Fishing the Lake Gogebic, Michigan Area
Fishing on Lake Gogebic is everything one would expect from a lake that boasts more state angler awards than any other in the UP. Lake Gogebic offers excellent walleye, jumbo perch and smallmouth bass fishing, while the greater Gogebic area provides an endless variety of lakes and rivers, for great year-round action:
- In spring work the rocky shoreline for spawning walleye with a jig and minnow.
- In mid-summer spend time in the weed beds in 8 to 15 feet of water with a slip bobber and leeches.
- Winter ice fishing for jumbo perch in deep water in front of the resorts and parks is a can’t-miss.
The most popular methods of fishing on Lake Gogebic are trolling, drifting or anchoring. Each has its place and time, according to weather conditions and personal preference.
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Other Fishing Opportunities in the Area
Lake Superior is just a stone’s throw from Lake Gogebic and offers many choices for the angler. Charter boat fishing is available at Ontonagon, Black River and Saxon Harbor. Many of the charter boats have a no fish-no pay policy. You may take your own boat out from one of the launches at Ontonagon, Silver City, Black River Harbor, Little Girls Point, and Saxon Harbor.
The Sylvania Wilderness area offers peaceful, non-motorized fun on beautiful, clear waters. In mid-summer you can find excellent catch-and-release fishing for smallmouth bass on the very scenic Lake of the Clouds.
Over 500 named lakes, and nearly 2,000 miles of river and stream fishing await the angler in the Ottawa National Forest. Stream fishing is available throughout the Forest, while lake fishing is concentrated in the southern half of the area. The Forest Service can provide you with details on the lakes and streams at 906-932-1330.