We fished around Pabst bay in 27ft. Travel conditions were good for walking,4wheeler and snow machine.
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3/17/14 @ 11:06 AM
3/13/14 @ 10:49 AM
Lake Gogebic reports are looking better. Milder temps have had a few more anglers out on the ice and the bite has improved as well! Perch anglers are using wigglers and spikes in 22ft. to 26ft with fair reports. Walleye action has been fair using suckers in 9ft. to 18ft. and also 24ft. to 28ft. Reminder on walleyes that the season closes this sat. March 15th!!! Lake travel is snowmobile only or if on foot snowshoes will be a great help. Recent mild weather did settle the snow pack some, but expect areas with deep snow and slush under it. Plenty of ice out there, just use caution not to get stuck in the less traveled areas. Best of luck! Barry (Bear) Drews at Bear`s Nine Pines Resort 906-842-3361
3/11/14 @ 7:37 PM
Well..I could give a **** about the cost. It's like if your going to a Packer game...yeah it's expensive but ya gotta live to. I've always had great luck on this lake & the way the fish taste outta here...OH MY GOD!!! If the licence is to expensive,,,Perch is $11.99 a pound & Walleye is $9.99 at the market. Those are cleaned & dressed. Give me the Eagle overhead. I don't even care about the ticks!Can't wait for May & heading up M64!!
3/11/14 @ 12:46 AM
In Wisconsin the cost is $50 but it is an additional 10 for trout plus an additional 10 for great lakes trout so if I want to drive 5 min south it cost me $50 if I want to drive 40 minutes south for trout it cost me 10 more and to go on the once a year trip with my uncle its another 10 plus the 15 to include my wife for 1 weekend fishing with her family so I spend $85 a year.... in my area the NLMMU has been finally starting to put efforts into stocking local lakes and has shown success plus they are studying other lakes I fish often to see where they stand as far as fish population goes this information is all available to public if you look hard enough for it and is a good tool to use too help find where to put your efforts. the whole part of people keeping every 15 inch walleye is just sad... the dnr along with the local management units should take the harvest number into consideration when stocking and I'm sure they do. a lot of the reasons why all fish populations are off are directly effected by the lack of proper predation and poor management. I noticed a sudden decline in quality crappie and bluegill with a steady increase in the amount of them along with large perch starting to show up but no where near the amount needed to provide a decent meal on just on days effort of fishing. Northern pike seem to be a bit smaller along with less LM bass and walleye which I would only assume is affecting the panfish negatively. Another thing a lot of yoopers don't seem to understand is the vulnerability of small lakes there are two inperticular in iron county that have been being pounded for bluegill and crappie seems to me this can't last long...same with the Menominee river it amazes me how many crappie are taken during the spawn and how many empty beds there are after just a weekend of people fishing these bodies of water are not big enough to continue to take this kind of poor self control by anglers. Sorry rant over...
3/10/14 @ 12:52 PM
The out of state license fee is NOT comparable with Wisconsin. Wisconsin non resident license cost is 50 bucks. Besides, Wisconsin has a 15 day license for $28 and a 15 day license for a whole family is $40. Michigan has no similar opportunities! As for me, my summer fishing trip is being switched to Minnesota.
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3/6/14 @ 9:36 AM
The thing that gets me is we are paying for "fish" that I will never go fishing for. It is kinda like making it mandatory to buy a bear tag to hunt deer when you have no inkling to hunt bear!! Keep it like it was if you want Great Lakes stamps buy them do not force them on the public. I myself will proable buy my lisence this year but it looks like it will be alot of solo trips because my freinds said to heck with the U P for more then doubling the cost in one year!! As far as the stocking programs for the increased fees stop and think about that statement. They stock the fish to be harvested before season opens and I am obligated to pay for this if I want to catch 9-12" walleyes