December 2019

 Beach Resort
Fishing, families, beach and fun in Ely, Minnesota!
Make it a great New Year!
Hello Kerry,
We wish you the joy of family, the gift of friends, and the best of everything in 2020.
Because of you, our friends, new guests, and family, we have had another awesome year at White Iron Beach Resort! Also, we are proud to say that 2019 was our 25th year of being owners of WIBR which tied us for the longest ownership of WIBR. Maybe another 25 years are in order. We will have to talk to our kids about that!?!?
Family update…
We are so blessed that everyone here in the Davis household is healthy and happy!
Chad and Tiffany had a very busy summer running the Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast. This is their second year of ownership. Chad has also been running the Deer Ridge Resort which we took over operation back in May. Tiffany is back to teaching 2nd grade at Washington Elementary and running Mason and Bella to all of their activities. Mason is 15, has his driving permit now (watch out!), his varsity football season ended with a honorable mention to All-Conference and has just started his JV and Varsity basketball season. Bella is 12 and had a great volleyball season this year and dancing started back up a couple months ago which she loves.
John is in high demand with his construction business and is very busy working on multiple projects including an almost new construction home that originally started out as an airplane hanger many years ago. Rachel continues to work at the credit union along with running Jace around for his activities. Jace is 7, soon to be 8, and just starting his third season playing hockey. The progress he has made is pretty awesome and is becoming really fun to watch.
Taylor continues to work at the resort. What would we and everyone else do if we didn’t see his wonderful smile and singing while he is working everyday?!?! Taylor also finds time to work at Mike’s Liquors and occasionally subs at the school cafeteria.
We (Kerry and Sandy) are so blessed to have our family close to us. As for us, we will be doing a few sport shows, renovations will soon start but before that we will be taking a month to spend in Florida. Most of all enjoying watching our grand kids in all their activities.
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 for all the current up to date info and specials.
Your friends up north,
Kerry and Sandy
2020 Outdoors Show Schedule!
Chicagoland Fishing & Outdoor Expo Schaumburg, IL
January 23-26
Tinley Park Fishing Show
Tinley Park, IL
February 8-9
Wisconsin Sport Show
Eau Claire, WI
March 20-22
Northwest Sport Show
Minneapolis, MN
April 2-5
P.S. Chad and Tiffany will have the Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast open through the winter. If your looking to make a trip up this winter to take in Ely’s Winter Fest, dog sledding, ice fishing or any other great winter time activity the Ely area has to don’t hesitate to contact them at (218) 365-3223 or click the link below!
2020 is Filling Up Fast!
If you did not re-book before you left this summer please call or write soon to lock in your favorite cabin or cabins. Plenty of opens for this Fall. We are open to 10/15/19. Please check our website 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)
Ice Conditions – Ice conditions continue to improve slowly this last week, but slush is starting to become a issue as snow piles up on area lakes. 10-14 inches of good ice is being reported on many area lakes. Anglers have begone to plow roads on area lakes.
Panfish – Panfish bite has been very consistent this last week. Anglers have been catching nice limits of crappies and sunfish. Sunfish are being caught in 10 feet of water or less on small jigs tipped with wax worms, while crappies are being caught in 15-20 feet of water on crappie minnows or jigging raps.
Walleye – Walleye fishing slowed this last week. Anglers reported marking fewer fish during the evening hours, but still managed to get a fish or two to bring home. Jigging raps or rippin raps have been effective at calling in walleyes, but it’s the dead stick that it catching the fish the majority of the time. Key depths remain 18-23 feet of water.
Pike – Pike anglers have been having good success this last week with the majority of anglers reporting good numbers , but small average size. Large suckers fished under a tip up continue to be very popular way to catch fish. Shallow bays with a water coming into the lake continue to be the best areas to fish with tip ups.
Canoe Capital Realty Properties for Sale
Sale Pending: Fully renovated three bedroom home. This one is 100% move in ready. Refinished hardwood floors in the living and dining rooms. Tile in kitchen and main floor bathroom. All new carpet on stairs and bedrooms on upper level. All walls and ceilings are tastefully refinished and painted. 90% all new windows along with a newer roof. New electric service and upgraded plumbing that has been state and city inspected. New stainless kitchen appliances and newer washer and dryer. Heat with the newer high efficiency LP furnace. Great detached garage. All this within walking distance of grocery stores, shopping and schools.
MLS # 6084118 Asking $169,500. Call Kerry 218-235-1084
Owners are ready to retire after almost 20 years of successful operations of this family friendly very popular bar and restaurant. Full service bar with off sale shop. Full menu restaurant and the best pizza in town. The log structure draws in 4 seasons of clientele by car, sled and ATV. New Prospectors ATV trail is sure to bring in even more business. Plenty of space inside and out for events of all kinds. This business cash flows and should be able to handle substantial financing. Financials available to qualified interested parties. Don’t let this opportunity slip away. MLS# 6086824 Asking Price $399,900.
Call Kerry at 218-235-1084
Literally the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) at your back door. First time offered water access building lot Level shore line and nice tree cover. Level shore line and nice tree
cover. Power is available at the corner of the lot. Access via boat or snowmobile from the Farm lake public access. The Farm, Garden, South Farm and White Iron chain is the most desired in the area. Great fishing, recreation and direct access to the BWCAW via the Kawishiwi River. Great southern exposure for all season sun and a cool breeze in the summer.
Beautiful Fall Lake views. This newly developed parcel currently has two small seasonal cabins that would be great for limited use while
your new cabin or home is being built. Great building sites and septic treatment sites have been determined.
 2020 Events Ely, MN
White Iron Beach Resort
Kerry and Sandy Davis