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

August 7 – August 14, 2023

Week 14 of the open water season.

Water temp: 70-75


We keep heading in the right direction on the east end of Lake Vermilion. The fishing has been on fire and will only keep improving as we move into fall. There has been a ton of walleye caught the past week and you can catch them a variety of ways depending on what style you like best.

We focused on two main patterns this week, jig and minnow and lead core. The jig and minnow bite is still holding strong in the sand. Sand humps and flats at the mouth of the coves and bays are the target areas for high numbers of walleye early and late in the day. Once the sun gets up the best way to catch late summer walleye is pulling lead core. Pulling small crank baits on lead core in 20-25′ over the mud basins has been producing a ton of fish. The main key to pulling lead core is covering water until you find active fish. The mud flats on Vermilion can span for 4-5 miles and these fish can spread out over the entire thing.

Baits of choice in my boat: lead core, #5 shad raps (crawdad, blue and purple), tungsten jigs with minnows


The bass fishing is still very good on Vermilion. Casting crankbaits in 4-12′ of water has produced the most fish. We have been fishing rock points and rock piles in that depth range to catch these big footballs. Before long, the jerk bait bite should really start to pickup as the water temp cools. I am still hearing of a good top water bite during the early morning and late evening on top of shallow rock.

Baits of choice in my boat: square bill crank baits, rattle traps, pop r


Check back in next week (8/21) to see 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