CALL (218) 753-2005


Over 40 years experience; 20+ years guiding on Lake Vermilion. My name is Cliff Wagenbach of Tower, MN and I offer guided walleye fishing trips on the East End of beautiful Lake Vermilion.


Lake Vermilion is approximately 35 miles long with 1200 miles of shoreline and 365 islands.You are going to need more than luck if you want to find the best walleye fishing hot spots. I will take you there.I will guide you to a safe, comfortable, and productive day on the water. My main objective on any trip is that my clients have an enjoyable time and to educate my clients on how they can catch more walleye on their own.If you are in town on business or vacation and would like to experience some great walleye fishing, give me a call...



Cliff's Guide Service 9401 St. Odilia Beach Rd. • Tower, MN 55790

(218) 753-2005 OR email us at





We are a local group of highly experienced Lake Vermilion fishing guides.

The Lake Vermilion Guides League is a not for profit organization of local Minnesota guides dedicated to the promotion of fishing and associated activities, to the education of others in the art and joys of fishing, to the preservation and conservation of those natural resources that are important to fishing and to the enhancement of fellowship and camaraderie among fishermen.


Lake Vermilion Guides League
PO Box 748
Tower, MN 55790



Relax, Fish...Play!


Lake Vermilion is considered one of the top ten most scenic lakes in the United States. With its 40,000 acres of water, 365 islands and 1200 miles of shoreline, it stretches 40 miles across the heart of Minnesota's Arrowhead Region. Vermilion, being one of the most southern Canadian Shield lakes, offers some of the most spectacular fishing. It is renowned as a premier walleye lake, but considered Minnesota's best kept secret for both small and large mouth bass. You'll find exceptional northern pike fishing, but "In-Fisherman" keeps saying that Vermilion is Minnesota's up-and-coming muskie lake. The pan fisherman won't be left out either, they can even be caught right off of Spring Bay's docks.




Our guide service is intended to be a service for our guests. Steven has been fishing Lake Vermilion all of his life. He is on the lake daily keeping up with fish movement, seasonal patterns and locations.If you are a guest at Spring Bay, we will mark your lake map with all the hot-spots for the type of fish you are looking to catch. Please call in advance and talk to Steven if you wish to schedule a guided time. He is always available to our guests for advice on fish location, different techniques, lake navigation, and any other assistance you may need. As your host, it is his intention to help you locate and catch fish. Feel free to call if you have further questions regarding the guide service.

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Since 2005 I've been specializing in Muskie and walleyes on beautiful Lake Vermilion. I service both the Cook and Tower ends of our Lake Vermilion.

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Matt is a full time muskie guide who lives and guides on Lake Vermilion in northern Minnesota. Matt has devoted the past Minnesota muskie seasons to Lake Vermilion which is a 40,000 acre muskie producing powerhouse. Since 2005, Matt and his clients have experienced extremely high catch ratios with numerous 50 plus inch fish and a few close to 50 pounds on Lake Vermilion!

P.O. Box 411, Soudan MN 55782

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