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NoMiss

Walk on sites - Ely area lakes

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NoMiss

I'm new to the ice fishing scene in the Ely area and will be up north in a couple weeks and hope to do a little fishing but I need some advice. Which lakes in the Ely area can a guy walk on, say from a public landing, and still find decent areas to fish? I don't own a snow machine or four wheeler so I'm resigned to walking. Any help would be appreciated. Good luck to all attending the Burntside Bash - have fun, be safe. Thanks!

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yukon

nomiss, are you going to the bash? define walk in. 100 ft 100 yards. within a mile. etc. Burntside for lake trout. miner's for rainbows. bass for little crappies. shag for northerns and walleyes.

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caseymcq

If you want to go after rainbows and brookies, Miners Lake/Pit would be a good one for walking out on. The snow isn't too terribly deep in the area so depending on how far you want to walk there may be other options. I think there is decent fishing water withing a half mile from the VanVac Landing on Burntside.

Good luck where ever you end up.

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NoMiss

Yukon and Casey Mcq:

Can't make the Bash. Won't be up until late Sunday, duties on the home front. To your question about distance - if the snow's not too deep I'll walk up to a mile. I'm thinking walleyes and pannies. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks again.

NoMiss

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