eVermilion Magazine

“Endangered” Starry Stonewort Loves Minnesota

Endangered in its native habitat, invasive starry stonewort finds ideal conditions to thrive in Minnesota lakes. Tough break for Minnesota. Starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) is a new aquatic invasive species in Minnesota. This green alga—native to Europe and Asia—was first identified in Minnesota in summer. . .

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Lake Vermilion Fishing Report

Fishing on Lake Vermilion continues to be great and the fall colors keep holding on to make the adventure even better. Walleyes are biting on rainbow chubs and pike suckers in 25 to 40 feet of water. Lindy rigs are working the best but jigs. . .

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Lake Vermilion Vegetation Survey Completed

This August, vegetation experts from RMB Environment Labs completed a survey of Vermilion’s littoral acres to inventory native vegetation and check for undetected aquatic invasive species (AIS) infestations. No new invasives were noted. The survey began in 2016 and had been scheduled over a four-year. . .

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Lake Vermilion Fishing Report

It is starting to feel like fall and the fish are finally starting to act like it is fall! The walleye bite has been very good with jigs and minnows in the deeper water, 25 to 35 feet seems to be the best. These fish. . .

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MAISRC to Study AIS Impact on Walleye Food Web

A diverse group of researchers from across the state recently launched a new project aimed at quantifying the impacts that invasive zebra mussels and spiny waterflea are having on food webs and growth rates of fish in Minnesota’s nine largest walleye lakes. The project, led. . .

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Lake Vermilion Fishing Report

The walleye bite has been fairly steady over the past week with walleyes being caught by using a variety of tactics in varying depths.  Lead core trolling is the most consistent with flicker shads in 25′ to 35′ of water producing a lot of fish. . . .

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AIS Prevention Frequent Topic at Antique Boat Show

The Vermilion Lake Association’s information booth at the busy Antique and Classic Boat Show at the Landing Restaurant over Labor Day weekend hosted a steady flow of visitors. The most frequent question … “Tell me about invasive species at Lake Vermilion.” During the AIS discussions,. . .

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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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Lake Vermilion Fishing Report

The good fall walleye fishing is still a few weeks away as the water temperatures are still hovering in the low 60s.  The walleye bite is still mediocre, but bouncing around from spot to spot seems to be the best approach to being able to. . .

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Lake Vermilion Fishing Report

Walleye fishing is continuing to improve everyday although the fish are definitely on the move as they are starting to transition into their fall locations. The fish aren’t found that often in the same spot two days in a row, but when you find them,. . .

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