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Fishing on Minnesota's Lake Vermilion

Walleye, Northern, Musky, Bass and More...

(The Tracker boat featured in the photos at the top of this page was generouly donated to the Lake Vermilion Resort Association to raffle off in conjunction with the 2015 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener. for more information about the event, please visit MNGovernorsOpener.com. Information about Tracker boats can be found here: TrackerBoats.com)

Minnesota's Premier Canadian Shield Lake

Try out the "Big V" for a fishing experience you will talk about for years! Lake Vermilion fishing offers something for everyone, from the pro to the first time fisherman. Species of fish found here include:

  • Walleye
  • Northern
  • Large and Smallmouth Bass
  • Musky
  • Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Perch

Drop-offs, sand-bottom, rock bottom, sunken islands and reefs offer a fishing challenge. With over 40,000 acres of water, hundreds of bays and coves, and 365 islands to explore, you can have a new fishing experience every day of your visit. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources maintains the lake with a walleye hatchery and muskie stocking programs.


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Minnesota DNR website - current fishing regulations and report for Lake Vermilion
Lake Vermilion Guides League


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