Main Phone (218) 365 - 4744
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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.