Ely Lake

Ely Lake is a small lake close to the center of town.  The boat launches aren’t great, so bring a smaller boat and a 4×4 truck or SUV.  This lake has some deep water, lots of rocks, some bays with weeds and wood and a good sized island that attracts a lot of fish.  There are some nice smallmouth bass, some pike and walleye here too.  Most of the pike will run smaller and you won’t catch a ton of walleye, but the smallmouth bass are worth a half day or more on this lake.