Lake Vermilion Fishing Guides League


2020 Tower-Soudan Elementary School & Nett Lake Elementary 5th & 6th grade Ice Fishing Day – Feb.,11

2020 Northwoods Elementary School 5th & 6th grade Ice Fishing Day – Feb., 12

Sponsored by the Lake Vermilion Guides League and Fortune Bay Resort Casino.

DATE: February 11 & 12, 2020

TIME: 9:00am – 1:00pm

LOCATION: Fortune Bay Marina, Everett Bay, Lake Vermilion

Anticipated participants: 70 children, plus adult school supervisors from Tower, Net Lake, and Cook, Lake Vermilion Guides League members and other knowledgeable local fishermen.

Lunch will be provided by Fortune Bay Resort and Casino, Zups Grocery in Tower, and the Lake Vermilion Guides League.

Grilled hot dogs, beans, chips, hot chocolate and water will be served for lunch.

All participants must wear boots, gloves, and other clothing appropriate for a winter outing.

Heated fish houses will be provided by Fortune Bay Resort and by Marina manager/Guide League member, Byron Greenwaldt.


This winters kids ice fishing events were again a huge success!

A total of about 35 kids plus adult school supervisors, guides, and other volunteers were present at each event.

A few fish were caught and released by the kids at each event.

The kids all had a great time and said that they learned a lot about ice fishing. Everyone said that they were looking forward to next winters events!

A HUGE thank you to Fortune Bay, Zups Grocery, and all of the other volunteers that make these Guide League events possible! 


The Lake Vermilion Guides League

The Lake Vermilion Guides League (LVGL) was formed in 2006 and was registered with the State of Minnesota as a corporation. In January 2015 the Internal Revenue Service issued a letter designating the LVGL as a tax exempt charitable 501 (c) (3) organization. The LVGL is organized under a set of bylaws, articles of incorporation and a code of ethics. Our mission is: “To foster the development and promotion of fishing and associated activities by providing the means for education, preservation and conservation of those natural resources that are important to fishing and to the enhancement of fellowship and camaraderie among fishermen and women.” Shortly after its formation the VGL recognized that fishing in Minnesota is a core value. The LVGL decided that they could provide an opportunity to expose youth to the outdoor activity of angling as well somehow show our Veterans a new venue of appreciation. The Take a Kid Fishing days summer event has entertained and educated over 1000 youth in its first ten years. At the same time over 600 Veterans have enjoyed a day on the water catching a few fish and sharing stories with comrades. The LVGL has also assisted local schools with an Ice fishing event that has become another enjoyable day.

These events, not only provide wonderful experiences for our youth and veterans but also showcases the beauty of Lake Vermilion. The LVGL also demonstrates how important this resource is to our area and to all of Minnesota by educating event goers about invasive species and the importance of preserving the lake and the resources that abound in Lake Vermilion. These important and fun days are only made possible by the generous donations of both time and money by businesses and individuals. All of these events take many hours of preparation and organization. If you would like to volunteer or make a tax deductible donation to help with these events: You can contact us by mail, email or phone.

Lake Vermilion Guides League
PO Box 748
Tower, MN 55790
Phone: 218-780-3385
Thank you and we will “see you on the water”