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Welcome to Vermilion Dam Lodge, your gateway to fishing, boating and vacationing in northern Minnesota’s rugged Arrowhead region, where nature’s beauty awaits, wildlife abounds and fish of all species teem beneath the pristine surface. A place where you can experience it all…or just plain take things slow and easy…whatever your heart desires. In all cases, it’s a great destination to get away from it all and experience the finest, most unspoiled settings that Mother Nature offers.

Fall Walleye- SEPTEMBER 19-22, 2024

Walleye Trophy Quest- SEPTEMBER 26-29, 2024
This learning event brings together walleye enthusiasts of all skill levels; from beginners to anglers wishing to improve their savvy and skills, to aspiring professionals who’d like to tackle the tournament game and pro circuits. They all come together under the tutelage of two well-known walleye & electronics experts who’ve fished a wide variety of waters and taught countless anglers how to better pursue their sport.

By employing a comprehensive blend of classroom sessions with on-the-water instruction, our experts will show you how to fully utilize your electronics to locate and catch more and bigger fish.
You'll fish right here on Lake Vermilion, because there will be plenty of fishing time to put your new knowledge to work between classroom sections.

You'll learn from the best: National Walleye Champion and professional guide/educator Johnnie Candle!

Call 800-325-5780 or go to  to reserve your spot at the Fall Walleye Universities. Space is limited to 60 anglers; first come, first served. A total of $890/person, plus tax- includes all meals, instructional classes, THREE NIGHT'S LODGING, BOAT LAUNCH, DOCK SPACE, BAIT & ICE INCLUDED! Reservations must be accompanied by a $100 down payment.
Make your down $100 down payment HERE to hold your spot.

Adult male holding a 25"  walleye



Adult male holding a 54 inch Musky


Every October, hardcore muskie nuts make Vermilion Dam Lodge a must stop on their fall schedule to take advantage of our fall get-together for muskie enthusiasts. It’s become so popular, in fact, that we’ve been forced to limit the attendees to 90 anglers. So if you’re interested in attending, make sure to make your reservations well in advance.

The Muskie Outing is not so much a school, as an opportunity for anglers of all different skill/experiences to share information, learn from each other and have a great weekend of fishing. Many of Lake Vermilion’s best muskie guides will be in attendance, including legendary muskie historian Larry Ramsell himself. Nightly seminars, raffles and great meals top off this non-competitive fishing event.
All LODGING, MEALS, BOAT DOCKING and INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATIONS are included: $750/person (plus tax).
Limited to 90 guests, $100 deposit per person required at booking. 
Reserve your spot with a $100 down payment HERE!

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