eVermilion Magazine

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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Young creators know their fish, inspire others to go fishing, combat invasive species

A fish art contest sponsored by Wildlife Forever invites K-12 students to learn about fish, fishing, and the threats of Aquatic Invasive Species in their region and around the world. The 2020 contest received over 5,000 submissions from 47 states and 32 countries, and features. . .

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Lake Vermilion 2021 AIS Prevention Funding Approved

St Louis County Commissioners have approved a $42,191 grant to the Vermilion Lake Association (VLA) to support AIS prevention at Lake Vermilion during 2021. The prevention program includes 6 projects, with special emphasis on watercraft inspections and on early detection of new infestations. “The VLA. . .

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Winter Newsletter Available Online

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

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Fall Newsletter Available Online

The Vermilion Lake Association has mailed its summer newsletter to its members. Act now to be among the first to read about the photo contest winners, AIS updates, and more. Download or view your copy here.

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Special Opportunity for Donors

Members and friends of Vermilion Lake Association should note a unique opportunity to leverage donations made to Vermilion Lake Association this year.  As part of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Congress has changed the rules for the deductibility of charitable contributions.. . .

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Put Lake Vermilion in your Christmas stocking!

Minnesota author John Abel’s new book, “America’s Lake Vermilion…Its Seasons, Stories & Spirit” will drop from its regular price of $39.99 to $34.99 just in time for the holiday season. For each book sold to Vermilion Lake Association (VLA) members, $7 will be donated to. . .

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