Let's hear everyone's Summertime fishing destinations and what you expect to catch there. This coming Thursday/Friday at midnight my dad, Ron, and my Uncle, Tom Ely; and a couple other friends will be going to Ely, Minnesota for the annual springtime Walleye trip at "Uncle Tom's Cabin". This will be the first spring I haven't went to Minnesota for about 5 years. The post spawn walleye fishing in the Canadian Shield lakes in and around Ely can be excellent in early June. Tactics include backtrolling with minnows, or leeches (depending on water temp. which one works better) in shallow water of a major spawning bay. Most fish are caught in 7-13 feet of water at all times of the day. Although we mainly fish for 'eyes, we also catch Northerns, SMallies, and the occasional panfish (crappie, bluegill). I know J.L. and Cary are going to Canada...Where is everyone else going? Let's hear about tactics, "the big one that got away", stories, half truths, and outright lies right here on this thread.... One year up on Basswood Lake just north of Ely I had a legitimate 20 pound Walleye hooked and right to the boat....when a GIANT Northern grabbed it right a the boat.......It was HUGE!!!!!!!!:corkysm55 Fisherman's Creed Early to bed, early to rise, fish like Hell, and make up lies!!!!!!