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Ei‘i ECHO/ Page 7 Section 2 SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019 a 4,, %»MW% v ' Doug McNally Crain caught this 16 inch smallmouth while canoeing on Wind Bay. He and his brother did all the portages home through Wood! Tina Nevala, Ethan Arcella, and Jack Nevala took a day trip into the Bound- ary Waters and had a blast, catching waileyes and bass. Entry from Babe’s Bait and Tackle. Mike Sibley displays a nice limit of waileyes that he and Troy Knoll caught while fishing Basswood Lake. Entry from Babe’s Bait & Tackle. Mike Kennedy of Plainfield IL with a 3.5 lb smallmouth bass catch and release. Entry from Babe’s Bait Tackle. MW Brandon "Ballfage 11,‘of Dyton, OH got l o of n 12 lb, 36—inch northern, , on a Williams Wabler, on the same day — released in Bald Eagle Lake. Pictured with siste Ila Ball, ag 14. Andrea Kennedy of Plainfield, IL was out for a day of fun fishing on Shagawa Lake when she caught this 8 lb. northern pike. Entry from Babe’s Young Hunter Danay of Colona, lL caught this nice northern pike while fishing with grandpa Steve on Bass- wood Lake. Entry from Babe’s Bait ‘Curtis Bixenman of Wichita, KS nailed it on Burntside Lake when he caught this 38" northern Pike and a 3.5 lb. lake trout. Entry from Babe’s Bait Tackle. Tackle Bait TaCkle- Starting Memorial Day :- Babe S Fishing Report, VISIT Ely's Historic PIONEER MINE is?» « Pioneer Mine COMPLEX 401 North Pioneer Road Across from Grand Ely Lodge and alongside Miners Lake Ely’s stocked Designated TROUT LAKE! Learn about Ely’s rich history Tuesdays 2-5 and Fridays 3—6 from former miners. Free exhibits & more! Area Churches Welcome Visitors by Captain Russ of Babe’s Bait The walleye bite remains fairly consistent throughout the area. Most of the anglers out are using either crawlers or leeches, whether rigged on a spinner, orjigged around sunken islands or reefs. Most fish are coming from 15 - 22’ of water right now, but some folks are picking up some nice catches near shore in 4-10’ early and late in the day. Crank baits are also catching some impressive numbers of fish that are down deeper in the water column. Try using Berkley’s Flicker Shad, idly disappearing on many lakes due to the proliferation of rusty crawfish,which can decimate the weeds that they use as a food source. In spite of this, the pike are still out there in good numbers and are more than ready to attack anything in their vicinity. Over the last several years pike fishermen are using large spinner baits with great suc— cess as well“ Lake trout have been active 0n Burntside Lake. Folks dragging larger crank baits and FlickerMinnows orRapalaDeepTailDanc- spoons have been catching them in water I ELY 0”" c”"’°"{’"” ' ers and Shad Raps. At times when fish are depths from 25 to 45 feet of water. Although mfgemgpm‘gfigfc) dMai:figfigggfiyégrggigging? the fish being caught are not trophy size, many of them are in the five to eight pound range with an occasional fish exceeding ten pounds. The larger fish seem to be holding in depths of 60 to 75 feet. really running deep, you can either add a bit of weight to your current setup by using split shot or rubber core sinkers, and this will get you down into the zone. Another good option is to spool up a rig with lead core line as this setup works great in depths below 25 feet. Smallmouth and largemouth bass have really turned on with the advent of warmer weather. Some of the largest fish have been smashing the new Whopper Ploppers and frog imitations that are worked around weed beds and shorelines. Throughout the daylight hours, spinner baits have been working very well, but some anglers are getting frustrated over the pike cutting them off. At times, when the action is hot, try using a wire leader. Most of the fish tend to ignore the leader and focus on the commotion of a good topwater bait worked rapidly. There are times of course when they may shy aWay from a leader, but 2281 Old Hwy 169, 365-5413 Sunday School - 9 AM Sunday Worship: 10:30 am. First Presbyterian Church, 226 E. Harvey St. 365-5130 Coffee Fellowship 10:15 AM. Sunday Services: 11 AMWorship. Nursery available Ely Gospel Tabernacle Church, Corner of s. Central and Allaire St. 365-5272 Sunday Worship sen/ice: 9:30 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM Community Faith Fellowship Meeting at the Winton Community Church. ‘ Sunday Worship: 10 AM. (At 2640 Bear Island River Road) Wednesday: 7 PM. (At 2640 Bear Island River Road) 827-2789 TOWER Immanuel Lutheran Church, Tower 753-2378 Sunday Services: 10 AM Worship Service. 11 AM Coffee an’ 1’ St. James Presbyterian Church, . 302 Spruce Street, Tower 753-6005 Worship Service: 10:00 AM St. Martin '5 Catholic Church, Tower 753-4310: Sunday Mass: 10:30 A Ledgeroock Community Church, 1515 E. Camp St., 365-4890 Sunday Worship: 9:30 AM, Coffee Fellowship time 10:30 AM-11 AM St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Sunday Services 9:30 AM Services, at 715 E. Central Avenue, Ely 0 365-4914 Praise Fellowship, 302 E. Boundary St, Ely, 365-6033. Non Denominational Sunday Bible Study: 9 AM. , Sunday Praise Worship: 10 AM Ely United Methodist Church, 305 E. Camp St. 365-3355/365—3716 Sunday Services: 10:00 AM Worship First Lutheran Church (LCMS), 915 E. Camp St. 365-3348 Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 AM ' Jehovah's Witnesses, . SOUDAN fins 15 the “961’” “Miler that file] “11"” . Kingdom Hall Hwy 21 365-6290 St. Paul's Lutheran Church, AS mentwned’ “0” ems “’11 {caddy Sunday Services: 9:30 AM Public Talk 36 Church St Seudan 753-5341/753-6211 Sunday Service: 8:30 AM Worship, 9:30 Cotteeen' Soudan Baptist Church, 753-3902 Sunday Services: 9:30 AM Worship Service 10:40 AM Sunday School; 7:00 PM Evening Ser- vice; Wed. 7 PM Midweek Service BABBI‘IT Evangelical Lutheran Church, 827-2659 Sunday Services: 8:30 AM Worship Babbitt Assembly of God Sunday Services: 10:30 AM Worship smash a surface bait, whether it’s a duck, mouse, frog or any other of the variety of surface lures. Most of the action will take place around weed beds, butvthese are rap— Babe'o Bait -& Tackle 45 1 W. Sheridan, Ely (2 ‘1 8) 565-6930 (The best little bait shop in Ely We carry the area’s largest selection oflocaliy-trapped baits LEECHES, RAINBOWS, SHINERS, SUCKEKS “Walleye Headquarters” 10:30 AM Watchtower Study St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 231 E. Camp St. 365-4017 Sunday Masses: 10:00 AM. Sat. Mass: 5:00 PM Grace Lutheran Church ELCA 301 E. Conan St., Ely 365-5605 9:30 AM Worship Service, Coffee an’ after service, Holy Communion Every Sunday of the month. Luke McNaIly Crain caught this 18 inch walleye canoeing on Basswood’s Wind Bay.- ELY AUTO SERVICE One an Auto Pena/rd - Tires (flat repairs) 0 Express Lube, Oil Filters V Louis Champpa's Boundary Waters _ TAXIDERMY 0 1237 E Sheridan St. Fish Specialist 218-235-0361 218-365-6310 SERVING ANGLERS - t..__ FOROVER . iii Ci! 50 YEARS! Miller's lust Bite Me Bait 18 Alder Road Babbltt, MN 55706 Mr 218—235-7170 - Brakes - Exhaust 0 Alignments - Tune-Ups Trailer Bearing Repacking 20+ S’RV/C'E Locally owned serving Ely and the surrounding area. Open: Mon-Fri 8-5 1614 E. Harvey St. Ely y (218) 385-5994 OPEN: Mon 23%“ 3'10 438 E. Sheridan Great Selection 365-4011 of Craft Beers and Wine 2