Vermillion Dam Lodge Walleye School was a Big Hit.
Oct 6th, 2012 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Oct 6th, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Devils Lake, ND – NPAA Professionals Johnnie Candle (#42) and Bruce “Doc” Samson (#80) conducted their first ever on-the-water walleye school at the Vermillion Dam Lodge September 20 – 23 and it was a huge success.
Thirty Two anglers from as far away as Oklahoma and Michigan travelled to Lake Vermillion in northern Minnesota to learn as much as they could form these two professionals. The intent of the school was to simulate a 4 day tournament pre-fish and teach how the pros uncover winning patterns.
The anglers faced tough cold front conditions and walleye that just didn’t want to bite, but by the end of the school they had it dialed in. During the last session of the school, every boat that ventured on to the water brought home at least one walleye. That was far from the case on day one of the event.
Vermillion Dam Lodge proved to be a great location for the event. A marina that was very protected held all the boats comfortably and the meals and accommodations were simply amazing.
The event was such a success that dates for next year have already been set. VDL Fall Walleye School #2 will be held September 26-29, 2013. Contact Ed at www.vdl.com or Check with Johnnie Candle (www.johnniecandle.com) or DOCTOR SONAR (www.hightechfishing.com) for more information.
Johnnie Candle is a professional walleye angler residing in Devils Lake, ND. He has been fishing professionally for 20 years. He is the author and creator of the Walleye University series that has been presented for over a decade. In 2010, he and partner Dave Noble were crowned MWC World Walleye Champions. Sponsors are Scheels, Crestliner, Mercury, Pure Fishing, Humminbird, Minn Kota, Lake Region State College, Fishouflage, PK Lures, Fin-Tech, Costa, Ego Nets, Lake Master and Dutch Fork Custom Tackle.
Bruce “Doc” Samson lives in Minnetrista, MN. His win list is impressive and includes 4 PWT wins, an MWC World Title, an AIM win and an RCL Championship Title. With all this his biggest claim to fame is Doctor Sonar. Doc is the best of the best when it comes to teaching how to use and understand marine electronics. Sponsors are Crestliner, Mercury, Lowrance, Minn Kota, Smooth Moves, SLIX, Salmo, Wave Wackers, Optima, Northland Tackle, Bert’s Custom Tackle, and Navionics.