We all love coming home. Family… Friends… Familiar faces, places, scents, and foods are all things we think of when we think of “home.” Every so often, in our search for Trophy Fish, we travel to new places, meet new people, and fish new waters that immediately remind us of home. For us, the Jasper Company in Ely, Minnesota was one of those far away places that immediately brought us back.
Owner/Operator, Don Beans, likes it that way. He has built his livelihood on making people feel at home when they come visit. Whether it is a multi-day guided canoe/camping fishing trip for Trophy Smallmouth and Pike, an overnight stay at the Jasper Company Guest House or Bay House, a single day canoe trip searching for wildlife, or a stop in to the Jasper Company Bakery for a Trophy Muffin or one of their signature scones, you are sure to immediately feel welcome and at ease. If you choose the multi-day guided camping/canoeing/fishing trip, you will enjoy tasty treats from the bakery, shore lunches and dinners, beautiful scenery and wildlife, and unbelievable trophy smallmouth fishing. It is very common to boat a 20″-22″ smallmouth on a trip, with the average running about 18″. You also run a high likelihood of hitting northern pike in the high 30’s and occasionally a trophy in the low-to-mid 40″ range.
But just as important as the fishing is the man, Don Beans, himself. He will still personally oversee and even guide your fishing trip. He has been fishing the boundary waters area since he moved there in 1983. He is an absolute pleasure to be around and anyone who fishes with him is happy to call him a friend. Don is one of these guys that after sitting down to talk for a couple of minutes, you immediately feel like you have known him for years and years. His personal oversight and touch definitely make for an incredible and unforgettable trip. Many people that fish with Jasper Company and Don will book their follow up trip before they wrap up the trip they are on. It is that good.
We are very excited to announce Jasper Company and the one and only, Don Beans, in Ely Minnesota to our list of Certified Trophy Anglers Guild Outfitters. To see more information on Jasper Company, including galleries of fishing photos, or to book a trip with Don, go to www.JasperCompany.com. Be sure to tell him that the Trophy Anglers Guild sent you!