Lake Vermilion Fishing Guides League


• We can easily handle groups as large as 60.
• Your group can go with an individual guide in the guide’s fishing boat, (2 to 3 clients per boat) or your group can opt for a more relaxed pontoon boat guided trip – 4 to 6 passengers per pontoon boat plus an experienced guide/captain on each boat. All rods and reels, tackle, bait, and life vests are furnished. Clients are welcome to bring any of their own fishing gear also.

The trip, or what is provided?

• Weather is too bad to fish if it is thundering, lightning and/or too windy. Under those conditions we wouldn’t go out or stay out.
• Boat, motor, gas, bait and all terminal tackle is provided.
• Rods and reels are also available if needed.
• Pick up at your resort or other location.
• Free fish cleaning service.

Lake Vermilion facts

Lake Vermilion is located 90 miles North of Duluth, Minnesota and 220 miles north of Mpls./St. Paul. The lake stretches 35 miles across Minnesota’s Arrowhead Region.

• 40,557 acres of water
• 365 islands
• 1200 miles of shoreline

Lake Vermilion is home to abundant populations of a wide variety of fish – walleye, musky,northern pike, perch, crappie, sunfish, and both large and smallmouth bass.

What to bring?

• Rain gear, warm clothes as the weather dictates
• Cooler with food & drink
• Camera
• Polarized sunglasses
• Sunscreen
• A personal flotation device if you have one you prefer to wear.
• Your own rods and reels if you have a favorite (8 – 10 pound test line is recommended for walleye.)
• Clothing that is suitable for the time of year you will be fishing, most mornings and evenings can be cool.
• A valid Minnesota fishing license.

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”