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MMS3rd

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We have fished the Ely area thw first week in June nearly everytime we have been up there. This year will be a week later (June 9). Considering your weather, etc., any ideas about the smallie bite?

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You will be fine.

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You might consider Vermilion for the June smallie bite. They'll still be in shallow, and V is putting out huge numbers of bronzebacks these years with plenty over 5 lbs. Coupla times last June I went musky fishing there, and with the cooler water the 'skies hadn't turned on yet, but I had great luck with shallow smallies tossing plastics and twitch-pausing husky jerks. Several fish over 5 lbs. And V is only about 20 minutes from Ely.

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I think your better off being a week later.

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Thanks. We've fished Jasper, Bear Island, Little Long and the Vermilion River the past few years. I love the river and will miss not being there this year. We fish the 10 mile stretch and have gotten some very nice bass. We'll be staying on Farm this year but will probably try a couple different spots.

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