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5/28/14 @ 10:02 AM
Does anyone have a fishing report or are most of you going to continue on like Illinois whiners?!?! I hope they triple the out of state liscence next year for you guys! Im from Wis and cant stand all the FIBS coming up and whining about prices. Dont like all the good fishing then GO HOME. Love my Michigan friends though....
5/27/14 @ 11:16 AM
5/27/14 @ 11:08 AM
I suspect the doubling of out of state license fee's has more to do with Lansing's State budget problems than hiring new wardens. Michigan now has the highest non resident fee's in the Midwest. And they don't have a one week license for anyone who would be vacationing in Michigan. So for me, my annual fishing trip to Michigan with my two sons will now cost me $240 for license fee's alone.
5/27/14 @ 9:42 AM
The poor lady working at the BP in Land O' Lakes was taking a real tongue whoopin' from some guys staying on the chain about the license price increases. Like she can do anything?! I just saw the sticker with that ugly red "C" in the window..that explained their rudeness. I bought my 1 day license,(the lady working rewarded me generously when it came to my bait!!!) launched at Gogebic St.Park, I had my 5 legal walleye in 5 hours fishing pitching jigs & large fatheads. Lots of little milkers pitched back which is a good thing. About 5 northerns also. If you can't get fish, legal fish in this lake...you need to fish more instead farting around on here. If you want big fish,,,there are places & a great guide in Bergland that'll take you there. If you want the best tasting, cleanest fish you can fry while relaxing on a absolutely beautiful lake..Lake Gogebic.
5/27/14 @ 9:40 AM
Whine, seriously !! Because the point I was making what happens on another body of water is great and good but what happens to the Gogebic system was the question!! And yes I am not the only one "whining" about where the bigger fish are all of my neighbors that have lived there over 20 years are also wondering and yes I guess they are whining about where the legal fish went too!!!! I have fished this lake for 26 years now and have never experienced what is taking place on the big G!!! The reason for the comment on the over doubling the amount for a NR fishing license is I feel for the businesses in the community who rely on people coming up to keep the ship floating. I went back into the records and for some reason they are not current 2005 is the last data. It is 74 pages of history and walleyes have not been stocked since 1981 along with thousands of different type minnows. They also talk about yellow perch being the main food source for walleye and also go into the cisco, lake herring and of course mayflies. I am not getting down on anyone just wondering why when and where could anything be done to help out the big G!!!!
5/25/14 @ 10:04 PM
In reguards to Dan, I want to point out that people are allowed to talk about fishing and make comparisons if they like, this is a "FISHING FORUM". Next, the reason licenses are so high is because the state is in the process of trying to hire more Conservation Officers due to so many retirements and not enough qualified candidates in the past. So the next time you want to whine about something like cost think about what your really paying for. Someone to keep the lakes in fishable conditions, so you can continue to complain about all the undersized fish but at least your catching fish huh?!
5/22/14 @ 8:05 PM
5/22/14 @ 4:25 PM
Lake Gogebic Chapter of Walleyes For Tomorrow anchored 80 evergreens in groups of 10 along the west shore from north to south to aid the Perch spawning. We did this on May 10 immediately after ice out. Will be doing videos for effectiveness. Ice conditions dictate when we can do it. FB page of chapter shows land activity but nothing on open water. Guys were busy.
5/22/14 @ 10:33 AM
Lake Gogebic report has been good! Walleye are still spawning, moving in and out. Expect lots of milking males. Most are fishing 6 to 18ft. working jigs and minnows. Use fatheads and sucker minnows with the fatheads producing a few more fish. Water levels have been dropping closer to normal for this time of year. Have a great time! Barry (Bear) Drews at Bear`s Nine Pines Resort 906-842-3361
5/21/14 @ 12:53 PM