New northern regulation for Lake Vermilion

What is the new northern pike regulation on Lake Vermilion?  The northern pike slot on Lake Vermilion is changing May 11, 2019.  The special regulation that was put in place in 2003 is being repealed.  Lake Vermilion will follow the Northeast Zone regulation.  This same regulation applies to all other lakes in the area that do not have special regulations and are not border waters.  [...]

By |March 6th, 2019|Fishing Reports|

Lake Vermilion Fisheries Plan

Lake Vermilion Fisheries plan covering the 2017-2022 window is aimed at preserving Lake Vermilion as a sustainable, multi-species fishery.  In addition to addressing fish populations, it also focuses on AIS (aquatic invasive species), habitat, double-crested cormorants and fishing tournaments, incorporating data collected over the past twenty years. The chance to catch a trophy musky over 50 inches drives the Muskellunge goal, and was the area [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|Fishing Reports|

Lake Vermilion still offering up walleyes.

October 2018 Lake Vermilion is still offering up walleyes for those that have kept their boats in the water as the deer opener approaches, but the end is in sight.  The usual fall tactics of trolling crank baits around 2 m.p.h. and lindy rigging deep spots with nice size minnows have continued to produce nice fish.  The water temp was barely above 40 [...]

By |November 13th, 2018|Fishing Reports|

2018 Season is in the books

2018 season is in the books..all except for the final blasts of color on the trees. Fall 2018 The final weekend of fishing for our guests was pretty decent, with several cabins catching limits and more slot fish released.  Eric and a buddy headed out on Sunday, and while the temperatures were low, they managed to catch several walleyes, a couple limits of [...]

By |October 8th, 2018|Fishing Reports|

Late September fishing on Lake Vermilion

September 2018 Late September fishing on Lake Vermilion was interrupted by rain much of the week, and those who made the best of it had mixed results.  Colder than normal temperatures would have normally moved fish into their deeper fall spots, but we had reports of fish being caught in the early September depths, 16 - 28 feet, on the edges of structure.  [...]

By |October 2nd, 2018|Fishing Reports|

Cold and windy on Lake Vermilion

Cold and windy weather made the conditions less than ideal this past week, but it is hard to complain about the weather when you see what the folks on the coast were dealt.  While the Pike River dam had stopped running during a drier than normal August, a good rain early this past week got it running again. It was a week of mixed reports, [...]

By |September 24th, 2018|Fishing Reports|

Lake Vermilion walleyes and muskies and bass…..

Lake Vermilion walleyes and muskies and bass.....  In typical fashion, the up and down weather of September produced the same up and down fishing action.  The walleye and bass proved to be the most consistent bite last week although they didn't get too much pressure.  Many were scouting the muskies in preparation for the weekend's PMTT Mega tourney.  Here is one caught by Kevin Rabska, [...]

By |September 18th, 2018|Fishing Reports|

Lake Vermilion fall fishing stays steady

Lake Vermilion fall fishing stays steady, particularly for walleye and small mouth bass.  Add the chance to host college friends for a week, catch plenty of fish for some meals, and laugh, laugh, laugh!  Isn't that what a trip north is all about? September 2018 For our group, trolling crank baits off the back of the pontoon was the easiest option.  It produced [...]

By |September 11th, 2018|Fishing Reports|

Early September Lake Vermilion fishing

            Early September Lake Vermilion walleyes As August wrapped up, the crank bait bite for decent walleyes continued.  We had several cabins of guests report many limits of nice walleyes, eating a couple meals here and taking some home too.  Just the way it is supposed to go! Ozzy and Max, shown above, caught most of their walleyes [...]

By |September 4th, 2018|Fishing Reports|

Lake Vermilion smallmouth fishing stays strong.

Lake Vermilion smallmouth bass fishing stays strong as the end of August approaches.  Good numbers of smallies continue to be caught, with crankbaits and leeches producing the most fish.  There were a handful of good sized bass caught, but it was a more a week of good numbers.  Levi caught this nice one, and Jim Ryberg reported catching 2 five pounders and Jim Swanson caught [...]

By |August 27th, 2018|Fishing Reports|