Fish Caught on Lake Vermilion
A Multi Species Lake
Crappie, Perch, and other panfish. Please refer to Minnesota Fishing Regulations Booklet on page 22 & 23 for more information.
Bass season opens May 13, 2023
Small and Large Mouth Bass Season: May 13 – Feb. 25,2024
There is a six fish combined total largemouth or smallmouth bass.
Musky season opens June 3- Dec. 1, 2023
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 143- Feb. 25, 2024 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 13, 2023 - Feb. 25, 2024 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.
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