Minnesota guide Billy Rosner of Wild Country Guide Service gives his latest Buzz Bite Report for Lake Vermilion on June 30th, 2023.
Lake Vermilion: 6-30-2023
The mayflies are hatching right now on Lake Vermilion, but the fishing has still been good.
We are catching a lot of walleyes in four to six feet of water along some rocky shorelines and reefs. Slip bobbers with leeches or crawlers will work, but our best bait has been the Storm 360 GT in the pearl ice color.
Anglers can also find walleyes on main lake structure. Target the edges of the reefs with nightcrawlers or leeches on livebait rigs.
The Jigging Rap bite is also starting to fire up on Vermilion.
Smallmouth bass can be caught along rocky structure in less than eight feet of water. Some fish have also pushed up onto some of the deeper docks. Tubes, red rigs, spinnerbaits, and topwater baits are all working.
Muskies can be found everywhere. Look for fish on main lake points, rock reefs, shallow bays and out in open water in the deep basins. Anglers up shallow seem to be moving the most fish on blades, while the anglers out in open water are using Beavers and big rubber baits like Bondys or Bulldawgs.
The fishing should be good over the weekend! Good luck to all the anglers fishing on Lake Vermillion!
- Billy Rosner