October 2018 News

October news from White Iron Beach Resort
Fishing, families, beach and fun in Ely, Minnesota!
1 – Daniel Drehmel 5:23:48
A HUGE congratulations to the Ely Full Marathon Portage Finishers!
2 – Benjamin Gardner 5:48:39
3 – Brian Bittner 5:53:30
4 – Edward Sandor 7:27:28
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 great. The fourth annual Ely Marathon was held on the 21st and 22nd. It did draw more runners this year and we did see a local Ely resident complete the full marathon portaging a canoe and break a Guinness Book of World Record!! 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.
Take care,
Kerry and Sandy
2019 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)
***Fishing Report***
Walleye – Walleye fishing remains good for anglers fishing in 6-15 feet of water. Spinner rigs in gold, red, white or perch colors have been the top choice. Jigs in those same colors, tipped with half a crawler have also been working great for many anglers. With water temps still in the high 60’s to low 70’s the fall minnow bite has yet to start up. Water temps below 60 triggers that bite.
Bass – Smallmouth Bass fishing remains strong. Tube baits in the 4” size, large swim baits and even pike suckers are starting to take the majority of bigger fish being reported. Spinnerbaits and topwater also remains affective for smallmouth. Largemouth bass fishing has also been excellent. Anglers should still be looking for them in weeds, in 10 feet of water or less. 7” power worms, spinnerbaits, topwater frogs and small crankbaits should be your go to baits for fishing them in the weeds.
Pike – Pike fishing is starting to show signs of picking up as the water temps cool back down and the bigger pike relate to the weed lines more. Anglers have been doing good fishing large suckers under a bobber just outside of the weed lines. Large spinnerbaits, flashy spoons and large soft plastic swim baits have been turning more of the bigger fish as of late.
Stream Trout – Stream trout fishing has been good with many angler catching bigger then average trout. Trolling small crank baits or spinner rigs with a night crawler has been the best technique. Night crawlers fished under a bobber or floated off the bottom has also been taking its fair share of trout.
Panfish – Sunfish fishing has slowed a little with the last fronts moving through, but anglers are still reporting good catches fishing with a piece of a night crawlers under a bobber in weedbeds and around down tree. Crappie bite has been tough for many anglers. Crappie seem to remain scattered with one caught here and there. Crappies being caught are being caught in thick cabbage beds with a crappie minnow fished under a bobber near a thick stand of cabbage.
25th Ely Harvest Moon Festival
2018 Annual Camping Trip
1st day of school pictures
Mason (9th) and Bella (6th)
Jace (1st)
Almond was the last puppy to go to her new home! We will miss all of Macies puppies!
The Ringer Family
Kerry and Sandy at the Jetthro Tull concert
Mason and Bella
Mason and his friend Eddie