Wilderness canoe trips


Smallmouth bass fishing
Remote fly fishing and guided trips

Unique smallmouth bass fishing trips, guided smallmouth bass fishing, fly fishing and
canoe trips into the Boundary Waters Wilderness near Ely Minnesota.

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Our trips are rated the worlds finest!

"The best smallmouth fishing on the face of the earth" Larry Dahlberg
"the worlds finest smallmouth fishing and surroundings to match" In Fisherman magazine

Welcome to
"Moose Bay" ..."one of those rare undiscovered places" Travel magazine
Family camping adventures - Quiet getaways - Father and son fishing trips
National Geograpic rates our area in the top 4 outdoor places to visit

 Lakeside Lodging  -  Guides  -  Wilderness Fishing  -  Canoe Trips


35 years experience
Dependable service
New equipment

"No one does it better" Canoe magazine

  • Known world wide for the areas finest "Deluxe Guided" light tackle and fly fishing adventures to Basswood Lake.

  • The areas longest established guide service.

  • Rustic hand made lodge and remote canoe outfitting base on Moose Lake.
  • Located in the heart of the Boundary Waters wilderness.

  • Official US Forest Service licensed guide and outfitter

  • Full service canoe trip outfitting

  • We have everything you need right where your trip begins. No delays and wasted time shuttling gear.

  • Fast canoe tow service and quick access to the Canadian permit station.

  • Complete outfitting, canoe rental, camping and fishing equipment, bass flies, tackle, maps and canoe trip information.

  • BWCA/Quetico travel permits.




Great package prices
5 days, 4 nights and 2 nights at the lodge just $539 each
Complete packages include gear,
food, tow and 2 nights lodging
with meals at the Moose Bay lodge
The areas best rates on canoe
outfitting deals starting at
just $36.00 per day each

Tackle shop

We have a small but well stocked tackle shop providing our guests with the best tackle at reasonable prices. Shad Raps $7.50, bulk jig heads 5 for $1.00, lots of the right color plastic in bags cheap, worm hooks, Tiny-T's, Spooks, spinner baits, Pop R's, assorted hair bugs, poppers, divers, sliders, woolly buggers and clowsers $1.50 to $3.50, Moose Bay T-shirts $15, hats $12, grade A wild rice $5 per LB, other good deals when you arrive!


Smallmouth - Northern Pike - Walleye - Lake Trout

Light Tackle - Fly - Spin - Baitcast

John Herrick holds the current Fly Rod World Record for Smallmouth Bass!

Read about our remote trips in In-Fisherman magazine

see us now at www.thefordoutfitters.com

watch us on TV this winter!

Featured on ESPN, TNN, In-Fisherman and Larry Dahlberg's
" Hunt for Big Fish"

Quality you can depend on!


Quick reservations Visa / MasterCard 1-800-241-1975



The Moose Bay Co.
Moose Lake Outpost 697  Ely, MN  55731


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