Lake Vermilion Fishing Guides League

The date for the Lake Vermilion Guides League 2017 Take a Vet Fishing event has been set

December 08, 2016

August, 24, 2017 is the date that has been set for next summers Veterans fishing event.

The Lake Vermilion Guides League will again host a total of 75 Veterans for a day of fishing and fellowship as a token of our appreciation for their sacrifices to our country and for our freedom.

Location:  Fortune Bay Marina, Lake Vermilion, Tower, MN.

Time: 8:00 a.m. coffee & donuts

         8:30 a.m. Send off ceremony and then 4 hours of fishing.

        1:00 p.m. Lunch and then an appreciation ceremony following banquet.

This event is free to all veterans who wish to attend!

VETS–  To register for the event contact: Lonnie Johnson—218-780-3610   

                                                              Denny Van de Linde—218-666-2910

Volunteer Boat Operators– Contact :Lonnie Johnson—218-780-3610

If you would like to make a donation to this event please make your check out to:

Lake Vermilion Guides League

And mail to: PO Box 748

Tower, MN. 55790

If you wish to donate, please contact Phil Bakken at: 218-780-3385

More updates will be added soon.

Lake Vermilion Guides League

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”