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phillyfacks

Hey guys..I have a buddy that goes to school in Ely and he's wanting me to come visit, I'd like to try to do some ice fishing when I make the weekend trip. I've always wanted to caught a laker through the ice! Any advice on lakes up near Ely, and how deep do you usually fish for them?

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Steve Foss

Ohhhhh, Phillydog, lots of info has been posted on this board through the last few years on icing inland lakers. Page down, probably to the next page, and look at a thread called "inland laker tactics and techniques," or something close to that.

You can also use the "search" feature here to access this great library of shared expertise. While there's a lot of help here on this board for every question, using the search feature and accessing past posts keeps the authors from taking the time to re-write the book over and over again. grin.gif

The only laker lakes close to Ely are Burntside and Snowbank. Burntside gets probably a good bit more laker angler traffic, because it's much bigger and doesn't have any motor restrictions like parts of Snowbank do (some of Snowbank is inside the BWCAW, some outside). We just got done with the Fifth Annual Burntside Bash last weekend, more than 50 people gathering for lakers on Bside, and there was a lot of chatter on the boards in a few threads leading up to that.

Good luck, and have a blast. And if you have more questions after you've looked things over, just shoot! grin.gif

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caseymcq

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... The only laker lakes close to Ely are Burntside and Snowbank....


You forgot one, Ojibway. It isn't quite as productive as Burntside or Snowbank but there are some Lakers in it.

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Steve Foss

Casey, thanks for that catch! And I've actually fished that lake. shocked.gif

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phillyfacks

Thanks guys for the info, my friend knows exactly where those lakes are, I'm excited to give it a try. I was reading and it seems like you fish atleast 30 fow out there? Have one rod along with a tip up...I also noticed you like to use pimples...just plain or with a minnow? Thanks again!

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Steve Foss

Most guys tip their jigging laker lures with a minnow head or tail or chunk of cisco or smelt.

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caseymcq

If you can pick up some larger Slender Spoons by Custom Jigs n' Spins those work really well. Side-winders, Little Cleos and Kastmasters are a couple other good spoons for Lakers.

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