Lake Vermilion Fishing Report

The easy walleye fishing we experienced for the first few weeks of the year has come to a grinding hault. For what is typically walleye prime time, the fish are not biting in their typical late spring / early summer locations. The walleyes that are biting are on the smaller side and are only biting during random bite windows throughout the day. Continue to work the 20 foot shoreline breaks outside shallow bays with minnows or leeches for your best action. As these extreme temperatures decrease and mayfly larvae activity increases, I expect fishing to turn around.

The bass are moving up shallow and are starting to make beds as the water temperatures are reaching the 70s in the afternoons.

The muskie spawn is in full swing as evident by the scars visible while they swim along the shallows. These fish are amazing to watch during this time of year and provide great anticipation for muskie opener this weekend.

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