Moose Track Adventures

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Smallmouth Bass Guided Fly-Fishing Trips

Ely, Minnesota, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico are home to world class Smallmouth Bass Fishing and Smallmouth Bass on a fly rod are absolutely dyn-o-mite!!  When the water begins to warm you can find one of our favorite targets--Smallmouth Bass. If you haven't fished for Smallies, you've got to try it! These fish fight harder pound-for-pound than any other freshwater fish. Unlike Largemouth Bass that give up after a few short bursts Smallies never quit fighting.

The action is absolutely amazing!  The Smallmouth Bass is one of the most prized game fish of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Quetico and the perfect adversary for the fly fishing angler. These rod bending, surface smacking “bronze-backs” readily attack top water presentations, and are a consistent producer throughout the canoe season. Their relentless fighting ability is known everywhere, thus providing the perfect adversary for the fly fisher-person to test their abilities against. This trip will focus on the special techniques required to catch these fish and will incorporate casting techniques, fly tying, and catch and release. 

Trip Includes: Guide, Boat (or canoe), Gas, Bait & Complimentary fish cleaning/packaging

FULL DAY - 8 hours:  Rate (1-2 people) $375.00 per trip  
Additional people - $50.00 per person 

HALF DAY - 4 hours:  Rate (1-2 people): $275.00 per trip 
Additional people - $25.00 per person

*Max. total of 5 people
*Permit fee of $10 may apply

Want a second guide for the following boat?  Call for info!

DOES NOT include BWCA permit, MN fishing license, Forest Service Tax or guide gratuity.


Your Guide will be supplying in addition to the boat or canoe:

  • Bait
  • Tackle
  • Gas
  • Life Jacket
  • Permit (depending on trip requested)
  • Rods and Reels (advanced notice requested)

Here are some essentials that you should bring with you for a more enjoyable day trip:

  • Rod and Reel - if you have a favorite you would like to bring, otherwise call and request to use our top quality gear
  • Good Raingear
  • Warm Layers
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Fishing Licenses
  • Beverages & Snacks

What time do you start & where do you meet the guide?

  • After reserving a trip, we will discuss with you the start time and to either meet at the resort or an Ely lake.  Full or half day morning trips generally start at 6:30-7:30am.  Full days are 8 hours on the water, half days are 4 hours.

About Your Hosts

We truly enjoy what we do and we place a great deal of pride and satisfaction in the personalized services we provide our customers

Learn more about your hosts

Your Ely MN Guided Trip Expert - for everyone from novice to expert.  Our guided fishing, fly-fishing and canoe trips are designed to satisfy the particular experience you wish for in a northern MN vacation.

A premier Boundary Waters Outfitter specializing in only quality canoe camping gear for all your trip needs no matter how big or small your group size.  All of our canoe camping gear & kevlar canoes have been guide tested!

Certified Fly-Fishing Guides

 From beginners to advanced, our castings lessons can improve your fly-fishing techniques & casting.

593 Kawishiwi Trail
Ely, MN 55731


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