmln-NilesBay

seemed like there were less folks on the west end...not near the boats near the dam, Birch Narrows, etc..as in the past. And...Sunday was great! Big walleyes...a lot of 22 and up fish.

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thedeadsea

I was fishing Frasier Bay, Retreat Lodge, Smarts Bay, and Wolf Bay and there were significantly less there, especially west Frasier bay.

Steve

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Cliff Wagenbach

I had one of my favorite opener spots all to myself for about one hour,then I got surrounded by at least 20 boats!

Plenty of fishermen on Sat! shocked.gif Not nearly as many on Sunday though.

Cliff

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vermilionwally

Pike bay seemed busier than normal although i noticed by evening there was noticably less people out there. Although im not complaining about the smaller number of fisherman i like being able to have a spot to myself grin.gif

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muskieswen

deadsea,

I think this year the boats were not as scattered as last year. More than likely same amount as previous years it just seemed like boats concentrated more in this area or that area. I fished the west end and you could see mini flotilas as opposed to last year where you would see 2 boats here two boats there etc.

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KOTTKE

We stayed a Hoodoo this year and there were quit a few open sites for the opener. I think the $3+ a gallon scared a few off. Hope this does not continue, I know alot of you folk make or break your year in about a 3 month time frame.

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