Ways to Fish In Ely Minnesota

walleyes.jpgThere are a number of methods for fishing in Ely Minnesota depending on the time of year and your preferred method of travel. For detailed lake access information, click here. (add link here)

Motorized Watercraft (Boats, Pontoons, Etc.): The Ely area holds hundreds of lakes with public, motorized access for the fisherman who prefers to fish by boat. There are also several lakes in the BWCA that also allow limited motorized use (25hp limit) with a special day use or overnight BWCA permit. Not sure how to get motorized BWCA permits? Check with any of Ely Minnesota’s knowledgeable fishing guides, outfitters, bait shops or lodging establishments. (links to chamber listings)

Canoe: Canoe fishing is a favorite method of fishing for many visitors to Ely Minnesota. Canoe fishing allows you access to the surrounding lakes in the Superior National Forest and to the BWCA (Boundary Waters Canoe Area) and Quetico National Park (Canada). Be sure to visit our “Get Started” area to find a resort, outfitter, or fishing guide who can help you plan your next canoe fishing trip in Ely Minnesota.

Kayak: Although it is a relatively new way to fish, a kayak can be a fun way to fish in Ely Minnesota. Kayak fishing is a great solution for the solo fisherman or when you have to get your fishing fix while vacationing with a group of non-fisherman. Kayak rentals are available at many Ely Minnesota outfitters. (link to outfitters)

Snowmobile: For winter ice fishing in Ely Minnesota, a snowmobile is the fastest way to travel. Many lakes in the Superior National Forest are accessible by snowmobile via a well maintained network of snowmobile trails and access points. For trail report information and Ely Minnesota lodging for snowmobilers, click here. (link) Remember, snowmobiles are not allowed in the BWCA but these lakes can be accessed in winter by dog sled, ski or snowshoe.

Dog Sled: If you love winter adventure, then dog sled fishing in the BWCA is a great choice. Ely Minnesota offers a number of experienced dog sledding companies offering guided day trips, overnight camping and more. Lake Trout fishing is quickly becoming an ice fishing favorite in the Ely Minnesota area. Some of the best Lake Trout fishing is located in the BWCA during the winter months so a guided dogsled fishing trip is the perfect combination!

Ski & Snowshoe: If you love the peaceful quiet of the wilderness in Ely Minnesota, you may prefer to get to your favorite ice fishing spot by cross country skis or snowshoes. The only motor you need is ….well….YOU, and it is good exercise too! Don’t forget to talk with one of Ely Minnesota’s knowledgeable fishing guides before you venture out. (link to guides)