Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Strong Lake Vermilion walleye fishing continues.

Strong Lake Vermilion walleye fishing continues, although the weather has been less than pleasant at times.  With many 2nd weekend of the season returning guests, plenty of fish were caught, cleaned, eaten, released — and limits were taken home.   We were happy to welcome a few cabins of first-timers to our resort as well, and they too got in on the walleye action. Walleyes were caught both shallow and deep, and while minnows were the bait of choice, there… Read More »

Everett Bay Lodge guests win 2017 City Auto Glass Walleye Classic on Lake Vermilion

  Congratulations to Everett Bay Lodge guests Dan & Jake Doherty on claiming the big prize in the 2017 City Auto Glass Walleye Classic on Lake Vermilion yesterday.   Although the morning started out slow for the pair, Dan’s 31 1/8″ 10.2 lb walleye sealed the deal.  It was a true team effort as Jake landed the big fish in a new net he won at the tournament banquet the night before!  Dan commented that his usual old net might… Read More »

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 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.

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 »

2016 Lake Vermilion fishing is in the books at Everett Bay Lodge

  2016 Lake Vermilion fishing is in the books at Everett Bay Lodge with our last guests enjoying some excellent fall weather.   As September came to an end with some windy conditions, the start of October was perfect and many guests did very well on the lake.  Unfortunately for the Casper crew they fished the early part of the week and although the conditions weren’t great, they reported catching walleyes every way they tried, and caught their share of… Read More »

Lots of limits on Lake Vermilion

Lots of limits of eater walleyes were caught on Lake Vermilion as the end of September approaches.  Toss in the “too big to keep” fish that were released and overall it was a pretty decent week for many of our guests.  The transition to fall deep spots has started and trolling crank-baits produced a good number of fish.  Had some self-proclaimed bass anglers get into walleyes on Sunday, and it led to a week of several outings where they seemed to… Read More »

Lake Vermilion mid-September fishing

Lake Vermilion mid-September fishing news has varied, with some guests doing very well on walleyes and jumbo perch while others have spent their time chasing muskies.  While muskies have been seen in both weeds and on the rocks, they have been reluctant to bite in most cases.  Dan Andrews was able to boat a couple – a 47″ and a 45″- but those were the recent muskie highlights.   Guests who were targeting northerns had great success last week too,… Read More »

Lake Vermilion late summer fishing

Lake Vermilion late summer fishing produced mixed results for our guests this past week.  The Lannings described it as a good week of fishing, with 3 muskies, plenty of smallies, some northerns and lastly walleyes for the skillet.  Seemed like there were days that were kind of tough for everyone, and then days when several cabins did well, but they had to put their time in.  We snuck out mid-day for a couple hours around lunchtime once we got our… Read More »

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