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VERMILION, LAKE


Lake Information

County: Vermilion

Acreage: 900

Average Depth: 12.01 feet

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Unrestricted

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? Yes

Swimming? No

Picnicking? Yes

Camping? No

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There are no zebra mussels in this lake.


Fish Stocking

Year

Species

Size

Count

2018

Largemouth Bass

Advanced Fingerling 4 - 7"

1080


Additional information for stocking on VERMILION, LAKE


Fishing Outlook  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Average

During the most recent fish survey, of the bluegill collected, approximately 22% were larger than 6 inches and none were larger than 8 inches.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Very Good

During the most recent fish survey, catfish collected ranged in size from 9.5 inches to 23 inches and body condition was good. The catfish fishery is natural, but on occasion is supplemented with hatchery fish stocked from the Vermilion County Conservation District.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Very Good

During the most recent fish survey, the size structure of the bass population looks good with 68% being over 12 inches in length and 38% over 15 inches (based on bass collected that were 8 inches and larger). The largest bass collected during the latest survey was 4.93 pounds. Site Regulation: 15" length limit, 6 fish daily limit.

WHITE CRAPPIE

Excellent

Density is excellent for white crappie. Based upon crappie 5 inches and longer, 74% were over 8 inches and 21% were longer than 10 inches. Size structure is excellent. The crappie regulation will protect the larger crappie and encourage anglers to keep some of the smaller crappie. Site Regulation: 10 fish daily limit for fish less than 10 inches; 10 fish daily limit for fish greater than or equal to 10 inches.

Location: Lake Vermillion is located on the west edge of the City of Danville.

Description: Lake Vermilion is owned by the Consumers Illinois Water Company (CIWC), which has leased the surface rights to the Vermilion County Conservation District (VCCD) to make the lake available to the public for boating and fishing. Lake Vermilion has a maximum depth of 30 feet and an average depth of 12 feet.

Additional Lake Information: Two pole and line fishing only, except that sport anglers can take carp, carpsuckers, and buffalo by pitchfork, gigs, bow and arrow, or bow and arrow devices north of Boiling Springs Road, but not within 300 feet around the wetland boardwalk. Trotline and jug fishing are allowed north of Boiling Springs Road. Season Pass Decals or a Daily Fee Pass are required for all boats and can be obtained at the concession stand by the boat ramp.

Site Regulations:
Largemouth bass: 15" length limit, 6 fish daily limit
Crappie: 10 fish daily limit for fish less than 10 inches; 10 fish daily limit for fish greater than or equal to 10 inches.

Contact Information:
Lake Vermilion:
217-442-7561
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Mike Garthaus
217-784-4730

There were 29 tournaments held on this waterbody in 2019.

Species Total Fish Caught
Largemouth Bass 935
Smallmouth Bass 27

Top 5 Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2019 tournaments:

1     6.13 lbs
2     5.90 lbs
3     5.31 lbs
4     5.12 lbs
5     5.12 lbs

Top 5 Bag Weights of Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2019 tournaments:

1 252.63 lbs
2 240.25 lbs
3 178.31 lbs
4 163.31 lbs
5 133.00 lbs


Multiple day tournaments are listed with * end date.

Interested in participating in one of these public tournaments? Contact us with tournament ID for more information.

2020 Approved or Pending Tournaments
Start Date ID Approval Ramp Location Bank/Boat
Hook/Bow
Max Boats Species Youth? Open to Public?
June-0416497ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
30Largemouth Bass
NoYes
June-0616498ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
30Largemouth Bass
NoYes
June-0716382ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoNo
June-1116529PendingCounty Park boat
hook
35Largemouth Bass
NoYes
June-1816530PendingCounty Park boat
hook
35Largemouth Bass
NoYes
June-2014486ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
40Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoYes
June-2516531PendingCounty Park boat
hook
35Largemouth Bass
NoYes
July-0216532PendingCounty Park boat
hook
35Largemouth Bass
NoYes
July-0916533PendingCounty Park boat
hook
35Largemouth Bass
NoYes
July-1616534PendingCounty Park boat
hook
35Largemouth Bass
NoYes
July-1814487ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
40Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoYes
July-2316535PendingCounty Park boat
hook
35Largemouth Bass
NoYes
July-3016536PendingCounty Park boat
hook
35Largemouth Bass
NoYes
August-0616537PendingCounty Park boat
hook
35Largemouth Bass
NoYes
August-0913947ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
August-1316538PendingCounty Park boat
hook
35Largemouth Bass
NoYes
August-1514488ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
40Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoYes
August-2016539PendingCounty Park boat
hook
35Largemouth Bass
NoYes
August-2716540PendingCounty Park boat
hook
35Largemouth Bass
NoYes
September-1216543PendingCounty Park boat
hook
22Largemouth Bass
NoNo
September-1914489ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
40Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoYes
October-0314491ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
21Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoYes
October-1113961ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
20Largemouth Bass
NoNo