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Lake Vermilion

Vermilion County, IL
Vermilion County, IL
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Lake Vermillion is located on the west edge of the City of Danville.
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.
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.
900 acres
LAKE SIZE
30 feet
MAX DEPTH
12 feet
AVG DEPTH
577 feet
ELEVATION
BOATING RESTRICTIONS
Unrestricted
AMENITIES
Boat Landing
Camping
Swimming
Boat Rentals
Picnicking
Skiing
FISH TO CATCH
Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
White Crappie
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Lake Vermilion.
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FISHING OUTLOOK
BLUEGILL
Average 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 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 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 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.
PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: Lake Vermilion
CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
Lake Vermilion:
217-442-7561
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Mike Garthaus
217-784-4730
NOTICE: Lake-Link Inc assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions of the information for Lake Vermilion. Although we strive to provide the most accurate information as we can the information contained in this page is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.
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