October 2019

2019 October News from White Iron Beach Resort
Fishing, families, beach and fun in Ely, Minnesota!
Annual Fall Basswood Trip
Hello Kerry,
September was a little wet but to say we needed it is an understatement. But for events like the Harvest moon Fest and the Ely Marathon the weather turned out and both events went on without a hiccup. The fifth annual Ely Marathon drew more runners and the previous years portage division has a new Guiness Book of World Record holder. Congrats to all runners who competed and thanks to all that volunteered and put on a fantastic event! Of course the Harvest Moon Fest was also a big success again.
We now are settling in to start our Fall rituals of winterizing cabins and will start to bring the docks in. We are staying open a little later this year so hopefully the temps don’t dip too much. Seems like a week or two ago we were opening things up. It won’t be long before we can start doing demo on cabins slated for renovation or additions. Just because you are related to a carpenter, our son John, does not mean you get first dibs on his services. When you do great work there are always jobs waiting. He’ll get to it, always does.
We really appreciate you spending your precious vacation time with us this past year and hope to see you again soon. If you did not get a chance to post a review on Trip Adviser please do so. It is great feedback for us and prospective visitors to WIBR and the Ely Area.
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.
Your friends up north,
Kerry and Sandy
2020 is Filling Up Fast!
If you did not re-book before you left this summer please call or write soon to lock in your favorite cabin or cabins. Plenty of opens for this Fall. We are open to 10/15/19. Please check our website www.whiteironbeach.com for all the current up to date info and specials.

Fishing Reports

This months fishing report brought to you by: Arrowhead Outdoors
(formly Skube’s Bait and Tackle)
**Fishing Report***
Walleye – Walleye fishing was good to excellent for many anglers this last week. Falling water temps mean one thing for walleye. Winter is coming and you better eat as much as you can before it’s here. More and more anglers are reporting that the bigger the minnow the better! Creek Chubs, Pike Suckers and Lite Northerns have been the minnow of choice for these anglers. These anglers have been having great luck fishing jigs or lindy rigs, tipped with a big minnow, in 20-30 feet of water around sunken islands. For anglers a little gun shy about use a minnow between 4-8 inches there are still reports of leeches and crawlers working along shoreline breaks in 15-20 feet of water. Here spinner rigs or jigs worked slowly have been best. Blue, gold and white remain at the top for anglers with the best reports.
Smallmouth Bass – Smallmouth Bass have begun their annual fall feeding binge. Big smallies in the 4-6lb range are aggressively hitting big minnows out around the sunken islands. Again as with the walleyes Creek Chubs, Pike Suckers and even Lite Northerns are getting the best results for anglers. Out here anglers are fishing the big minnows with a lindy rig or jig and simply working them up and down the edge of sunken islands until the connect with the smallies. 15-30 feet of water has been best for this technique.
Muskie – Muskie anglers have been reporting some excellent catches of Muskie this last week. Anglers throwing large plastics or dragging the biggest suckers they can find, under a bobber, behind their boats over weed beds have catching some very big muskies. Anglers should focus on the best weedbeds they can find, river mouths and windy points. This fish is largely overlooked in our area, so these muskies tend not to be shy about hitting a big bait thrown by inexperienced anglers. Multiple fish days for anglers new to muskie fishing are not uncommon around here.
Stream Trout – With water temps falling back into the range trout like anglers are reporting that shore fishing for them has been getting better and better. Anglers pitching small jig and twisters, spinners or fishing a night crawler under a bobber have been catching trout. Mornings, evenings and cloudy days have been best, but there are a few reports of anglers catching them right in the middle of a calm sunny day, right from shore. Bottom line is if you have a hour or two to kills then give it a try. White, pink and yellow have been good colors this last week.
Pike – Bigger and bigger pike have begun to return to the main lake shorelines. Reports from anglers catching them out around sunken islands has largely dried up and reports of anglers catching them along the shorelines have become more common. Anglers targeting them should focus around river mouths, weedy bays and main lake rocky points in 10 feet of water or less. Heavy suckers or very active large Creek Chubs fished under a bobber, right off your dock is not only a great way to catch some pike right now, but it’s also a great way to relax and enjoy the fall colors around your lake. For anglers looking to cover some water and connect with several big pike then they should be throwing big minnow style baits, buzzbaits, big spinnerbaits or spoons.
Crappies – Crappies have begun to start transitioning to deeper water. Anglers shouldn’t abandon the cabbage bite just yet, but understand that if you are striking out with the cabbage bite during the day, to check out in the deeper water just outside the weedbeds for schooling crappies. As long as the weed remain green crappies will move into the cabbage beds to feed, but will spend more and more time out in deep water as winter gets closer and closer. Crappie minnows fished under a bobber, jig and twister and beetle spins continue to be very effective on crappies.

Area Events

First Day of school- Mason 10th Grad, Bella 7th Grade and Jace 2nd Grade
Taylor settling in on his flight to Germany
Bella getting ready to bump, set, Spike!
Jace chillin with Macie!
Canoe Capital Realty Properties for Sale
Move in ready Chapman Street home. New carpet and many other updates with in the last 8 years including a new metal roof in 2012 and all new windows except the dormers on the second floor. This charming home features tongue and groove pine walls in the living and dining room. Kitchen has Ikea cabinets, a large pantry and a Whirlpool stacking washer and dryer. The master bedroom is located on the main floor with a large 3/4 bath with walk-in closet. Home includes all appliances and furniture. Immediate occupancy available at closing.
Fully renovated three bedroom home. This one is 100% move in ready. Refinished hardwood floors in the living and dining rooms. Tile in kitchen and main floor bathroom. All new carpet on stairs and bedrooms on upper level. All walls and ceilings are tastefully refinished and painted. 90% all new windows along with a newer roof. New electric service and upgraded plumbing that has been state and city inspected. New stainless kitchen appliances and newer washer and dryer. Heat with the newer high efficiency LP furnace. Great detached garage. All this within walking distance of grocery stores, shopping and schools.
MLS # 6084118 Asking $169,500. Call Kerry 218-235-1084
Literally the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) at your back door. First time offered water access building lot Level shore line and nice tree cover. Level shore line and nice tree
cover. Power is available at the corner of the lot. Access via boat or snowmobile from the Farm lake public access. The Farm, Garden, South Farm and White Iron chain is the most desired in the area. Great fishing, recreation and direct access to the BWCAW via the Kawishiwi River. Great southern exposure for all season sun and a cool breeze in the summer.
Beautiful Fall Lake views. This newly developed parcel currently has two small seasonal cabins that would be great for limited use while
your new cabin or home is being built. Great building sites and septic treatment sites have been determined.
 2019 Events Ely, MN
White Iron Beach Resort
Kerry and Sandy Davis