4/16/13 @ 9:27 AM
4/9/13 @ 12:49 PM
Lake Gogebic perch fishing continues to be very good! A repeat of depths in 20 to 23ft. are producing good numbers but smaller size. Depths of 26 to 30ft are producing less fish but more jumbo`s. Ice conditions are great, with recent rain that settled the surface layer down. Expect 12 to 14 inches of ice with a few inches of snow and slush on top. Reminder!!! It is April and ice conditions can change quickly, even over night, so please check locally before heading out and be SAFE! Best of luck! Barry (Bear) Drews at Bear`s Nine Pines Resort 906-842-3361
4/3/13 @ 12:28 PM
Lake Gogebic perch action has fired up! Nice catches have been coming in with good reports from anglers enjoying the good ice conditions in April! Action has been best in 20ft to 22ft on wigglers with some of the larger fish hitting in 26ft to 30ft but not as many. Lake conditions have improved with travel being best early in the day even with atv`s, but later in the day as things warm up wheeled travel may be difficult. Expect snow cover with a crust on top with areas that have 6 to 8 inches of slush before hitting the main ice. Snow and slush has settled down nicely in the past week. Forecast is for good temps with lows in the teens or twenties and highs 35 to 40 during the day. Enjoy this great ice fishing time of year! Barry (Bear) Drews at Bear`s Nine Pines Resort 906-842-3361
3/27/13 @ 5:01 PM
Lake Gogebic snow conditions are great!!! Ice conditions are good, with the well traveled areas being best. Expect slush and deep snow in the less traveled areas. Snowmobile is best and for foot travel snowshoes are recommended. Perch action has been fair with few anglers on the ice. Use wigglers, spikes or small minnows near bottom in 22ft to 27ft depths for the best results. Enjoy the great spring weather on the ice! Barry (Bear) Drews at Bear`s Nine Pines Resort 906-842-3361 Reminder 2012 fishing Lic. Expire March 31st 2013.
3/19/13 @ 9:01 AM
Was up this past weekend. Actually pulled out early. The lake conditions are terrible. Slush was over the top of tall rubber boots. Our snowmobiles got stuck at least a dozen times. In some spots when you got off the sleds to get them unstuck the slush went over the top of your boots. Don't believe the good travel stuff. The lake conditions are terrible. You cannot even access the good spots on the lake you have to fish porcupine point for smaller fish. The locals are not even going out. they are waiting until they get a big melt.
3/17/13 @ 6:58 PM
7 guys 3 days 10 fish. Fished the east side from porcupine point down to the boat launch south of the Root Cellar. 12 to 14" of slush on the ice along with a foot of snow on top of that. We had snowmobiles, but it was difficult to pull our sleds around due to the slush. Bergland bay was pretty good going with little slush but south of that, watch out! Fished the flats in the 20 to 26 foot range, and also tried some on the shoreline breaks. Used all types of jigs with wigglers and no luck getting any of the illusive jumbos. A fair amount of lookers, but I feel they were the small walleyes doing most of the looking. The perch we got were around 10 inches, and were caught on chartruse colored jigs. Two croppies were hoisted on the North end by porcupine point.
3/14/13 @ 12:36 PM
Lake Gogebic conditions remain good, with normal winter weather continuing. Fresh snow and cold temps at night are providing a normal ice fishing season. You can still expect slush in many areas and snowmobile or foot travel are best. Walleye season comes to an end March 15th this Friday!!! We have seen some nice fish still coming in using sucker minnows in the 24 to 26ft range. Perch anglers will have the big lake to themselves, after a busy weekend the angler activity this week has slowed to a crawl. The few anglers out have seen some good action in a wide range from the 20 to 26ft . Continue to fish wigglers near bottom over the mud flats. Best of luck! Barry (Bear) Drews at Bear`s Nine Pines Resort 906-842-3361
3/4/13 @ 2:18 PM
3/3/13 @ 2:12 PM
Lake Gogebic report has changed very little. Fishing has still been on the slow side. Expect slush in most areas off the well traveled locations, a snowmobile is recommended. Some of the larger walleye have still been coming from reports in the 24 to 28ft. range using sucker minnows and jigging rapalas or spoons. A few more fish reported in the 9 to 12ft. range during low light conditions, but many are running small. Perch action has been more active on the vexilar than on the hook! Some nice fish are still being taken, however locating active fish has been key. Good locations are still in the 20 to 22ft range and also in the 24 to 27ft areas using wigglers. Sorry for the repeat, but March is here and the perch bite should improve in the near future.Best of luck! Barry (Bear) Drews at Bear`s Nine Pines Resort 906-842-3361