September 2014

August tends to be a quiet month. No festivals, no holidays: just fun at the ole resort. We had a very steady stream of folks staying with us and the weather was overall pretty good. As I write this we have a completely full resort with Labor Day guests. Labor Day fell as early as possible this year so we almost had a holiday in August. We are already starting to plan for our Fall projects which should include a replacement garage for the one that burnt down in December of 2012. Maybe a couple of new roofs are on the list too. We are in the very early stages of planning a big renovation to Cabin #6. This month we have the Harvest Moon Fest which starts next Friday and run through the weekend. A really great event much like the Blueberry Fest in July but about half the size. There is still time to book that last get away for the Fall. Beautiful quiet days and cool crisp night are the norm, my favorite time of year. We have still have openings in September and October. Please call and we can try to cut you the best deal possible to fill the holes. Spread the word. Remember, even a day or two is fine with us to book if that is what fits your schedule. Make sure to call soon to guarantee the cabin and week/weeks or days you prefer. Please check the web site for all the current up to date info and specials. We are now taking reservations for the 2015 season. Take care. Kerry and Sandy

Temperance River along Highway 61
Taylor and his bestie Rose. We love you both.
Bella feeding the ducks and herself.
Resort family starting bottom left. Tegan, Talon, Rose, Beca, Sofia, Tanner, Jack, Trevor, Kylie, Maddie, Mason, Tyler, Ella, Cole, Carson, Bella, Taylor, Austin, Shelby!
Dave and Barb Harris. Their 50th year visiting Ely, mostly on White Iron Lake.

Fishing Reports

The normal August slow down was in effect. Fish were being caught but it was pretty slow especially for the keepers just under the slot. Things should start to heat up very soon as all species start to feed hard before winter arrives. We did have fun one late afternoon fishing for trout on Miners Lake. A couple of the Rainbows were at least 22 inches long.

The Fall fishing can be awesome and the weather too. Plan your week or few days now for that September or October trip today.

Reservations for all BWCAW entry points can be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

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If you have questions or need help in submitting a 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 area on the web site, so check it often.

Area Events

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