Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Lake Vermilion Walleye Fishing has Been Excellent

Walleye fishing has been really good. Summer reefs with lindy’s and crawlers have been the best approach. Many keepers being caught as well as some very large fish. Doug Miller just yesterday caught a 28.5″. Trolling cranks has worked as well. 16-25 feet has been the depth. Water temps are in the high 70’s. Smallmouth have been good, with many fish eating crawfish colored baits and leeches. As for the muskies, they have been a little particular the last few days…. Read More »

Weather Turns Pleasant

The weather broke this past weekend and turned really nice with highs in the 70’s and lows in the 50’s. Great sleeping weather. The cooler temps helped the bite as walleyes seemed to like the break. Muskies have been moving regularly with many many big fish seen. Not much word on the smallmouth. May your pole always be bent? Dave

It’s Hot

The weather has been extreme this season so far. Now we’ve been hit with high 80 degree temperatures. My son Eric has been doing well on summer walleye reefs in 20-30 feet. A Lindy rig and a crawler seems to be doing the best. Jeff Juday has been casting cranks for smallmouth this week and has been doing well in shallow water. Jerry Lovell had a PR with a 53 inch muskie right before he left last Saturday on a topwater…. Read More »

The Lake is Full

We have high water. Didn’t get the rain that Duluth did. But,, we still added a few inches here, and the grounds are soft. It’s been a while since I’ve seen the lake this high in late June. We’re supposed to start to dry out now for several days. Walleye fisherman have done well this week on shallow rocks and North of Pine Island. Leeches and crawlers have produced the most fish either with Lindy rigs or bobbers. Some northern have… Read More »

Weather Up and Down

The weather has turned to an up and down affair. The barometer has been a yo-yo for the last five days. As a result, the fish have followed the same pattern, good some days, disappearing the next. Water temps moved way up into the seventies only to drop substantially after the coolness set in. Walleye have been caught on reefs and shallow rocks. Leeches, crawlers and minnows have been successful. Smallmouth bass appear to done spawning. They’ve slowed somewhat this week. I… Read More »

Smallmouth Bass are Heating Up on Lake Vermilion

Smallmouth bass action is getting really hot. Fish are prespawn still. We pitched 1/8 oz. jigs and leeches on points and rock spots. Some very nice large bass are common. Walleye action has been steady lately with many fish caught on leeches and bobbers and trolling crank baits in shallow water. Water temps are now in the low sixties for the first time. Looks like were going to have some continued great weather. If a trip is in your plans… Read More »

Perhaps the Wettest May on Record

Fish fry season is upon us! While the windows of time without rain were limited, those who ventured out were rewarded for their efforts. It’s been a stretch of wet socks and boots in front of the heater, but nice eater walleyes with some bigger ones that were released. Eric took Val out and her first fish was a 24″ walleye. Why is it the person reading the magazine gets the fish???

Hot Summer Weather Arrives Early

Walleye reports are stating that fish are being caught off the mud in deep water southwest of Spider Island in 30-40 feet. Minnows almost exclusively are being used with success. Other mud flats are producing fish as well. Water temps have risen into the sixties. We could use some rain. It has been about 10 days since it rained, and the dam is now just barely flowing. May your pole always be bent. Dave 800-249-3178

Lake Vermilion 2012 Opener @ Everett Bay Lodge

  Perfect weather and a walleye bite that got better as the day went on  made for a very nice weekend.  While some of the “popular” opener spots were a bit less productive, several boats had good success fishing the mud flats with minnows in depths ranging from 15 to 35 feet.  Fish in the 16 to 17.5 inch range brought lots of smiles, with a report of a 6:30 p.m. outing producing a limit in a 1/2 hour.    Several walleyes… Read More »

DNR Fish Survey Report

Just got the DNR report last Thursday and it looks really good for walleye, smallies and muskie especially on the east end of the lake. The walleye lift numbers are back up from last year’s reported 12 (which is average) to 17 walleyes per lift which is pretty great. Expect a great walleye year as a result. May your pole always be bent! Dave

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