Fish Caught on Lake Vermilion

A Multi Species Lake

Crappie, Perch, and other panfish.

Bass

Bass season opens May 29

Small Mouth Bass Season: May 29 – Sept. 12
Large Mouth Bass Season: May 29 – Feb. 27

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

Musky

Musky season opens June 5 - Dec. 1

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

Northern season opens May 14

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

Walleye season opens May 15

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.

All fish caught from 20-26″ must be released immediately. 
Possession limit four, only one over 26″.