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Headin up to the Ely area over labor day weekend. I've been up and fished Vermillion a handful of times. If we hit V we'll be puttin in at McKinley Park.

Can someone point me in the right direction, general areas/techniques for whats been workin on the East end????? Lookin for a few eyes for the fryin pan.

In addition, if anyone has Any suggestions for other area lakes big or small in the area? We strictly want to fish walleyes.

Thanks

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Cliff Wagenbach

Fish the reefs, humps and points in Big Bay.

Lindy Rigs baited with crawlers or minnows have been working well the past couple of weeks.

Cliff

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Tommy Tadpole

Cliff has got it right. There are plenty of Walleye on the mid-lake reefs. You are almost guaranteed fish if you work the front flats. I have been out there along with alot of other boaters and fish are being taken on crawlers, leeches and minnows.

Fish on, Tommy Tadpole

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