LAKE GOGEBIC AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Lake Gogebic is located in the
Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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About Lake Gogebic
The largest inland lake in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Lake Gogebic is located in the million-acre Ottawa National Forest. It covers 13,380 surface acres with 36 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 38 feet with an average depth of 17.5 feet The lake runs between Hwy M28 on the north shore and US 2 on the south end, connected by M 64 on the west side, and straddles Gogebic and Ontonagon counties and the eastern and central time zones. Lake length-14.29 miles, width 2.485 miles. Nearest towns are Bergland on the north and Marenisco near the south end.
Primary inflows are Merriwether River and Slate River, primary outflow is the West Branch of the Ontonagon River.
Lake Gogebic boasts healthy populations of walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, yellow perch and whitefish, and is productive year round to boat and shore anglers in spring, summer and fall, and ice fishing during winter when snowmobiles and ORVs are used to traverse the ice. Several resorts and lodges on the lake sponsor popular summer as well as winter ice fishing tournaments with purses that attract anglers from throughout the U.P. and northern Wisconsin.
This area is a four-season gem – still undiscovered by many. Nestled within the Ottawa National Forest, Lake Gogebic is the Upper Peninsula of Michigan’s largest inland lake located in the far western end of the Upper Peninsula.
Things to Do
Families will enjoy the summer water sports, camping, sightseeing and hiking. The area is full of historic sites and history. Spend time hiking to any of several waterfalls in our area to witness some true beauty.
The Best Fishing
Lake Gogebic offers walleye, small mouth bass, northern pike, perch and whitefish. With shores that range from sandy to rocky, you’ll always be challenged. Throughout the season, we host a tagged fish contest with thousands of dollars in prizes.
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View our neighbor’s webcam to see current conditions, or check out some of the beautiful photos taken around the Lake Gogebic area. The area has something exciting to offer in every season!
Current Fishing Conditions
5-17-2021, Courtesy of Nine Pines Resort
Lake Gogebic opener has seen great weather but fishing has been tough. With 60`s on the weekend and 80 degrees today it has been almost to nice for the walleye bite. Anglers are picking up fish in a variety of methods. The standard jig and minnow drifting or casting a wide range of depths from 20ft. to 25ft. during the day with better reports coming from 6ft. to 10ft. during the evening and after dark. Lots of 11 inch eyes in the mix with the nicer fish running 15 to 18 inches. With the slow bite many are trying leeches and crawlers as well along with many just trolling to locate active fish. The early spring and warm temps has the smallmouth action hot! Remember Bass season is not open yet! Catch and release only. Best of luck! Barry (Bear) Drews at Bear`s Nine Pines Resort 906-842-3361.
Plan Your Stay
Are you planning your next visit to the beautiful Lake Gogebic area? Our members promise to make your next visit the best ever! Check out our lodging, dining, amenities and services by following the links below.
Choose from resorts, motels, campgrounds or vacation rentals postioned all around the lake.
The area has a variety of restaurants, taverns, lodges and bars scattered around its shores.
From fishing guides to contractors to rental companies, businesses around Lake Gogebic have you covered.
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43rd Annual Fall Walleye Tournament
September 10 & 11, 2021
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