Sportsmen's Club of Lake Vermilion, Inc.
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Rob Joki Joins Sportsmen's Club Board of Directors; Terry Grosshauser Elected President

Welcome to Rob Joki, who joined our lake association’s board at the 2015 SCLV Annual Meeting. He will serve a one-year term.

Rob is a retired financial business executive with a broad range of interests at Lake Vermilion. He will focus initially on our aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention grants, establishing superior financial and performance controls for this new initiative.

Rob lives on the lake near Oak Narrows and will represent the west end of Vermilion.

Terry Grosshauser was elected president at the September board meeting. Grosshauser has served on the board since 2014 and will continue to focus personally on fishery issues in addition to overall leadership of the organization.

Grosshauser replaces Jeff Lovgren, who served as club president for two years. Lovgren will continue as a member of the board and lead the SCLV's AIS prevention efforts.

Mid-year director appointees Marge McPeak and Jerry Lepper were also confirmed by members attending the August annual meeting to 1- and 2-year terms, respectively.

Board meetings are open to all club members. Please check with any board member [contact info] for the time and location of the next meeting.


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.



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


2nd Annual "Take a Vet Fishing" Day

Thurs, Sept 3, 2015

More event info at Take a Vet Fishing on the Lake Vermilion Guides League website.


Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Checks

Labor Day weekend


Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Fall Aquatic Invasive Species Self-Check

September or October

When you bring in your lift and dock, please check for adult zebra mussels.


Muskie Season Closes

Tues, December 1, 2015


Walleye and Northern Pike Season Closes

Sun, February 28, 2016


Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Check

Fishing Opener weekend


Walleye and Northern Pike Season Opens

Sat, May 14, 2016


Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Check

Memorial Day weekend


34rd Annual Loon Count

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

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