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

Hyppa's Guide Service
Jake Hyppa
  • Specializing in wallleye fishing on Lake Vermilion
  • Full and half day trips
  • Top quality boat and equipment
Jake is a young man in High School that has a passion for fishing and dedicates every bit of the time he has to being a successful guide on Lake Vermilion. Don't let his age discourage you - he knows Lake Vermilion well and is extremely successful in locating and catching walleye. 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.

Call or E-mail for more information:

(During fishing season - best way to contact Jake is to text him.)
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Wild Country Guide Service
Billy Rosner, Full-Time Professional Guide

Multi Species - Lake Vermilion & Vermilion River!

"Over 30 years Guiding Experience"
Full Day or Half Day trips available

  • Billy is a nationally recognized, 4th generation guide who grew up in a resort/fishing family. With over 35 years guiding experience, Billy has been a guest speaker at tradeshow and professional seminars both, locally and regionally. He has also been featured in several US & International outdoor publications such as Fiske Journalen, In-Fisherman magazine and In-Fisherman Guides, Fishing the Midwest, Outdoor WI, Musky Hunter Magazine, Walleye Insider, North American Fishing, MN Sportsman, MN Outdoor News, and more. Billy has guided with well-known TV hosts and tackle makers, tournament fisherman and some of the sportŐs foremost authorities. Billy is on the Pro-Staff of numerous industry-leading companies and is member #208 of the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA).
    To ensure the comfort and safety of his clients, Billy fishes out of a new Lund boat every season and provides top quality equipment.

    References Available Upon Request

    Call or E-mail for more information:

    (218) 666-2880
    3547 Kallio Road
    Buyck, MN 55771
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  • 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 -

    Living Legends Guide Service
    A.J. Wiesner
    • 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!)

    "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!

      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

    (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
    check out Andrew's web site from here!

      Lake Vermilion's Big Fish Specialist!
  • Guiding in NE Minnesota since 1988
  • Winner of the 2006 PMTT Lake Vermilion Muskie
  • Featured on Mid-West Outdoors, Simply Fishing, and
    WDIO's "Up North"
  • Lund Pro-V powered by Yamaha
  • Evening/Night Muskie fishing packages
  • Rod, reels and tackle provided if needed
  • Live bait provided if needed

    Dave Swenson

  • 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:

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