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Chode2235

Last Minute Labor Day Plans in Ely (BWCA)

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Chode2235

I just became available for labor day weekend, so after talking to my dad we decided to make a long weekend trip up to Ely.

We are looking to do some fishing, and a couple day trips into the BWCA.

Can anyone offer me some last minute suggestions on the best places to stay, where the fish are biting, as well as the best outfitters to deal with on such short notice?

I haven;t been up in that neck of the woods for years, and am hoping to have a nice relaxing weekend, catch some fish, and spend some time with my dad without breaking the bank.

Thanks for your help and suggestions.

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Leaky

Sound like a great weekend!

Are you interested in canoeing or renting a boat? Staying in town or at a nearby resort? What type of fishing would you guys like to do?

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Chode2235

We are pretty much interested in either/or. The trip is going to be pretty much off the cuff.

I really have no preference, other than saving some money where I can. I would love to come up this weekend and have a great time without spending a small fortune.

Whether that means renting a boat and staying at a resort, or canoeing and staying in town. I don't have a strong desire either way.

We will likely try to catch some walleyes, smallmouth, northerns or whatever is biting.

My dad and I are really looking forward to it. We are primarily looking for the best value and the best fishing. Any advice or recommendations are welcome. Thanks.

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ANYFISH

Your options are endless in the Ely area for resources. Although I did live in Ely for a short time and worked at Voyaguer North Outfitters on the east end of town. They are very resonably priced and carry anything you will need, bait, tackle, boats, motors, canoes, and wonderful advice and service. Act quickly as this is a very busy weekend for all in the area.

I hope this isn't taken as an advertisement It is just to help to get some going in the right direction quickly.

Good luck.

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Great Outdoors

ANYFISH,

Hey, hey, hey!!!!!

Watch the "bait & Tackle" stuff at VNO!! mad.gifmad.gifmad.gif

I can live with the canoes and boat stuff, but not the other!! grin.gif

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ANYFISH

Didn't mean to step on any FM'ers toes. frown.gif Maybe should have thought about that! I've used your services befor also and was not dissapointed!

Good luck to all this upcoming weekend.

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ANYFISH,

Well okay, but you hurt me bad, man!! frown.gif

But I heal quickly!! grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

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JustinG

Well, except when I get done stomping on you, Great Outdoors! grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

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Great Outdoors

Well, well, well,

We talk pretty aggressively on this forum, while locked in your house on the computer keyboard. smirk.gif

When you stopped in the shop today, you kept your hand on the doorknob and seemed prepared to bolt into the parking lot in case TGO got angry smile.gif

Good move, as I was just ready to give you an Oklahoma Stampede into the side of Mike's Liquor when you suggested that I wasn't the greatest fisherman in the world! grin.gif

You're lucky that customer came in so you could escape!! smile.gif

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Northlander

Ok lets get back on topic. Anyone have anything for this guy as far as some place he can go enjoy and maybe catch a few fish?

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Chode2235

Thanks for all the advice guys. My dad and I ended up at Smitty's out on Snowbank. That is quite a lake, and when the wind picked up this weekend, she got pretty rough for us.

The fishing was pretty good. The bass were biting really well, with the biggest probably a little over 3 lbs.

Its was a great weekend, but I didn't realize exactly how dry it has been up in that area. But the good news, no mosquitos.

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Great Outdoors

Glad to hear you had a nice time. laugh.gif

If you ever decide to come back into the area and like to fish for some trophy size northerns, lake October/early November is what you want.

White fish/Tulibees spawning on the reefs on many lakes, and northern love to feed on them.

No bugs, no traffic on the lake.

Best of both worlds! grin.gif

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