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I live on Lake Vermilion with my chocolate Labrador, Mookie. I have 30 years fishing experience on Lake Vermilion. I started fishing Vermilion when my father purchased a family cabin on Pike Bay in 1977. I grew up fishing walleyes, small mouth bass, and northerns year round. My passion for muskies began when I caught my first muskie in the mid 1990's. Since that day I have spent literally thousands of hours chasing esox masquinongy. Muskie preferences change constantly and I strive to discern the working pattern and bait rather than staying in the same old rut. I am one of a new breed of muskie guides that is innovative, energetic and willing to put in the time it takes to ensure my client's success.

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I fish muskies all day and into the night. Night fishing is very effective. Nothing compares with hooking into a true giant under the ebony cloak of darkness. I also love fall fishing. Fall is when the big girls come out to play. I troll and cast in the fall until the ice locks the lake up for another hard-water season.

Another great day on the ice!

Team of Paul Pollock/Garett Plotnik 6th Place Finish-2010 City Auto Glass Walleye Classic.

Lake Vermilion is world famous as a walleye fishery. As a walleye guide 1 am proficient at vertical jigging, lindy rigging, cranking, and slip bobbering. I've guided clients to some excellent days and personal best walleyes. (Check out some of my testimonials.) During the hard water season, I'm chasing lake trout on area lakes both inside out outside of the Boundary Waters as well as lakes in northwest Ontario.

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My mission as your guide is to not only put you on fish, but to show you prime locations based on seasonal preferences, and to show you baits that work and how to use them correctly. I'm also there to answer any questions you may have, from fishing information, to the history of the lake and the area, to how I think the Vikings are going to do this year =;<)
The knowledge you gain in a day of fishing with me will allow you to become a better fisherman.
  • Charter Member and Secretary - Lake Vermilion Guides League
  • Member Northland Tackle Pro Staff
  • Member St. Croix Rods Guide Staff
  • Member Costa Del Mar Pro Staff
  • Member Minnesota Muskie Guides Association
  • Member Muskies Inc.
  • Member Lake Vermilion Sportsman's Club
  • Authored articles for Esox Angler magazine
    and local "Hometown Focus" newspaper
  • Guide: Vermilion Youth Muskie Tournament since 2003
  • US Marine Corps. '85 - '89

  • Mookie

    In Memory of Zeke

    Esox Angler Magazine

    Recently published articles titled:
    "Vermilion Trolling Tips" in Fall 2007 issue of The Next Bite/Esox Angler
    "Things That Make You Go HMMM..." in Winter 2008 issue of The Next Bite/Esox Angler
    "Spring Night Muskies" in Spring 2008 issure of The Next Bite/Esox Angler
    "Night Shift Muskies" in Summer 2008 issure of The Next Bite/Esox Angler
    "Fall Night Fishing Tactics" in Fall 2008 issure of The Next Bite/Esox Angler
    "Crossover Tactics for Shield Lakers, Pike, and Walleyes"
    in Winter 2009 issure of The Next Bite/Esox Angler

    Home Town Focus Web Site & Newspaper

    Published stories titled:
    "Winter fishing adventure on Trout Lake - Part I" April 17, 2008
    "Winter fishing adventure on Trout Lake - Part I" May 11, 2008
    "Lake Vermilion Spring Walleyes" May 18, 2008
    "Muskie Season Begins" June 8, 2008
    "The 55 Inch Muskie" July 27, 2008
    "Three casts 'til hockey season" August 31, 2008

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