451 West Sheridan Street Ely, Minnesota 55731
  • 218-365-6930

When you finally decide to visit Ely, Minnesota and the surrounding Boundary Waters Wilderness one of the first things to do is choose a bait and tackle shop and Babe’s is the first choice of savvy anglers. Once you enter the front door, you realize that you have entered a real bait and tackle shop. You feel comfortable with the surroundings that take you back in time. From the scent of fresh bait in the large tanks to the well lit shelves stocked with your favorite lures like Rapala, Mepps, Northland jigs, and spoons by Daredevle, to rod racks brimming with high quality rods, and a display case full of reels by Shimano, Pflueger, Abu Garcia, and more, you can just tell that this is a shop who caters to the finest anglers who pass through this North woods store. Walleye fishermen from around the globe join in the friendly banter at the counter discussing the best baits, tactics and locations of the current hot spots. This informative conversation is sure to pique your interest and demand your attention. This is no ordinary bait shop, but a prime example of a quality establishment that has you the fisherman in mind.

Babe’s Bait and Tackle IS “the best little bait shop in Ely”.

Lodging in the Ely Area

Echo Shores Resort

A Stay Inn Ely

Northernair Lodge

The Paddle Inn


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