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Section 2 ECHO/Page 7 ELY SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019 Caleb Johnson of Chaska, MN and his Grandpa Paul with Caleb's first ever bass caught in White Iron on a Mepps Spinner. Beth Mestan of Spring Hill, IA with Diane Mestan of Chicago, IL with a 1 a 4 lb. 4 oz. smallmouth bass that lb. 12 oz. crappie caught in Basswood Lake on a minnow. Entry from Arrow- was caught on Basswood Lake with a worm. Entry from Arrowhead Out- head Outdoors. doors. Sput Jandrey of Soudan used a square hook to get a meal of walleyes from Basswood Lake. Two big smallmouth bass were caught by sisters Kaylee & Emma Mestan from Frankfort, IL on Fall lake on a minnow. These are also the girls first fish either one has caught. One bass was 2 lb. 3 oz. and the other was 4 lb. 8 oz. Entry from Arrowhead Outdoors. Starting Memorial Day :: rS VISIT Ely's Historic i-, ~ PIONEER MINE~ ~ ~ .;. n - COMPLEX . "' " by Captain Russ of Babe's Bait Pioneer IVll e -- I : : i ! 401 North Pioneer Road :':':," Walleyes have still remained the target of as they disrupt the water more and draw fish Across from Grand Ely Lodge ~ltll' ,-'Tdr I e~s :" "i''.' many out on the areas lakes, and the majority from further away, and other times a large, and alongside Miners Lake- Ely's // //z,'' of those out there are continuing to fill their deep running crank bait will give 6ffthe good stocked Designated TROUT LAKE! ~,-, ~,- i!if' ~'~/qn,'l~'~Q" "'i! stringers. While most of the fish are in the vibrations that trigger a bite. Learn about Ely's rich history -? ~.~'// /~/, ~F" "-." eater size category, a few folks are managing Bass action has recently been the best of Tuesdays 2-5 and Fridays 3-6 ~/ /~,/ ' to catch a few wall-hangers. Some of the larg- the season. Top water baits have been pro- from former miners, d ~" ~~ ';' ~ est fish are being caught while trolling deep viding some of the hottest, most explosive Free exhibits & more! running crank baits on lead core line, Dipsy results. There's nothing like seeing your bait slip across the surface when a bass blasts it from beneath. Don't get hung up on colors or patterns here. If you think about it, the only thing the fish sees is what's on the under belly of the lure. The miriad of patterns and paint jobs are designed to catch fishermen, not ,fish. Some of the most productive lures will have most of their finish worn off, and still catch fish. Frog immitations and poppers rule the summer action as well as old reliables such 'as Hula Poppers and Jitterbugs. Some of the newest lures on the market are getting the at- tention of anglers and fish are the Live Target mouse, Savage Gear duckling and Dahlbergs' Whopper Plopper. Sunfish are readily slurping up bits of worm or waxies either on a small jig or just threaded on a hook. This is the easiest way to get youngsters hooked as the action can remain steady all day long. Kids get excited when they see their bobber dancing on the surface or plunge below the water line. In the past few years soft plastic baits are replacing some of the live baits on peoples lines. They can be very effective when worked properly, and they remain on the hook far longer then live bait. Stream trout are still co-operating for many on the area's designated trout lakes. Whether you are trolling or casting small spoons and spinners, or just dangling crawlers under a bobber, it's worth the effort to get out there Area Churches ELY Berean Baptist Church (SBC) www.bereenbaptistely.net 2281 Old Hwy 169, 365-5413 Sunday School - 9 AM Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. 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 218-409-6870 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 (L CMS), 915 E. Camp St. 365-3348 Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 AM Jehovah's Witnesses, Kingdom Hall Hwy 21 365-6290 Sunday Services: 9:30 AM Public Talk 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 lure will garner all the attention of the pike, and into some action. Grace Lutheran Church ELCA Divers, or downriggers. This same tactic will also get you some lake trout action on both Burntside and Snowbank Lake. While specific colors or patterns may be thrown around in conversation, the best way to achieve success is to get out there and try a variety of lures, baits and methods until you come across something that works. If someone tells you that one particular bait was working, chances are tomorrow you can use that same lure and draw a blank. Fish preferences change as the weather, temperature, wind, and barometric pressure changes. Some of the lures in your daddy's tackle box from forty years ago will still catch fish today, so it pays to be flexible. For live bait anglers the best success rates have been attributed to trolling crawler har- nesses behind a bottom bouncer or slip sinker. Leeches and minnows will also work, but crawlers have always been at or near the top for putting fish on the stringer. Northern pike are still very active in shal- low water, as this is where the majority of bait fish reside. Covering more water is the key, so tie on a spinner bait or spoon and get that casting arm in shape. The more casts you make the more fish will see your lure. If you are having pike swipe at your lure and not connect, try throwing something different at them. This is why it pays to have more than one rod rigged at all times. At times a surface Welcome Visitors Oasis Church, Int'l Sunday Worship 10 AM, Ely Senior Center For Midweek Services, call 218-235-1151 First Presbyterian Church, 226 E. Harvey St. 365-5130 Coffee Fellowship 10:15 AM. Sunday Services: 11 AM Worship. Nursery available Ely Gospel Tabernacle Church, Corner of S. Central and Allaire St. 365-5272 Sunday Worship Service: 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' St. James Presbyterian Church, 302 Spruce Street, Tower 753-6005 Worship Service: 10:00 AM St. Martin's Catholic Church, Tower 753-4310: Sunday Mass: 10:30 AM SOUDAN St, Paul's Lutheran Church, 36 Church St. Soudan 753-5341/753-6211 Sunday Service: 8:30 AM Worship, 9:30 Coffee an' 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 BABBII"r Evangelical Lutheran Church, 827-2659 Sunday Services: 8:30 AM Worship Babbitt Assembly of God Sunday Services: 10:30 AM Worship Louis Champpa's Boundary Waters 1237 E Sheridan'St. * Fish Specialist 218-235-0361 218-365-6310 SERVING ANGLERS FOR OVER 50 YEARS! Grill Chill