Lake Vermilion Blog

Lake Vermilion Fishing Report – September 18, 2013

As the regular season winds down, as usual, the walleyes get bigger and one needn’t travel far.  Cloud cover and a.m. or evening windows have been the most productive, with our guests doing best on crawlers.  While the Hodgins have caught and released a good number of fish in the slot range, they have also caught the makings of a nice fish fry too.    The Manners crew spent their usual long weekend, and had a very productive beginning and… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Fishing Report – September 10, 2013

Not much change since the past week.  Walleyes are still in intermediate depths, mainly 18 – 24 feet, either rock or sand/mud  bottom.  However, one group this week is doing well even shallower, mainly 15 feet.   Many report finding fish on almost any main lake structure, but it is a matter of sorting out which spots are holding the bigger fish. Last week there was plenty of golf and sightseeing in the mix for guests, but a couple nice fish… Read More »

Lake Vermilion fishing report – Sept. 1, 2013

Fall has finally arrived.  After near record temps for several days on end, a high of 61 degrees today was a welcome change.  Over the past week, the walleye fishing was the highlight of the week, with some first time Lake Vermilion anglers catching plenty of walleyes off the pontoon.  Plenty of eaters were caught as evidenced by the fish cleaning activity, and several good size fish were released as well.  The Thurks brought their grandson Kenny along, and he… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Fish Report – August 25, 2013

Making up for lost time as it relates to the warm days this past week.  After cooler than expected temps for the previous several weeks, this past week was well above average for daytime high temps, but the wind that accompanied it made things a little more comfortable.  We had some first time guests with us this past week, and walleye success was mixed.  A couple groups caught more than average numbers of smaller walleyes, which bodes well for coming… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Fishing Report – August 18, 2013

The past week was noteworthy for its cooler than normal temperatures, with a couple nights falling down below 40 degrees.  As one would guess, the fishing was inconsistent, with a mix of “eater” walleyes, some jumbo perch and nice smallies among those caught.  The muskie fishing was sporadic, with days of seeing fish followed by days of nothing going on.  The Brennans boated a 31″ and saw others, but did not find the right combination to get them to go…. Read More »

Lake Vermilion Fishing Report – August 10, 2013

Where has summer gone?  Without a calendar, would have been sure it was late August or early September.  Sounds like things all across the Midwest are cooler than normal.  At any rate, for those on vacation, it meant a sweatshirt and a really chilly morning in the cabin if they slept with the windows open. The walleyes were especially affected, as one cold front after another pushed its way through late in the week.  Several families/groups were still able to… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Fishing Report – August 3, 2013

With the cooler than average weather pattern holding over the area, the early part of the week offered up a tough bite, but fortunately as the week progressed the bite seemed to get better.  Those who looked for smallies found them in decent numbers; the “eater” walleyes caught were a little smaller than the previous weeks, but there were some good size walleyes caught and released.  A sampling of the fish our Everett Bay Lodge on Lake Vermilion guests told us… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Fishing Report July 28, 2013

Muskie action picks up as the week progressed. While the walleyes required more effort than past weeks, the large northern, muskies and smallmouth bass kept many guests busy this past week. 3 large northern over 40″ were caught, and the muskies are finally showing up on the rocky reefs with more regularity. In addition to those fish listed below, there were some “eater” walleyes caught along with some nice perch. The following fish were caught and released by our guests,… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Fish Report July 14, 2013

It was a mixed week of fishing for our guests, with the early week walleye bite holding strong, only to taper off a bit as the mayfly hatch began to go full swing. Dave Jozwiak caught a nice 25.5″ walleye early in his stay, only to be trumped by his fishing partner and wife, Monica, who caught a terrific 30″ walleye, making our Everett Bay Lodge Wall of Fame on her first trip to Vermilion. They also caught a good… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Fish Report – July 6, 2013

Another block of great weather and fishing in the books! Between the smallmouth bass and the walleyes, there was plenty of fishing action to go around, and another week of fabulous weather found many tuckered out after a full schedule of swimming, tubing, playing volleyball & horseshoes and oh yes — frying fish! We welcomed a new group to Lake Vermilion and were thrilled that it didn’t take them long to sort things out and catch plenty of walleyes for… Read More »

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