These fish consumption guidelines help people make choices about which fish to eat and how often. Following the guidelines enables people to reduce their exposure to contaminants while still enjoying the many benefits from fish.

Pregnant Women, Women who may become pregnant and Children under age 15

LAKE NAME
County, DOWID
SpeciesMeal AdviceContaminants
Unrestricted1 meal/week1 meal/monthDo not eat
VERMILION
St. Louis Co., 69037800
Bluegill Sunfish All sizes  Mercury
Cisco All sizes  Mercury
Crappie All sizes  Mercury
Northern Pike  All sizes Mercury
Walleye shorter than 19"19" or longer Mercury
White Sucker All sizes  Mercury

General Population

LAKE NAME
County, DOWID
SpeciesMeal AdviceContaminants
Unrestricted1 meal/week1 meal/monthDo not eat
VERMILION
St. Louis Co., 69037800
Bluegill SunfishAll sizes    
CiscoAll sizes    
CrappieAll sizes    
Northern Pike All sizes  Mercury
Walleye All sizes  Mercury
White SuckerAll sizes    

DOWID - MN DNR, Division of Waters' lake ID number.

Contaminants listed were measured at levels that trigger advice to limit consumption.

Listing of consumption guidelines do not imply the fish are legal to keep, MN DNR fishing regulations should be consulted.

Dioxin
Mercury
PCBS - Polychlorinated biphenyls
PFOS - Perfluorooctane sulfanate