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Ely, Minnesota fishing is some of the best you will find anywhere.  Area lakes are rich with Northern, Bass, Walleye, Crappie and many other species. Our goal is to take you out to catch fish.  Generally speaking, we will take you where the fish are biting rather than fishing for a particular species.  If you are interested in fishing on specific lakes or fishing for Muskies  or any other specific species of fish, please let us know at the time of your reservation.

2016 Rates*

1 to 2 People

Each Additional Person

Full Day Trip (8 Hours)



1/2 Day Trip (4 Hours)



Shore Lunch (Per Group)



*Rates subject to change without notice. **All Rates in US Dollars.

We have trips to fit any schedule and any skill level.  Whether you are a novice or have been fishing your entire life; whether you are trophy fishing or just hoping catch enough for a nice shore lunch; we have something to fit your needs.  We offer half or full day trips to all area lakes where motorized boats are permitted: Shagawa Lake, White Iron Chain, Big Lake, and others! 

We also offer trips to the motorized portion of Basswood Lake in the Boundary Waters if permits are available.  Additional permit and portage fees apply.  Click Here for more information. 

Please contact us a day or two ahead of time to arrange a time and place to meet the day of your trip.


What is provided:

   - Rods and Reels   - Bait   - Tackle   - Gas   - Life Jackets

We have only top quality gear on our trips and you are welcome to use any of it for the day at no additional charge.  Feel free to bring your own gear if you like.  Click Here to learn more about the equipment we provide on our fishing expeditions.

What to bring:

  • Good Raingear
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Licenses
  • Beverages and Snacks

Shore Lunch

No fishing trip is complete without a shore lunch and all the trimmings!  The concept of a shore lunch is pretty simple; hit the lake, catch some fish, take them to shore, cook them up and eat them.  There is nothing in the world like fresh fish and it doesn’t get any fresher than right out of the water!You will be hard-pressed to find a better shore lunch than Jim’s.  In addition to a lifetime of fishing know-how, he also has over 30 years in the restaurant business and has perfected dozens of recipes that make his shore lunch a bona fide experience.  You never know which recipe Jim will pull out of his bag but believe us when we tell you that you will be thrilled with the result.
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