Memorial weekend is right around the corner and for many folks, it will be their first trip up to the lake. This is the weekend that all the resorts, restaurants, and baitshops look forward to because the crowds will be there. However, this massive influx of boaters can frustrate the average fisherman. Here are a few tips to help you keep your sanity and still boat some fish.
Stay out of the narrows, straights, and main line for boat traffic all together. Vermilion has countless reefs and islands away from the crowds. The walleyes have been sitting in 30-40ft of water during sunny days. If you prefer to fish shallow, do it early or late in the day.
Bass season opens soon and they can be caught way back in the bays where the boats and jetskies won't venture. Look for wood, pads, and rock piles. I'll be fishing a bass tourney this saturday with my fiancee; look for the big black boat with the walleye on her and say hello.
Make sure to use extra caution around hazard markers. The rock could actually extend 50 feet from the bouey. Vermilion is as beautiful as ever and by using common sense and courtesy, we can ensure that all of us can enjoy a safe and eventful weekend. Good luck and drop me a line if you'd like to book a trip.
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