July 1st fishing report from the Ely Fishing Guide Company by guide Mike Stark. Fishing has been good in the Ely area lately! Water temps are right around 70 degrees. We are getting fish in lots of different locations using lots of different presentations.

Walleye are stacking up on their summer haunts and the big females are on the move! Rock piles, points, rocky shorelines, and bays have all been holding fish. 15-25ft seems to be the best bet for walleye right now. We have been catching them on lindy rigs and spinner rigs tipped with either a leech, crawler, or minnow. We have also been catching a few walleye trolling Rapalas.

Northern pike have been hanging around the deep weeds and deeper points in 10-20ft. We have been having our best luck trolling Rapalas around the deep weeds. We have already caught quite a few over 40in!

Smallmouth bass are starting to move away from the shorelines. We are starting to see them mixed in with the walleye. You can either live bait fish them or throw a Rapala at them. They are a lot of fun to catch!

Crappie are now done spawning and starting to school up again. A minnow fished in 15-20ft has been working the best.

Now is great time to get out there and fish!Smallmouth bassWalleyeNorthern pikeCrappie