Lake Vermilion Walleyes and Smallies going strong

Lake Vermilion walleyes and smallies going strong!


Lake Vermilion Smallmouth bass fishing

2016 Lake Vermilion smallmouth bass fishing

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 lunch for a few, and fish for dinner for many more.   The bite has begun to transition to leeches as minnows continued to produce fish, and the evening slip bobber bite and trolling crankbaits were both good options.

Smallie action this past week has begun to heat up.  As long-time guest Tim Magee said, “those smallies were sweating!”  He had a couple days where he had what he described as some of the “best smallie fishing of his life,” and he’s logged a lot of hours over the years.  He commented remembering the days when an 18 inch smallie was a good one up here, but now they are routine.

Some of the fish our guests caught and released include:


25.25″  Chris Stark

25″       Chris Stark

24″       Dale Rutherford, Rod Foster

23.5″     Todd Brown

23″        Rod Foster, Jim Walth

22″        Jim Wicktor x 2, Mike Shaw

21.5″      Mike Klee, Stan Gustafson

20″       Paul Emlund, Val Gooden


21″        Tim Magee

20.5″     Tim Magee, Paul Emlund

19.5″      Tim Magee, Paul Emlund

19″         Tim Magee

18.5″       Tim Magee x 2, Paul Emlund

18″         Tim Magee x3, Paul Emlund x 2

Water temps have been up and down again with the unusually cold lows earlier this week, with a surface temp of 66 degrees Wednesday and over 70 Thursday.

If you don’t have your Lake Vermilion plans made for 2016, now is the time.  We don’t have anything left in June, but there are a couple windows of dates open right after the July 4th weekend.

Stop wishing….Come fishing!!





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