451 West Sheridan Street Ely, Minnesota 55731
Fishing Report
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Walleye fishing has been going extremely well, with most anglers managing to fill their quota. A lot of keeper fish have been readily taking slow-trolled spinner rigs and others are hitting jigs on the reef edges. The majority of fishermen have progressed to using crawlers on spinners and then working close in fish with a jig and leech. A good number of large walleyes up to thirty-one inches have been weighed in, but conservation minded folks are releasing the "breeders" over 22". Those smaller walleyes are better on the plate anyhow. Try fishing the flats in twelve feet of water or less.

Large northern pike to forty-six inches have been caught using live suckers or having spinner baits and spoons chunked at them. Work the emerging weed edges or rocky points.

Some really nice lake trout are responding well to either spoons with some green color variations or Rapalas in the glass minnow clear patterns or those with blue backs.

Sunnies and crappies are still staging for the spawn in the shallows but the cooler water temps seem to have put much of the action on hold. It will be only a matter of days before they begin their annual ritual.