Lake Vermilion Fishing Report

Fishing on Lake Vermilion has been highlighted with some of the best and the worse days of the year over the past week.  The walleye fishing has been excellent on the windy days with the fish congregating along the wind blown structure and shore lines. Working these areas in 20′ of water with bottom bouncers and crawlers or leeches has been producing some nice fish.  There still are quite a few little ones to sort through but the average size of the keepers is increasing with some of the most common keepers being 15″ to 17″.

The muskie fishing has been hard to beat with a lot of fish being caught.  Muskies in the 36 inch to 42 inch range are most common with a few larger fish being seen but not as willing to bite.  Paying attention to the moon phases and weather changes can lead to having a lot of action this time of year.

Smallmouth bass are congregated on the structure in 12′ to 16′ of water.  Drop shotting with soft plastics are working best.

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