Sylvania Wilderness Area, Gogebic County

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6/10/18 @ 2:21 PM
FISHING REPORT
esoxal
esoxal
USER since 6/29/01

MOON PHASE (13%)
Waning Crescent

Bass are on beds and aggressively defending them in many lakes.  Shallower lakes with wood have lots of largemouths using it for cover and they are willing to bite.  Lakers have definitely moved out of shallower areas.  Big bluegills should be on beds but haven't been finding active spawning colonies.  They either came and went already or got picked off as there seem to be empty spawning colonies.  Topwater bite should kick into high gear this next week.  The only downside is if the mayflies hatch this week, then trying to tempt gorged fish will get tougher.  Plastic stick baits and ripping suspending minnow baits are still putting up decent numbers.

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5/22/18 @ 8:11 AM
esoxal
esoxal
USER since 6/29/01

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.

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5/18/18 @ 11:42 AM
Multispecies guy
Multispecies guy
USER since 6/23/15

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.

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5/15/18 @ 6:15 AM
FISHING REPORT
esoxal
esoxal
USER since 6/29/01

MOON PHASE
New Moon

Decided to get out and play with the Lakers today.  Went 4 for 5 all 26-28.5 inches.  Surprised to see a bunch of Largemouths up shallow on one key spot.  Caught a couple at 16 and 18 inches along with an average Smallie.  Saw a couple 4lb fish cruising.

Sylvania Wilderness Area, Gogebic County Photo
Sylvania Wilderness Area, Gogebic County Photo
Sylvania Wilderness Area, Gogebic County Photo
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3/2/17 @ 12:41 PM
FishingFan2012
FishingFan2012
USER since 11/9/15

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.

Edited on 3/2/17 12:45 PM
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3/2/17 @ 11:40 AM
gillseeker20
gillseeker20
USER since 2/6/16
I was wondering if anybody could provide some info on the fishing in the sylvania wilderness around mid May.  My buddy and I were wanting to plan a trip as soon as school lets out, but we were wondering if mid May would be too soon? We would primarily be targeting panfish and smallies.  Thanks a lot! 

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2/17/17 @ 2:20 PM
esoxal
esoxal
USER since 6/29/01

Baby bass is my best all around color for soft plastics in the clear water lakes there.

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2/16/17 @ 6:09 PM
eyes'all year
eyes'all year
USER since 1/16/09

Ice there any winter lake trout fishing here or does it end at the end of sept? Can you have snowmobile or gas auger on any sylvania lakes?

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11/9/15 @ 12:42 PM
FishingFan2012
FishingFan2012
USER since 11/9/15
Hello, Just added an account, the family goes up to Sylvania the first week or two of June every year. I saw that a couple people posted that they can get scent-free soft baits from Jak's custom baits. I was wondering what the best colors to use for smallmouth and walleye are and the process by which to get scent-free baits. I remember the one year we were on ********* lake and this HUGE smallie was swimming around a drop off and I threw a combination of hard baits at it and they didn't work so I feel softbaits would be better. Thanks for any info.

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10/24/15 @ 10:03 AM
awags
awags
USER since 3/19/14
Hmm, might have to do a fact finding trip since I have access to both Verizon and AT&T devices. I'll keep Whitefish Lake in mind for any trip I take. Thanks!

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