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MacDonald Lake near Gulliver.
« on: Jan 12, 2008, 07:51 PM »
Hello up there :D,

I was just thinking about this lake as my parents took us up there every summer from 1972 til 1985 for 2 weeks on our family vacation. We would catch some giant jumbo perch. I heard years ago that all the resorts fell prey to developement.

How has the fishing been and are there any resorts left on Mac D, I may take my family there.

BTW : It is in Schoolcraft county, I belive, just outside of Manistique in Gulliver.

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Re: MacDonald Lake near Gulliver.
« Reply #1 on: Dec 21, 2008, 09:37 AM »
ttt.
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Re: MacDonald Lake near Gulliver.
« Reply #2 on: Dec 21, 2008, 06:02 PM »
Big Ice,

    It has been a few years since I fished this lake, but the last I knew there was some good perch and bluegills in it, pike is pretty good on tip-ups, and there is also walleye in the lake, i don't think there are any resorts left on this lake, I can post more on this lake when I get back from Christmas I will be up there then.

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Re: MacDonald Lake near Gulliver.
« Reply #3 on: Dec 22, 2008, 09:47 AM »
Polebender,

Thanks for the reply, any info you can get me would be great!! I'm suprised to hear there are walleye in there, as we never caught any in all those years! I do remember hearing something about perch being netted from MacDonald and relocated to Indian lake to help out the population over there, late 80's or early 90's, maybe they did a swap? I do remember the entire lake was shallow, we never had a locator, but I don't think it was more than 10'. Just a big round bowl!! I really remember the 12, 14 and 16 inch monster perch there the most.

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Re: MacDonald Lake near Gulliver.
« Reply #4 on: Dec 29, 2008, 09:17 PM »
Big Ice,

    I never had a chance to get out on McDonald Lake because of the weather but the reports up there were no one was getting fish any were, will be back up there in Feb. hopefully I willbe able to get out there then, will keep you posted from reports from my bro.

D.J.

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Re: MacDonald Lake near Gulliver.
« Reply #5 on: Jan 21, 2011, 09:31 PM »
bump.
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Re: MacDonald Lake near Gulliver.
« Reply #6 on: Jan 25, 2011, 05:39 AM »
most of my family lives within a couple miles of the lake and we have a camp down there. If you find 10 foot thats the deepest hole in the lake. It used to be deeper but its a different person that controls the dam and they keep the water level lower. Haven't heard of a great bite yet
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Re: MacDonald Lake near Gulliver.
« Reply #7 on: Jan 25, 2011, 09:39 AM »
Thanks for the reply!! I love to hear about McDonald lake, it brings back tons of good memories of my childhood! Are there still jumbo perch in there? I live a bit south of Chicago and think of bringing my family on vacation there one day. Are there any resorts left on the lake. We used to stay at Breezy Beach resort. The guy who owned it owned the Owl gas station in Gulliver. This is going back to the late 70's/early 80's. I thinks his name was Tom Peters. I think there was a resort towards the outlet of the lake called Jones'. Thanks much for the update!!
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Re: MacDonald Lake near Gulliver.
« Reply #8 on: Jan 25, 2011, 02:18 PM »
Jones is long gone. Breezy Beach was owned by Frank Peters years ago but he has passed. Dom't think there are any resorts left on McDonald Lake. I think Old Deerfield on Gulliver Lake is going to reopon though.

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Re: MacDonald Lake near Gulliver.
« Reply #9 on: Jan 25, 2011, 03:01 PM »
I kinda thought all the resorts were gone. I think the last time my parents went up, maybe in '87, they stayed on Indian lake?, because all were gone on mc donald.
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Re: MacDonald Lake near Gulliver.
« Reply #10 on: Feb 13, 2011, 08:42 PM »
McDonald Lake Ice Fishing Derby is February 19th-20th, 2011.  3 prizes in 3 categories; longest perch, longest pike, longest walleye. 

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Re: MacDonald Lake near Gulliver.
« Reply #11 on: Feb 13, 2011, 09:00 PM »
Sounds like a good time! Let me know where I can find results and possibly some pics of the event. Thanks for the update!!
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Re: MacDonald Lake near Gulliver.
« Reply #12 on: Dec 22, 2021, 07:41 PM »
Hi I had to respond. I grew up on Breezy Beach. The owner was my Dad, Frank Peters. He passed away in 2006. The resort was sold by pieces and is no longer a resort. But, I sure do have some great memories.

 



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