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    August 2014
    from www.CustomCabins.com
    14663 Vosburgh Rd. Ely, Minnesota 55731
    email: info@customcabins.com

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    Sadly, summer is slowly shutting its doors, and although the rush is over, good fishing continues in northeast Minnesota.

    Here on Moose Lake north of Ely, this very large bass was captured, and then later very gently released. The larger fish that are caught are great for pictures, but not "good eaters".

    But then along with the very large fish, there are those barely old enough to swim that happen to jump on our hooks. We all have caught them, but rarely talk about them. We would bet that each and every one of you who has fished here has caught one of these little ones and has been too embarrassed to even talk about it. Obviously, this one too was released and told to go home and grow up.

    Then we have the medium sized fish that is a "keeper" and delicious after it has been filleted, dressed, and cooked. This one happens to be a bass.

    Still there is this northern, again, which was entirely too large to keep, but was fun to catch, By the way the above three pictures were caught in order by the father, the mother, and the son, who obviously knew how to reel in the big ones. This one too was released to go home to make more babies.

    We often have families who join us and like to demonstrate their prowess in catching a variety of fish in various eating sizes. They all had a great day.

    Of course, while enjoying an exciting fishing day on the water, it is fun to stop on shore around noon in a designated campsite and enjoy the morning catches over a camp fire.

    Since summer is coming to an end, many trees are producing berries. Yes, they are gathered in order to make jams and jellies, but also various birds come through during their migration in order to load up on the berries while on their trek south. This cedar waxwing was among entire flock that arrived and totally emptied all of the berries from a mountain ash in less than an afternoon.

    Typically for this time of year, the sun, sadly, has already begun to sink into the horizon and is moving toward the south reminding us that the fall equinox in September and later, the winter solstice in December will soon be upon us.

    However, September in the northland is beautiful as the forest's trees magically turn from their rich greens to magnificent shades of reds, oranges, yellows and purples. We invite you to join us to watch this magnificent transformation.

    Custom Cabin Rentals
    14663 Vosburgh Rd.
    Ely, Minnesota 55731
    218-365-6947 or 1-800-235-6947

    www.CustomCabins.com