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The Fish Are Biting!

Fishing in the Western U.P.is good clean fun! Our endless variety of lakes and rivers will provide you with whatever type of fishing you want. From ''Big lake" charter boat fishing, to the fishing with a float tube on a small secluded lake, and every thing in between.

Lake Gogebic is the largest lake in the Upper Peninsula with 52 miles of shoreline, covering 14,000 acres. It offers good walleye, jumbo perch & smallmouth bass fishing. 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.

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Cisco Chain of Lakes
Cisco Chain of Lakes
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Lake Superior 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 boat launches at Ontonagon, Silver City, Black River Harbor, Little Girls Point and Saxon Harbor.

Sylvania Wilderness area has special regulations for non-motorized fun on beautiful clear water. Enjoy excellent catch and release bass fishing with no live bait. You can get more information from Bob Z., owner of Sylvania Outfitters.

The "Porkies" - Spring and the Steelhead run is on the Presque Isle, Big & Little Carp Rivers, Union and the Big Iron rivers. In mid-summer you will find excellent catch and release fishing of 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.

The Cisco Chain has 15 lakes with some being remote and adventurous. Access is available on Cisco and Thousand Island Lake. With 271 miles of shoreline take a map and compass. You can use a small motor boat, canoe or whatever. There is nice underwater structure around the many islands. Species include trout, musky, walleye, northern, small & large mouth bass and panfish.

With all the talk about lakes our region is also rich with clean rivers and streams. Fly-fishing is alive and well with brook, brown, and rainbow trout. A few streams have spring creek characteristics while others are classic freestoners. Insect hatches are wide and varied. Guides are available.

Big Snow, Big Water, Big Fish

To Contact the Western U.P. Convention & Visitor Bureau

Call: 906-932-4850

Email: bigsnow@westernup.com

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