Paddle troll the deep edges of drop offs in 10 to15 fow with 4 inch husky jerks or trolling spoons with a 1/4 to 1/2 oz of weight ahead of it. Fish are transitioning deeper so it may be hit or miss when you get there.
Sylvania Wilderness Area, Gogebic County
esoxal, nice fish! I've caught lakers on Lake Michigan but never inland. Wouldn't mind trying. I'm headed to Sylvania Sunday, would you mind telling me a little about how you caught the fish, what depth, lure, etc? I'll be releasing everything I catch. Hopefully, the bass fishing will be good too.
Usually it's got ice until late may. Have gone on occasion for a week about mid June, still cold and the fish aren't moving a lot, but depends on the day. Sun helps on cold days. Basically it's about the current weather. If it's warm/sunny with a slight breeze the smallies will bite, good small mouth fishing on Whitefish lake, entering the main lake form the canoe spot go immediately left and there's a rocky shore with a few springs that have a lot of small mouth there. Going right out of the canoe bay, there's good walleye fishing and pike between the sunken island and the main island. That right shore is good trolling too. Saw a huge bass on a bed the size of a truck tire one year, wouldn't bite. Might get a few larger fish jigging in the deep middle, but it gets up to 50' and you'd need a long canoe anchor. Wilderness area so barbless and pike is one 30"+ and walleye are one 22" plus to keep. Bass are immediate release. I believe it might also be only one fish in combination of species, as in once you get a 30" pile or 22" walleye you can't keep more.
A couple years ago on when I was last on Whitefish, I was able to get signal, including Internet. I could check the weather radar from my phone, which came in handy with storms coming in and out that trip.
In general, the signal in the northwoods seems to improve every year, but I would not depend on anything reliable in Sylvania, and there are definitely complete dead zones in the park.