451 West Sheridan Street Ely, Minnesota 55731
Fishing Report
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Walleye fishing in the area has pretty much fallen by the wayside. The lack of decent size fish and low numbers have caused anglers to hang up their rods earlier this season just shy of the closing of walleye and pike at the end of February. Some pike are still being caught, but these too have been on the small side.

Trout fishing, have been the go-to fishery for a good number of people this year. Whether it be lake trout on the larger lakes such as Burntside and Snowbank, or rainbow and splake on Tofte, and High and Dry, the success rate remains fairly consistent. Some larger splake have hit the ice anywhere from five to seven pounds from Tofte and High Lakes. Rainbow trout have been the best performers with many in the twelve to twenty-one inches in length. Small jigs tipped with wax worms, small salted minnows or actively jigging small spoons have produced the best results.

Crappie fishing is beginning to pick up as ice conditions have improved considerably.Although there is a heavier amount of snow on the lakes, there is still the ability to drive four-wheeled vehicles around. Best way to travel these days is by snowmobile as it opens up opportunities to venture into the under utilized lakes.