August 2018 News

August news from White Iron Beach Resort
Fishing, families, beach and fun in Ely, Minnesota!
Aftermath of the high winds that came through the early morning of 7/12.
Hello Kerry,
Did July fly by with the blink of an eye or what?!? There has been a tremendous amount of activity around town and at the resort this past month. Once again the Forth of July Celebration was spectacular and the Blueberry Arts Fest didn’t disappoint!
Overall the weather in July has been great and guests have been enjoying some really nice days in the warm sun. All that equals fun times on the beach, water and anything outdoors for that matter. We have been seeing some pretty interesting (new to us) outdoor games again this summer. Where they come up with these we will never know but there is no lack of creativity. It’s not only great to see guests outside playing these games but it also means the grass is stomped down and there is less to mow!
We are getting calls everyday for a few days this fall. Don’t forget The Harvest Moon Fest is the weekend after Labor Day weekend and the third annual Ely Marathon, is happening in Septemberas well. Here’s the link
We still have some great vacation opportunities available. It’s never too late to make those last minute plans to visit us and the Ely area.  Make sure to call soon to guarantee the cabin and week/weeks or days you prefer. Please check the website for all the current up to date info and specials.
Take care,
Kerry and Sandy
2019 is Filling Up Fast!
If you did not re-book before you left last summer please call or write soon to lock in your favorite cabin or cabins. Fishing opener is right around the corner and we look forward to the first guests of the season driving down the road (specifically roads that aren’t snow covered;). Please check our website for all the current up to date info and specials.
This months fishing report brought to you by:Arrowhead Outdoors
(formly Skube’s Bait and Tackle)
Walleye – Walleye bite remains good overall for anglers. Anglers fishing with lindy rigs, spinner rigs, jigs (all tipped with leech or crawlers) and deep diving crankbaits are catching nice limits of walleyes. The walleye’s are being located in 15-25 feet of water around sunken islands, windy rocky shorelines and current areas.
Bass – Smallmouth Bass fishing remains excellent for bass anglers. Topwater, wacky rigs, tubes, spinnerbaits and swimbaits have been the ticket for consistent action.
Largemouth fishing has also been excellent, but the largemouth are being found in the weedbeds and lily pads. Anglers fishing weedless frogs in the lily pads are getting explosive results. Worms, tubes, and spinnerbaits are working in the weedbeds for largemouth.
Panfish – Sunfish and some crappies continue to be caught in shallow cabbage beds. Most crappies are still located just outside the cabbage beds, but as the cabbage reaches the surface and become more established, the crappies fishing will improve in the weedbeds. Crappie minnows, night crawlers, small leeches and jig and twisters are the baits of choice right now.
Stream Trout – Larger then average rainbows continue to be caught on many of the area stream trout lakes. Anglers are simply trolling spinner rigs (tipped with a night crawler), small rapalas, and small spoons are having the best luck, with limits coming in less then 2 hours.
More aftermath high wind pictures
Annual 4th of July treasure hunt and Jace and Rachel in the parade
Macie’s puppies