Lake Vermilion Blog

Lake Vermilion late summer pattern settles in

Lake Vermilion later summer pattern has begun to settle in, with this past week producing plenty of fish for the skillet.  We had many, many young anglers at the resort this week, and much credit goes out to the dedicated dads that spent the week getting them on fish.  Add the group of tournament anglers who spent the week preparing for and participating in the MN AIM Pro Walleye Series State Championship held on Lake Vermilion, and the Coury family… Read More »

Lake Vermilion fishing news

Lake Vermilion fishing finds the latter part of August settling into a normal pattern.  The musky action was pretty steady last week, with several caught and many seen and missed.  Those that targeted northern reported catching decent numbers but not trophy size fish.  The smallmouth bass action continued to provide fun as well.  Leeches have been difficult to get, but fortunately the walleye bite on crawlers has picked up. Here is a nice musky Rian Robarge caught and released.  Thanks… Read More »

August fishing on Lake Vermilion

August fishing on Lake Vermilion has been about what you would expect for this time of year.  A cold rain mid-week led to a water temp drop of 4 degrees, but we are back up to 72 degrees.  There are definitely prime windows when fish have been active, but guests reported marking many fish that they couldn’t get to bite. The same applied to the muskies.  While several were seen and followed at various times of day, the Cleinmark guys… Read More »

Summer has arrived on Lake Vermilion

Summer has arrived on Lake Vermilion, although it took a long time to get here!  Water temps took a nice jump up this past week, climbing over 5 degrees to pass the 80 degree mark.  So what’s that done to the fishing?  Depends who you ask.  It definitely made the pool a popular place as many families with children spent the week with us on Lake Vermilion. The walleye fishing was reported to be strong and steady for some, while… Read More »

Late July fishing on Vermilion

Late July fishing on Vermilion had its ups and down, with the smallmouth bass providing the most consistent action.  Guests reported a variety of fish, with panfish, northern and some muskies being caught, but walleyes were a bit slower than we would have expected this late in the month.   Things seem to be improving though as the Ellingson family arrived Saturday for just a couple days of fishing and didn’t waste any time catching limits of nice ones.  You… Read More »

Plenty of Lake Vermilion Bass Action

Plenty of Lake Vermilion bass action helped pick up the slack for the less consistent walleye bite last week.  We were able to sneak out Monday after dinner and kept 7 for Tuesday’s dinner, and while a handful of guests did just fine catching their limits of walleyes, others seemed to struggle.  Our outing found leeches and crawlers to be equally effective, in 14 – 24 feet on Big Bay mid lake structure. Large mouth bass seemed to be the… Read More »

Parade, Fireworks…..and Mayflies!

Parade, fireworks…..and mayflies took center stage this past holiday week, with several mornings in a row creating surprise that the hatch still wasn’t over.   The city of Tower put on its usual full list of festivities and the fireworks were well received, but the mayflies were the talk of most of our guests, at least for the early part of the week.  They arrived later than usual this year, and were more plentiful than we have seen in our… Read More »

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

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… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Lodging – last minute opening

Lake Vermilion Lodging – last minute opening.  2 bedroom cabin available beginning this Thursday, June 29th for 4 nights.  Call us for details.

Lake Vermilion June Bite

Lake Vermilion June bite continues to produce both large and skillet perfect fish.  Many returning guests found this past week to be very good, with a variety of species caught.  The Graczyk crew caught over 100 northerns and at least twice that many bass, and added walleyes for the skillet to the mix as well.  Tim Magee caught and released the northern shown below, and while he primarily fishes for smallies, he and his boat partner ate plenty of walleyes… Read More »

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