Ely area lakes are sporting 13" of ice or more and more ice shack villages are popping up all the time. Follow the plowed ice roads as many of the lakes also have a few inches of slush just under the snow cover. Shagawa lake is probably the most popular at this time of year and a few anglers are picking up some decent walleyes in 21-30' of water using shiners and rainbow chubs. Johnson and Birch lakes are giving up some decent Northerns in 6-15' using large sucker minnows. One Pine, Low and Birch lakes are starting to produce some nice slab crappies by using small white jigs tipped with small minnows. Good luck out there.
Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~ Chuck Clark