Fishing News and Videos

 

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Specialized Videos

This is a collection of videos showing techniques, tactics and tips for catching various species of fish in Lake Vermilion, as well as information on such topics as life cycle, habits and habitat of the fish in the lake. We have tried to provide the viewer with a catalogue of videos that provide a high-quality educational experience; and have tried to avoid vanity and overly commercial videos. More will be added over time.

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    Downrigger fishing with Rapalas

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    Trolling crawlers and leeches in harnesses over drop-offs and ledges; hosted by Jon Thelen in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota

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    Minnesota native Jon Thelen shows how to troll crankbaits around tight rock piles using bottom bouncers

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    Lake Vermilion is featured in this look at top walleye lakes in 4 states

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    A unique look at Muskie spawning

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    An angler lands a muskie on a fly-rod that had
    swallowed the smallmouth he was playing

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    A short video shows the two quick and easy ways to tell the difference between largemouth and smallmouth bass

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    A general overview of the species in the lake.

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    A 5-minute video showing various walleye behavior and tactics for triggering strikes under the ice.

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    A quick overview of some of the species found in Lake Vermilion.

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    A 5-minute video showing casting and trolling techniques and tactics targeting smallmouth.  Of particular interest is how the anglers in the video work their lures around and under docks on the lake.

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    This video features a group of 3 young men catching small walleye and perch on jigs tipped with minnows in Pike Bay in early July.

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    A couple of professional fishing guides from northwestern Wisconsin show how to use crawler harnesses – a key technique to use in summer when lakes are full of food and walleyes get harder to catch.

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    Minnesota Guide Jon Thelan shows how to maximize Lindy Rig presentation in deep water.

  • Minnesota Guide Jon Thelan shows how to effectively use a Lindy Spinner Rig and crawler.

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    This video includes some great camera footage of anglers using boatside figure-8 technique to entice following Muskie to strike.

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    This video shows a muskie following the first angler’s topwater lure to the boat, then switching to the second angler’s lure during a figure-8 presentation boatside.

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    This video shows how to use a jighead baited with a curly-tailed grub; it includes tank demonstrations to help the viewer see and understand the lure’s underwater action.

  • Electric knives can be a faster and easier alternative to regular filet knives, particularly when one has large numbers to clean.