Lake Vermilion Blog

Lake Vermilion Ice out 2016

Lake Vermilion ice out 2016 will be recorded as April 25th this year, although it could likely have been April 24th.  Uncooperative weather got in the way of the typical ice checks done by airplane and heavy cloud cover made satellite images difficult to discern as well.  Every day earlier than the long term April 29th average makes one more day to prep for the season, with the last of the dock pellets on today, a process that began as… Read More »

Lake Vermilion Walleye Hatchery 2016 starts

  We stopped by the hatchery this afternoon and were welcomed as the first visitors to make their way across the planking.  Found the DNR staff all set up and just waiting for the Lake Vermilion walleyes to arrive for the 2016 Hatchery work.  They reported the water temp at 35 degrees, about 10 degrees cooler than the temp when the activity is at its peak.  They are catching suckers and had 7 male walleyes so far today, but expect… Read More »

Al Lindner – Angler Edge on Lake Vermilion walleyes

Al Lindner Angling Edge on Lake Vermilion walleyes – Sound interesting?  A program about Lake Vermilion walleye fishing filmed last fall on beautiful Lake Vermilion is currently airing in several different markets.  Are you: wondering what some of the best artificial walleye baits are and how to “work” them? curious as to where the Lake Vermilion walleyes go after Labor Day? interested in knowing the most overlooked fall walleye location? unsure of whether you should be using mono or braided… Read More »

Milwaukee Sport Show kicks off today – Everett Bay Lodge on Lake Vermilion booth 428

Milwaukee Sport Show kicks off today – Everett Bay Lodge booth 428 is the place to stop by and get your plans finalized for your 2016 trip to Lake Vermilion.    Visit this link to get to the show site where you will find everything you need to make plans to attend the show. http://jssportsshow.com/

Everett Bay Lodge – Recent History

As resort owners sitting out at a campfire, the 2nd question we usually get from our guests is “How did you ever end up here doing this?”  Of course you can all guess what the 1st question is….”Where are the fish biting?” When we get that question we always wonder if they are asking because they think owning and operating a resort in northeastern Minnesota seems like a great way of life – OR – they think we are nuts…. Read More »

2016 Sport Shows continue

2016 Sport shows continue with St. Cloud in full swing and St. Paul and Chicago – Schaumburg in the books.  It was wonderful to see familiar faces at the shows and we look forward to seeing more of you at the Milwaukee and Sioux Falls shows in March.  Many weeks are filling in nicely, but unfortunately that has meant we have had to post the “no vacancy” sign to some who have been slow to make their plans. If you… Read More »

Sport Show Schedule 2016 Everett Bay Lodge on Lake Vermilion

2016 Sport Show Schedule for Everett Bay Lodge on Lake Vermilion kicks off with the St. Paul Show going on now.  We’ve updated our show booth and even moved our location at St. Paul this year after 10+ years in the same spot.  Booth 121 this time around.   Click here for a coupon you can print to save a couple dollars off your St. Paul Sportshow admission ticket.  http://www.stpaulsportshow.com/mnsportcoupon13.pdf The full schedule for shows goes like this: MN Sportsmen’s… Read More »

Lake Vermilion 2015 season winding down @ Everett Bay Lodge

Greetings from the Northwoods!  Last year at this time the ice had completely covered Everett Bay.  What a difference a year can make!   So far the fall has turned out to be one of the most mild we can recall.  Nonetheless, it is time to wrap up the resort season and look ahead to 2016, our 17th season at the resort. As fishing years go, “inconsistent” would probably be the single word that best describes 2015.  When it was good,… Read More »

Lake Vermilion mid September fishing

Lake Vermilion mid September fishing – Everett Bay Lodge guests have had mixed results.  August ended with some really high temps only to find us lighting cabin heaters and sleeping with the windows closed as the first week of September ended.  Now we are back to 80 degrees, nice green grass, and some inconsistent fishing.   Haven’t had a lot of really big fish caught, but those who caught walleyes caught some very nice eaters.  The Rolfsons ate fish every… Read More »

Lake Vermilion August fishing

Lake Vermilion August fishing this past week was good at times, and a struggle largely due to unusual weather at other times.  Some first time Lake Vermilion anglers caught their limits to take caught home and ate fish here too, but it wasn’t that easy for everyone.  Smallies continue to be the most active catch, with a good number of 3 + pounders caught & released.  Three muskies were reported between 44 & 47 inches.  Fish our guests told us about were:… Read More »

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