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MLuna789

is there a lot of resorts on big bay if so are they pretty reasonable prices.

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guideman

There are a few and they fall into a variety of price ranges.

They are,

Forest lane resort.

Pine Trees resort.

Lure of the Loon resort.

Bayview Lodge.

Fortune bay resort & casino and Everett bay lodge are on Everett bay, which is just adjacent to Big bay. Gruben's Marina and Trancheff's cabins are at the end of Daisy bay, just a short 1/2 mile or so ride to Big bay.

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Cliff Wagenbach

All of the resorts on the East end Of Vermilion are very close to Big Bay with easy access.

A few more great resorts on the East end are:

Daisy Bay Resort

Glenmore Resort

Pike Bay Lodge

Glenwood Resort

Good Fishing!

Cliff

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Dave B

We are staying at Daisy Bay the week after the opener. It is a nice, quiet, no frills resort with very reasonable prices.

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Guest

I am looking for a place to stay for a week early July on Vermilion. I have only fished the lake once and that was only for one night due to a mouse infested cabin that had the wife and inlaws screaming all night. Needless to say, it was an early departure. I have two kids 6 & 3 so family orientated is a must. Somewhere where the kids can catch some fish off the dock also is also preferred. I would bring my own boat. I met a guy (Ed??) from Vermilion Dam resort at the minneapolis sportsman show and he seemed really nice. That may be an option. Somewhere ona wind protected bay would be nice also. I am unfamiliar with the area so any recomendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Cliff Wagenbach

Vermilion Dam resort is in a very protected area.

I have never fished off of their dock but there are a lot of sunfish in that area so I would suspect that your kids would have a blast catching fish off of their docks!

Great food there also!

Cliff

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guideman

Ed is the hardest working resort owner on the lake. The Dam has activities for the kids and you can catch sunfish off the dock all day long. They even have a kids fishing contest off the dock during the week. There is also lots of protected water near by so you can always get out and fish.

If you get their meal plan, expect to gain some weight, the food is awsome. They also include a big fish fry for all their quest every Thursday night. It's one of the best resorts on the lake and the cabins are all first class. You won't be disapointed and Ed will hook you up with a good local guide, if you need one.

If you're looking for a back up, try Everett bay lodge. It's located on a protected bay, they have a pool for the kids, a game room and very nice cabins. Retreat Lodge is also in a very protected area, with a sandy beach and lots of panfish for the kids. If you need more info you can just go to (Contact Us Please) for more info on lodging.

Sorry, I guess I can't give you that information unless somebody gets paid for it....

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Guest

I appreciate the replys. I have been looking at either Vermilion Dam resort or Pehrson resort. Would you suggest one over the other.I willalso check into the other resorts as well.

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Cliff Wagenbach

Both resorts are top notch!

Cliff

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Hank48

I can't comment about either of those resorts as I haven't stayed there. I have only stayed at Spring Bay Resort (and Guide Service). It's a small resort - only 6 cabins - so you get real personal attention. Take a look at the website. Doug and Lisa are wonderful people and they run a nice place. Doug is on the lake daily and so he is able to offer advice on some good fishing. We have gone there for the past 5 years and have never had any problems. Very clean, very nice - and they have 4 kids so it's pretty kid friendly.

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guideman

Spring Bay is a nice little resort however you have to cross the hyw to get to the lake and I don't know if I'd want my kids that close to the road. Everything else about it is fine and Doug is a good guy, I would just worry about my kids trying to cross the road by themselves. JMHO

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Hank48

Good point, Terry. You do have to cross the road (probably not a true highway) from the cabins to the lake. I have found that generally, it can get a little busy on Saturday when people are leaving and arriving at the various resorts. The rest of the week, the traffic is reduced. But if you have little ones, it is something to be aware of.

One other neat thing about this location is that you are a short 5 minute walk from the best ice cream cones on the lake - Moosebirds!

Hank

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Guest

am I ok with going early July or I am better going earlier or later in the summer.

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garytheguide

if it was me...i would go with august.....seems the first couple weeks are always a lot of fun....every fish wants to bite.......

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guideman

Early July can be some of the toughest fishing of the summer for walleyes. Lots of bug hatches and lots of boat traffic as all the resorts are full.

I agree with Gary on this one, I'd much rather be here in August. It's typically the best weather of the summer and the walleye bite is much better especially late August.

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lkvrmln-NilesBay

I have been coming up to the lake for over 35 years and now have a place in Niles Bay...

The comments about Ed and the Dam are right on target. The dam only gets better every year. It is that wonderful combination of a great fishing camp and a place the family can enjoy... You will not be disappointed. I grew up catching fish off the spillway and docks at the Dam. And you are close to a dozen great walleye, crappie and smallmouth spots. Tough to have a bad experiance on DA Lake...

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