eVermilion Magazine

Get Paid to Protect Lake Vermilion This Summer

Lake Vermilion needs a few more boat inspectors at its public accesses for the 2021 boating season to better protect against aquatic invasive species (AIS).North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) administers the watercraft inspection program throughout Northern St. Louis County. Watercraft Inspectors. . .

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Get Paid to Protect Lake Vermilion This Summer

Lake Vermilion needs a few more boat inspectors at its public accesses for the 2021 boating season to better protect against aquatic invasive species (AIS). North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) administers the watercraft inspection program throughout Northern St. Louis County. Watercraft. . .

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Science Proves That Releasing Big Fish, And Keeping Only Small Ones, Improves a Fishery

Here’s Proof That Bigger is Better Big Fish Produce More and Better Eggs, Passing on Their Superior Genes Originally published by OutdoorCanada.ca Most informed anglers now intuitively understand the concept of “selective harvest.” That’s where we release the bigger, mature, often egg-laying members of a. . .

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Stewardship of Our Legacy: Preserving and Promoting Quality Fisheries

Walleye The 2020 annual fall gill-net survey conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) marked the highest lake wide Walleye catch rate in 37 years of standardized Lake Vermilion sampling at 20.4 fish/net. Although the 2020 survey result is continued evidence of an. . .

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Catch and Release Trophy Panfish

Here are two 10 year old fish – which one is more likely to be eaten? Some years ago, InFisherman magazine began emphasizing the common-sense of selective harvest of mid-size panfish, and recognition of large panfish as respectable trophies worthy of release, and not just. . .

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Spring Newsletter Available Online

The Vermilion Lake Association has mailed its spring newsletter to its members. Act now to be among the first to read about our new loon cam, ways to prepare fish, and more. Download or view your copy here.

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Give loons a wide berth

The ice is going out on many Lake Vermilion bays, so the loons will be arriving soon! Don’t be the one who causes a pair of loons to abandon their nest. Loons are curious creatures who will check out your boat while you’re fishing on. . .

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DNR closes observation of egg take operations to public

Biologists with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will collect walleye eggs this spring; however, social distancing requirements mean this popular springtime activity will not be open for public viewing this year. Hatcheries, the destination for the eggs collected, also remain closed to the public.

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2021 Membership Renewal

We have 223 members that have not renewed for 2021. We would appreciate it if you’d take the time now to renew for 2021 by visiting VermilionLakeAssociation.org/Renew. PayPal & major credit cards accepted. To update your membership records during the year, please contact Sheri Sawatzky. . .

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Lake Vermilion Sucker Sale Cancelled for 2021

The traditional spring sucker sale at the DNR’s Pike River Hatchery will not take place in 2021. Hatchery operations are delayed due to the coronavirus. By the time the walleye egg-take occurs, the sucker run will be over, and no sale will be possible. For. . .

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