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
HERE for current Lake Gogebic fishing
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.