The Area Waters


Abram Lake


Abram Lake is located at the mouth of the Marchington River and it is where the Marchington River and the English River meet.  This lake provides good fishing for smallmouth bass, walleye, lake trout, muskie and northern pike.  It gets less fishing pressure than some of the other lakes in this area as well.


Big Vermillion Lake


Big Vermilion Lake is a big lake with some deep, clear water.  It is difficult for some anglers to fish, but if you know how to fish deep, clear lakes, you can do well here.  It has some trophy fish in it and if you put in the time, you may catch walleye, lake trout, muskie, smallmouth bass and northern pike.


Botsford Lake


Botsford Lake is a narrow lake, which is great for getting out of the wind on windy days.  The fishery is good and it consists of walleye, smallmouth bass, lake trout and northern pike.  It is a fairly easy lake to fish and the action is usually very good on this lake.


Lac Seul


Lac Seul is one of the best drive to fishing lakes on the planet and this section of Lac Seul is known for excellent fishing for walleye, northern pike, muskie and smallmouth bass.  If you want to visit Lac Seul and you want to be able to catch muskie and bass to go along with walleye and pike, this is the part of the lake to visit.


Little Vermilion Lake


This lake is next to Big Vermilion Lake and the fishing here is very good.  Many anglers prefer Little Vermilion to Big Vermilion because the action is usually better and there are plenty of trophy fish here as well.  The smallmouth bass fishing is awesome here and you can also catch muskie and northern pike.  The fishing pressure is minimal due to the lack of walleye.  Most anglers come to this area to fish for walleye, so this lake is like a hidden treasure for those of you that like to target bass, pike and muskie.


Big Vermilion Lake


Big Vermilion Lake is located near Sioux Lookout and offers excellent fishing for a variety of freshwater game fish. Walleye, lake trout and muskie are targeted the most but the smallmouth bass fishing is also very good as is the northern pike fishing. There are a variety of lodge accommodations to choose from so finding a place to stay is easy.


Minnitaki Lake


Minnitaki Lake is a big lake with some very deep water.  The fishery consists of walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, lake trout, perch and whitefish.  It’s a good action lake with trophy fish too.  It’s one of the better walleye lakes in the area, so if you’re looking to stay on this chain and stay off Lac Seul for the day, this is probably the lake you want to spend some time on to catch some walleye.


Other Area Lakes


This area has so many other lakes that you can fish, especially if you have a smaller boat that can be dropped in or used to portage into some of these areas.  The fishing is good on these lakes for many different species of fish such as northern pike, smallmouth bass, muskie and more.