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Lake Vermilion Fishing Report

MN (St. Louis)

🎣6 Fishing Reports

4 Lists

🏆6 Ambassadors

❤️42 User Favorites

WATER CLARITY: 6/10

Relevant Gear for Lake Vermilion

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SEASON: Fall (Current)Change Season
SPECIES: Largemouth BassChange Species
STRUCTURE: AllChange Structure
TECHNIQUE: All Styles
  • Reported by Brandon Garrett

    Season:
    Fall

    Species:
    Smallmouth Bass

    Structure:
    Docks

    Technique:
    Texas Rigs (Worming)

  • Caught fish on near-shore structure adjacent to spawning areas. Moved fast with crankbaits in the 8'-10' zone with success. Water temps dropped down into the 60s the following week and the fish slid down structure into the 15'-20' range. Deeper... Read More

    Reported by Omnia Community

    Season:
    Fall

    Species:
    Smallmouth Bass

    Structure:
    Boulders

    Technique:
    Texas Rigs (Worming)

    Recommends These Products

    Keitech Fat Swing Impact 3.8" / Smallmouth Magic
  • Reported by Kobie Koenig

    Season:
    Summer

    Species:
    Smallmouth Bass

    Structure:
    Boulders

    Technique:
    Drop Shots

  • Water Temps on 5/23-5/25 ranged from 63 to 67 on the 23rd. It seemed the jump to upper 60's pushed some Smallies into the shallows preparing to spawn. We caught a few (blindly) on Topwater and Jerkbaits worked slowly that... Read More

    Reported by Mitch Bradshaw

    Season:
    Pre-Spawn

    Species:
    Smallmouth Bass

    Structure:
    Points

    Technique:
    Shallow Diving Crankbaits (0-6')

    Mitch Bradshaw Recommends These Products

    Rapala DT 6 HOT MUSTARD / 2"
    Rapala Shadow Rap Deep 4 3/8" / YELLOW PERCH
    River2Sea Whopper Plopper 90 3 1/2" / Phantom Shad
  • The shoreline and dock bite on the East Side of the lake was a bit tougher for me last weekend than usual this time of year. I couldn't find them on deep structure so I resorted to fishing shorelines and... Read More

    Reported by Mitch Bradshaw

    Season:
    Summer

    Species:
    Smallmouth Bass

    Structure:
    Docks

    Technique:
    Finesse Jigs

    Mitch Bradshaw Recommends These Products

    ZMan TRD Crawz DREW'S CRAW / 2 1/2"
    Daiwa Tatula Series Spinning Rod M / 6' 10" / XTRA FAST
    Strike King Coffee Tube 3 1/2" / Green Pumpkin
    OutKast Perfect Ned Head 1/0 / 3/32 oz / Green Pumpkin
  • This August, smallies seem to be shallower on average than past summers. Quality smallmouth were found from shallow reeds, docks and laydowns and out to isolated rocks and shoals out to deeper water. 8-14' for off shore rocks... Read More

    Reported by Rich Lindgren

    Season:
    Summer

    Species:
    Smallmouth Bass

    Structure:
    Rock Pile

    Technique:
    Texas Rigs (Worming)

    Rich Lindgren Recommends These Products

    Strike King Coffee Tube 3 1/2" / Green Pumpkin
    Rapala DT 6 DARK BROWN CRAWDAD / 2"
    Zoom Ultra-Vibe Speed Craw Green Pumpkin / 3 1/2"
    Berkley Powerbait Maxscent The General Stick Bait 5" / Green Pumpkin

What you need to know about fishing Lake Vermilion

Lake Vermillion is the 5th largest lake by surface area in the State of Minnesota at a staggering 39,271 acres. It contains 365 islands and has a max depth of 76 feet making it perfect for breeding large Walleyes and a key fishing destination in the Midwest. The Minnesota DNR labels the eastern side of Lake Vermillion as a hotspot for catching walleyes with recent surveys demonstrating sizes ranging from...

Lake Vermilion Map

Waterbody Type

Lake/Pond

Species Present

Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Muskie, Crappie, Panfish / Bluegill, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch

Coordinates

-92.4634W
47.8791N

Surface Area

157.37 sq. km

Avg. Depth

21 ft.