May 6, 2003
The Department of Natural Resources has a report this week related to the fishing opener and the health of the states’ walleye population.
The report notes that Lake Vermilion has a “solid walleye population” but it’s the lakes’ muskies that “are generating the greatest increase in angling pressure.” The report goes on to say that “11% of the anglers who come to Vermilion come to cast for muskie.” And the biggest reason the muskie fishing is on the increase is because of the fish’s large average size, reports of fish in excess of 50 inches, and the shear beauty of Lake Vermilion.”
Well, the walleye anglers can fish and enjoy the lakes’ beauty starting this Saturday. Those muskie fisherman will have to wait until the muskie season opens on June 7th.