Monthly Archives: August 2018

Propellers and Deadheads Don’t Play Well Together

This propeller met this floating deadhead in Vermilion’s Pike Bay some time ago. The outcome was not pretty. One blade and a portion of the propeller hub remain embedded in the log. The Vermilion Lake Association asks for your help in reporting or removing any. . .

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DNR Seeking Info on Lake Vermilion Research Buoy

A DNR buoy near Spider Island in Vermilion’s Big Bay has recently escaped its mooring. The buoy and its attached temperature sensors were deployed in May to continuously record water column temperatures in the 70-foot deep hole near Spider, the deepest spot on Lake Vermilion.. . .

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Lake Vermilion Fishing Report

Fishing on Lake Vermilion has been highlighted with some of the best and the worse days of the year over the past week.  The walleye fishing has been excellent on the windy days with the fish congregating along the wind blown structure and shore lines.. . .

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How to Report Suspicious Vegetation at Vermilion

Early detection of new aquatic invasive species (AIS) infestations is a team effort: Key to our success is property owners, lake visitors, volunteer access sentries, and AIS Detectors all working together. Please report any suspicious aquatic vegetation or invertebrates which you do not recognize as. . .

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The VLA’s Weekend Party Was Also an Information Fair

Last Saturday’s 50th anniversary picnic was not just about food and meeting old friends. The 285 attendees also had a great opportunity to ask questions about key Vermilion Lake Association activities while kids explored the Camp Vermilion grounds and enjoyed the bouncy house. Lake association. . .

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VLA Members Gather to Celebrate 50 Years of Service

The Vermilion Lake Association celebrated its 50th anniversary with a picnic last Saturday. Members reminisced about the first 50 years protecting and improving Lake Vermilion and discussed the challenges of the next fifty. Camp Vermilion on Wakemup Bay provided a fabulous setting with indoor and. . .

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Keep Lake Vermilion’s Hazard Buoys in Their Place

Hazard buoys and red/green channel markers help keep us all safe on Lake Vermilion. If you notice a buoy damaged, out of place or missing, please report the problem to Timbuktu Marina Matt Clines or Dawn Bogdan dawn@timbuktumarina.com 218-666-2434 The Vermilion Lake Association thanks Timbuktu. . .

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DNR Publishes Lake Vermilion Management Plan

A plan that covers how fish populations will be managed in Lake Vermilion through 2022 has been finalized by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Public input resulted in slight changes to the final plan including new stocking guidelines for muskie, a planned evaluation of. . .

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Boat Manufacturers Getting on Board to Fight AIS

Boats have always been designed to look great and perform well on the water. With aquatic invasive species (AIS) all around us waiting to hitchhike to your next lake, boat manufacturers have a new challenge: Eliminating all the hiding places and impossible-to-clean crevices where vegetation. . .

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Northern Pike Regulation Change on Lake Vermilion?

Anglers can play a role in a proposed fishing regulation change for northern pike on Lake Vermilion that would simplify northern pike regulations by bringing them in line with the new statewide zone regulation starting in May 2019. Anyone who wants to ask questions and. . .

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