It all came together with ice out coming just days before the opener! The weather has been summer like since Saturday and will continue to be for the next few days. With the water temperatures in the mid to upper forties we been fishing our walleye in the 24 -28 ft range. Jig/ minnow or lindy rig and minnows were our presentation, good numbers of 15+ " fish were caught with slot fish also.Trolling stickbaits or shallow running shad body crank baits produced very well in the darker water bays. So far my crappie bite has been slow but expect it to start picking up in the next week as water temps warm. With the City Auto Glass walleye tournament next Saturday alot of us will be pre fishing this week. So again with the cold water temperatures please wear your personal flotation device and make sure all other safety equipment is on board. Please help keep Lake Vermilion free of new aquatic invasive species, clean and drain!
Stay safe, have fun, best of luck fishing!