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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.


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 21 tournaments held on this waterbody in 2020.

Species Total Fish Caught
Largemouth Bass 732
Smallmouth Bass 4

Top 5 Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2020 tournaments:

1     4.50 lbs
2     4.31 lbs
3     3.46 lbs
4     1.91 lbs
5     1.76 lbs

Top 5 Bag Weights of Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2020 tournaments:

1 368.63 lbs
2 170.25 lbs
3 155.13 lbs
4 155.13 lbs
5 94.94 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.

2021 Approved or Pending Tournaments
Start Date ID Approval Ramp Location Bank/Boat
Hook/Bow
Max Boats Species Youth? Open to Public?
June-1317671ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
June-1519480ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
25Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoYes
June-1918210ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
45Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
NoYes
June-2419471ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
25Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoYes
July-0119472ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
25Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoYes
July-0819473ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
25Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoYes
July-1319481ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
25Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoYes
July-1718211ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
45Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
NoYes
July-2219475ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
25Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoYes
July-2919476ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
25Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoYes
August-0519477ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
25Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoYes
August-1219478ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
25Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoYes
August-1719479ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
25Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoYes
August-2118212ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
45Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
NoYes
August-2619482ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
25Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoYes
September-1818213ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
45Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
NoYes
September-2519461ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
25Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
YesYes
October-0218214ApprovedCounty Park boat
hook
45Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
NoYes