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
2/27/13 @ 4:35 PM
21° - 25° F
We were up there this past weekend, did really well on walleyes in 8 to 10 feet landing 50 plus fish and some nice keepers. Caught a few perch in 22-24 feet but the bite was a little slow. Thanks to Gus at Maple Ridge Lodge for pointing us in the right direction and setting Us up with bait and tackle, snowmobile Is a must do to slush and snow.
2/26/13 @ 7:31 PM
Was up there this last weekend. Snowmobile travel was decent. there are slush pockets here and there. You dont want to be stoppin until you really have to. But you should be ok. We caught some nice jumbos and some in the 12 inch range.
2/25/13 @ 8:45 PM
2/21/13 @ 12:34 PM
Lake Gogebic fishing has been a bit slower and angler activity as well. Walleye action has been slow with a few nice fish still reported coming from deeper water in the 24 to 27ft range. Perch anglers are still locating good numbers of fish in the 22ft. range however coaxing them to bite has been a struggle for some. A few anglers are locating active fish and connecting with some nice jumbos , so keep moving! Lake conditions continue to add more snow, as a result expect slush in most of the un traveled areas of the lake beneath the snow! Good Luck! Barry (Bear) Drews at Bear`s Nine Pines Resort 906-842-3361
2/18/13 @ 12:07 PM
Tried for walleye on Sat, perch on Sun. Should have tried perch on Sat. Sat fished off east side landing, had two walleye come and look at bait but would not hit. Guys said they caught lots of perch on Sat in 22' range on wigglers. Tried perch on Sunday, off Porcupine point, had lots of lookers but no takers. Other perchers said same thing--some fish would even follow the bait up a couple feet and then scram. Weather probably did me in. Fri night to Sat am 4" snow fell. Sat night it dropped to -14 F, so it was pretty cold on sun. tried to walk out on Sat--could not get very far as there is about 16" ice, with 4" slush on top and then 14" powder on top of the slush. Very brutal trying to walk very far. Rented snowmobile on Sun and it even had difficulty in some spots. Thanks to Gus at Maple Ridge on north end of lake,for his advice. He put me on fish, with the right bait, but fish would not cooperate. If you go out, plan to walk on snowshoes or snowmobile as anything else will get stuck. Thanks to the two guys who helped me pull my portable back onto shore on Sat--one Yooper and one guy from Green Bay, did not get their names.