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Crappies were biting last week in the shallow wood. They moved out with the cold front and should finish up this week with our day time temps in the lower 70’s every day.
Bluegills and bass are on the beds now and should finish by weeks end.
Walleyes are in the emerging green weeds in 10′ of water, biting on minnows and jigs.
Northern Pike are biting on everything-look for weeds.
Muskies are starting to bite in this past spawn period.
Don’t forget to match jigs with type of cloud cover and keep the muskie/pike small to medium size.
Dock day marks the start of our season. Once the docks are in the resort looks ready for guests. Mother Nature must not have gotten the memo that today was dock day. The sun is shining and the temps are decent!!! This never happens as you will see in the photos below. The last sunny dock day was 2012.
It’s that time of year for the spring triathlon’s.
On Saturday, May 12th the Journey’s Full Marathon started here at the resort. To learn more about the marathon be sure to visit https://eagleriver.org/featured/journeys-marathon/.
It was beautiful morning, sun shining and a pleasant 40 degrees, which means no bugs . The eagles didn’t disappoint us. Just after they finished singing the national anthem 2 eagles flew overhead. It was an amazing sight and perfect timing.
This Saturday is the 4th annual White Deer Triathlon in Boulder Junction. For more information please visit: https://boulderjct.org/event/4th-annual-white-deer-triathlon/. It’s a great Triathlon that includes paddle, bike and run. We are proud sponsors of this great event in Boulder Junction.
It’s hard to believe that just 2 days ago ice covered the entire lake. I took a walk tonight around 8PM along the lake shore because the spring peepers are in full chorus. Low and behold I saw 2 loons on the lake. It doesn’t take them long to find open water. Half of White Birch Lake still has ice on it, but the loons are swimming around. The picture isn’t the best because it was getting dark out.
Congratulations to Nicole Kazmierczak for choosing the correct date that Charlie went swimming. He broke through the ice around 12:30 PM on Wednesday, May 2nd. Thank you to the 90+ people who entered the contest this year. It was a long wait. Here’s the past Ice Out dates:
2010 – March 25th
2011 – April 15th
2012 – March 19th
2013 – May 6th
2014 – May 5th
2015 – April 11th
2016 – March 30th
2017 – April 6th
There is still a good deal of ice that needs to melt before the fishing opener this weekend. Depending on the temps this week it will be close.
Charlie is on the ice!
It’s time for the 2018 Ice Out Contest.
Will you be this year’s winner?
We’d love to have you be a part of our Ice Out Contest. Send us an email at [email protected] with the DATE and TIME that you think Charlie will fall through the ice. All guesses are due by March 12th. The person whose date and time is the closest will be the winner and get their name on our Ice Out Contest plaque. If Charlie falls through the ice during the night the date will be credited to the next day. Sue and John will be at sport shows March 6-12, but Scott will be keeping an eye on him for us.
We’ll begin posting updates when there are changes to the ice. Have fun everyone! Get your guesses into us soon.
There plenty of ice still on the lake, approximately 28 inches!
It’s been a pretty good ice fishing bite this year. It was bitter cold (-20 degrees) for a couple of weeks and then got warm (38 degrees). Pan fish, northerns and bass were all active. I fished afternoons and found a pretty good bite between 2-4 PM. Medium size shiners for northerns and waxies/spikes for pan fish. I prefer Glow type jigs with chartreuse and orange, but many other also work. My son likes gold. But my very favorite is………
Wishing you warm fingers and toes. John
It’s been a busy day around the resort! Multi-tasking at its best getting things ready for our guests to arrive. It takes a whole team to get the resort ready for opening. We are very thankful for all the wonderful staff we have. The busy summer season will be here before you know it and we look forward to seeing everyone again!
Charlie has taken the plunge. Congratulations to Jon Heeringa for being our Ice Out winner this year. He chose yesterday, April 6th, at 5:12 PM and Charlie began his breakthrough last night and finished this morning. No one had chosen today. It won’t take long for the rest of the ice to disappear. We should be hearing the loons soon! It usually only takes them 24 hours to arrive after the ice goes out.