August News from White Iron Beach

Did July fly by with the blink of an eye or what. Things have really been rolling around town and at the resort this past month. The Forth of July Celebration was awesome as usual and the Blueberry Arts Fest was a huge success again. The awesome weather has contributed greatly to everything that has to do with fun in the sun. Our new paddle boards that we rent out have been a huge hit. 

If anything, we could use a bit of rain. The temps have moderated the last couple of days from some near record highs in the 90’s this past weekend. The extended forecasts are very delightful as well.

The outdoor yard games that folks bring up have been a daily activity. Corn hole bags or bean bags along with three families that are into bocce ball. Best thing is everyone stomps down the grass so maybe we won’t have to mow. 

We are getting calls everyday for a few days this fall. The Harvest Moon Fest is the weekend after Labor Day weekend.  Ely’s newest big event, The Ely Marathon,  is happening September 25 and 26. 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 web site for all the current up to date info and specials.



Take care.

 Kerry and Sandy


Fishing Reports

It is for sure summer in Ely. The walleyes have slowed down significantly this month due to more vacation weather than fishing weather and temps. There are a few being caught but it takes some time and determination. The crappies, northern and bass are readily available. Even a few trips to Miners Lake for rainbow trout have been successful.

As the water cools a bit toward the end of August I’m sure the walleye fishing will improve as it will throughout the Fall. Some of the biggest fish are caught in the later part of the year. Plan your trip up now.

Boundary water permits are selling out fast so please call if you have any desire for a guided trip in to Basswood Lake.
 Reservations for all BWCAW entry points can be made on a first-come, first-served basis starting 1/28/15. Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
To get further info go to   Bwcaw permit info


 If you have questions or need help in submitting a lottery or permit request please give me a call. If you want to pick up your permit at WIBR just choose us as your option as permit cooperator/issuing station.  Remember, it is always better to reserve a permit if you think you want to go on a motorized BWCAW trip. If you change your mind it only costs you $6.00. But also remember to be courteous to others who may want to use the BWCAW and cancel unwanted permits in a timely manner so they can be reissued to another party.

 Remember, we do have guides available for White Iron and trips to other lakes. I have been posting pictures in the fishing report on the web site , so check it often.