Lake Vermilion Blog

Lake Vermilion June fishing in the books

With enough rain on Saturday alone to deplete our dry socks, it took a little time for the weather to settle down, but when it did it gave way to a pretty solid week of walleye action.  Several fish over 20″ were caught & released, and most guests reported eating fish and taking fish home.  We were happy to see several returning guests and pleased that several “first time” Lake Vermilion visitors did well and made plans to return next… Read More »

June fishing on Lake Vermilion

This past week of fishing on Lake Vermilion was a little more inconsistent, as guests reported catching numbers but not as many bigger fish as have been caught most weeks so far this season.  Still 2 more pictures will be added to our EBL Wall of Fame, Mitchell Zorn with the 52.5″ muskie shown above and Kathy Ronken with a 20.5″ small mouth bass. The wind played a role in determining where people fished early in the week, but most… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Mid June 2016 fishing report

  Another week in the books, and by the looks of things in the fish cleaning shack, more fish in the skillets – even at breakfast time in a couple of cabins!  The walleye bite has shifted from minnows to leeches or crawlers, and just about every presentation caught fish.  It was a week of learning for several guests who spent their first week on Lake Vermilion, but in the end, most reported “figuring it out” eventually, and many saying… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Walleyes and Smallies going strong

Lake Vermilion walleyes and smallies going strong!   Another week of lots of walleyes being caught, cleaned and fried, and many declarations from guests about great optimism for the upcoming years of walleye fishing, as the size range of fish caught points to future years of plenty of eater walleyes.  It was a week with many returning guests who just know how to catch ’em, and that is just what they did.  Fish for breakfast for a few, fish for… Read More »

Lake Vermilion early June fishing

Lake Vermilion early June fishing starts off with the weather taking the spotlight.  Our guests’ results were mixed with rain gear a mainstay.  We had a few first timers on the lake who spent some time getting their bearings, but as the week moved along so did the catching, especially for the Fritz guys who caught both larger walleyes and several to eat, taking some home as well.  They also got into some really nice jumbo perch. Lake Vermilion bass… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Memorial Weekend 2016 fishing stays steady.

Lake Vermilion Memorial Weekend 2016 fishing stays steady as our guests were forced to pull out their rain gear – and the youngsters eager to swim in the pool found 58 to low 60 degree temps postponing that action until Sunday.   Fishing over the course of the week was steady for our week-long guests, with minnows continuing to dominate the bite.   Those that went out in the lousy weather were rewarded for their effort, with the majority of… Read More »

Lake Vermilion fishing mid-May 2016

  Lake Vermilion fishing mid-May 2016 found our guests of the second weekend of the season catching another nice mix of walleyes – with plenty to fry in the skillet and many taking their limits home as well.  Like last weekend, minnows were the bait of choice – and the weather was so nice we almost felt guilty – after the conditions folks faced the weekend prior.  At any rate, more good size walleyes were caught and released, with some… Read More »

Lake Vermilion opener 2016 fishing report

Lake Vermilion opener 2016 fishing reports were favorable, with most of our guests eating fish and wrapping up their visit with an outing to catch their limit to take home.  Minnows were the bait of choice, and based on the locations they shared with us, active fish were spread out in many areas of the lake, with just as much variety in terms of depth.  Four feet to thirty feet! We have much to be thankful for as we were… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Ice out 2016

Lake Vermilion ice out 2016 will be recorded as April 25th this year, although it could likely have been April 24th.  Uncooperative weather got in the way of the typical ice checks done by airplane and heavy cloud cover made satellite images difficult to discern as well.  Every day earlier than the long term April 29th average makes one more day to prep for the season, with the last of the dock pellets on today, a process that began as… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Walleye Hatchery 2016 starts

  We stopped by the hatchery this afternoon and were welcomed as the first visitors to make their way across the planking.  Found the DNR staff all set up and just waiting for the Lake Vermilion walleyes to arrive for the 2016 Hatchery work.  They reported the water temp at 35 degrees, about 10 degrees cooler than the temp when the activity is at its peak.  They are catching suckers and had 7 male walleyes so far today, but expect… Read More »

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