Don't forget - fishing licenses need to be renewed on March 1 this year
LAKE VERMILION FISHING REPORT
March 12, 2017
The past week has been much colder then the previous week and the ice conditions on the surface have greatly improved. There is now very little snow on the ice and the surface is very smooth.
Extreme caution should be used when traveling in areas that have rush beds, in narrows, river mouths,and in areas that have a current flowing through them.
4 wheeler travel or walking out only is now the safest mode to access fishing spots.
Truck travel is now very unsafe on most of the lake because of unpredictable ice conditions caused by the recent thawing.
The panfish bite is still very good! Crappies and perch are still in the same areas that they were in last week and are still hitting small jigs and spoons baited with minnows or a minnow head.
Finding them is a challange on most days and will require drilling a lot of holes and quickly spot fishing them with a jigging spoon and watching with your electronics until you see fish come up off of the bottom.
Once you catch a fish the bite is usually pretty steady! Be sure to quit catching these fish once you have caught what you want to keep! Crappies that are caught out of 30+ feet of water do not survive very well after they are released!
Lake Vermilion Guides League
All fish were released unless designated by an asterisk (*).