Lake Vermilion Blog

Lake Vermilion fishing report – July 19, 2014 – week of transition

It’s been hard to write a report this season without mentioning the weather, and this past week is no exception.  The first several days caught guests leaving the dock in full rain gear, often returning a short time later when the weather got the best of them.  While there were some walleyes and bass caught, they weren’t in the numbers and size the lake has offered up about every week so far.  Guests did report a good number of jumbo… Read More »

Mixed bag of fish for July 13th Lake Vermilion fishing news

This past week our guests again enjoyed a mixed bag of fish, with both larger and eater size walleyes being caught and lots of bass action, especially smallmouth bass. There were many cabins that ate fish here and took some home. While there were muskies seen, a few cold nights and water temps that fell instead of rising have delayed the hot action we expect in mid July. There were several nice walleyes caught, and some jumbo perch made for… Read More »

Lake Vermilion July 6, 2014 Fishing News

Craig Pfeifer caught and released this 37″ Lake Vermilion northern. While out in the boat alone he found a way to get the big fish in his un-extended net, but I am guessing he made sure the net was ready every time he went out after that. It was nice to welcome the Arnolds & Boutwells back. While the storms and wind early in the week made boat control and getting out on the lake more difficult, they commented midweek… Read More »

Lake Vermilion fishing highlights – June 29, 2014

Conrad Jasinski IV, or “Goose”, had a rare catch of a Tiger Musky – a beautifully marked fish. As first-timers on Lake Vermilion, he and his dad, Connie, did a great job of exploring some new spots and catching fish to eat here as well as take back home. As has been the case all season, they too caught and released a good number of walleyes. The Toleno/Wagner/Munson crew spent their annual week on the lake with us, and Tammy… Read More »

Lake Vermilion fishing report – June 23, 2014

“Is it gonna rain?” That was the question of the week. As June 21st found us already 50% over our usual June rainfall total, with 2 of those 6 inches falling last week, the Local Weather Radar was the most popular webpage. Hard to make one blanket statement about the fishing because those who did the best were the ones that raced out each time weather conditions improved, having their best luck just prior to the approaching rain. For example,… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Fishing June 15, 2014

Lots of fish being cleaned. That’s the short end of the update. In addition, this past week found Bob Kmoch, one of our favorite Smallmouth Bass guys, catching and releasing his usual numbers. He estimated at least 18 that were 18 inches or bigger for the week, and started out boating 25 smallies the evening he arrived. His largest was 4.5 pounds, and he added a 41.5″ northern and some walleyes in the mix as well. It was great to… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Fishing Report June 6, 2014

As another week winds down, time to summarize this past week’s catch. In general, there were many cabins that enjoyed several fish fry’s along with the chance to catch, photo and release a lot of nice fish, as evidenced by the following list. It started as early as Saturday night for Dale & Rod, who kept a nice batch for the frying pan leaving the dock at 8:30 after checking in and getting settled. We even snuck out on Wednesday… Read More »

Lake Vermilion fish report May 18, 2014

The consensus is in: Once the ice finally left the lake, the fish were ready to eat. We appreciate the business of those who spent the past weekend at the resort, and the reports at check-out were much the same. As John Tasky reported, they had a good time, they ate fish and they each had a limit to take home. Just what we like to hear! Some of our guests told us about the following fish they caught: 27.5″… Read More »

Lake Vermilion ice 2014 update

The update is easy – IT IS GONE! What a difference from yesterday to today. There may be a floater left where we can’t see it, but as far as we are concerned, it is time to focus on some Lake Vermilion fishing! While the ice changed plans of many opener regulars, those that came found open water to fish, catching more big fish than eaters. Pete Spong caught and released a 23 inch, Dave Spong a 21 inch and… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Ice Out update…..

Everett Bay is down to just the stubborn remnants that the wind decided to deliver right to the resort shoreline. The first two pictures are from the east end of the bay near the narrows, with open water as far as the eye can see! The 3rd picture is the same location on Big Bay, that yesterday had all this dark ice off in the distance before the wind brought it toward the end of the peninsula. Black as can… Read More »

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