451 West Sheridan Street Ely, Minnesota 55731
Fishing Report
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Now that the water temps have cooled, some walleye anglers are reporting that the bite has picked up again. The fish have been holding at mid depths between twelve and eighteen feet of water and are readily taking both crawlers and minnows. The action seems best late in the day and for some, some larger "eyes" have been taken during this period. Slow trolling Lindy style rigs at or near the bottom. Some also are having luck with larger sized crank baits at these same depths. A few folks are extending their days and are scoring some fish right at sunset, fishing minnows under lighted bobbers near the mouths of shallow bays.

Northern pike too have been striking both spoons and spinner baits fished along weed edges and reefs extending from mid-lake islands. Sucker minnows are working there as well, when either fished under a bobber or with dead suckers or smelt fished right on the bottom.

The trout bite has slowed somewhat or perhaps they have gone a bit deeper, but none the less are still striking crawlers fished at ten to fifteen feet for some, with others trolling tiny crank baits and spoons a bit deeper.

Crappies are starting to bunch up and are readily taking small minnows or soft plastics fished on a jig. Look for them to be suspended mid way down in the water column.