Been on the lake for a couple of weeks, the bass have been really active in cover situations. Fishing the west end, hitting every dock with a wacky worm or drop shot worm getting either multiple bass or no bass from a dock. Bluegill have been typically in the shallow weeds (4-6 feet) sorting thru the smaller ones to keep eaters but lots of activity. Crappie have been spotty but have has some luck in current areas with down trees and shallow (5-6 feet). Walleyes and Northerns have been active at the outside weedlines, this year the weeds are running down to 16'. Been a great two weeks. Colors have changed much in years; white, chartreuse, yellow for spinner baits and clacker baits. Fro crappie small road runners and beetle spins in white, pink, or red. Bass worms in green w/red flake are best.
MOON PHASE (12%)
76° - 80° F
76° - 80° F
Last three days the crappie have been very easy to catch with a number of them being springtime slabs (12"-14"). The unusual part is we're getting them in shallow weeds(5'-7') on slip bobbers with a chunk of nightcrawler. No sign walleyes on this end of Vermilion the past few weeks.
MOON PHASE (20%)
We've been fishing the west end of Vermilion, predominately Norwegian Bay and Niles Bay. The largemouth have been amazing, catching 15-20 a day on frogs fishing the pencil weeds and thick weeds. Smallies have been hitting rattletraps in 10' to 15' FOW. A bonus has been the crappie biting in shallow weed beds when we had the kids bluegill fishing.