1017 Glenmore Drive | P.O. Box 728 | Tower MN, 55790 | 218-753-1200 | info@glenmoreresort.com

August 14- August 28, 2023

Weeks 15 and 16 of the open water season!

Water temp: 67-70


Leadcore is the name of the game right now! The walleye have moved out into the mud basins. Trolling to cover as much water as possible is the best way to catch fish. We are pulling lead core trolling shad raps at 2.2-2.5 mph in 22-25′ of water and catching a lot of fish. This time of year, you will catch a bunch of small fish, but if you keep catching them you will get nicer 14-18″ eater fish mixed in and come away with a bucket full most days.

Lead core is a great way to get out on the water and simply catch fish. Whether you want a fish fry, a family day on the lake, or to take a group of kids fishing, lead core is a fantastic way to fish.

Baits of choice in my boat: Suffix 832 18 lb lead core, #4 and #5 shad raps (craw, blue, and perch colors)


Bass are slowly moving deeper this time of year and will start schooling up of of points and rock piles. Casting small crankbaits at these fish is the best way to catch early fall footballs. These fish will be in schools so don’t be surprised if you catch 5-10 fish or more on one single point or rock pile. Smallmouth are starting to get ready for winter and are super aggressive right now. I would expect there to be a jerkbait bite starting anytime if this cooler weather sticks around.

Baits of choice in my boat: Small crankbaits (craw or white), suspending jerkbaits

Check back in next week September 4th for next weeks fishing report.

Zach Hrvol

Fishing with Z Guide Service

(218) 404-9200

We had a wonderful time celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary at Glenmore Resort. Since it was our first time staying with you we naturally did not know what to expect. Your hospitality shown toward our whole family was very welcoming and appreciated. We caught a lot of fish and took time to experience other activities in the area. The Tower Soudan Underground Mine trip was an education about iron ore mining, and an eye opener to the hardships endured by the miners. Your other guests were a lot of fun to be with too. Our cabin provided everything we needed to be comfortable for our week’s stay. The porch with the single beds were our favorite hang out in the evening with the cool breezes blowing off of the lake and view of the grandkids swimming right below us. There can’t be a better beach and swimming area anywhere which was totally unexpected for a big lake such as Lake Vermilion. Thanks again for your great resort and service!
Bob and Jenny Johnson – Brainerd, MN July 2018