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I am going to be in the Babbitt area the first week of September on a bear hunt. I would like to do some fishing in the mornings. Not particular on what kind of fish. I don't have a boat nor do I have much of a budget to rent one. Are there some opportunities to fish from shore? If so can you recommend some lakes in that area. Ely is not to far.

thanks....

Jon

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Off either one of the bridges on Highway 1.

There are several trout lakes in the area that you could fish from shore at. Miners, in Ely has a pier. The other lakes could be fished from shore, GLacier Pond, High, Dry, Tofte, Hanson, Pear, Gypsy, Norway.

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That sure gets me started. Now I need to find a good map with roads to some of these lakes. I found most of them in google earth but the roads to them are difficult to see.

I also need to find a small put put 12ft boat to take to a few of these lakes for a couple hours each morning. I love to eat fresh fish. I am hoping to bring a few home too. Most I will release though.

thanks for the help!

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No I don't think so. I rarely fish. I really like it but I hunt so much there isn't much time left in the day. The wife would like to have a pontoon boat someday. I think that is a pipe dream. We just aren't consistent water people. The water calls us but we so often are to busy. I have a couple of friends that take me out once a year and I have a blast. It is as much the company as the fishing I think.

Interesting that you would take a left handed bow in trade. I do have a backup LH bow but I don't know if I am willing to part with it.

I was looking for something to use the week I will be in Babbitt to do a little fishing. I don't even know how much time or ambition I will have to get up early to go out. I am not very driven to fish by myself and my boating skills aren't very honed I am afraid. I grew up fishing in the bay in Superior and caught alot of fish that way.

I am trying to find someone with an old small kayak that I can use for the week. It would be easy to haul and fish close to the shore line. I still might ask around once I get there for a rental but then you are not very portable that way. Ideally if I new someone in the area, an old timer perhaps or someone that likes to fish and has the time I would be interested in going fishing that way. I could pay for gas and perhaps a little more. Then again if I harvest a bear the first night I am likely to head over to Wisconsin and fish with a buddy over there. As you can see it is really up in the air.

Jon

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