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Ice Fishing

Shaftsbury, Vermont
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Ice Fishing

We are coming back in a couple of weeks so the son can see the school in the winter, and he and his father are hoping to do some icefishing.

Frist is there any ice?

If there is ice where is there a bait shop and who rents ice shantys?

Ely, Minnesota
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1. Re: Ice Fishing

There is plenty of ice and many people have been ice fishing around the Ely area. I don't know about renting an ice shanty though. Try contacting Stony Ridge on Shagawa Lake...phone number 218-365-6757. They used to rent ice fishing houses. There are also a number of baitshops along the main street (Sheridan Street). Have a great time in Ely!!!

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2. Re: Ice Fishing

Finally a cold snap in the Twin Cities so we can actually have some ice here. Many events have been canceled in the metro, having moved North because they do have ice for ice fishing events.

A few include www.icefishing.org in Brainerd with this Ice Fishing Extravaganza or

in Ely on 2/17 check out www.ewrgc.com fo an ice fishing contest in that area.

or for around the state search under

http://www.exploreminnesota.com/home.html

Shaftsbury, Vermont
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I wanted to thank you for your help. We came, we saw, we fished. Fishing is bit different in MN than here in VT, but the hubby and son had a great time. And since we at that time still had not seen any cold weather here in VT, it felt like heaven to us.

We stayed at the Grand Ely Lodge, and they took care of rent us out shanty and other equipment needed. Big thank you to the owner of Babe's Bait Shop on Route 169 just before you get inot town, he was very helpful.

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