Lake Vermilion's boulder-strewn, rocky shorelines bordering forests of pine, aspen and birch give a truly northwoods character to this Canadian Shield lake.
Vermilion gets its name from the French translation of the Ojibwe word Onamuni, which means lake of the sunset glow.
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The DNR needs help from anglers targeting muskie on Lake Vermilion, to collect scales from muskies they catch on the lake. How you can help »
Updated management plan in place
Lake Vermilion's updated management plan now is in place.
Public input resulted in slight changes to the final plan including new stocking guidelines for muskie, a planned evaluation of the current northern pike special regulation and adjustments to fish survey methods including the timing of fish sampling.
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Lake Vermilion and its Pike River hatchery are managed by DNR fisheries staff from the nearby Tower Area Fisheries office.