Lake Vermilion fishing – August 18, 2014
Last week it was a week of plentiful bass and some “firsts” and “biggest” muskies. Paul Bilodeau, Sr. reported a 50″ muskie, his personal best, and a couple other guests also caught their first muskies. Once again there were good numbers of smallmouth bass caught, and some nice northerns were caught when they chased muskie baits. Seemed like the walleyes were a little tougher to come by, but reports were that Friday night things were pretty good, with several guests thinking the bite improved just in time for them to catch some fish to take home.
Fish reported to us included:
Muskies: Paul Bilodeau, Sr. – 50″, Austin Roberts – 44″, Aaron Peterson – 42 1/4″, Karl Peterson – 41 1/4″ and several more below our 40″ target.
Northern: Aaron Peterson – 38″, Logan Peterson – 36″ and several in the 24 – 36 inch range.
Smallmouth Bass: Charlie Bilodeau – 19.5″, Austin Roberts – 18″, Doug Roberts – 18″.
Largemouth Bass: Charlie Bilodeau – 18″
Walleyes: Bob Flug – 22″, Jacob Benike – 21″.
This week started off with a few muskies caught and a couple had a nice 4 hour outing with Cliff Wagenbach limiting out, but a cold front and a pretty steady threat of rain has been a bit frustrating so far. Water temps which just recently reached their season high have gone back down a couple degrees with the absence of sun this week so far.
A couple spots are left for next week before things fill up for the Labor Day weekend. September spots are filling up as some of the best fishing is yet to come!