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When are the fireworks in Tower?

When are the fireworks in Tower?  the Pancake Feed?  the parade?  the Flotilla? Plenty of activity on the 4th of July and the days before and after. With the closing of Bayview Lodge, the usual Bayview Flotilla is cancelled, but there is a Lake Vermilion Flotilla scheduled for July 7th.   Here is the info: TOWER HARBOR FLOTILLA SATURDAY, JULY 7 ~ 12PM ALL NEW EVENT Registration at 11 a.m. at the Tower harbor. Judging at 12 noon. Call Rod at… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Memorial Day weekend fishing news

Lake Vermilion Memorial Day weekend fishing news found mixed results, with the water temp spiking in the shallow bays to push 80 degrees, moving shallow fish in search of deeper, cooler water.   While some guests limited out there were spans of time when the high sun and unusually warm heat made the mid day bite a little tough. Earlier in the week, Brad & Jane Ayer had good success fishing deeper spots, 30 – 35 feet, eating many meals of… Read More »

Lake Vermilion 2018 opener will be ice free, with time to spare.

Lake Vermilion 2018 opener will be ice free, with time to spare.  What do you get when you mix a nice steady chop and an all day soaker?  Open water as far as the eye can see.  While Everett Bay opened up several days ago, yesterday’s weather took its toll on the ice, and a walk across the road to see what Big Bay had to offer found this:   Isn’t that a pretty sight?  Wish the picture was clearer,… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Ice Out 2018 – The Dam is Running…

Here is our annual clip of the action at the Pike River Dam on Lake Vermilion – click on the links below.   Lake Vermilion ice out 2018 Lake Vermilion Ice out 2018 -2   Last year we posted the start of the dam flowing on March 30th and the official Lake Vermilion ice out date for 2017 was April 15th.  Everett Bay went out several days before that.  This year the dam has begun to flow in earnest on April… Read More »

Indianapolis Boat Sport & Travel show

Indianapolis Boat Sport & Travel show time is approaching – follow this link for hours, etc.   https://indianapolisboatsportandtravelshow.com/. We are planning to do the second half of the show, from Wednesday, Feb. 21 – Sunday, Feb. 25.  Same booth as last year – Champion’s Pavilion #226. Enjoyed seeing familiar faces in Milwaukee at the Muskie / Fish Expo in West Bend, and we are on the homestretch with Indy as our last show this season.  The phone is ringing and reservations… Read More »

Heading to Milwaukee Muskie FishXpo – February 9 – 11, 2018

Heading to the Milwaukee Muskie Fish Xpo which kicks off Friday at the Washington County Fair Park in West Bend, Wisconsin.  Click on the link provided here for details regarding hours, location/directions, etc.  And by all means – stop by Booth 320. https://muskieexpo.com/milwaukee/    

Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Show in Schaumburg

Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Show in Schaumburg is in the books, and we can’t even begin to count the number of familiar faces we saw there.  It was terrific to catch up midyear with the many guests who were here in 2017 and are heading back up in 2018.  Seeing all that gear makes everyone pretty anxious to get up north.  We also crossed paths with prior year guests who have missed their time up on beautiful Lake Vermilion,… Read More »

Lake Vermilion January snow

  Better late than never — with just a few days of winter break left before Eric and Val head back to school, about 9 inches of snow is just what the snowmobile trails needed.  While the trails had been groomed the snow was minimal and the warm temps on Wednesday were pretty hard on the skating rink .  This snow and the forecast for cold temps returning are just what we were hoping for.   If you are going to… Read More »

Happy New Year from all of us at Everett Bay Lodge on Lake Vermilion

Happy New Year from all of us at Everett Bay Lodge.  2017 was a great year for us here at the resort, and we are getting eager to get the 2018 Sport Show season going.  We had a great show season in 2017, so we are looking forward to seeing familiar faces and sharing all that beautiful Lake Vermilion has to offer with those who have not yet made their first trip up here. Inquiries about ice conditions have tapered… Read More »

2017 Season winds down on Lake Vermilion

2017 season winds down for us on Lake Vermilion as we are wrapping up the winterizing of cabins, pulling docks and storing boats.  The last part of September was good for several guests, like the Schulmeisters, who ate lots of fish as they caught their walleye limits all but one of their days here, primarily trolling crankbaits.  Lon caught his PR smallie, a 21.25″; Some of the other late September nice ones included a 4 lb smallie by Rick Boers,… Read More »

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