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Quapaw
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 03:33 PM 06/02/08 (CST)

Hello all.. My boy and I live in MO and we will be heading up to the Ely area next week and I've never had the pleaser of fishing up there. Can anyone give me some pointers as to what baits are best for this time of year. We mainly fish for crappie and large mouth bass here. But while I'm up there smalls, pike and walleye will be my target and I have no idea what to bring.. Any pointers would great..

Thanks..

-Ken
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 03:55 PM 06/02/08 (CST)
Welcome to the site. Its a great time of year to be fishing fish are usually willing to bite.

For walleye an assortment of jigs from 3/8th - 1/16th oz should be the best bet, usually you will be using 1/4 or 1/8th oz. Tip it with a minnow to start, you can try leeches as well.

Lindy rigs are also a good bet, tip agin with minnow or leech, even a night crawler should work.

I would start on the windy shorelines. Wind will push the bait fish up against these shorelines. Just look at where the wind has been blowing recently and go there. The longer and more persistent the wind has been from the same direction the better it is. Start shallow in the morning and then work deeper during the day if the bite trials off and then move back shallower during the evening again.
Pike should go for spoons or spinner baits, no real trick there. Shallow bays should hold lots of 2-3 pounders, usually the big fellas hold out a little deeper and on the weed edges.

I usually find smallies on the rocks, find a rocky point and pitch jigs, spinners, cranks, plugs, use the entire box until you figure them out. Usually plenty aggressive so you should pick up a few.

Have fun.


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 05:38 PM 06/02/08 (CST)
Quawpaw, any lake you'll specifically be on? I just came back from the Ely area yesterday.

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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 07:17 AM 06/03/08 (CST)
Hey Quapaw,

Welcome to My fishing Pals. Glad to have you aboard!



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Quapaw
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 09:55 AM 06/03/08 (CST)

Thanks for the welcome.. And the tips "nofishfisherman".

Pete, to the best of my knowledge I think Bear lake is where our group is camping.. I have been told the we will be fishing several places in that area. Mostly the boundary waters. Being that far north I'm not sure if they are all called boundary waters..?

I have plenty of warm and cool clothes and lots of bug spray as from what I have read those pesky mosquitoes can be problem.

I've never fished for Walleye or Pike so this should be interesting I'm just trying to gain as much knowledge as I can.

Thanks again
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 03:18 PM 06/03/08 (CST)
X2 on what nofisherman said. You can also try Shagawa lake, I heard the eyes are bitting at or near the river mouths early morning and just before dark.

Slow trolling with worm harness spinners and minnow spinners work. Floating jig heads lindy rig style work good also.

Good luck and hope you have fun in my home town. Great people and a great place.

FYI best italian in mn is at Sir G's (my wifes aunt and uncle)located on the main street.

Welcome to the site as well.



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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 08:56 PM 06/03/08 (CST)
Quapaw welcome to the website. Get ready for some the most beautiful waters in the world. nofisherman said about all there is for fishing up there. My favorite bait up in the Boundary Waters is pink jig with a 3" white twister tail. We canoed in and brought frozen minnows in baggies, but most of the time you don't need live bait. Don't for get Rapalas and a camera.

Good luck and make sure to give us a report.
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 08:01 AM 06/05/08 (CST)
if you are going to bear island lake....be prepared for trolling cranks...jig fishing and slip bobbers....fish by the islands...2or three of them ...if no eyes you should get into some crappies.....my best info to give you would to be to hop over to birch lake and pound some walleyes there....got 42 the other morning there...and it should be as good or even better now.....not to be negative...but i personally do not like bear island lake....but never the less...you will be in a great areawith many options....good luck


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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 08:06 AM 06/05/08 (CST)
just to add...the pike fishing on birch was very good also...we boated a few over 35 inches.just fishing for eyes....a sucker minnow will work well with a set up for pike....or use spinners or spoons...shallow....most lakes in the area will fish the same...except burntside....again good luck


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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 02:31 PM 06/05/08 (CST)


Thanks for all the info.. I was totally wrong.. We will be a Fall Lake. I still going to try the methods mentioned. Hopefully we can get on some fish early in the week and stay on them all week long.. 6 days of fishing I'm bound to catch something decent. I want more than anything for my boy to catch a lunker. He's 9 and this is his first "real" fishing experiance.

Thanks again for all the great info.
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