Lake Vermilion Fishing Report

The walleye bite has been fairly steady over the past week with walleyes being caught by using a variety of tactics in varying depths.  Lead core trolling is the most consistent with flicker shads in 25′ to 35′ of water producing a lot of fish.  Jigs and minnows along with jigging raps are working well on the deeper structure with more slot fish starting to show up in these locations.  Lindy rigging the 10′ to15′ flats has also been working well on most days as well.  Watch the wind and target the wind blown shallow areas.

The jumbo perch are really showing up lately with some of the best average size I have seen in years. 10 to 12 inch perch are very common this year and are in good numbers.

The crappies are beginning to appear in the deep holes, and with the cooling water temperatures the crappie bite should start picking up soon.
The ruffed grouse numbers are definitely up this year.  With the thick foliage and warm weather the grouse are still eating berries and are most often found in the thicker cover.

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