Lake Vermilion Fishing Report – June 30th

Toby Kvalevog

Lake Vermilion Fishing Report – June 30th

Four people happily pose on a boat with a large fish one of them caught during a guided fishing trip. A person in the front kneels and holds the fish, while two women and a child stand behind them cheering and giving thumbs up. A fishing net and measuring tape are visible on the boat's deck.

Lake Vermilion Fishing Report: There are some bug hatches that have caused a tough bite on some parts of the lake, but if you are willing to move around, you can find some fish that are willing to bite!

EAST END WALLEYES: Fishing has been up and down with the bug hatches. The best areas continue to be the mid-summer sand and gravel bars in 15-30 feet of water. Working these areas with a Lindy Rig and a leech, crawler, or even a rainbow minnow will catch fish. Being willing to move around to catch the active fish can be key in having a good day on the water. There are still fish to be caught on the 12-15’ rock piles, and being mobile with this bite is key as well.

WEST END WALLEYES: Fishing continues to be steady with lots of nice walleyes being caught if you’re willing to put in the work. Transition areas in 18-32 feet are still the best areas to key in on, and staying mobile is as key as it is on the east end. Lindy Rigs tipped with a leech, crawler, or rainbow have been a great bet, as is a leech and a slip-bobber.

SMALLMOUTH BASS: Fishing has been very good with lots of bass still being willing to bite. Chunk rock shorelines next to sand and weeds are always a good bet, as are the tops of the mid-lake rock piles. The best ways to fish for them are jerkbaits, ned rigs, swimbaits, and even a slip-bobber and a leech or a crawler.

Water levels have dropped a little bit and I believe that the worst of the flooding is behind us. It’s a great time to be at beautiful Lake Vermilion!

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