June 2018 News

June news from White Iron Beach Resort
Fishing, families, beach and fun in Ely, Minnesota!
05/30/2018- The calm after the storm last night.
Hello Kerry,
We have been pretty busy at the resort right from opening weekend and June is shaping up nicely. The warmer weather and the ice moved out quicker than we thought allowed us to be flexible with putting docks in and the remodel of cabin 3 and 12 (see pics below). We weren’t sure how it was going to impact early season fishing but overall it has been consistently good since opener.
The first annual WIBR ‘When the Boat Floats’ ice out contest was a hit and we had three happy winners. First Place ($150 Ely Chamber Bucks) with a date of 05/04/18 and a time of 2:00pm went to Brian Goc. Brian’s guess was the only entry with a date of 05/4! Nice guess Brian! Second Place ($75 Ely Chamber Bucks) with a date and time of 05/03/2018 @ 5:37pm went to Bruce Lachance. Bruce edged out two other entries that had times earlier in the day on 05/03. The random drawing ($75 Ely Chamber Bucks) went to Sara Nelson who had a guess of 05/12/18 @ 1:43pm. Thanks for entering and we look forward to your entries next year!
Downtown Ely has been pretty busy too and 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 website www.whiteironbeach.com for all the current up to date info and specials. We currently have some great specials going in the month of June and July. Check out the offers on our Facebook page and click the link ‘Book Now’ for up to 30% off in June!
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 remains good to excellent for many anglers this last week. Anglers having the best luck were fishing between 2-15 feet of water, along shorelines, with minnows, leeches and casting or trolling floating rapala’s. 6 feet of water seemed to be the best depth overall for walleyes. Anglers fishing 6 feet or less are doing best with floating rapalas either casted along the shoreline, near river mouths or trolled shallow in the evening and at night. Anglers fishing deeper then 6 feet of water were catching the bigger walleyes on pike suckers, bigger shiners or big rainbows.
Northern Pike – Pike fishing continues to be excellent for pike anglers. Anglers fishing from shore or just off the dock are catching a lot of nice fish, while just relaxing and enjoying the sun. Heavy or lite suckers under a bobber is the top choice for successful anglers.
Panfish – Panfish are finally starting to slide up shallow. Anglers looking for panfish should keep a eye out for cattails or pencil reeds. Anglers targeting these areas and fishing between 2-5 feet of water, during the evening hours, are catching limits of very respectable crappies and/or bluegills. Small floating rapalas in size 5 or 7, jig and tube or minnow are the top choice.
Smallmouth Bass – Bass fishing has been slow as smallmouth are just starting to slid up shallow looking for warm water. Shallow flats, rocky shorelines on the north side of lakes has been the areas to check for bass. Small tubes, small minnows and small leeches have been catching bass.
Surface water temps are being reported to be between mid-50’s to mid-60’s.
Bella and Kerry taking pictures of the ice coming off the lake
The storm rolling through on 05/29/2018
Cabin 3 Remodel
Cabin 12 Remodel
A few of the big ones caught so far!
Mason doing a little late evening fishing
Kids are already having fun in the water