Fishing & Hunting

Imagine Ely 

Imagine a place where one of Minnesota’s 10,000 spectacular lakes can been seen around every bend. . Imagine a place where you have access to over a dozen species of game fish – literally at your doorstep. Imagine a place where trophy walleyes, bass, pike and trout are plentiful. Imagine being at the front door of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and world class fishing. Imagine a place where a shore lunch isn’t just reserved for that “once a year” fishing trip. Now make your imagination a reality…live, work and fish…in Ely Minnesota.




Fringe Benefits

Living and working in Ely Minnesota means having some of the best fishing in the country within your reach. The area boasts some of the finest smallmouth bass fishing in all of North America. World class northern pike live in the hundreds of Ely area lakes, not to mention the nearly 46 lb. Minnesota state record that came from these waters. Whether you’re looking for a walleye dinner or a wall hanger, Ely’s the place. The famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area is home to Minnesota’s state record walleye, a 17 lb. 9 oz. giant.  Lake trout, largemouth bass, rainbow trout, splake, crappies, bluegills, brook trout and perch all add to the fishing mix. Shouldn’t any job come with some fringe benefits? Make Ely your fringe benefit! Live, work, play….and FISH…in Ely Minnesota.



Now That You Mention It

The mere mention of Ely is synonymous with world-class fishing opportunities. Living in the Ely area means having access to a multitude of popular fish species, from Smallmouth Bass and Walleyes to Lake Trout and Muskies. Ely Minnesota lies within the Superior National Forest and is the Gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, featuring hundreds of canoe access fishing lakes. The Ely area is also home to dozens of motorboat access lakes…home to some of the best fishing anywhere. Now that you mention it, think of us when you think of a place to live, work & FISH…in Ely Minnesota!



The Heritage of Hunting in Ely


Did you know you can hike all the way to the North Pole from Ely and you’d only have to cross two highways…and they’re both in Canada? This means Ely and the forest country that encompasses the area is vast. With all this space, it’s no wonder why many folks who live here and many that visit, take advantage of the hunting opportunities that exist in the Ely area.


Ely offers a variety of species from whitetail deer to ruffed grouse as well as numerous migratory waterfowl. Whether you are new to hunting or it’s deeply rooted in your family traditions, hunting is a great way to connect with friends and relatives while connecting with nature.  Generations of Elyites have made the sport of hunting a part of life. Living in the Ely area can offer you a chance to learn the way of the woods and waters. Come, joins us! You too can enjoy the Heritage of Hunting in Ely!