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fishinbabe    0
fishinbabe

I am going up to Ely over labor day, and wondering if anyone has any advice for the lakes up there. Never been up there before.

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Skip111    0
Skip111

Fishinbabe,

Been fishing the Ely area since 1970. If you want to get away from everything, you can go up Echo Trail to Big Lake. Close to town you have Burntside, Shaggawa and a Lake I fish each year now, White Iron. White Iron is a chain connecting to Farm and Garden. I like to fish near the river systems.

Happy Fishing

love2fish1

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fishinbabe    0
fishinbabe

Skip111, I am staying in a cabin on the White Iron chain. So more than likely that is where we will fish the whole week.

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Skip111

fishinbabe,

Good luck fishing. Let me know how you do and let me know if you need any other suggestions. What lodge are you with?

love2fish1

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ahc667    0
ahc667

Does anyone know where the Tiger Muskies came from in White Iron? Has there always been Muskies in White Iron that may have inadvertantly spawned with the Pike? If so, are these the smaller Shoepack strain Muskies, or the Leech Lake strain? Maybe they were privately stocked?

I'd love to know if anyone has any idea where they came from.

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Steve Foss    0
Steve Foss

Hey ahc and skip:

Welcome to the forum. Great to have you over here. grin.gif

ahc: If the season is right, pike (which spawn earlier) can mix with muskie (which spawn later), and the product is the hybrid tiger muskie (sounds like you're well aware of that). But I don't know if any muskies have made their way into the White Iron chain. I know some muskies have escaped the Wolf River rearing ponds and have made their way from there through the river to Shagawa, but not sure about any muskies naturally ocurring in White Iron. Of course, we have a cabin on a lake chain near Bemidji that never had muskies. I caught one there a couple summers back, and the DNR had reports of them, so if someone can start stocking them there, they can start stocking them here.

If you want, you can call the Tower DNR office at (218) 753-2580 and talk to their fisheries head, Joe Geis, and ask him. If anyone would know, he would.

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seatersam    0
seatersam

hello, also heading up to big lake in sept for first time. any info on how to fish this lake at that time? thanks

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ahc667    0
ahc667

yeah, i was looking at the survey info on the DNR's website, and it shows they sampled 3 tiger muskies in white iron. it doesn't say that they surveyed any pure strain muskies, though. Do you know if the Muskies in the rearing pond you mentioned were Leech Lake strain or Shoepack strain fish?

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monstermoose78    1,352
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Well the ones i know that have been caught have been big more like leech lake then the little shoepacks

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Steve Foss    0
Steve Foss

The escapes were Mississippi (Leech Lake) strain fish used to stock Vermilion.

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fishinbabe    0
fishinbabe

Skip111, we are staying at the Pine Point Lodge for the week. Since never been up there, am unsure of structure or anything else on the chain, but know I am looking forward to going.

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ahc667    0
ahc667

I wonder how many escaped and if there is any natural reproduction (with other muskies, not pike) occuring. Maybe it was only a few of them that got loose and all they had to spawn with was Pike.

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Jackpine Rob    0
Jackpine Rob

2 years ago we caught a muskie 2 lakes downstream from Shagawa - it was one of those Steve Martin moments where we kept looking at one another and saying "WHAT THE HECK IS THAT THING?"

Talked to the fisheries guys and they were thinking it may have been an escapee that worked its way down. Roughly 28".

Great - first smallmouths, then rusty crayfish and now these things... So much for keeping the BWCA free of invasive pests.

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MN_Iceman    0
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fishinbabe-

I will be up there the weekend before you and staying at Pine Point Lodge. Will be heading up August 30 and coming home on Sept 3rd. Have been fishing up there for at 18 years this same week. Fishing can be really slow but it can also be OK at times. Crappies are hard to find now but if you find them they are large. Walleyes have be scattered the last few years but I can ususally get some on crankbaits in the morning and evening. It is great up there away from the city though. More of a family trip than a hard core fishing trip. It is a beautiful area with the leaves changing and the peice and quiet. I should be around on Sat though to tell you how we did. I will hopefully be in my new boat. Red Mr Pike 18ft with a 115 yamaha on it. We will also be up there with our new red lab pup so if you see us say hi.

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Skip111    0
Skip111

I used to fish Big Lake a lot. I love that lake. A little remote but worth it once your in. Very pretty lake surrounded by pine trees.

The best spot for walleyes is through the narrows. Either resort can point this area out to you on their maps. There are some plus 20 foot drops that usually hold fish. Or, go through the narrows and fish along the left shore all the way down and around to the left.

I like to fish leeches tipped on a 1/4 oz. yellow jig. Bring several, lots of rocks.

Good Luck!

love2fish1

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hovermn    0
hovermn

While in College at Vermilion, I went for a bike ride past the river flowing between Fall and Shag. and saw one heck of a fish! Must have been over 48" and it wasn't a Northern. I only wish I had a rod at the time!

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NoMiss

Fishinbabe: Report White Iron Chain last 2 weeks

Walleye bite is moving to crawlers and minnows, leeches will work (bring your own tough to get here - Vados is close to you) but crawlers (buy them in Ely and leave some cash in the local economy) out fish them 2:1. Minnows by the time you get there. Fish are found in the usual haunts -rock points, 15 to 25 FOW on W.I.. Have not fished Farm or So. Farm. Live bait rigging best with a floating head - less snags. W.I. is the best in the chain. Two kids and I had a shootout with the wallies in the rain last Sunday.

Northern bite has been awesome. Cranks in bright colors. Shallow as 4 feet. Farm maybe best. Kids have been using the cranks in 4-10 FOW and releasing numbers of 30+. I only guide on these excursions - wallie guy.

Smallie bite is either up against rocky shorelines or on mid-lake flats. If you get calm water - Torpedos, as previously posted, in a frog pattern have been good. If it's windy - jigs and plastics. Try the islands in Garden. This is the best smallie lake of the chain.

In general - windy shore, low light shallow, bright light deeper, bright colors on W.I. - you know the drill. Will be up myself your weekend. Hope for good weather and tight lines. It's an awesome chain of lakes. Remember CPR or my kids won't have anything to look forward to. Good luck!

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