eVermilion Magazine

Our 50th Anniversary Year Begins!

The Vermilion Lake Association (VLA) held its annual meeting last Saturday, officially kicking off its 50th Anniversary Year. About 180 members and guests packed the Cook Community Center for fellowship and a buffet dinner. Guest speaker Stan Tekiela gave an informative talk on “Majestic Eagles,”. . .

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Lake Vermilion Fishing Report

The trolling bite for walleyes has begun on the main lake basins and continues to get better each day.  Trolling crank baits on lead core or down riggers in 25 to 30 feet of water seems to be working best.  A lot of these fish. . .

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Lake Vermilion Fishing Report

The walleye bite continues to be an early morning flurry so get on the water as early as you can. If you find the cray fish, you will find the walleyes, but keeping the cray fish o​f​f your bait is half the battle. Try a. . .

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Final Week of Vermilion Invasive Vegetation Survey

With starry stonewort and hybrid watermilfoil making headlines around Minnesota, the Vermilion Lake Association is accelerating its multi-year invasive vegetation inventory of Lake Vermilion. Specialists from RMB Environmental Laboratories (RMB) arrived this week to finish their survey. They also spent two weeks at Vermilion in. . .

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WEST END FISHING REPORT

The bite has slowed up considerably due to a recent perch hatch and also a rise in water temps.   The walleyes are scattered, mainly between 14-21 feet, with rig fishing still producing using leeches or crawlers.  Also try bobber fishing  in slightly deeper water. . .

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Lake Vermilion East End Fishing Report

The walleye fishing on Vermilion continues to be good if you are on the lake at the right time. With the amount of forage in the lake, the fish have plenty to choose from and are often well fed and hard to coax into eating. . .

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Vermilion Lake Association to Hold Annual Meeting

The 49th annual meeting of the Vermilion Lake Association will be held Saturday, August 12. This year’s guest speaker is naturalist, wildlife photographer and writer Stan Tekiela. Tekiela will give a fun and informative talk on “Majestic Eagles”, including hundreds of images of our national. . .

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Lake Vermilion East End Fishing Report

Walleye fishing has been good to great over the past week which has been easily noticed by the number of boats on the lake.  It is a great time to get on the lake and catch some walleyes in easy to find places as fish. . .

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Citizen Input on Lake Vermilion Management Plan

The Minnesota DNR is seeking comments on Lake Vermilion’s draft management plan through Wednesday, Aug. 16. The new six-year plan (2017-2022) retains the walleye regulation implemented in May 2017 and is more specific than the previous plan about management goals and activities for individual fish species including. . .

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Landing Net Makes Ultimate Sacrifice at Vermilion

Earlier this week, a modest landing net – accustomed to helping boat an uncounted number of walleyes – was asked to help with an even larger task. And it paid a terrible price as it successfully muscled a 49-inch muskie over the gunwale. The net’s. . .

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