Some Whitefish/tullibee Lakes To Open Saturday

Recreational netting dates for whitefish and tullibee (cisco) have been set on several Schedule I Lakes in the Tower area, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Schedule I Lakes (48 hour notice)


The following Tower-area lakes will be open from Saturday, Oct. 28 through Nov. 17:

  • Vermilion (all except Pike Bay, south and west of a north-south line at narrowest portion between Echo Point and Punchers Point) – 3.5 inch mesh.
  • Fall – 1.75 inch mesh
  • Basswood – 1.75 inch mesh
  • Newton – 3.5 inch mesh

These lakes all are designated infested with spiny waterflea so netters are encouraged to review rules that help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Other Tower area lake openings will be announced in November.