October News 2017

Hard to beat this sunrise!
Hello Kerry,
You never know what the weather will bring in northern MN. Had some really nice sunny days but it has been a pretty wet month. We’d be happy if the cold and snow stayed away for another month or so.
We seemed to have a few more guests than normal this past month. Good weather, a couple of weddings (one of which we hosted both the ceremony and reception), the changing of seasons and a ton of stuff going on in town will do that. The third annual Ely Marathon was held about a week ago. It did draw more runners this year and we did see a few folks complete the full marathon portaging a canoe!! 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 bringing the docks in. Seems like a week or two ago we were opening things up. It won’t be long before we can start some of our off season projects. Keep an eye on Facebook for updates.
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 feed back 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.  We will have most cabins open until about the 20th of October. 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 are already getting many inquires for the 2018 season. If you did not re-book before you left this summer please call or write soon to lock in your favorite cabin or cabins. 
P.S. Don’t forget to check out our website….the new and improved webcam is up and running!
Take care,
Kerry and Sandy

Fishing Reports

Fishing Report
With cooler water temps the fishing has improved recently. Our annual Fall overnight fishing trip was a week or so ago. Fishing was good. Walleyes were a little slow but we didn’t fish that hard for them given the crappie (12″-15″) were just about jumping on the boat along with some really huge sunnys. Had one really early morning due to some bad weather and securing everything so it didn’t blow away but other than that it cooperated. Check out some pictures from the trip.

Area Events

Vikings preseason game. What an awesome stadium!! Thanks again for the tickets Les…the seats were great!
2017 Annual Fall Fishing Trip!
Relaxing wait for the ride across the portage.
Nice crappie Eric!
Just a few in there!
Chad’s new Tentsile hammock tent. Says he’ll never sleep on the ground or a cot again. Soooo comfortable!!
Kerry with a monster sunny!!
Fred waiting patiently for a squirrel to make a very bad decision
Taylor in the middle of a whole pan of ribs………Taylor after;)
Great day for a ride on the side-by-side!