Our fall continues to lean towards winter. We've had accumulating snow with another round on the way. With that said water temperatures are already in the 40s in parts of the lake, turnover has occurred. With that said look for the walleye and jumbo perch in the deeper holes, jig and minnows or rigging with minnows should keep you on fish. For the Musky fishermen the whitefish will start their spawning earlier, so the time for trophy fish is coming up.
As you wrap up the season, some reminders. Make sure you top off your fuel tank, add fuel treatment and run thru engine a few minutes while still in the water. If you're not a DIY person bring your boat in and and have filters replaced, lower unit fluids changed out and plugs replaced. Clean the inside and outside of the hull. Fully charge all batteries.
I recommend on all fishing reels that have monofiliment strip all line off now, that way you'll know to put fresh line on before next years first time on the water.
Overall it was a very good season on Lake Vermilion, the young walleye continue to show up in strong numbers thus making the future seasons looking very encouraging. The Musky fisheries still remain one of the top in the state another year with some impressive fish caught.
I'll be spending more time in the woods with the yellow lab chasing grouse. Then deer season will come and go ,before we know it, hard water fishing will be here.
Till next year, all the best stay safe in all you do, enjoy your holidays with friends and family. All the best for the new year.