April 2019

2019 April news from White Iron Beach Resort
Fishing, families, beach and fun in Ely, Minnesota!
2nd Annual WIBR Ice Out Contest!
Hello Kerry,
Notice: Many of you are getting this email for the first time because you attended the Eau Claire Sport Show and signed up for the door prizes. We really hope you choose to continue to receive our monthly newsletter. If not feel free to opt out for now. Thanks.
Well you never know what your going to get as far as the weather goes in Ely. This month we have experienced highs in upper 40’s and some really cold mornings but overall the weather has been great. The snow won’t be around for too much longer. In any case hard water fishing looks about over and the open water can’t come soon enough. We are ready for Spring!
The Cabin 7 project is underway and we look forward to a great upgrade and better views to the lake from the cabin. As always we are making changes on the fly but all in all we are happy with how it is coming together. John and his crew are moving right along on Cabin 27, see pictures below.Watch out for updated info and pictures on Facebook.
2019 brings our 2nd Annual WIBR Ice Out’ contest. When the boat floats the person to guess the closest date/time wins one of three great prizes. Keep a close eye on Facebook for contest details. Boat will be visible on the WIBR web cam. You can also click the link below to enter.
With the end of the sport show season we are now that much closer to fishing opener. As usual there is a ton of stuff do between now and then so we better get to it! Thanks to those that came out to see us it was great to see some familiar faces.
Call or write soon to lock in your favorite cabin or cabins. Please check the website www.whiteironbeach.com for all the current up to date info and specials.
Your friends up north,
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.

Fishing Reports

This months fishing report brought to you by: Arrowhead Outdoors
(formly Skube’s Bait and Tackle)
**Fishing Report***
Ice – 30 to 34 inches of good ice is being reported on many of the area lakes. There is 4-6 inches of ice on top that can turn soft or slushy on warm sunny day stretches, but rock hard on days that stay below freezing. Travel is very easy overall and air temps will determine if it a truck, 4 wheeler or by foot is the best way to travel.
Lake Trout – Lake trout fishing remains excellent for many anglers. Trout have been very aggressive chasing Tube EEZ (with or without a tube) and larger then normal bucktails. Best locations have been near shallow bays, in 30-50 feet of water.
Stream Trout – Interest in stream trout has been low, but for the few anglers still fishing them, are reporting some nice catches. All species of trout have been located in shallow water near downed trees, beaver houses, shallow flats and near any creeks flowing into the lake. Flashy spoons, hair jigs and soft plastics have been producing the majority of trout.
Crappies – Interest in crappies has risen as spring like temps have come to the area. Reports have been hit or miss for many, but anglers that have stayed on the move and were able to locate crappies have reported some nice catches with some real slabs mixed in. 20-25 feet of water near shallow bays has been the best area to find crappies. Small jigs tipped with plastic baits, waxies or crappie minnows have been producing slabs.

Area Events

Cabin 7 remodel
Cabin 27 interior progress
Happy Birthday Mason (15)!!
Bella and friends at a VB tourney
A boy (Jace) and his dog (Buerhle)
2019 Minneapolis Sportshow
Jace and Ralph