Doug Ellis and Dave Stewart hold a youth muskie tournament each year on Lake Vermilion. It's held in August out of Fortune Bay, and proceeds go to the Range Youth for Christ. Local muskie guides and fishermen guide the kids for a morning of muskie fishing. It's a great opportunity for kids to get a taste of muskie fishing from some excellent fishermen who do it the right way.
For more information contact Doug Ellis at Virginia Surplus at 218-741-0331.
Last year these groups received money from the Youth Muskie Tournament proceeds.
Nett Lake School Youth Center, YMCA, Northland Blades, Virginia Rotary Fishing Contest, Camp Chicagami, and Range Youth for Christ.
The Lake Vermilion Muskie Challenge has both a youth and an adult tournament. The youth tournament is Friday, August 8th, and the adult tournament is Saturday, August 9th. Both events are held at Fortune Bay Marina.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988