Lake Vermilion June fishing wraps up – Lake Vermilion July 4th Festivities

                                     Lake Vermilion skillet walleyes June 2017

Lake Vermilion June fishing wraps up with a focus on walleyes and a loud “yes” to the most common question – “Have the mayflies hatched yet?”

While it was probably and hopefully the worst weather week of the season as rain put a damper on most days, several cabins got out in the sloppy conditions and were rewarded for their effort.  The Trapp crew from Indiana shared the picture above of some perfect eaters they caught as well as others posted on our Facebook page –

Scott Larson and Tom Solom certainly figured things out, eating walleyes every single day, twice a day.  They experimented with a different coating each day, and said whether it was crushed croutons or simple milk wash and flour, they never grew tired of their fare.  The best bite for them came in 20 – 25 ft of water.

Cliff Wagenbach spent a morning with DJ & Debbie Rindo and they caught some perfect eaters, keeping their limits.

As far as the mayflies, they were later than normal in arriving, and more plentiful than most years.  In fact, they continue to hatch although it seems as of today the end is in sight.

Some of the walleyes our guests caught & released include:

27″:  Bill Trapp, DJ Rindo

24.5″:  Tony Saltarski, Jr.

24″:  Ron Weinand, Scott Larson, Rachel Tyner

23″:  Jeff Bade X 2, Tom Solom

22.5″:  DJ Rindo

22″:  Tom Solom, Dan Trzpacz

21.5″:  Tom Solom

20″:  Jeff Bade

With the holiday week welcoming in some much awaited weather, the following Tower-Soudan festivities remain on Tuesday, July 4th:

  • Pancake Breakfast at the Tower Civic Center from 8 – 10:30 a.m.
  • 35th Annual 10K/5K/1 mile kiddie run 8 a.m. Tower Main Street
  • Parade in Tower 11 a.m.
  • Children’s Races 12:30 Tower Elementary school
  • Fireworks at dusk from North Hill

Have a safe 4th.

Stop wishing…..Come fishing!



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