eVermilion Magazine

Lake Vermilion Fishing Report

The walleye bite has slowed somewhat this week due to large amounts of natural food in the water, mayflies, and young of the year perch. If you fish hard and maintain a positive attitude good catches are still possible! Smallmouth have now moved out to. . .

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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. Because our highest priority threats are vegetation that tend to become first established where. . .

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Lake Vermilion Fishing Report

The walleye bite has slowed somewhat due to the mayfly hatch. Simply put, your bait has a lot more natural competition at this time of year. You might have to work a little harder for your fish but remember this, they are always biting somewhere!. . .

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Help DNR Collect Muskie Scales on Lake Vermilion

Are you planning to fish for muskies on Lake Vermilion this summer? The DNR needs help collecting muskie scales. Especially needed are anglers who can catch multiple muskies on Vermilion – and provide multiple samples. These scales will help estimate the number of adult muskies in. . .

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Lake Vermilion Fishing Report

While the 8-12 ft rock piles are still consistent for walleye, main lake sand flats from 19-25 ft have also started to produce. A live bait rig tipped with a leech or half a crawler has worked best in the sand. With surface water temps. . .

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Avoid hitting loons during holiday boating and throughout season

Lake Vermilion Loons

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters to watch for loons not only around the Fourth of July holiday, but also as part of their season-long safety procedures. Watercraft are a significant cause of loon mortality. Loons frequently nest and rear their young. . .

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Help Us Protect Lake Vermilion This Summer

The North St Louis Soil & Water Conservation District and Always There Staffing, Inc, a local staffing agency, are seeking part-time seasonal aquatic invasive species (AIS) watercraft inspectors to work at public access sites on Lake Vermilion, Pelican Lake, Burntside Lake, Shagawa Lake, Ely Lake,. . .

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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. Because our highest priority threats are vegetation that tend to become first established where. . .

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Lake Vermilion Fishing Report

The walleye bite continues to be solid on main lake rock piles that top out at 8-12 feet of water. A slip bobber and leech or 1/8 ounce jigs tipped with minnows worked best for me. Have fun! Take Care Buck. 218-969-1022 bestbetbuck@yahoo.com

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Anglers: Consider Releasing Big Sunfish

Sunfish are the most popular and most widespread fish caught by anglers in Minnesota. To protect big sunfish and avoid stunted populations of sunfish, the DNR is encouraging anglers to release large sunfish, and keep smaller fish for eating. Sunfish spawn in large nesting colonies. . .

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