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5/19/14 @ 6:02 PM
5/19/14 @ 11:33 AM
In regards to the lack of size of walleyes in Gogebic, my understanding is that there is an adequate food source to get the walleyes to 10-14" (mayfly hatches), but there is a lack of food source to get them bigger (baitfish). From my personal experience, there aren't a lot of smaller panfish and baitfish in the lake and when I catch perch they are usually jumbos. These 10-14" eyes are essentially starving. Walleyes for Tomorrow has a local chapter on the lake and if you take a look at their facebook site, it appears as though they are taking efforts to improve the perch spawning habitat (sinking xmas trees) throughout the lake, presumably to increase the number of perch fry for these 10-14" eyes to eat. Hopefully their efforts are rewarded. If 100 smaller fish are being caught this year and they get a good food source throughout the year, the near future looks bright. If you aren't familiar with WFT, check them out. IMO, they turned the Winnebago system into the world class walleye fishery that it is today. Sorry for taking up the boards, but I wanted to share with you all what I have found out.
5/19/14 @ 8:22 AM
Was there for the opener and fished through Sunday afternoon mostly trolling and working shorelines and managed a whopping seven legal eyes in that time. Along with those seven we had in the neighbor hood of over 100 10-14" walleyes that we boated!!! Water is extremely high probable close to two feet!! I fish this lake every weekend and what we experienced last summer was very shocking with the small walleyes and it is starting out the same way again this year except with one difference the price of an NR fishing license
Something is off in this system and if they do not fix it or try and do something about the lack of bigger fish it will be along time before this lake gets back to what people come here for!!!!!
5/16/14 @ 12:27 PM
Lake Gogebic opener is a success! Cold temps and wind kept boat activity light. Mixed reports from undersize fish to great catches of very nice sized walleye. Some great northern pike are coming in as well. Most are jig and minnow fishing from 2 to 18ft. Some crank bait activity as well. Night fishing has been productive for the larger eyes . Weather conditions are to improve over the weekend with high around 60. Best of luck! Barry (Bear) Drews at Bear`s Nine Pines Resort 906-842-3361
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5/8/14 @ 3:10 PM
Lake Gogebic ice is on its way out. As of noon today I can see 3 miles of open water! It may not all be clear as of now, but should be no problem for the opener. Water levels are still high so keep in mind you may have some difficulties at docks and landings. Barry (Bear) Drews at Bear`s Nine Pines Resort 906-842-3361
5/7/14 @ 5:27 PM
Hey yea all, 7:15 PM and yes the ice is moving! I am on the west shore and noticed the ice moving rocks along the shore. I can look out and see movement.The ice moves as if it goes down a river with the current. They are forecasting winds so it will be going! It is about time! Good fishing is just around the corner.
5/5/14 @ 7:05 AM
Lake Gogebic ice update. Shorelines are opening up more and the main lake has turned very black. With 50 degree temps in the forecast the ice will deteriorate quickly. Looks as if the ice should be out for the opener on the 15th!!! Updates will follow for everyone waiting to float those boats! Barry “Bear” Drews at Bear’s Nine Pines Resort 906-842-3361