September so far has been tough for fishing, but guests have had some luck with the Northern bite.
We have had about four weeks of above normal temperatures. The snow depth is much less than usual for this time of year. If mild conditions continue, we should see an early ice-out on Vermilion.
The projected early ice-out in combination with a later than average opener have inspired us to offer a pre-opener special. Fisherpeople and others looking for an early getaway are invited to experience Vermilion and Pehrson Lodge May 7-14 (two day minimum, checkout by 14th) for 1/2 of spring rates. Cabin and boat rental rates are included.
This is one our favorite times of the year. It is an ideal time to check out Vermilion. The lake is quiet and the pan fish fishing can be good. Please remember that walleye, northern, musky and bass seasons are still closed.
Wow! The fall fishing is really going strong. I took Cara and Will (my 13 yr. old daughter and 10 yr. old son) fishing on Sunday afternoon. We caught many walleye in 2.5 hours. I still wanted to fish for walleye, but the kids said we need to save time for musky fishing. So we fished for musky. Cara hooked a nice 46" fish at sunset to cap an amazing afternoon. Not bad for a first musky!