Fish Species

COVID-19 Update – June 11, 2021

As of Friday, June 11, Greater Sudbury will enter step one of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen. The roadmap outlines a three-step plan to safely and gradually ease public health measures and reopen the province. 

Seven municipal beaches are set to open with lifeguard supervision beginning Saturday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.


There are 14 documented species of fish in Vermilion Lake:

  • Blacknose Shiner

  • Brown Bullhead

  • Cisco (Lake Herring)

  • Common Shiner

  • Logperch

  • Northern Pike

  • Pumkinseed

  • Rock Bass

  • Smallmouth Bass

  • Spottail Shiner

  • Trout-perch

  • Walleye

  • White Sucker

  • Yellow Perch

For more detailed information and pictures of fish species found in Greater Sudbury lakes follow the fish link.

Check consumption guidelines for fish caught in Vermilion Lake through the Ministry of the Environment's Guide to Eating Ontario Sport Fish.