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LAKE VERMILION FISHING REPORT - June 13, 2020

What a stretch of odd weather we have had on Vermilion. Hot and glass calm days, followed by frosty nights and gale force winds have not made things easy on anglers. Water temperatures have been fluctuating about as much as they ever will. Overall when some bit of stabilization in weather patterns does occur, the fishing has been outstanding!

Walleye - To put it lightly, the pinnacle of the Big V has been putting out. Good sized ...eater fish, slots, and overs have been concentrated in predictable areas. Shallow water hard bottom adjacent to windblown mud flats have been the ticket. Walleyes are sitting on breaks, rocks, points, etc., easily picking off hex larvae that is essentially floating into mouths of hungry eyes. Simplicity is key at this time of year. If fish are found on a clean bottom, lindy rigging with light weights, leaders, and small hooks has been the ticket. If rocks are the hideout then pull out the weighted slip bobbers and watch them dunk. Leeches and crawlers are typically most productive this time of year, however lively minnows will do just as well. Keep in mind that fish do not have to work hard for their meals whatsoever. Stay mobile, focus on wind and the area is blowing over, make the bait simple, and one should yield success.

Musky - Unstable weather and unusually cold water temps have slowed recovery for big females resulting in few good reports in this department, but I anticipate that changing here very shortly. Some nice fish have been boated coinciding with pressure changes and fronts moving in. Casting small blades on shallow cabbage and primary structure is an excellent way to target active fish now. Trolling in open water will also be coming on strong here in the next few days. Vermilion is known for some monstrous muskies, so while it may seem bleak, remember that it only takes one cast.

Bass - Smallmouth are staging in shallow water of 2-8ft. The warmer the day, the shallower they will move up. Big boulders are key on any kind of primary structure. Calm early mornings can yield great top water action at this time of year, while bobbers and leeches can be a great way to get anyones drag screaming.

Tight lines!

 

Jarek

Rodsbent

 

 

 

 


Lake Vermilion Big Fish Report

All fish were released unless designated by an asterisk (*).

Species Size Reported On Name City State Resort
Smallmouth Bass 20" 06-21-2020 John Krug Carol Stream IL Retreat Lodge
Smallmouth Bass 20" 06-21-2020 John Krug Carol Stream IL Retreat Lodge
Smallmouth Bass 19" 06-21-2020 John Krug Carol Stream IL Retreat Lodge
Smallmouth Bass 19" 06-21-2020 Chet Marc Carol Stream IL Retreat Lodge
Walleye 26.5" 06-21-2020 Al Knudson Chippewa Falls WI Retreat Lodge
Walleye 26.5" 06-21-2020 Rex Reitmeyer St. Louis Park MN Retreat Lodge
Walleye 26" 06-21-2020 Rex Reitmeyer St. Louis Park MN Retreat Lodge
Northern 36" 06-14-2020 Ken Kaegi Verona WI Whispering Winds
Smallmouth Bass 20" 06-14-2020 Russell Chapple Anderson IN Retreat Lodge
Smallmouth Bass 20" 06-14-2020 Jerry Rudder Platte City MO Retreat Lodge
Smallmouth Bass 20" 06-14-2020 Dale Pinion Kingston TN Retreat Lodge
Smallmouth Bass 20" 06-14-2020 Mark Schuck Huntington IN Retreat Lodge
Smallmouth Bass 19" 06-14-2020 Jerry Rudder Platte City MO Retreat Lodge
Smallmouth Bass 19" 06-14-2020 Russell Chapple Anderson IN Retreat Lodge
Smallmouth Bass 19" 06-14-2020 Dale Pinion Kingston TN Retreat Lodge
Smallmouth Bass 19" 06-14-2020 Doug Chapple Anderson IN Retreat Lodge
Smallmouth Bass 19" 06-14-2020 Mark Schuck Huntington IN Retreat Lodge
Walleye 28.5" 06-14-2020 Paul Pickett Plymouth MN Whispering Winds
Walleye 27" 06-14-2020 Steven Kellerman Verona WI Whispering Winds
Walleye 22.25" 06-14-2020 Paul Pickett Plymouth MN Whispering Winds
Walleye 21" 06-14-2020 Jeremy Johnson Eveleth MN Whispering Winds
Walleye 18" 06-14-2020 Doug Chapple Anderson IN Retreat Lodge
Muskie 50.5" 06-07-2020 Paul Allsup Grove OK Retreat Lodge
Muskie 50.5" 06-07-2020 Paul Allsup Grove OK Retreat Lodge
Muskie 45.5" 06-07-2020 Jeremy Johnson Eveleth MN Whispering Winds
Walleye 30" 06-07-2020 Dwight Allsup Bellavista AR Retreat Lodge
Walleye 29" 06-07-2020 Jim Jaegle Streator IL Retreat Lodge
Walleye 28" 06-07-2020 Dave Jones Grove OK Retreat Lodge
Walleye 28" 06-07-2020 Terry Larson Woodville WI Retreat Lodge
Walleye 27" 06-07-2020 Duane Panos Swisher IA Whispering Winds
Walleye 26.5" 06-07-2020 Nick Marconi Streator IL Retreat Lodge
Walleye 26.5" 06-07-2020 Dennis Gretencord Steator IL Retreat Lodge
Walleye 26.5" 06-07-2020 Terry Goza Decorah IA Whispering Winds
Walleye 26.5" 06-07-2020 Jeremy Johnson Eveleth MN Whispering Winds
Walleye 26.25" 06-07-2020 Jeremy Johnson Eveleth MN Whispering Winds
Walleye 26" 06-07-2020 Nick Jaegle Washington IL Retreat Lodge
Walleye 26" 06-07-2020 Steve Lebens Lakeville MN Retreat Lodge
Walleye 26" 06-07-2020 Terry Larson Woodville WI Retreat Lodge
Walleye 26" 06-07-2020 Jeremy Johnson Eveleth MN Whispering Winds
Walleye 25.5" 06-07-2020 Nick Marconi Streator IL Retreat Lodge
Walleye 25.5" 06-07-2020 Dennis Gretencord Steator IL Retreat Lodge
Walleye 25" 06-07-2020 Dennis Gretencord Steator IL Retreat Lodge
Walleye 25" 06-07-2020 Dennis Gretencord Steator IL Retreat Lodge
Walleye 25" 06-07-2020 Corey Buckman Lakeville MN Retreat Lodge
Walleye 25" 06-07-2020 Clayton Becker Lakeville MN Retreat Lodge
Walleye 24" 06-07-2020 Will Jaegle Washington IL Retreat Lodge
Walleye 24" 06-07-2020 Terry Goza Decorah IA Whispering Winds
Walleye 23" 06-07-2020 Grant Jaegle Washington IL Retreat Lodge
Walleye 21" 06-07-2020 David Gilbert Decorah IA Whispering Winds
Walleye 21" 06-07-2020 Jeremy Johnson Eveleth MN Whispering Winds
Walleye (*) 19" 06-07-2020 Jeremy Johnson Eveleth MN Whispering Winds
Walleye 30" 05-31-2020 Steve Reuter Bloomington MN Retreat Lodge
Walleye 27.5" 05-31-2020 Jim Lyddy Lexington MN Retreat Lodge
Walleye 27" 05-31-2020 Charles Reuter Inver Grove Heights MN Retreat Lodge
Walleye 26.5" 05-31-2020 Mark Jacobsen Shoreview MN Retreat Lodge
Walleye 25.5" 05-31-2020 Jim Lyddy Lexington MN Retreat Lodge
Walleye 25" 05-31-2020 Randy Seger Shoreview MN Retreat Lodge
Walleye 24.5" 05-31-2020 Charles Reuter Inver Grove Heights MN Retreat Lodge
Crappie (*) 14" 05-24-2020 Barb Jorgensen Stillwater MN Whispering Winds
Crappie (*) 14" 05-24-2020 Bethany Ekren White Bear Lake MN Whispering Winds
Northern 34.5" 05-24-2020 Bruce Jorgensen Stillwater MN Whispering Winds
Walleye 24" 05-24-2020 Barb Jorgensen Stillwater MN Whispering Winds
Walleye 22" 05-24-2020 Bruce Jorgensen Stillwater MN Whispering Winds
Walleye 24" 05-17-2020 Joni Jensen Sauk Centre MN Whispering Winds
Walleye 24" 05-17-2020 Joe Rivard Stillwater MN Whispering Winds
Walleye 23" 05-17-2020 Todd Weiss Lakeland MN Whispering Winds
Walleye 22" 05-17-2020 Tom Rivard Stillwater MN Whispering Winds

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