While cleaning up our hiking trail, we found that SPRING is definitely in bloom! Plants that we found blooming along the path were strawberry, blueberry, wood anemones, star flower, Jack-in-the-pulpit, nodding trillium and horsetail. Spring is such a beautiful time to be at Pehrson Lodge Resort!

Our friendly, hard working dock boys are fetching wood for camp fires!

Another great week of fishing! Tom and Kathy from Indiana caught 10 walleye 21 to 28" in length in just under 2 1/2 hours while out with the guide Doug. Way to go!

September started out with a very tough fishing bite but with in the past week guests have been catching some big Northerns. Caught and released were 36", 39" , 42" and 44" northerns and some keeper walleyes. Check out these northerns that were caught in the past few days!

September so far has been tough for fishing, but guests have had some luck with the Northern bite.

We have had about four weeks of above normal temperatures. The snow depth is much less than usual for this time of year. If mild conditions continue, we should see an early ice-out on Vermilion.

The projected early ice-out in combination with a later than average opener have inspired us to offer a pre-opener special. Fisherpeople and others looking for an early getaway are invited to experience Vermilion and Pehrson Lodge May 7-14 (two day minimum, checkout by 14th) for 1/2 of spring rates. Cabin and boat rental rates are included.

This is one our favorite times of the year. It is an ideal time to check out Vermilion. The lake is quiet and the pan fish fishing can be good. Please remember that walleye, northern, musky and bass seasons are still closed.

Wow! The fall fishing is really going strong. I took Cara and Will (my 13 yr. old daughter and 10 yr. old son) fishing on Sunday afternoon. We caught many walleye in 2.5 hours. I still wanted to fish for walleye, but the kids said we need to save time for musky fishing. So we fished for musky. Cara hooked a nice 46" fish at sunset to cap an amazing afternoon. Not bad for a first musky!

The Schulenbergs had a spectacular afternoon of fishing recently. Pictured here are Mike with a 42" northern, Peter with a 38" northern, Mike with a really nice smallmouth and Peter and Mike with Peter's 50" muskie. They also caught many smaller northern, bass and bluegill, all fish released.

The story of catching the muskie is interesting. They saw the fish in shallow weeds and Peter decided to cast a Rapala for it. The cast was perfect but nothing. He tried again and still nothing. One more cast and a bluegill hit the Rapala. Peter said "this is going to wreck it". With that, the muskie engulfed the bluegill and the Rapala! The blugill was a little chewed up. Way to go!

It is always great to see the Schulenbergs and other families and fishermen who really enjoy and make the most of our June fishing.

Here is nice shot of Bill T. with one of many nice walleye he and his family caught this week. The fish are very active as the water temp. rises into and through the 60's. We have had very good small mouth, blue gill, northern and walleye activity. We also had two muskies in the low to mid 40's caught off the docks this week.

Now that the water temp is climbing rapidly we are happy to see many people in the water swimming. Swimming temps have been along time coming with the cool spring this year.


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