Monday, January 2, 2012

Lake Gogebic yields jumbo perch

   Before you drive 570 miles both north and west to get to this large, inland lake, it was only one perch and came after several hours of fishing.
   The perch was well over two pounds and have great color. It probably measured 15-inches and was quite healthy.
   Several walleye were caught just not the right size. The good thing about the fishing was evidence of a good, young walleye population. The bad thing of course was we didn't get into anything to put into the frying pan.
   Even the pike bite was stingy. Dialed in became the watchword of the days we spent on the ice. But dialed in completely we weren't.
   Some fished in weed beds, alongside of weed bets, and right at drop offs. A little more time punching holes and moving around may have yielded better catches.
   However, there were fish there as evidenced when they entered the cone of out sonar and underwater camera.
                                         L-R Tim Long with large perch and Mark Martin holding walleye.
 But that's fishing. If you go or are interested in a fishing and snowmobile trip-there's plenty of snow-call Tim or Sarah Long at the Timbers Resort, (906)-575-3542 or

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