Lake Vermilion Blog
Lots of fish being cleaned. That’s the short end of the update. In addition, this past week found Bob Kmoch, one of our favorite Smallmouth Bass guys, catching and releasing his usual numbers. He estimated at least 18 that were 18 inches or bigger for the week, and started out boating 25 smallies the evening he arrived. His largest was 4.5 pounds, and he added a 41.5″ northern and some walleyes in the mix as well. It was great to… Read More »
As another week winds down, time to summarize this past week’s catch. In general, there were many cabins that enjoyed several fish fry’s along with the chance to catch, photo and release a lot of nice fish, as evidenced by the following list. It started as early as Saturday night for Dale & Rod, who kept a nice batch for the frying pan leaving the dock at 8:30 after checking in and getting settled. We even snuck out on Wednesday… Read More »
The consensus is in: Once the ice finally left the lake, the fish were ready to eat. We appreciate the business of those who spent the past weekend at the resort, and the reports at check-out were much the same. As John Tasky reported, they had a good time, they ate fish and they each had a limit to take home. Just what we like to hear! Some of our guests told us about the following fish they caught: 27.5″… Read More »
The update is easy – IT IS GONE! What a difference from yesterday to today. There may be a floater left where we can’t see it, but as far as we are concerned, it is time to focus on some Lake Vermilion fishing! While the ice changed plans of many opener regulars, those that came found open water to fish, catching more big fish than eaters. Pete Spong caught and released a 23 inch, Dave Spong a 21 inch and… Read More »
Everett Bay is down to just the stubborn remnants that the wind decided to deliver right to the resort shoreline. The first two pictures are from the east end of the bay near the narrows, with open water as far as the eye can see! The 3rd picture is the same location on Big Bay, that yesterday had all this dark ice off in the distance before the wind brought it toward the end of the peninsula. Black as can… Read More »
With winds from the southeast prevailing, the current from the ice free Everett Bay narrows had begun to work on the Big Bay ice, which has become increasingly black over the past few days. Thunderstorms on the way, so we’ll see what happens to that already fragile ice. This is the view from the end of the Everett Bay peninsula looking out toward Big Bay and Jack Rabbit island.
Everett Bay ice proved stubborn over the weekend, but it has made great progress in the last day. While the area in front of the resort was about clear, a wind shift this afternoon brought the south shore ice our direction, and boy is it thin. Just like crushed ice as it comes toward shore. We scoped out some other areas, and the Everett Bay narrows are wide open with a nice flow of water heading into Big Bay. There… Read More »
A summary of the positive findings shared by the MN DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife – Fisheries Section follows: -Walleye gillnet catch was well above average at 18.2 fish/net: East Vermilion at 22.1 fish/net, West Vermilion at 12.4 fish/net. -Mean length of walleye sampled was 14.2 inches well above the historic average. -“Angling prospects for walleye look favorable in 2014. There are good numbers of 13-17 inch walleye in the population, especially on East Vermilion.” -The gillnet catch of… Read More »
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This afternoon’s phone call asking for “the owners” was a far cry from the usual telemarketing dialogue we usually end up in with such calls. This time it was the grandson of Emil Iverson, the Gopher & Blackhawk Hockey Coach we wrote about this past fall. He had just happened upon our Blog post reporting on our discovery of a discarded board of siding from the Everett Bay Lodge baithouse, and found himself surprised to be reading the missing details… Read More »