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How is the ice out there?? I just got back from Indian lake in Wright County. Ice was thicj but very slushy out there. The access was under water. Did not want to chance it so I drove around it. Lets keep with the up dates so we can all be safe out there.

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Hopefully we get some warmer weather with rain and wind to help open up the lakes! I really need some open water fishing. grin.gif

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Cliff,
What is the bite like on Vermillion in the spring? I've never tried that lake in March, how about an update? Any size to the crappies and panfish? Walleyes are still in season too, correct?

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Tons of ice on Rainy!

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Ice conditions in the Bemidji area are looking good. Lots of thick clear ice. Depending on the rain and the warm weather, the ice can change fast so be careful. There is a ton of slush All the snow is melting, so taking your fish house off the lake can be a bit of a hassle, especially if there were three foot drifts around your house. I Friday afternoon, the water surrounding my house was over my ankles. Probably be a good idea to start wearing water boots.

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Hi Ragnar,
The walleye season is closed on Vermilion until the May opener.
The crappies on Vermilion can be very nice size with many up to 2# fish. The major problem is finding them and also the fact that the bite is usualy a very early morning and late evening bite.
The west end of Vermilion in the Niles Bay and Black Bay areas are the most popular spots. Most fish are in 30' to 50' of water.
Cliff
PS. Are you the Mn. Vikings "RAGNAR" I met on Bass Lake a couple of years ago?

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CliffsGuideService-LakeVermilion.com
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Phone: (218) 753-2005

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