Lake Vermilion Fishing
Minnesota Fishing at its best: Walleye, Muskie, Bass and Northern Pike
Lake Vermilion Minnesota fishing is hard to beat – an absolute joy to fish and explore with it’s 1200 miles of shoreline, 365 islands, and 40,000 acres of stained fresh water.
When fishing Minnesota, it is hard to find a better multi-species lake than Lake Vermilion. Walleye, Bass, Muskie, Northern, Perch, Panfish – Lake Vermilion has them all! Although most large lakes in Minnesota may be described as a large bowl, Lake Vermilion is unique as its varied structure provides limitless fishing options along with welcome protection when the wind blows. Aerial pictures of Lake Vermilion are often mistaken for Canadian lakes; it is a Canadian Shield lake all within the confines of Northeast Minnesota. As we are north of the Laurentian Divide, all of our water flows north into the Vermilion River, Voyageurs National Park and eventually all the way to the Hudson Bay.
Guests of Everett Bay Lodge enjoy a calm, quiet Minnesota Fishing Resort setting making boat docking a breeze, and just a few minutes up the shoreline they find an endless array of fishing options – underwater structure in Big Bay, the deepest part of Lake Vermilion; abundant mid-lake islands such as Potato, Taylor and Stonich; reefs, sunken islands, drop-offs, mudflats…and plenty of shoreline for those who favor casting. Our Lake Vermilion resort resort guests don’t have to go very far to catch fish! Feel free to use the interactive Navionics contour map below to explore the structure and depths to plan your attack for when you are here.
Here at Everett Bay Lodge we take our fishing pretty seriously and have a fun time too. We are pleased to offer our expertise and Lake Vermilion fishing knowledge as we cater to families just beginning to enjoy fishing as well as expert amateurs and several pros. We can help you with the details while marking up a map and if you want a guide we can arrange that for you as well. Lake Vermilion guides work independently and offer multiple, full, and half day trips. We have several listed below that All you need to bring is weather appropriate clothing, rain gear and your fishing equipment if you prefer to use your own. Otherwise the guides will provide the rods and tackle for you.
If you are looking for a change of pace during your stay, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness borders the north shore of Lake Vermilion. Trout Lake portage is a short boat ride from Everett Bay Lodge, and once there, a short motorized portage from Lake Vermilion will lead you into the BWCA and Trout Lake. (Permit required.) Trout Lake has abundant lake trout, smallmouth bass and northern, and the secluded wilderness is second to none! We can arrange a day trip for you with our Trout Lake guide, and we have rental boats to make the trip.
Whatever Minnesota game fish species you are after, we will provide you with the time proven techniques to catch fish! For those who opt to clean your catch and enjoy a fresh fish meal or pack a limit for the trip home, our lakeside fish cleaning facility located in the Bait/Surgery house makes the fish cleaning process comfortable and convenient.