July 2018 News

June news from White Iron Beach Resort
Fishing, families, beach and fun in Ely, Minnesota!
07/01/2018 07:49 AM
Hello Kerry,
We have had a great start to the summer. Pretty warm temps and a decent amount of sun and rain mixed in there too which have kept fire danger to low so far. It is hard to believe it will be the 4th of July in just three days. The summers seem to fly by quicker each year. Speaking of the 4th, the biggest small town parade in the world is much anticipated. Floats, candy and more will be for all to enjoy starting around 1:00 with other activities in the park too. Followed by a great fireworks display over Miner’s Lake.
The few days of rain have been a welcome sight for the merchants and attractions in town. The sidewalks fill up when the boating and beach weather is not so nice. The crowds at the Tuesday Night live and the Farmers market have been great too. The Farmers market starts at 5:00 and music around town starts at about 7:00. Later in July brings us the Blueberry Arts Fest, which is getting bigger and better every year.
The third annual Ely Marathon is happening September 21-22. Here’s the link http://www.elymarathon.com/ . It was a great race last year and is expected to be bigger and better this year!
Town will continue to gear up as the 4th of July approaches and the Blueberry Arts Fest opens up the end of July. The weather forecasts are great so come on up and enjoy the beach and everything the area has to offer. 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 www.whiteironbeach.com for all the current up to date info and specials.
Take care,
Kerry and Sandy
2018 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 www.whiteironbeach.com 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 fishing continues to be a challenge for many anglers as the mayfly hatch is in full swing on many area lakes. Successful anglers are fishing medium to large leeches under a bobber in 6-15 feet of water. Some anglers are having success pulling deep diving crank baits through the clouds of rising mayfly’s during the evening hatch.
Bass – Bass fishing continues to be outstanding for anglers targeting them. Anglers have been having the most success fishing with tubes, spinner baits, jerk baits and topwater poppers. Anglers looking to fish for bass should look for them on shallow rocky flats in 4-10 feet of water.
Pike – Pike fishing has slowed some for many anglers as the water temps drive the bigger pike deep. Fishing live or dead suckers under a bobber right off the dock continues to productive, but the bigger pike are being caught just outside the weedlines, close to deep water, with white spinnerbaits, white husky jerks or dardevle’s.
Panfish – Anglers have been catching full stringers of 10+ inch sunfish in the shallow weed bays, on night crawlers. Crappies have been located just outside the weed beds and are hitting on 1/16 oz jigs with 2” white twisters.
Stream Trout – Trout fishing continues to be a great backup for angler struggling with walleyes. Trout continue to be caught on small spoons, rapalas and lindy rigs. Angler have been simply trolling them about 15 feet down until they contact fish. When the trout are found simply troll around that area until a limit is had or the fish stop biting.
Some nice fish caught this month
Bill Klotzbucher caught this 42 in monster northern on White Iron Lake! Way to go Bill!
Brian and Carolyn Novak catch and release 26 3/4 walleye and 15 in musky. Not too many musky’s in white iron so Carolyn had to take a picture!
Moon Set
Cabin 12 Remodel