Lots of limits on Lake Vermilion

Lots of limits of eater walleyes were caught on Lake Vermilion as the end of September approaches.  Toss in the “too big to keep” fish that were released and overall it was a pretty decent week for many of our guests.  The transition to fall deep spots has started and trolling crank-baits produced a good number of fish.  Had some self-proclaimed bass anglers get into walleyes on Sunday, and it led to a week of several outings where they seemed to have the pattern figured out.  For first time Lake Vermilion guests, it was a mixed week, with some doing fine and others needing a little more time to get the lake figured out.   The Schulmeister crew arrived on Saturday, and were able to stick to their plan of eating fish every other day, beginning with lunch on Sunday.

The muskies were a little more difficult to come by, with a few lazy follows and some big ones seen, but not much action to report from the few who were fishing them.

Some of the fish we heard about include:

  • Northerns:  35″ Mike Schulmeister
  • Smallmouth Bass:  18″ Mickey Hrvol
  • Walleyes:  24.5″ Dave Gooden,  24″ Phil Diehn,  24″ Dave Gooden,  22.5″ Doug Kristal,  22.5″ Robert Barnes,  22″ Joe Barnes,  20″ Doug Kristal, 20″ Lon Schulmeister,  20″ Matt Angerhofer,  20″ Mike Robinson,  20″ Don Erhke.

With all the activity going on around here it seems a little early to think about next year, but spots are beginning to fill in nicely for the 2017 season.  If you have a particular time-frame and cabin in mind, the sooner the better to make sure you get your preference.  Had several returning guests that found their cabin/week unavailable when they called after the first of the year for 2016.  Hope to hear from you soon!

Stop wishing….come fishing!

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