November News 2016

The resort is put to bed for another summer season. The docks are all rolled up and the water lines blown out. The three weeks we were open in October were pretty nice for this time of year. A bit of frost on the pumpkin a couple of mornings but overall really nice weather. 

This time of year we like to reflect on how lucky we are to live and work in such a great area. None of of it would be possible with out our great customer base that comes back to visit us and White Iron Beach year after year. We know you all have many places to choose from to enjoy your vacations and family time and are humbled that you have picked us and Ely.  We will continue to improve and upgrade our cabins and grounds to make WIBR the best place possible. Our entire family thanks you for your past business and looks forward to the next time you are in Ely.  As the holiday season starts this month please travel safely and enjoy your families and friends. 

We do plan on attending the same sport shows this upcoming Spring, Schaumburg,IL, Tinley Park IL, Eau Claire, WI and Minneapolis, MN. I will post the exact dates in future newsletters and on our Facebook page.

We are already getting many inquires for the 2017 season. If you did not re- book before you left this summer please call or write soon to lock in your favorite cabin or cabins.  . Please check the website for all the current up to date info and specials. 

Take care,

Kerry and Sandy


Fishing Reports

Fishing Report

Most of us have retired our soft water fishing gear for the current season. The weather has been plenty nice to get out on the water but we especially have been way to busy to get out there. The first ice will form before you know it and a whole new world of fishing will begin for more months than we have for open water angling. I would imagine the first walleyes will be taken on Shagawa sometime in November. We might have access to a really nice fish house this year so maybe we will have more personal ice fishing stories to report as the winter progresses. 

Motorized BWCAW permit info.

2017 Lottery and Go-Live Schedule
The BWCAW Lottery application period will be from Dec. 14, 2016 at 9 am through Jan. 11, 2017 at 9 pm CT. Entry points include: both paddle and motor overnight for #24 Fall L and #25 Moose L day use motor for D Fall L and Beyond, F Moose L. Newfound-Sucker, and G Moose-Prairie-Basswood. Lottery results will be available on Jan. 18, 2017. Reservations for all entry points may be made on first-come, first-served basis beginning January 25, 2017, 9 a.m. Central Time. Reservations are for dates from May 1 to September 30, 2017.

It does not matter when during that time frame you input your request as it is a random draw for all that apply.  If you want to pick up your permits at White Iron Beach please remember to request us on your applications.  If you forget you can change this later. There are many more requests than permits for the Basswood entry points. If you want to give yourself a better chance for drawing a permit I would request multiple permits for the weeks you want permits. The permits are only $6.00 so if you get more than you want all you need to do is cancel the extra ones. It is important to cancel extra permits so others have an opportunity to pick them up. 
Go to Permit info to input you permit requests.