Lake Vermilion had not yet fully turned over as of Sunday. There are signs that some of the shallow bays are cold enough but Big Bay is still around 60 degrees in the morning. I have been seeing lots of green skum floating on the surface that has blowen out of the shallow bays.
The walleyes have still not gone into their fall bite spots or mode. The bite for larger fish is still spotty with smaller 13" to 15" fish makeing up most of the bite.
Last week we had a group of 5 guides guideing a large company outing for 4 days and over 600 walleyes were estimated to have been boated by our clients! MOST of these fish were released!! Some 20" fish were caught!
The weather fronts are again a determining factor. Lindy Rigs baited with pike suckers or 1/2 crawler have been getting all of my fish.
17 to 64 feet of water have all produced fish again depending upon the weather and walleye moods.
Jigs have also been getting fish for some anglers. Good Fishing!
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954