Ely, Minnesota is every fisherman's dream due to the endless fishing possibilities available within such a small area. Whether passing through on a trip or planting roots in the area, it’s impossible to run out of places to fish with over 5,000 lakes, streams, and rivers around Ely. From pike and walleye to smallmouth bass and trout, this destination is abundant with premier lake fishing, not to mention the area holds state records for both walleye and trout.
Many of the lakes are so close to town that a lunch break can turn into a wet line on a G. Loomis E6X casting rod and a big smile on your face. Many folks have found that once their journey took them to Ely, they never left the wonderful town, scenery and, of course, the fishing.
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Gulf Shores, Alabama provides a once in a lifetime adventure into deep sea fishing, with one of the largest charter fleets on the gulf coast. This type of fishing provides king mackerel, tuna, marlin, swordfish, red and black snapper, bottom fish, and many others at the toss of a line. Many career anglers love the feel of the Blue Marlin Tournament trolling rod, though even a Shimano DepthMaster will do the trick without breaking the bank.
If seasickness keeps you from guided charters offshore, there is plenty of fishing to do from the pier or nearshore. No matter what kind of fishing you decide on, there are a variety of types of fish that will keep you fishing year round. Coupled with the beautiful views of the gulf coast, Gulf Shores is everything a fisherman could dream of in Alabama.
Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
Cape Hatteras, North Carolina is a favorite destination for many fishermen. Here you can fish reefs, offshore wrecks, or from a lawn chair off the piers. Bluefin tuna and blue and white marlin are local favorites to reel in. Typically, surf casting or trolling rods are used--G. Loomis has many phenomenal surf spinning rods, such as the IMX--though with a vast variety of fishing around Cape Hatteras, any rod can be put to good use.
Most folks have found the bottom rig to be most versatile, but with many local bait & tackle shops around the area there are plenty of options for rigging up your line. Amongst the outstanding fishing in Cape Hatteras, the local amenities & entertainment make the trip even better each time.