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P.O. Box 780, Ely, MN 55731

129 Winton Point Rd. Winton, MN 

PackSack Canoe Trips and Log Cabins created by Nicholas Ott

Nick's Boundary Waters Fishing Report

August 8, 2019

It’s been all smiles from Packsack anglers this year! Fall Lake and Basswood fishing has been tremendous as expected! Even with a recent heat wave, anglers have still been finding their limits of walleye, bass, and pike!

Recent reports for walleye are that they are stil...

June 19, 2019

Fishing in the Ely area remains good through the first 2-weeks of June! Despite some cold weather, Packsack anglers have been having good luck fishing on Fall Lake, Basswood and Newton Lakes!

The walleye bite has continued to be strong as the fish have been roaming to t...

May 22, 2019

The walleye bite continues here on Fall Lake and beyond! Even with a full moon, Packsack anglers have been able to bring home some hefty stringers of good eating walleye! A recent cold snap has kept the water temps in the mid-50s, most of the fish being caught are on t...

May 15, 2019

Welcome to the first edition of Nick’s Fishing report of 2019! Well, it seems this year’s Fall Lake Ice out was right on point for a great walleye opener! Anglers fishing Fall Lake and Basswood reported catching plenty of fish for dinner and even some to take home....

February 20, 2019

Dear Friends,

We know many of you are anxiously awaiting news about your permits for your 2019 BWCAW reservation. We thank you for your continued patience with this, at this point we don’t have a lot of new information, but enough to keep you updated.

The Forest Service...

September 12, 2018

Reports coming from the area lakes are that the Fall bite is on! Yes, it’s that time of year when the Fall colors start to appear, the mornings temps are cooler, the portages are quieter, and the fish are starting to forage.

The walleye bite on Fall Lake and Basswood ha...

August 28, 2018

The Ely area fishing reports have been a mixed bag for the mid part of August. The windless bluebird days of August found anglers reporting that the fish bite has been as absent as Nick’s Fishing report. Those that were catching fish were reporting big bass and panfish...

August 8, 2018

Ely area fishing has remained strong as we enter the dog days of August. Packsack anglers are still bringing their limits of walleye and bass home for dinner!

The walleye bite has remained steady for those willing to take the time to figure them out. Larger sized fish a...

July 25, 2018

The past couple of weeks Fall Lake has been blessed with some beautiful weather and some great fishing! Despite some bluebird days, anglers are having no problems finding enough fish to eat and take home! Guests that have stayed at Packsack for the last 20-years have r...

June 28, 2018

Ely area fishing remains spectacular heading into July!

With the mayfly hatch wrapping up, anglers are hitting the mark for walleye and bass. Fall Lake has continued to produce walleye of all sizes. Just this last week, several walleyes in the 20-27-inch have been caugh...

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