First off, you should expect a great experience on the river chasing bronzebacks. You have my complete dedication and attention during your trip. While I cannot control how the fish react, I can control how much information you will glean from our time spent on the river.
The Vermilion River is an outstanding fishery with plenty of smallies living in its clear waters. The Vermilion is a smallish river with average depths around 2-3 feet. The water gets quite warm in the summer. Because of its relative warmth, waders are rarely needed. Wet-wading is the way to go!
Clients need to bring very little on their trip. I provide all the necessary gear including fly rods, spinning rods, lures/flies, and watercrafts. Clients will need a lunch, valid fishing license, the proper clothing (quick drying pants, hat, polarized sunglasses), and possibly a camera.. That's it!
Wading vs. Float trips:
First off, either way is a great way to spend the day on the river. But, float trips do have some advantages. First, in my custom crafted canoe, complete with back-rest seats and anchor system, we can cover much more water in a day than we can by wading. Normally, if you cover more water in the course of a day, the more fish you catch. Secondly, floating down the river is much less taxing on one's body. If you book a float trip with me, you will never touch a paddle. I do all the paddling and you do all the fishing. Keep in mind that even on float trips we do get out of the boat occasionallyand do some wading at very productive spots. Most anglers who have done both the wading and floating trips with me, much prefer the float trip. Float trips can only be done with one client as my boat only has two seats. If you wish to bring more than one angler on a float trip (2 or 3 maximum), you would need to provide a second canoe/kayak.