Guides of Lake Vermilion

So you're going fishing on Lake Vermilion. That's great! There's 40,000 acres of water to fish on.
There's 1200 miles of shoreline to navigate. And there's 365 islands to cast to.
Okay, so where are the fish and what are they feeding on?
What's the best lure and how do you present it?
Think you need some help?
One of these guides may be what you need to make that fishing trip successful.

Panichi Guide Service
Joe Panichi

Premier Lake Vermilion fishing guide!
Shore lunches
flexible scheduling
affordable rates
1/2 day or full day groups
walleyes, northerns, bass, panfish

How about our Spring Crappies Special!!

2754 Niles Bay Forest Road
Buyck, MN 55771
check out Joe's web site from here!

Lake Vermilion Guide Service
(Over 30 years fishing experience on Vermilion!)

"Walleyes, Northerns, Muskies, Bass, Crappies"
Doug Knoer

A great way to learn the lake! Flexible scheduling.
Full or 1/2 day trips. Shore lunch available on request.
Quality tackle provided.
Doug is a full-time guide and fishes Lake Vermilion all season.
References available.
Charter Member - Lake Vermilion Guides League
"Ask About October MUSKIE Fishing!"

E-mail -
Web Site -
Phone - 218-780-7089
Address - 10301 East Olson Road
Cook, MN 55723

Amundson Guide Service
Steve Amundson

Specializing in "muskie, walleye, northern pike, panfish"
on the west end of Lake Vermilion
Full day and 1/2 day trips
Affordable rates - Flexible scheduling
Quality equipment provided

Member of the Lake Vermilion Guides League
Sponsored by:
Toothtamer Rods, Cortland Line, Shimano Reels, Glittertails,
Big Game Tackle, Bobbie Baits, Outdoors FIRST,
Dreamcatcher Bucktails, Polarized H3O

Contact Info:


Guide Service and Fishing at the Resort

Wakemup Guide Service
Paul Klancher

Specializing in muskie, walleye, and northern pike
fishing both the east and west side of the lake
  • 4+ hour trips with flexible scheduling including night time muskie hunts
  • Featuring a smooth, dry ride in a 620 Ranger powered with Mercury Motors with the latest technology and equipment
  • 6th place finish in the 2018 PMTT Muskie Mega Tournament
  • Member of the Lake Vermilion Guides League

Contact Info:

Phone: 218-750-4101
Web Site: Wakemup Guide Service
Mailing Address: PO Box 608Cook, MN 55723

Vermilion Walleye Hunter Guide Service
Steve Krasaway

Steve will make sure your day on Lake Vermilion is enjoyable and comfortable while fishing out of a Lund Boat. With the ever changing conditions and forage in the lake, he will help you know what to look for to find the active fish on Lake Vermilion, along with which technique will entice them to bite. As a multiple top 10 finisher in the City Auto Glass Walleye Classic, he has the proven ability to catch fish consistently no matter what the conditions are. Steve also does ice fishing guide trips on remote locations of Lake Vermilion and surrounding lakes.

Call or E-mail for more information:

Check out our website from here -

(Andrew Judnick)

2015 PMTT Lake Vermilion Champion!
"Specializing in Lake Vermilion Muskies"

  • Full or half day trips available
  • Very reasonable rates
  • Flexible hours
  • Quality equipment provided
  • Night fishing packages

    An exciting, safe day out on beautiful Lake Vermilion!

    1306 18th St S
    Virginia, MN 55792
    (218)750-1573 NEW UNDER RECONSTRUCTION!!

    "Walleyes are my specialty"
    40+ years of experience fishing for walleyes on Vermilion's "East End"
    15 years experience as a professional fishing guide.

    • Affordable rates.
    • 1/2 day or 6 hour trips are available.
    • Flexible hours.
    • Pick-up at your location or meet at my place.

    Charter Member - Lake Vermilion Guides League

    Cliff Wagenbach
    9401 Saint Odilia Beach Road
    Tower, Mn. 55790 --- (218)753-2005
    check out Cliff's web site from here!

    RB's Guide Service
    Rob Bryers
    Very Knowledgeable Walleye Guide!

    Serving all of Lake Vermilion
    & Trout Lake
    Walleye, Smallmouth Bass &
    May & June Crappie
    Highest quality Fishing at affordable prices
    • Half, 3/4 or Full Day Trips to fit your schedule
    • Over 50 Years of Fishing Experience on all of
      Lake Vermilion and Trout Lake
    • Early Lake Trout fishing in May
    • Shore Lunches
    • Member of the Lake Vermilion Guides League
    • Insured and Licensed
    • U.S.Forest Service BWCA Wilderness Guide / Outfitter
      permit holder
    • Visit Rob's website for current fishing report!
    Contact Info:
    Cell - 218-780-7939
    E-mail -
    check out Rob's web site from here!

    Hyppa's Guide Service
    Jake Hyppa
    • Specializing in walleye fishing on Lake Vermilion
    • Four, six, and eight-hour trips with flexible scheduling
    • Top quality boat and equipment
    • Ask about smallmouth bass and spring crappie fishing!
    • Call for a fishing report of Lake Vermilion
    Jake is a young man that has a passion for fishing and dedicates every bit of the time he has to being a successful guide on Lake Vermilion. He knows Lake Vermilion very well and is extremely successful in locating and catching walleye along with other species of fish. He grew up on Lake Vermilion with a fishing rod in his hand. Jake is excellent with using his electronics to locate fish and always willing to share his knowledge with his guests. He hopes to see you on the water!

    Call or E-mail for more information:

    (During fishing season - best way to contact Jake is to text him.)
    Check out our website from here -

    Mike's Guide Service
    Mike Estrin
    • Over 20 years experience fishing Lake Vermilion
    • Specializing in Walleyes
    • Also targetting Northern Pike, Crappie and Panfish
    • Full day & half day trips with flexible scheduling
    • Shore Lunch available
    • Member - Lake Vermilion Guides League Volunteer guide for Lake Vermilion's "Take A Kid Fishing"
    "I fish the west end, east end and everything in between!!"

    Cell - 218-666-6054
    E-mail -
    Web Site -

      Looking for a fishing adventure on
      Lake Vermilion? -- Call Dave!
  • I've been fishing Lake Vermilion since 1985 and
    started guiding full time in 2003.
  • Flexible starting times.
  • All tackle and bait provided.
  • Lund boat powered by Mercury motors.
  • Past champion of Lake Vermilion Walleye Classic.


    Dave Schaeffer

  • Living Legends Guide Service
    A.J. Wiesner

    Specializes in Muskies, also targeting Walleye, Bass,
    Northern Pike and Pan fish
    • Full and Half day trips
    • Quality equipment provided
    • Affordable rates
    • 3rd Place - 2016 PMTT World Championship
    Using Tournament proven tactics and the most up to date fishing technology. My goal at Living Legends Guide Service is to exceed the expectations of every single guest that fishes with me. I spend 150+ days guiding on Lake Vermilion each year and fish extremely long hours to ensure that I'm always one step ahead of the ever changing bite.

    Contact Information:
    Cell Phone 1-507-358-2047
    (Check out A.J.'s web site from here!)

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