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Savage Brewer

Looking for some recommendations for cabins or other good places to stay on Vermilion.  Hoping to take my wife up for a weekend of ice fishing and then later this summer taking dad up for a while, so I am looking to see where the locals would recommend staying for either season.  For the winter season it would be nice to find a place that also has ice houses to rent, or possibly someone who rents sleeper fish houses as I would love to get on some night bite action.  For a place in the summer it would be nice to have either slips or a ramp onsite.  Pretty open to ideas at this point.

 

Thank you 

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Cliff Wagenbach

As far as I know there are no resorts that rent fish houses on Vermilion. You could try Pike Bay Lodge though. Great place!

Cliff

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delcecchi

For the summer trip, there are many nice resorts to choose from.   Depends on what you are looking for.   If you want walleye, choose something on the Tower end.  If more Bass, Musky, or Northern then either end of the lake.    

 

There is a fair amount of variation in amenities and price among the various resorts, with many to choose from. 

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SkunkedAgain

I've read on here previously, and have somewhat confirmed with my faint attempts, that there is not much of a night bite on Vermilion past sunset. If you want that type of experience you should consider a different lake. Otherwise, it's obviously great for fishing during all daylight hours for just about everything except lakers.

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VermilionGold

Who wants to fish in the dark, best thing about Vermilion is the ability to catch walleyes during bankers hours.  I would recommend looking into one of the private rentals on the lake (VRBO, etc.), most will have a private dock and offer more privacy.

 

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Savage Brewer

Thank you for the info, much appreciated.  Interesting to hear that Vermilion doesn't have much of a night bite. Might be making it a destination for this summer/fall.

 

 

 

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LBerquist

Fall fishing can be excellent but the weather can be iffy. Fortune bay casino has a nice marina. It has a bait shop, fillet house, freezer for you to keep your fish, beer, and gas. The rooms are nice and a decent price. Plus if you sign up for their card and gamble a little they will sent you coupons which commonly include a couple of free week night room rentals. It's not like the cabin feel on the lake but they have a nice pool, hot tub, sauna, and exercise room. They have a little arcade for the kids too. You can get food 24/7 and the bar is always open and has the sports games on. I know it's not for everyone but we have 2 little ones so the pool and arcade are great when they lose their patience with the boat.

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LBerquist

Fall fishing can be excellent but the weather can be iffy. Fortune bay casino has a nice marina. It has a bait shop, fillet house, freezer for you to keep your fish, beer, and gas. The rooms are nice and a decent price. Plus if you sign up for their card and gamble a little they will sent you coupons which commonly include a couple of free week night room rentals. It's not like the cabin feel on the lake but they have a nice pool, hot tub, sauna, and exercise room. They have a little arcade for the kids too. You can get food 24/7 and the bar is always open and has the sports games on. I know it's not for everyone but we have 2 little ones so the pool and arcade are great when they lose their patience with the boat.

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delcecchi

Huh, what's that again?    :grin:    :grin:    :grin: 

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LBerquist

I'm too young for technology to be giving me an issue. I should be explaining how to use it to all you old farts.

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10 hours ago, LBerquist said:

I'm too young for technology to be giving me an issue. I should be explaining how to use it to all you old farts.

 

It wasn't this old fart posting double, or was that just my old fart eyes?

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