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I'm new to this forum and new to Lake Vermilion. We just purchased a cabin on the west end of the lake and I'm looking forward to learning as much as I can as fast as I can about the lake.
I have snowmobiles and a portable shack so I can fish almost anywhere there is good ice. I also have a 16' wheel house that we have used extensively on Lake of the Woods. Does anyone on the west end of Vermilion plow ice roads to allow access with my wheel house?
Thanks for any info you can provide!
2017 custom built "Skate Shack"
19 feet long by 8 feet wide, a prize from the Minnesota Wild. Originally intended as a portable warming house/skate shack, It would not take much to convert into an ice house. Built on a drop down trailer frame
Electronic fireplace with remote
(The lighting and fire change colors)
Granite counter tops
LED red and green pulse party lighting
Minnesota wild branding throughout.
EDCO Arrowline Shake steel roofing
Range Red Royal Celect premium vinyl siding.
Interior cedar tongue-and-groove siding
Torched cedar cabinetry and leather seats.
Convert it to a fish house, have it as a warming house or maybe the ultimate back yard man cave escape.
asking $15,000 or best offer. PM for further details. Currently it is sitting in Savage, MN.
Team Lodge Fish House, Toy Hauler, Loaded & Solar Panel (MANY Extras!)
6.5 x 14' (Plus 3' Front V)
No Liens, Clean Title
3740 LB (Cat Scale Weighed)
Sunforce 100 Watt Crystalline Solar Panel (Installed on Roof)
Solar Charge Controller (12v, 10amp)
Spray Foam Insulation
Black Rubber Floor (great shape- no cuts)
Interior: Cedar Paneling / Trim
Two 72" Overhead Cabinets
Cargo Nets under Cupboards, on Front Shelf
Range Hood w/ LED Undermount Lights
(2) 24" x 36" Safety Windows
Blackout Blinds on Windows
RV Door & Screen Door (with Window)
Rear Wire Fold-down Shelves for Tons of Extra Storage
54" x 72" Ramp Drop Door (Spring Assisted Lift)
New Tires (Jan 2018)
LED Trailer Lighting
Exterior Flood Lights (Side & Rear)
Exterior 12v Lights (over doors)
Interior Floor Tie-Downs
Upgraded 2500# Tongue Winch (new 2017)
Forced Air 20,000 BTU Furnace
3-Burner Cooktop & Oven
8 Fishing Holes
Catch Covers on each Fishing Hole
Hole Lighting (on each hole)
12v Outlets (with USB Plugs & Cigarette Port)
Master Battery Disconnect
Smoke / CO2 Detectors
TV Wall Mount Installed
Fire Extinguisher (Mounted)
Propane Regulator with Auto-Changeover (2 Tank System)
I'm looking into insurance options for an Ice House and wondering what advice or recommendations anyone has on the best type of coverage. Also, if I want to be able to rent out my ice house when I'm not using it but not as an "outfitter" or "guide" would that be something that typical coverage wouldn't cover if a profit is being made since I wouldn't have the coverage that a company running as an outfitter would have? (Such as how normal car insurance doesn't cover an Uber driver when they are logged into the app and giving someone a ride because they are consequently on the road more often and making a profit.) Any and all information or recommendations would be extremely helpful!
I'm planning a fishing trip to Vermilion this summer. It's been many years since I've been up there.
I have the Navionics + app on my mobile devices and have been marking spots that look interesting. One of the spots I marked was a nice hump surrounded by deep water. There was a big difference between the Navionics Nautical Chart view and the Sonar Chart view. It literally disappeared on the Nautical view but showed on the Sonar View. I then ran the map "update all" and from the Sonar view now it was gone from both views with my marker out in the middle of nowhere.
So I started to look around for other areas that showed a big difference between the two views. (Many areas however do look very similar on both views) I've attached a couple of screen grabs of a spot that has a huge difference. This is on the north side of Pine Island near Matson Island.
The first is the Nautical Chart view, The second is the Sonar Chart View.
I always thought that the Sonar Chart would be the most accurate, they look more detailed, plus according to Navionics the Sonar Chart is "constantly being updated by Sonar Logs contributed by million of boaters."
I'm not really sure if I can trust either?
To anyone who knows this part of the lake, are there really the holes and humps in this area? One view shows a 52' hole where the other has 15 FOW.
The Lindner’s recently put up an episode of Al and Billy Rosner fishing Vermilion last October:
I thought it was a good episode and it was really cool seeing such great anglers taking on Vermilion. I know it’s a bit early to be thinking about open water but this show got me to thinking. Has anyone here on the forum successfully targeted shallow, weed-oriented walleyes?? The video proves it can be done, but it’s just not a pattern you hear much about.
Thanks for the information! Are you talking about south walnut by the dam and just north of there where the other river meets the lake? I’d assume it’s more of a spring spot when the waters a little higher and the walleyes are running?
It's a shallow lake with a channel that runs through it. You will be better off with a canoe or kayak to fish it.
The walleyes tend to congregate where the channel runs close to shore. You can also fish the holes in the blue earth river for them. A few flatties hang there too.