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Shore fishing in Ely area?

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We will be headed up to Ely next week staying on Shagawa, we would like to venture out but the group I am going with has little no experience canoeing. Can anybody give me some ideas were we could pack a lunch and shore fish in that area? not afraid of a little hike but the ideas of them fishing from a canoe is not a good one.

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Consider a guide in a larger boat.

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There are many little trout lakes with shore fishing opportunities, Miners has a fishing pier and bear head (Contact Us Please) park has a fishing pier.

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Fact is, this is just a bad time of year for shore fishing around Ely. Miners Lake right in town, with the aforementioned fishing pier, is primarily a trout lake, though it has bass and pannies, too. Summer fishing for trout there is basically a slip-bobber deal and you'll be fishing with your bait 20 feet down to get it to colder water and casting out as far as you can. A nightcrawler or part of one is the best all-around bait, although a small jig with part of a crawler or some waxworms is good, too. You'll need a trout stamp.

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On Little Long Lake there is a fishing pier that has crappie and pannies nearby (left).

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Try the Bass Lake Hiking Trail and then head up to either High or Dry Lake. Dry has brown trout so even with warm weahter they might be fishable from shore.

If you head east out of town on the Fernberg Road you could fish Glacier Pond 1 or 2. Rainbows and Brookies

You could head up the Echo Trail and try Hanson Lake. Splake and Brookies.

Good luck fishing.

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