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Nate McVey

Ice Conditions

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Anybody got any reports on the ice pack in the UP or Lower MI? I've heard some mixed reports from the Western UP, but the snow has to be slowing the ice making a bit. Let's start sharing info. here.

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Hey Nate,

I haven't been out yet, I just got back from Milwaukee my Mother-in-Law passed away Friday night. From what I have been hearing Gogebic is pretty decent, just don't go in the middle as of yet, there is a ton of snow like usual so the ice isn't great. The walleye action is great at Bergland Bay, but I will be going after the illusive perch this Saturday, I will post the report on Monday.

Good Luck and be safe everyone.

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Hey Nate,

I haven't been out yet, I just got back from Milwaukee my Mother-in-Law passed away Friday night. From what I have been hearing Gogebic is pretty decent, just don't go in the middle as of yet, there is a ton of snow like usual so the ice isn't great. The walleye action is great at Bergland Bay, but I will be going after the illusive perch this Saturday, I will post the report on Monday.

Good Luck and be safe everyone.

Sorry about your mother-in-law Greg. All the best.

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Sorry to hear that Greg, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Good luck this weekend and be safe.

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Greg,

Sorry to hear about the loss.

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Hope to hook up with you this winter.

Take care.

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Perchking,

I get up to the Ironwood area about every winter,and last winter I stayed in Bergland for a few days,I have not been ice fishing in MI before,most winters I head up to Tower Mn and the lake Vermilion area.I have heard some good things about ice fishing in the western U.P,might give it a try there this winter.

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How's the ice on Gogebic as of late?

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Ice is good, when it gets a little colder this weekend it will be great. There is about 23-26 inches right now. that melt down really helped out there.

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Looking to come over next weekend and wasn't planning on bringing a wheeler or sled. Can I get to where I need to be on the lake for perch with a truck or do I need to look at renting a sled when I get there?

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You will be able to get on the ice with a truck but the only way off will be a hefty bill from a Tucker or Snow Cat. I have seen about 5 trucks on the main part of that lake in my life and 2 went through. tons of springs and lots of snow doesn't make good vehicle travel. Plus you cannot plow roads because it is a designated snowmobile route that circles the shoreline. You can walk any where you need to go, remember the lake is 18 miles long and a little over a mile wide. So the farthest you need to walk is about 1/2 mile max. Most of the spots it is just about a couple hundred yards. there are tons of access points on both of the east and west shore line.

PK

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perchking:

Sounds good. That's even better. I don't mind the walk and appreciate the help. The lodging is booked for next weekend, do you think that slush on the ice will be froze up by next weekend? Shoot me an email if you don't mind: rgronski@unimin.com

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There are alot of places to stay, just google Bergland, MI for #'s The Ice will be pretty nice by the end of the weekend, I have a buddy out there right now and the West Shore is nice, the East shore has some slush but it should be fine.

email sent.

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Sorry, I meant to say that i've got my room booked, good to go for next weekend. I'm pumped.

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perchking:

What's the water clarity like right now on Gogebic?

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A little birdie told me it is very stained and to leave the camera at home grin. 5 days from now, we will be on the ice wink Can not wait!

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You bet hawkeye wink

Hanson and I are going to have a lock on the fish by Thursday after noon whistle, we hope! It should be a good GT! smile

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Hanson Too!!! laugh the world will never be the same. we should be there by 9 on friday.

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shackbash, hawyeye43, perchking:

My buddies and I are out for this weekend on Gogebic. Had to cancel reservations last night. Unexpected death in the family.

We're looking at the weekend of 3/7, 3/8 now.

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I am sorry to hear that Reid. Take care and good luck!

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Thanks guys. Let me know how the trip goes.

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