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The Great Outdoors

Trusted fishing outfitter and guide since 1985.

Let’s get you on the bite.

The Great Outdoors in Ely, MN is Lake Vermilion’s supplier of all things angling. We stock fresh live bait for all Lake Vermilion catches, tackle, and daily essentials. Our expert guides will get you geared up and ready for a busy day on the water.

Bait & tackle

Shop fresh live bait including crawlers, crappies, worms and more or get set up with the latest lures and tackle instead.


Grab a new reel, rod, line or browse our selection of Lake Vermilion apparel and accessories.

Licenses & guides

Pick up your license and map or let us refer an expert fishing guide to help get you on the bite.

With hundreds of lakes nearby, you can fish every species Minnesota has to offer. Looking for another activity? Ask us!

We are,

The Great Outdoors.