Lake Gogebic report remains slow for both perch and walleye. Anglers are trolling over the mud with lots of suspended fish but not many takers. Live bait anglers working the mud and the weeds are having limited success as well. Smallmouth have been fairly active over hard bottom areas as they are feeding on crayfish. Working live bait and artificials have been equally effective. Northern Pike are active in the weeds and weed edges but most are small. Best of luck! Barry (Bear) Drews at Bear`s Nine Pines Resort 906-842-3361.
hey guys and gals. Ill be coming up the second week of september and im counting the minutes. We will be staying at The Timbers Resort on the north end. I bought a hot spots map and have been reading everything i can get my hands on. I was wondering if that north end around the river and merriweather bay is pretty decent that time of year? Im from west central wisconsin and most of the walleye fishing in these parts are river related. I do most my walleye fishing in the early spring on the mississippi river. Im also curious how you run bottom bouncers? Ill admit im a little embarrassed to even ask how to set up bottom bouncers but oh well. Should i load the box with jig heads cranks or other gear. Anyway i do appreciate any help you guys can provide.
Stay safe and good fishin!!
I launched at the state park and went straight out to the east side of the lake where it hits 30 fow, closer to shore, Then went north along that line until I got to 25 feet of water and would return. Walleye was slow for me so I focused on that 30 depth because I was getting some real nice perch.
Where did you end up fiishing?
Above 80° F
81° - 88° F
Spent 5 days Camping at Gogebic State Park, fished 3 of them. Everyday was sunny, and I was on the water roughly 10am-2pm. I solely used 2 ounce bottom bouncers with crawler harnesses. Trolled at 1.6-1.8 mph and did well on perch in 29-30 fow, caught lots of short walleyes (10”-12”) in 25 fow and wasnt paying attention and ended up in 18 fow which resulted in a northern just an inch from being a keeper. All in all it was a great trip and successful for first time being out on it.
I would use a slip bobber and see what works. Id try both leeches and night crawlers on a plain hook, jig, and plastic. Fish are close to the bottom especially in the holes or weed gaps. There are also some fish cribs in the area that fish congregate around to.
are you using mainly hooks tipped with crawlers on that weed line with slips or using plastics?
Straight out in front of the park you are staying at is a great spot along the weed line. You will find a lot of fish on both sides of the weed line, its just a matter of giving them what they want when they want it. I've had luck trolling thru there. If you want to fish deeper then a good spot is southeast of you on the east side of the lake. Go to the public boat landing on the east shore and go straight out from there in about 25-30 fow. Once at that depth troll straight north with bottom bouncers and harnesses with night crawlers. Good luck.
Staying at Gogebic State Park for a few days and bringing the boat with next week. New to fishing in general and wondering where I should focus my energy while I’m there. Interested in perch, wouldn’t mind some walleye. I have a hot spots map but it doesn’t say much about the deeper spots such as 20-25 feet. Focuses mainly on cribs and weed beds on the south end. Any general idea is appreciated.
I've owned a place on the lake for less than a year so do not have alot of experience or history of fishing the lake. Prior to that I only came up in the winters for the snowmobiling. So much of my information comes from talking to neighbors who have been on the lake longer than most. As far as size is concerned, the DNR lowered the size limit on walleye to get those small stunted out fish out of the lake. It has made a difference. Last year the only walleye I caught were short and this year I haven't caught anything under 15" but I dont think you'll catch 100's of them anymore. Its more quality over quantity. This is echoed by my neighbors as well. Size is definitely up but Numbers are down. If you want to do well now, word is early dawn is the best time. Like out on the lake by 4-5am. Fish are at different depths and you need to try different things to find them but bottom bouncers with harnesses and either crawlers or leeches seems to be producing. Your coming up in September which is a much better time for fishing then now. The fish will probably be coming in shallower by then. There is good spots all over the lake and where ever you stay they should be able to point you in the right direction. Good luck.