612-208-1800 • 4424 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 view map
There is limited street parking at the Docks of White Bear Lake. However, parking is available at the White Bear Shopping Center.
White Bear is an attractive recreational lake due to it’s primarily sandy bottom, large size (2,400 acres) and close proximity to the Twin Cities. The lake can get busy on weekends in the summer. Lake levels will be a bit low this year, but White Bear is a big deep lake so skiers, tubers and sun-bathers shouldn’t worry. There’s plenty of open water for boating fun!
Maximum depth is 83 feet and the lake offers an abundance of northern pike, largemouth bass, bluegill, and crappie. Anglers will find Muskie, although not many. Anglers won’t find perch, smallmouth bass, or bullhead. Due to the immense boat traffic on this lake and the clarity of the water, it’s best to limit your fishing time to early morning and evening.
White Bear is prime largemouth bass fishing. Roger Rucci (a local tournament angler) suggests using a white spinnerbait with a silver blade; or a 1/8 oz black mushroom head jig with a 4 to 6-inch pumpkinseed Berkley Grub or a gold X-Rap.
You can find productive bassy areas all over the lake. Mark Schwietz, who operates White Bear Fishing, suggests starting first up at Ordway’s Bar on the upper east side of the lake or the deep, weedy areas south of the peninsula. Because of the lower water levels, docks are no longer prime locations. In the summer, he likes the deeper weedy and rocky edges at about 12 to 16 foot depth. Sometimes, deeper.
He also marvels at the growing population of muskies in this lake. Some are over 50 inches now and growing. Low-light periods are the best times to pursue them, especially during a light misty rain.
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4424 Lake Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
“Hello from White Bear Lake’s newest attraction, Admiral D’s Waterfront Tavern! Stop down to see us in person and you’ll see what all the fuss is about. The huge patio, a stunning view of White Bear Lake and Marina, and our tropical plants, flowers, and palms will put you into just the right frame of mind. Whether your heading out on the lake, coming in, or just want to take in the view, be sure to set aside an hour or two to stop by and visit!”
4453 Lake Avenue South
Saint Paul, MN 55110-3453
“Acqua is comfortably located on the Western shore of White Bear Lake and
we offer seating in our three relaxed dining rooms, on either of our sheltered decks
overlooking the marina, on our spacious lakeside patio or up at our bar.
Our menu is Rustic Italian driven and we always strive to source out the
highest quality local ingredients. We focus on maintaining a warm, clean
and comfortable atmosphere while offering knowledgable yet relaxed service.”