Fish Caught on Lake Vermilion

A Multi Species Lake

Crappie, Perch, and other panfish.


Bass season opens May 14

Small and Large Mouth Bass Season: May 14 – Feb. 28,2023

6 Combined

There is a six fish combined total largemouth or smallmouth bass.


Musky season opens June 4- Dec. 1, 2022

Lake Vermilion is fast becoming known for big muskies. According to the most recent fisheries management plan, 3,000 Musky fingerlings will be stocked annually.

One fish possession limit – Minimum size limit is 54″.


Northern season opens May 14 - Feb. 26, 2023 Darkhouse spearing: 2 (Not more than 1 over 26").

There is currently a protected slot of 30″-40″inches, with one fish allowed over 40″. All northerns of 30-40″ in length must be immediately returned to the lake. Bag limit is 2 fish.


Walleye and Sauger May 14, 2022 - Feb. 28, 2023 Walleye Slot: All from 20-26" must be immediately released. Posession limit 4, only one over 26".

According to the most recent fisheries management plan, between 5 and 15 million walleye fry will be stocked annually based on the condition of the walleye population.

Please Remember to Check with MN DNR for Fishing Regulations.