Fishing on Lake Vermilion

With over 40,000 acres, Lake Vermilion provides a perfect setting for catching big fish. Whether you're a sport fisherman or prefer casual casting, Lake Vermilion provides the fishing action you're looking for.

Lake Vermilion Statistics

Lake Area (acres): 39271.56
Littoral Area (acres): 15006
Maximum Depth (ft): 76
Water Clarity (ft): 7.6
Source: DNR Report on Lake Vermilion

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Types of Fish on Lake Vermilion

  • Muskie
  • Walleye
  • Northern Pike
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Crappie
  • Yellow Perch
  • Bluegill
  • Rock Bass
  • Brown Bullhead
  • Pumpkinseed
  • Burbot
  • White Sucker
  • Tullibee

walleye fishing lake vermilion

2015 Fishing Season Dates

  • May 9, 2015 - Lake Trout, Walleye, Northern Pike, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass
  • June 6, 2015 - Muskie

Source: Minnesota DNR


Local Resources

DNR Information Center
Phone: (651) 296-6157
Email: info.dnr@state.mn.us
Web site

Fishing License Information


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