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Whether you are a fair-weather fishing enthusiast, or looking for the more challenging fishing vacation, Basswood Bob?s North Country Guide Service is the perfect place to begin.

Motorized Day Trips

The Ely area lakes we like to guide during the open water season (May to November) are Basswood and Snowbank. Basswood Lake is located entirely in the BWCAW. A U.S. Forest Service Permit is required for access, and a visitor distribution system is used. Snowbank Lake is partially in the BWCAW and thus requires the same access permit. This protects the wilderness ecosystem and allows each person to experience the beauty and solitude of the Boundary Waters. The permit system is a necessary part of preserving the experience for future generations.

Basswood and Snowbank Lakes are diverse fishing lakes boasting walleye, bass, northern pike, lake trout and panfish. Your trip includes: 16-foot Lund fishing boats, 25 hp motors, gas, bait, and fish cleaning/packaging. Permits, portage fees and shore lunch are extra. For Basswood trips, we strongly recommend reservations by January 15th to allow us to secure permits. The US Forest Service permit lottery is on January 15th; walk-in permits are sometimes available.

  • BASSWOOD LAKE: $400.00*
  • SNOWBANK LAKE: $350.00*
  • SHORE LUNCH: $25.00*

*Pricing based on a party of two, and exclusive of permits and portage fees

Included:

  • 16′ LUND
  • 25hp Mercury
  • Gas
  • Bait
  • Fish cleaning & packaging

Additional boats are available for larger fishing parties.

FOR BASSWOOD TRIPS, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND RESERVATIONS BE MADE
BEFORE JANUARY 15TH TO ALLOW US TO SECURE NECESSARY PERMITS.

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