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Sportsmen's Club of Lake Vermilion, Inc.
Since 1968, a lake association dedicated to the improvement of Lake Vermilion
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WHAT'S  NEW  AT  THE  LAKE

DNR Announces Update to Lake Vermilion Fisheries Management Plan

(1/11/2016) - The Minnesota DNR announced today it will be updating the Lake Vermilion Fisheries Management Plan over the next year. The updated plan will recommend specific goals, objectives, and management actions aimed at preserving a high-quality fishery on Lake Vermilion.

Walleye

“We are pleased the DNR has begun this important plan update,” said Terry Grosshauser, president of the Sportsmen’s Club, a 2400-member lake association. “Selecting Vermilion to be the next lake to receive this detailed analysis underscores the DNR’s commitment to maintaining an excellent multi-species fishery at our lake.”

The Sportsmen’s Club supports this initiative and anticipates the organization will be represented on the input group, along with other local and statewide stakeholders. Some seats will be filled by volunteers who apply though the self-nomination process. The input group, similar to an advisory committee, will be finalized in February by the DNR, with an initial meeting planned for March.

“I encourage anyone with a passion for Lake Vermilion’s fishery to apply for appointment to the input group,” said Grosshauser. “Vermilion benefits when people with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives join the process.”

A link to application materials can be found in this DNR News Release and on the DNR Lake Vermilion page.

Find more info on the Sportsmen's Club's commitment to the Lake Vermilion fishery here.

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Sportsmen's Club Investigates Source of Lake Vermilion Calcium

To better understand Lake Vermilion’s risk for zebra mussels, the Sportsmen’s Club and its partners have begun a systematic search for the source of the moderately high calcium concentration in East Two River, one of five rivers flowing into Lake Vermilion’s east basin. Zebra MusselZebra mussels, a very destructive aquatic invasive species, require a moderate or high calcium level for shell growth.

“During routine water sample collection this spring, our lake association volunteers found calcium levels around 25-30 milligrams/liter in East Two River above the Tower Harbor,” said Wayne Suoja, SCLV board member and water quality leader. “Subsequent samples in the same area and further downstream confirmed those levels.”

The East Two River calcium level is worrisome, because it is well above the 15 mg/l threshold for zebra mussel larvae survival to adulthood and also above the 20-25 mg/l threshold for a reproducing adult population.

For more info, please see this SCLV New Release.

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LINKS TO KEY PARTNERS

We thank our key partners in the work
to protect and improve Lake Vermilion.

Lake Vermilion Resort Association

Lake Vermilion Guides League

North St Louis SWCD

Lake County SWCD

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Walleye and Northern Pike Season Closes

Sun, February 28, 2016

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Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Check

Fishing Opener weekend

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Walleye and Northern Pike Season Opens

Sat, May 14, 2016

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Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Check

Memorial Day weekend

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Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Check

July 4th weekend

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34rd Annual Loon Count

Monday, July 11, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
(Rain date: Following Wednesday)Floating Loon

If you're a loon count regular, please reserve these days. [More Info]
 

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7th Annual "Let's Take a Kid Fishing" Day

Wed, July 20, 2016

Save the date for this special event. Sponsored by the LVGL and other fine organizations.

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2016 Annual Meeting

Sat, August 13, 2016
4:30 p.m. social, 5:30 p.m. buffet
Location to be announced

Speaker: DNR Commissioner Landwehr

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Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Check

Labor Day weekend

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