2019 Rates/Packages

The best way to experience Northern Minnesota fishing is with a skilled and knowledgeable guide. Our Ely, Minnesota fishing guides live for fishing these waters.  Let our guides put you on the best reefs, holes and cast the most productive shorelines. They will show you the proper techniques and rigs for successfully fishing Northern Minnesota waters, which will certainly eliminate hours of trial and error.  We have a number of guides that work for the Ely Fishing Guide Company.  They are the best of the best!  You feel like your in the right boat when you spend a day with our guides.  The Ely Fishing Guide Company has had 20 plus years of actual professional guiding experience in the Ely area and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).  Our guides fish as a team, this is a unique advantage for our customers.  You not only get to experience the knowledge and skill of your guide, but all of the guides combined!  We are able to keep our customers on fish by sharing information on fish locations.  All of our guides are insured and licensed to operate in the BWCAW by the U.S. Forest Service.  We set the standard for the most knowledgeable and professional guides in the area.

Package #1 - Famed Basswood Lake

Portage into famous Basswood Lake. This is one of, if not the Northern Minnesota Fishing Lake . As the producer of Walleye over 14lbs., our state record Northern Pike 45lbs 12oz., and Small mouth over 6lbs., this lake has what most anglers are looking for - an excellent population of game fish as well as a legitimate shot at the catch of a lifetime. It is important to note that this lake is in a motorized portion of the Boundary Waters so entry will require a day use permit. These permits are reserved quickly so early reservations are a must! If you are interested, please give us a call as soon as possible. You will enjoy fishing out of comfortable (custom rigged for portaging) 14ft to 16ft boats. We take your comfort seriously, all our boats are equipped with seats and back rests.

Trip includes: Guide, Boat, Gas, Bait and tackle

Rate: 8hr 2 people:  $450.  Additional People:  $100 ea.

Rate: 6hr 2 people:  $400.  Additional People:  $75 ea.

* Ask about our repeat customer discount!

(Permit reservation fee and portage fees may apply.)


Package #2 - The Ely, MN Area Lakes

Fish the water right outside your cabin door.  Lakes we fish are: White Iron, Farm, South Farm, Garden, Shagawa, Burntside, Snowbank, Birch, Vermillion and many others in the Ely Area.  The fastest and most productive way to learn the lake is with a guided trip. While on your vacation, we know your time is limited. We will teach you locations and techniques that will help you catch more fish safely and comfortably!  Fish one of many area lakes for Walleye, Northern Pike, Crappies and Smallmouth Bass.


Trip includes: Guide, Boat, Gas, Bait and tackle

Rate: 8hr 2 People:  $450.  Additional People  $100 ea

Rate: 6hr 2 People:  $400.  Additional People  $ 75 ea

Rate: 4hr 2 People:  $325.  Additional People  $ 50 ea

*Ask about our repeat customer discount!



Package #3 - Remote Lakes

Hike or drive into one of the more remote lakes found in the North woods. This is a great fishing adventure as you may be the only people fishing these waters. These gems go relatively unfinished throughout the season due to their isolated location and in some cases unknown fish populations. This is the trip for those who want to add a little excitement to their fishing experience.


Trip includes: Guide, Boat, Gas, Bait and tackle

Rate: 8hr 2 people: $450.  Additional People:  $100 ea.

Rate: 6hr 2 people: $400.  Additional People:  $75 ea.

*Ask about our repeat customer discount!












Package #4 - Boundary Waters Fishing by Canoe

Take a day to canoe and fish in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. A great way to get out into the wilderness and fish areas that seldom see a rod and reel. Let your guide position your canoe allowing you maximum time to cast, troll or jig for a delicious shore lunch, which will be prepared over a warm campfire along the waters edge. These trips can be some of the most productive fishing trips we offer, so if you like to canoe and fish this is the trip we suggest.

Trip includes: Guide, Boat, Gas, Bait and tackle

Rate: 8hr 2 people: $450.  Additional People:  $100 ea.

Rate: 6hr 2 people: $400.  Additional People:  $75 ea.

Additional People:  $ 75 ea.

*Ask about our repeat customer discount!







Package #5 - Grand Slam

The ultimate guided fishing adventure. The grand slam package includes 3 days of guided fishing!  This Package lets you experience everything we have to offer, and is customized to you. You can fish on 3 different lakes, go for 3 different species of fish, or spend three days looking for the big one - whatever you want, It's up to you! Fish for Walleye, Northern Pike, Small mouth Bass, or Muskies! This is truly the best way to experience fishing in the North. No trial and error, no time spent wandering the lake looking for the best fishing holes, just guided fishing at its best!

Trip includes : guide, boat, gas, bait and tackle

(discounted) Rate per 3 day trip : 2 people 1 guide :  $1295

Additional people are $100 per person per day.  

Permit fee and portage fee may apply

*Ask about our repeat customer discount!





Package # 6 - Fishing Base camps (overnight trips)

Many of our customers want to enjoy more than just a day trip. We offer fully outfitted, fully guided, fishing base camps on Basswood Lake and the rest of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. These are motor boat trips or canoe trips. A base camp is a great way to experience the BWCAW, but still have some of the comforts of home.

Base camp package includes:
guide, boat or canoe, motor, gas, bait, meals,
tents, sleeping bags, cots or sleeping pads and all other necessary camp gear.
does not include: taxes, gratuities, licenses, portage fees, permit reservation and camping fees.

Rates with one guide:

per person per day, 1-3 people:  $395

per person per day, 4-6 people:  $375

minimum 2 people







Shore Lunch

Shore lunch is an option for those who want to savor their mornings catch. Sit on the shore while your guide prepares a delicious meal of fresh fish. It has over the years been developed to perfection.  Try our secret Ely Fishing Guide batter.  This is the highlight of the trip for many.  Shore lunch does take approximately 1.5 hrs from fishing time.

Rate:  $45 for 2 people

$15 for each additional person

shore lunch is available on 8hr and 6hr trips only








In order to confirm your trip, all trips require a $100 per day, per guide deposit. The deposits are ONLY refundable if a 30 day notice, before the trip, is given. Within 30 days, if the trip can be re booked, deposits will gladly be carried forward to a future date.

Credit cards are gladly accepted.  There is a 4 percent service fee applied.

Overnight trips require a 50% deposit in advance. The remaining balance is due prior to departure.

Gratuity / tipping; If you have a good experience make sure to let us know. Gratuity is not required, but is customary and greatly appreciated!

The Ely Fishing Guide Company LLC.
P.O. Box 802
Ely, MN 55731















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