Ely Minnesota Fishing Reports

Walleye action remains steady for the most part with fish holding in twelve to twenty feet of water. Reports of lake turnovers are at best premature. Water temps are still in the upper 50s. Bait of choice these days has been spinners tipped with a crawler slow trolled along the bottom, although some folks still rely on a jig and minnow to tempt some into biting.

 Northern pike are still on the prowl, and they're hungry. Try fishing spoons and spinners along deeper weed edges. Some fish over forty inches have been taken recently, although most have been in the two to five pound range.

 Crappie action has been heating up as well. Cooler temps are triggering a fall pattern where they start to bunch up. Some of the larger lakes have been leading the pack, but smaller lakes have been turning out good stringers of crappies, and some fat sunnies.

Ely Chamber on Oct 11, 2017