The Walleye action has been much better the last two weeks. Main lake
reefs and rock piles have been the prime locations. Some days they are
up on top and other days they will be on the deeper edges. It is just a
matter of finding the active fish. I have been catching them on lindys
and jigs the last week or so. Crawlers have been the most effective,
however minnows on a jig have also caught a lot of my fish.
There has also been a decent trolling bite at times, it hasn't been
as consistent as the live bait action, however the size of the fish has
been much larger pulling crankbaits over the deep mainlake flats and
around large mainlake rock structures. Lead core or down riggers are the
way to go however you can do very well just long lining if you don't
have the other equipment. Watch for suspended baitfish as that will
typically mean suspended Walleyes are near by.
The Muskie action has been good, but not spectacular. Topwaters,
bucktails and Glittertails, have been my most productive presentations.
Mainlake islands and saddles have been very consistent. The deeper
cabbage and the outside weed lines have been good as well. I have seen a
lot of nice fish out on the large rockpiles in Big bay in the evening
and just after dark.
Water temps should start to fall in the next week or two. Once the
mainlake temps fall back into the low to mid 60's, the action should
pick up. We have the full moon and the fall equinox coming up in the
same week, I think that will make for a very interesting week of
Have a great week everybody, please remember to put some back, the
future of Lake Vermilion depends on it.
Terry "Ace" Sjoberg.
Ace guide service.
Beautiful Lake Vermilion