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White Iron Beach Resort Fishing Report

Trout opener, Success!

John caught this nice laker on Burntside at about 9 am on opening morning. Looks to be about an 8 pounder.

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February News from White Iron Beach

January was a pretty quite month for us and the area too. We are very glad this year has been milder temperature wise but we really wish we had a foot more snow. The lakes are great for sledding, skiing and ice fishing but the trails are a bit sparse of snow. We are expecting some snow over the next week which will be a very welcome site.  The city and local contractors were busy moving snow from area lakes into the park for the snow sculptures that will be carved very soon. About 3 years ago almost all the snow for the art had to be hauled in. Where there is a will there is a way. The Winterfest  activities start next week and will run through about the 15th.

There is a lot of activity in the downtown area. Several building have changed hands over the last 6 months. Building improvements are under way and hopefully everyone visiting this summer will have new places to shop and visit. The theater was one of the buildings purchased and everyone in town is looking forward to it’s possible opening this year.

Another business opening will be selling custom made fishing rods and many Ely unique items. They will also have some fun photo opp displays available.

We are currently in Schaumburg Illinois attending our first sport show. It runs from January 29th to February 1st. We will stay in the Chicago area for the Tinley Park High School show the following weekend, February 7th and 8th.  We will take a break until we go to Eau Claire Wisconsin. That show runs from March 20th to the 22nd. That following week we will be at the convention center in downtown Minneapolis. That show starts the 25th of March and will end on Sunday the 29th. We would really love to see you all at one of the shows. We will keep posing the shows dates over the next few months to remind you.

  We are now taking reservations for the 2015 season.   Make sure to call soon to guarantee the cabin and week/weeks or days you prefer. Please check the web site www.whiteironbeach.com for all the current up to date info and specials.

 Take care.

 Kerry and Sandy

218-365-4885

info@whiteironbeach.com

www.whiteironbeach.com


Fishing Reports

Ice fishing in January was highlighted by the trout opener the middle of the month. Unfortunately the reports across the area for that weekend were a bit lack luster.  John was out on both Tofte and Miners Lake with only minimal success. John reported that the number of people fishing on Tofte was unbelievable. Because of the lack of snow the lakes could be driven on with snowmobiles, 4 wheelers and full size trucks.
I have not really heard of much going on with the walleye and northern fishing.  The crappies should start getting active soon, especially in March and early April, if the ice holds out. As the spring arrives we will be able to get a better handle on ice out dates. Based on the winter so far we will probably be looking at a more normal ice out in late April versus opening weekend.
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 www.whiteironbeach.com , so check it often.


Area Events

Winter Fest is coming soon. Activities stretch from February 5th through the 15th.
Click here for the Ely Chamber events calendar.  http://www.ely.org/events/calendar    and   http://www.ely.org/events/featured-events/ 

Mon Feb 2, 2015

Visual Artist Gatherings

Description: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the A Taste of Ely Restaurant.  First Monday of each month. Artists welcome to share their work and participate in hands on projects. Free.

Auditions for the NLAA Spring Musical “Working”

Monday, February 2 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the VCC Fine Arts Theater.  Performance dates are April 16, 17, 18, 19, and April 21, 23, 24, and 25.

Tue Feb 3, 2015

Tuesday Group

“Meet Four New Young Ely Leaders” Noon at Grand Ely Lodge.  Everyone Welcome.

Project Care Free Clinic

40 North 1st Ave East (Frandsen Bank Building) – 218-365-2940. Are you or someone you know in need of medical attention, but cannot afford and do not have health care coverage? Project Care may be able to accommodate those needs. For more information call the main office in Hibbing, 218-263-8549.

Wed Feb 4, 2015

“Miss Ely 2015”

Who will earn the title of “Miss Ely 2015”? Bringing back an Ely tradition, with a modern twist. Miss Ely and Little Miss Ely Competition will be Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at the Washington Auditorium at 7:00 pm. Along with tradition, the competition offers an academic scholarship, a community awareness project and “Little Miss Ely” contestants will participate. Mayor Novak will crown Miss Ely and Misty Merhar will MC this educational and entertaining program. The Miss Ely Competition is hosted by the Miss Ely Committee and Studio North – dance & fitness center.

Thu Feb 5, 2015

Ely Winter Festival  Snow carving symposium, Ely ArtWalk, musical entertainment, spaghetti feed, and much more. Go to:http://www.elywinterfestival. com and http://www.elyartwalk.org

Writer Read

4:30 pm at Front Porch Coffee and Tea – Writers welcome to read their work, listeners needed. Free. Add to your sense of the area through the writing of its local writer/poets. For more information, contact the NLAA at: 218-365-5070 or email at: nlaa@2z.net

Fri Feb 6, 2015

Ely Winter Festival

Snow carving symposium,  Ely ArtWalk, musical entertainment, spaghetti feed, and much more. Go to: http://www.elywinterfestival. com and http://www.elyartwalk.org for more details.

Sat Feb 7, 2015

Ely Winter Festival

Snow carving symposium, Ely ArtWalk, musical entertainment, spaghetti feed, and much more. Go to: http://www.elywinterfestival. com and http://www.elyartwalk.org for more details.

2015 Ely Igloo Radar Run

The Ely Igloo Club is sponsoring the 2015 Radar Run on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Long Branch in Winton on Fall Lake. 9 am to 5 pm.

The Great Nordic Beardfest

The Beards are Coming! The Great Nordic Beardfest on February 7, 2015 at the Boathouse Brew Pub and Restaurant. Beer without Boundaries! 6 pm to closing – Live Music! For more information go to: http://www. greatnordicbeardfest.com  or call the Boathouse at: 218-365-4301

VCC Law Enforcment Club Ice Fishing Contest

The VCC Law Enforcement Club will sponsor an Ice Fishing Contest on February 7, 2015 at Sandy Point on Shagawa Lake, Ely Minnesota. Registration begins at 7 am and lines in from 8 am to 2 pm.

Fish Fry at Veterans on the Lake

Veterans on the Lake sponsors their annual all you can eat fish feast at their resort on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from Noon to 4 pm. Adults $9.00, Kids $6.00  Kids under 4 -FREE  $8.00 with an EWF Button.  Come out and support the Vets.

Fundraiser at Ely’s VFW Post 2717

There will be a fundraiser on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 4 pm at the Ely VFW Post 2717. Free door prizes will be given to all Veterans, dozens of raffles, door prizes, silent and mystery auctions, 30-06 rifle will be raffled (need not be present to win)  A buffest style dinner will be served.  Buffet wrist band $7.00  *All WWll & Korean Vets eat FREE*  Buffest starts at 4 pm, drawings start at 5 pm. All proceeds will be donated to Veterans’ Charities and Ely VFW Post 2717,

Iron Range’s Mesabi Symphony Orchestra

ORCHESTRA CONCERT: WHAT GENERATION GAP?

Mesabi Symphony Orchestra with Virginia-Eveleth-Gilbert Orchestra The Iron Range’s Mesabi Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the orchestra students of Virginia ,Eveleth and Gilbert, are celebrating the Classical Elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire, with concerts in Ely on Saturday evening, February7 at 7pm in Washington Auditorium.   Dr. Sergey Bogza directs. The Mesabi Symphony will open the program with a perennial favorite, Johann Strauss,  Jr.’s “Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz.” Ely’s own Keiko Williams, alumna of University of Minnesota at Duluth and of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ exquisite violin solo romance, “The Lark Ascending.” Excerpts from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” round out the first half. After intermission, the orchestra students from Virginia and Eveleth-Gilbert High Schools will join the Symphony and Dr. Bogza to perform Alan Hovhaness’ “And God Created Great Whales.” In addition to unusual sounds from the orchestra, the piece also features recorded whale songs. The program closes with the Berceuse (Lullaby) and Finale from Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.” Tickets are available at the door. Doors open one half hour prior to performance. Coffee and cookies will be available. We cordially invite you to experience orchestral music in a friendly, low-key, high-quality presentation. Once you hear us, you will be back for more! For more information, visit our webpage:www.mesabisymphonyorchestra. org . We hope to see you there. These concerts are made possible, in part, by grants from the Donald G.Gardner Humanities Trust, the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Target ®and the people of Minnesota through the arts and cultural heritage fund. The mission of Mesabi Symphony Orchestra is to keep classical music alive and thriving on Minnesota’s Iron Range. The musicians of MSO are committed to artistic excellence, community, and lifelong learning. Mesabi Symphony Orchestra P.O. Box 600 Virginia, MN 55792www. mesabisymphonyorchestra.org

Sun Feb 8, 2015

Ely Winter Festival

Snow carving symposium, Ely ArtWalk, musical entertainment, spaghetti feed, and much more. Go to: http://www.elywinterfestival. com and http://www.elyartwalk.org for more details.

Valentine’s Bingo Night

The Knights of Columbus invites you to a Valentine’s Bingo Night on Sunday, February 8 from 6 pm to 8 pm at St. Anthony’s Church Hall.  Every 3rd game will be for a pack of strip steaks.

Mon Feb 9, 2015

Ely Winter Festival

Snow carving symposium, Ely ArtWalk, musical entertainment, spaghetti feed, and much more. Go to: http://www.elywinterfestival. com and http://www.elyartwalk.org for more details.

Tues Feb 10, 2015

Ely Winter Festival

Snow carving symposium, Ely ArtWalk, musical entertainment, spaghetti feed, and much more. Go to: http://www.elywinterfestival. com and http://www.elyartwalk.org for more details.

Tuesday Group

Reid Carron “Random Africa – Birds, Books, Cape Town and Carnivores.” Noon at Grand Ely Lodge. Everyone Welcome.

Wed Feb 11, 2015

Ely Winter Festival

Snow carving symposium, Ely ArtWalk, musical entertainment, spaghetti feed, and much more. Go to: http://www.elywinterfestival. com and http://www.elyartwalk.org for more details.

Book Blizzard

Get Lost in Your Love of Books on February 11, 2015 at the Ely’s New Public Library.

Brown Bag Lunch – Bring your brown bag lunch or just come to listen to Duluth author Mark Munger read from his new book. Noon to 1 pm.

 Playdate with Books – For kids of all ages. Do you love a children’s book? Come tell others about it one person at a time. Hear about their favorite books. 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

 Literary Speed Dating – For book lovers regardless of marital status. Tell one person about your favorite book, jot down his/her favorite, repeat. Leave with a list of new books to love. 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Evening with an Author – Eat, drink, listen, discuss. Duluth author, Mark Munger, reads from his latest book about Finnish immigrants, ‘Sukulaiset: The Kindred.’ At the Ely Steakhouse 6:30 pm to 9 pm. For more information: Follow Ely Winter Festival and Ely Public Library pages on Facebook. Ely Public Library – 218-365-5140 Piragis Northwoods Company Bookstore: jordyn@piragis.com Ely Steakhouse – 218-365-7412 Becca Manlove 0 218-235-1984

Thu Feb 12, 2015

Ely Winter Festival

Snow carving symposium, Ely ArtWalk, musical entertainment, spaghetti feed, and much more. Go to: http://www.elywinterfestival. com and http://www.elyartwalk.org

 Fri Feb 13, 2015

Ely Winter Festival

Snow carving symposium, Ely ArtWalk, musical entertainment, spaghetti feed, and much more. Go to: http://www.elywinterfestival. com and http://www.elyartwalk.org for more details.

Sat Feb 14, 2015

Ely Winter Festival

Snow carving symposium, Ely ArtWalk, musical entertainment, spaghetti feed, and much more. Go to: http://www.elywinterfestival. com and http://www.elyartwalk.org for more details.

Annual Winter Fishing Contest & Raffle

Saturday, Feb. 14 Contest starts at noon until 4:00 Prizes at 5:00 Longbranch. Chili available in the clubhouse as well as your favorite beverage! Hope to see you there!!!

We’ve Got Talent

EACF presents: A Cabin Fever Extravaganza! “We’ve Got Talent!” February 14, 2015 at 7 pm at the Washington Auditorium Admission: $5.00 each or $15 per family Sing * Magic * Comedy * Dance * Perform * Mime * Baton Twirling * Tumbling * Group Acts * Etc. Open to all Ages *Free Registration at http://www.ElyACF.org *Deadline to enter is January 23, 2015 MC – Jim Lah For more information, contact Jeff at 218-365-4535

Sun Feb 15, 2015

Ely Winter Festival

Snow carving symposium, Ely ArtWalk, musical entertainment, spaghetti feed, and much more. Go to: http://www.elywinterfestival. com and http://www.elyartwalk.org for more details.

Snowmobile Caper

Sunday, February 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | $30 pre-register with EWF pin! $50 day of event. It’s a fun filled day of snowmobile ridin’, scavenger huntin’, prize winnin’ fun! $40 if signed up by Feb 14th, $50day of the event. $10 discount with an EWF pin! Entry fee gets you coffee and donuts for breakfast, steak dinner for supper, and full entry into all prize giveaways. Contact Linnea 218-365-7412 at the Ely Steak House with any questions or details. Pick up a brochure at the Steak House.