If you’re looking for the latest Lake Vermilion fishing report, you’ve come to the right place. Water temperatures are on the a steady decline, as you would expect in June, and the fish are moving through their seasonal progressions rather predictably. There are many incredible Lake Vermilion fishing opportunities available to anglers that make the drive north to the southernmost Canadian Shield lake, located in northern Minnesota.

The walleye fishing is well-known throughout the state as one of the best and the muskies and pike have gotten plenty of publicity over the years, but many are just starting to realize how impressive the bass fishery truly is.

This week, we’re getting a multi-species report from local guide Billy Rosner, where he breaks down the bites for bass, walleye and northern pike. Here’s what he had to say:

“Both the largemouth and the smallmouth bass are up shallow now. That’s a really fun bite when we get the chance to take advantage of it. The topwaters are working in these situations. Ned rigs and other plastics are working, too. You can fish them whacky style. It’s a lot of fun.

Lake Vermilion Fishing Report for Bass, Walleye & Pike

“Walleyes are starting to move out onto some of the reefs and sand-to-mud transition areas. Livebait fishing has been productive. Leeches are starting to produce on rigs. Slip bobbers are working well, too, but don’t forget your artificials: Jigging Raps, Rippin’ Raps, that’s all putting walleyes in the boat.

“Pike are biting well, too. Get in on some of the 6-8 foot weed lines and you’ll catch some northern pike. 3/8 oz spinnerbaits and #4 or #5 Blue Fox inline spinners will getcha some pike!”

That’s the latest from one of the most beautiful, productive fishing lakes in the state of Minnesota. We’ll be posting weekly Lake Vermilion fishing report right here at anglingbuzz.com, so make sure to check back in next week to see how the bite has progressed for your favorite species of fish before you come on up.

Also, we recently posted a video that you might find helpful, featuring James and Nick Lindner isolating and catching shallow water smallmouth bass on Lake Vermilion. You can click here to watch. It’s sure to help you speed up the fish finding process next time you’re on the water!