Lake Vermilion Blog

Lake Vermilion Opener 2017 in the books.

Lake Vermilion opener 2017 is in the books, and there were plenty of fish caught.  The cool morning temps made for a chilly start to the morning, but the bite was steady, especially during the first half of the day.  By 11 a.m. we had guests cleaning their limits, the average size right around 16.5″.   About every cabin ate fish, and many were able to catch some to take home as well.   On Saturday, the Lind guys had… Read More »

Lake Vermilion 2017 ice out official date

Lake Vermilion 2017 ice out official date is April 15th.  How does that compare to other years?  According to MN DNR records: Earliest Lake Vermilion ice out date:  March 28, 2012 Latest Lake Vermilion ice out date:  May 23, 1950 Median Lake Vermilion ice out date:  April 30 What’s that mean?  If you haven’t booked your Lake Vermilion opener spot —NOW is the time! Stop wishing…..come fishing!

Lake Vermilion Walleye Hatchery 2017

There were plenty of good size walleyes in the traps.  In the video below, walleyes are being sorted.  “Ripe” or “ready” ones go to the green bin, while those needing a little more time are sent down the white chute for another day.

Lake Vermilion Ice out 2017

Lake Vermilion ice out 2017 is moving right along, with the west end of Everett Bay making great progress today.  With temps over 60 degrees expected for the next couple days, just a little wind could make all the difference.  We are looking at days for Everett Bay.  Follow this link to see what the mouth of Big Bay looks like on April 7th!

Lake Vermilion Ice out 2017

Lake Vermilion Ice out 2017 is well on its way.  Check out the video of the Pike River Dam – always the first sign of the great progress being made toward open water.  Click Read More and you will find the link to see for yourself:

Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel show starts this week.

Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel show starts this week.  We are really looking forward to getting “Back Home Again in Indiana,” if only for a 10 day show.   We appreciate all the show guests that we meet throughout the show season and get especially excited when some of them choose to make our Lake Vermilion resort their destination when they come up north.  We also love getting the chance to catch up with returning guests in their own neck… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Winter back to usual.

  Lake Vermilion winter is back to normal after that warm stretch, with a forecast for a good dose of snow in the next couple days.  Fishing opener is 96 days away, and the Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel show  ( ) is next on the docket and we look forward to seeing our family and Hoosier buddies, many who we haven’t seen since our decision to head north – 17 + years ago.

Chicago – Schaumburg sport show THIS WEEK.

Thanks to all who stopped by our booth at the St. Paul show.  It was great to see familiar faces, and we enjoyed meeting several new guests who will heading up to Everett Bay Lodge this season.  After several days of enjoying the upnorth snow with some snowmobiling and ice fishing, mother nature is making it easy to hit the road and spend the latter part of the week inside.   The 2017 Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo kicks off… Read More »

2017 Lake Vermilion Walleye Slot expands “keeper” slot.

2017 Lake Vermilion walleye slot expands “keeper” range.  A 2″ increase in allowed walleye keepers will open up the harvest of walleyes in the 18 – 20″ range, previously protected by the lake’s 2006 slot.  Now walleyes 20 – 26″ will be protected, with one over 26″ allowed in the 4 fish bag limit.  The research completed points to an abundant population of healthy female walleyes, still protected by the new slot.  It presents the chance to keep some bigger… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Lakefront cabin opening June 2017

Just a shout out to anyone who previously inquired about a lakefront cabin next June.  While cabins 7, 8 & 9 were all reserved from June 3rd – June 30th, we have a cancellation for the week of June 17th, freeing up cabin 8, the only cabin open that week.  If you are on the fence, NOW is the time to make some plans.   Stop wishing….come fishing!

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