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Hopefully someone who's fishing the lakes can chime in but to let you know it sounds like the lakes around Ely are driveable in a 4x4 without being plowed.

Sorry I can't offer more. Most folks that post here are chasing trout now instead of walleyes.

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We were out on EN 1and2 last weekend. Fishing was tough to say the least. Marked a lot of fis, drilled a bunch of holes. Found fish on the breaks and mid lake reefs. Only got a dozen or so bites and only one on the hook for three guys on Friday and Saturday. Nothing on the ice. Humbling to say the least. We have a place on 2 and find fish all summer on 1 or 2 but in three hard water seasons have had a hard time finding Walter. Good luck if you go, travel is not really a problem right now. Let us know how you do out there, would love to hear of winter success on my home lake.

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My in-laws have a cabin on EN 1 so I am familiar with the lake but never tried it in the winter. So a little disheartening to hear that Max. I am coming up for the weekend and bringing a buddy who has never ice fished before so just want to stick with something familiar. I have never tried for lakers but with an ice fishing newbie along as well might save that for a different time. Thanks for the input guys.

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Well we walked out and our place is close to the channel. Only tried one right on the break coming out of the channel Friday night. Marked quite a few and thats were we had one on and a few bites. From Friday when we got there until Sunday when we left the temp went up almost 40 degrees. What that does to fishing? I don't know but it didn't seem to help us much. Going back for the sled dog races in a few weeks to give it one more try before the walleye season closes. We will see. Like I said we walked and coverd some ground but by no means the whole lake, 1 or 2. If you know the lake than you know you can find a few walleyes from time to time, they dont head south for the winter. Im going to keep at it. We Saw one truck go from the landing over into lake 1. Good luck Man, please let me know how you do.

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How about travel on Shagawa, any roads plowed?

There are roads plowed out on Shagawa. I have not heard much about the fishing tho. Evening bite would be your best best. The community spots are easy to find. Just look for all the shacks.

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The walleyes are still biting on Shags. Hit or miss, though, as it tends to be this time of the season. Evening/morning, as Mike said. Structure/breaks in 12-17 FOW are producing fish,.

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Max, didn't make it out to EN this weekend. Fished Shagawa and did alright Friday evening. Caught 4 walleyes all 12-15". Tried Saturday once it warmed up a bit but seemed like they shut down. Was marking quite a few but couldn't get them to take anything.

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Thanks Mike, glad you found a few, ill be up on the EN's in a couple of weeks giving it a run. I let you know how I do.

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