It’s common to locate clouds of the emerging insects on our electronics and when we find them, we know that we’ll find feeding fish. It is the Vets on the Water program, a not for profit organization that provides funding that makes it possible to take vets fishing for free. From then on, the emphasis shifted to deep water structure and for us, it was a good decision. — For More Information >> Contact KAB OUTDOORS or Call 218.875.2281. So when we left the dock, I enthusiastically followed Kent as he headed straight for a patch of shallow weeds he’d been fishing lately. Fishing has been up and down with the recent weather fronts with most anglers reporting similar success regardless of your destination on Kab. Hungry walleyes have a hard time saying no to the action of a healthy leech that’s swimming like crazy. But we still do have some dates available, so if you, or someone you know is a Vet, get in touch for more information about open dates. We are now sitting in the mid 50's and that has changed the [...], Pre Memorial fishing report....more to come before the weekend Quick update on the fishing report with more to come just before the weekend so you can be prepared with the right gear and bait and presentation that's working best. Glow/Blue and Glow/Pink combinations are good. Key depths on mid-lake structure range between 20 and 30 feet. For More Information >> Contact KAB OUTDOORS or Call 218.875.2281. Try using blade style baits like Lindy’s Frostee and tipping them with a whole, live fathead. Folks are beginning to think about ice fishing and the phones are starting to ring. As usual, fishing the wind blown weed lines will produce the most fish right now. "Folks are still getting on the lake early these days. Perch, Crappie and Rough Fish season remains open. After 10:00 AM you will feel the beginning of a slow-down. They allow anglers to place and hold the bait in place with precision. Don’t overlook throwing spinnerbaits either, they can produce great pike action during fall and there’s always a chance at catching a few big smallmouth bass at the same time. Most folks had good luck on the lake this winter, there were enough walleye, perch and pike to keep the action interesting. Kent has been fishing primarily with Lindy Glow Spoons and Quiver Spoons. We had a wonderful week fishing Lake Kabetogama ( pronounced “Cab Eh Toe Gama”). Our cabins at Driftwood were basic, but they were completely functional and the view from our deck was awesome. Preparations for bear hunting have become part of the daily routine at KAB Outdoors. Be sure to check out the gaps and pockets located in the Cabbage weeds too, these sparce weed patches offer fish better visibility for setting up ambush points. Bulrushes often grow in areas like these, so seeking them out and cruising the edges of newly emerging plants is always a good idea. By the way, we can help with choosing those lures and selecting the right live bait for each of them. Typically, our guides have their crews on board by 6:00 AM, and are headed for the first stop of their morning fishing trips. Most anglers are happy to catch them as part of a mixed bag while they search for walleyes. What we provide here is a unique, remote experience that we can custom tailor to your needs. Our bait supplies are incredibly good, the minnow tanks remain stocked with shiners, rainbows, fatheads and crappie minnows. Who knows how many customers will fill their bear tags this fall? NOTE: At the time of this writing, January 15, 2020 10:30 AM, the Voyageur’s National Park ice road is being plowed for the first time. According to the DNR, “The approach here is meant to maintain harvest opportunity and protect large fish already present.”. And if you’re thinking about giving Kabetogama a try this summer, give us a call. As you can see in the accompanying photo, northern pike of quality size are showing up on the weed edges again. For most anglers fishing mid lake structure on Kabetogama, a supply of 1-1/2-ounce, 2-ounce, and 2-1/2-ounce bouncers should cover most situations. As you can see in the accompanying photo, there’s even a chance at crappies whenever the lure lands in the right spot. But any crawfish imitating lures would be worth trying as well. More calm seas, more sunshine and even warmer air temperatures were predicted to greet us on day 2. Finally, a full week of sunny skies and no rain! "Judging by the view from our docks, you would think that the fishing opener is still a way off. At the end of it, we decided to meet at the dock at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, a workable plan; we thought. Despite years of experience wiggle worming, there were a few tricks about fishing Kabetogama that I would have to learn. During the daytime, northern pike are still getting after it in the shallows. "As Lake Kabetogama begins to freeze, we can feel the gap between open water and ice fishing narrowing. We had estimated being about halfway to seeing the entire lake frozen over. MINNESOTA. Beating the heat has become the focal point not only in terms of fishing patterns, but also in terms of personal comfort on the water. Walleye in the protected slot are showing up more frequently too, it has become more common to catch larger fish in the mix each day. Kabetogama fishing and outdoors report 9/1/2020. For folks like Terry Lee, the proclamation could ring out as he set the hook on a 40 inch pike like the one you see here. Somehow though, we’re managing to keep up and we’re bracing for a busy late summer and fall. But we do know that being prepared for winter is a good idea. Our guests enjoyed a 100% success rate during the first week and so far this week, they have already bagged 6 more. If you’re planning to snowmobile on the ice, we’d suggest cutting back to the bare minimum amount of fishing gear. Folks have been having lots of fun taking photos with good numbers of quality size fish. Let the enticing action of a swimming minnow trigger strikes from the fish that came in to look at your attracting lures. Share. Kent still loves his rainbows though and suggests not putting all of your eggs in one bait bucket. Most folks targeting mid-lake fish are either buying Lindy Rigs and tipping them with big leeches or stocking up on ¼ to ½ ounce size jigs and tipping them with shiner minnows. Shallow water anglers are turning to bobbers to help keep their lures in the strike zone over shallow rocks. "We’re ready for the fishing opener and we have an announcement that will please many of you. Walleye action on Kabetogama has its ups and downs right now, there are periods of good movement during low light. From our vantage point, there’s still a lot of fishing to be done. Key water depths could be anywhere from 2 to 8 feet of water, so fishing with light gear is ideal. Fishing the outer perimeter of sunken reefs in water depths ranging between 19 to 32 feet has been the main focus. Pitching jig and minnow combinations is good and during twilight, slip floats remains one of the best presentations. Big spoons or large spinnerbaits are also good options. "Water temperatures on Kabetogama got a jump start this week under flat and sunny conditions. During spring, pike roam up into the corners, pockets and small creeks for spawning. Angler success has improved over this past week as fish start to school up. "It’s been a good week for improving ice conditions on Kabetogama and for those equipped with a snowmobile, a good week to get out and test fishing skills too. On opening day, you can use this information to your advantage. Our area finally got hit by the first significant snow storm of the winter. With a slightly later ice-out and a fishing opener earlier than usual, predicting a shallow water bite is fairly certain. Some anglers are targeting walleyes as they migrate toward deeper mid-lake structures. ", The shelves are stocked with everything you’ll need to convince those fish to bite; so be sure to stop in and let us help. As for fishing, it has been an up and down season. — The tackle shelves are stocked with everything you’ll need to convince those fish to bite too; so be sure to stop in and let us help. It feels good to have the season underway and we’re off to a good start. Find Local Fishing Spots on the Interactive Map! In a couple of areas, the thinner ice, combined with some snow cover, have forced water to the surface. Travel by snow machine on the ice or in wide open areas will be okay, but none of the snowmobile trails have begun to open yet. Someplace along the line, I stumbled into a school of fish in deeper water. But if the price for a chill is great hunting and fishing, we’ll take it! We’re using the bonus time to hustle through some work projects around the resort. LOG IN. On your way to the lake, stop by the store and we’ll share the last-minute tips and tricks about where to find and catch the walleyes this weekend. There are no plowed areas on the lake as of today, and there is no federal ice road yet. Welcome to our Kabetoma Lake Fishing Home Page. At twilight, the feeding intensifies as greater numbers of fish move toward feeding shelves. Water temperatures are still in the low-70 degree range and the fish are still on the prowl over summertime haunts. There is none! We haven’t had any problems moving people and gear with either our SnoBear or our tracked truck. You needed to be on the water as the sun came up and the last [...], FISHING REPORT 6/17/2018 Rain finally subsides and after leaving a weather filled week we are looking ahead to great one! If you’re the type that would rather go-it-alone, then stop by the store and we’ll help get you set up with the right lures and tackle for catching big pike. When you’re thinking about a destination for a fishing trip, get in touch and let us know how we can help. The fish were holding in the weeds but going too far into them was not necessarily the best way to entice strikes. When rigging, use a short, 36 inch leader and a #6 hook. So be sure to stop in and pick up your fishing supplies and live bait. For us, the pace becomes a bit more relaxed, but when we’re not in the woods, we’re still on the lake, enjoying the fall fishing with customers who like cooler weather. While we can’t promise that everybody who fishes here will catch one, we can definitely say that the fish are here. So is the Ash River to Crane Lake trail. But varying your presentation is, the anglers who get the most creative are the ones who catch the most fish. Great fishing for a couple days then really struggling to find them the next. But we’d suggest slowing down the presentation there too, at least until the water warms up. Their key early morning and evening presentation has been wiggle worming, the lightweight jig and crawler combos have been good producers of walleye in the 15 to 18-inch size range. Casting large plugs like the Suick is one of Kent’s favorite presentations. So, we’re tuning up the SnoBear, cleaning up the ice castles and checking over our snowplows; soon, we’ll be using them all. But in just 9 days, the walleye season will open and our docks will be the focal point of walleye action for our guests. Keep depth ranges from 18 to 26 feet, 25 feet is commonly mentioned in the reports we hear. One would not think that moving at .5 MPH is too fast, but on Kabetogama, especially under sunny skies and calm seas, it was. Maybe it did help a little, but as we got better at the “Mud-Raking” presentation, fish continued to come into the boat throughout the day. For many, gathering on the pier for “the evening run” is as important a part of the tradition as is fishing out on the lake. For us, locating catchable fish has been best accomplished by searching rocky reefs and deeper rock points. We’ll post an update whenever more of the snowmobile trails open up. Those few random vehicles that have been out there are really disrupting the project. We’ve got the supplies you’ll need and we’d love to hear about how your trip is going." No matter whether they’re fishing, or hunting, our guests are enjoying the bounty of harvest time in the Northwoods. Once encountered, they may be targeted specifically by slowing down and staying close to the areas where you find them. We regret that those requests cannot be accommodated, but for the moment, there is simply no way to drive a wheelhouse on the lake. Blue-silver, black-silver and other patterns that resemble tullibees are good. But don’t forget about Kabetogama’s monster pike. Shallow water, adjacent to shoreline breaks, along with back bays have good ice already. Key depths and locations have been typical for early winter. For anglers seeking ‘eaters”, locating the actual spawning sites is most important. Combine them with slip floats, Lindy Rigs or jigs and you’ll produce some strikes. — The shelves are stocked with everything you’ll need to convince those fish to bite; so be sure to stop in and let us help. Recently, 19 of our customers used the same phrase after filling their 2020 black bear tags and this week, Kolby has used the term more than once as he and his friends have bagged ruffed grouse. OH and by the way, we've expanded our fleet of rental boats too. During a typical spring, we see guests getting in on the action, primarily during the evening bite. Fish can be found holding along the outer edges of thicker weeds like Eelgrass and Coontail. First, we worked on all of the cabin exteriors at the KAB Outdoors resort. So there's still no access for "wheel houses", but snowmobiles and tracked machines should be able to use access. Surface water has fallen below 60 degrees, weeds are losing their grip on the shallow flats and walleyes are dispersed throughout the lake. Mayflies are beginning to emerge; we see small numbers of them each morning and evening. Some fishing patterns and presentations have been consistent over the past several weeks. copyright©2021 Fishing Blue Books, LLC All Rights Reserved - last revised 01-06-2021, 2021 KAB Outdoors Fishing Reports Archives, Ice Fishing Safety: Essential Gear and Knowledge, Kabetogama Remote But Accessible Walleye Fishing, 1/16-ounce Lindy Live Bait Jigs tipped with night crawlers. By robstenger July 24, 2006 0. During the early part of the fishing season, we have some of our most memorable moments of fishing right here. Admittedly, there are probably some places on the main lake already suitable for light traffic. Knock on wood, but so far, we have not run across any areas where water or slush appears to be causing a problem. On the dock, using the brand new fishing outfit that Dawn helped set him up with on Friday afternoon; the youngster landed his first fish using the new rig. IDO » Fishing Reports » Late July Lake Kabetogama Report. Trophy pike available. No problem, we have those, we have plenty of ice and cold beverages on hand too. Crappies, another fish species that don’t get a lot of pressure on Kabetogama are beginning to school up in open water. "Dock fishing is a huge part of what attracts customers to Driftwood Lodge. Any fear you have had in anticipation of running into a shortage of shiners can be laid to rest. Thanks to everybody that came up this winter, we hope that you’re looking forward to doing it again next winter. But for now, the best way to access and fish on Kabetogama is still using snowmobiles with portable fishing shelters. For More Information >> Contact KAB OUTDOORS or Call 218.875.2281. It’s not a bad idea to have a dead stick ready for action either. Pike also come along at random intervals and like the perch, can help round out the larder. But right now, the water temperature remains chilly and the same jig and minnow suspended below a Thill slip-float will produce more fish, faster. Lake Kabetogama ice fishing reports for walleye, perch and northern pike. Crawfish lovers by nature, perch roam gravel bars and rocky flats when the crawdads are most active. 1/21/20, Kabetogama Area Fishing & Outdoors Report/Ice Update, Kabetogama Fishing Report and Trail Conditions 2/20/18, Kabetogama-Namakan-Ash River Fishing Report 10/2/2017, Kabetogama -Ash River- Namakan Fishing Report, Kabetogama-Namakan-Ash River Fishing Report 8/20/17, Kabetogama-Namakan-Ash River Fishing Report 8-14-17, 7-30-17 Kabetogama-Namakan-Ash River Fishing Report, Kabetogama-Namakan-Ash River Fishing Report 7-23-17, Kabetogama-Namakan-Ash River Fishing Report 7-9-17, 6-25-17 Kabetogama – Namakan- Ash River Fishing Report, Kabetogama-Namakan-Ash River Fishing Report 5-28-17. According the the boys, grouse are plentiful in the woods near Kabetogama this fall. Whatever you need, we have you covered, so stop in on your way to the lake! Smallmouth Bass are still crushing it shallow in shallow water too. Smallmouth Bass, Walleye and perch are sharing the habitat and being caught at random intervals. Toss the floats over likely looking ambush points and let your lures do the work; let the fish come to you. There isn’t anything more exciting than a hand-to-hand battle with a large pike under the ice! Our minnow tanks are stocked with shiners, rainbows, fatheads and redtails. Questions about the Voyageurs National Park ice road included whether there is a fee to access it. Forgot your cooler? High water last year gave way to [...], Kabetogama/Namakan Fishing Report 4/13/15 A great finish for an unsettled week of weather. After your trip, stop in, get an ice cream cone and let us know how you do. Fortunately, a more stable weather pattern appears to be setting in and that will help us pin down more consistent, predictable locations and presentations. As an ice fishing destination, Lake Kabetogama could be described as remote, but accessible. Stop in at the store and we can point you in the right direction. And who wouldn’t love getting some expert fishing advice over a giant ice cream cone in the comfort of our air-conditioned store? For us, the new SnoBear has been the primary mode of transportation for getting our guests to and from rental shelters on the ice. That question is timely because we’re seeing small, intermittent hatches of the large flies already. The slush has made travel by anything with wheels on the ice almost impossible. Pinning down the spot-on-the-spot takes a little determination. Over 20 years on these waters, we can help guide you to the fish and local spots on your vacation to Kabetogama! Bring the whole family, we’ve got ice cream, air conditioning and any last minutes supplies that you might need to make your trip a fun one. Even with hunting customers scheduled to arrive soon, fishing traffic on Lake Kabetogama is still robust. Let’s not get too far ahead of the season though; most of the best walleye fishing is still taking place in shallow water. But we’ve already had a lot of sightings throughout the summer and now we’re on the trails every day by noon, setting baits and preparing for the season opener on September 1, 2020. Some folks are finding fish on deeper structure during mid-day. You could catch a 6-inch-long sauger, followed by a 19-inch smallmouth, followed by a 15-inch walleye; they were all mixed together. Some rain would go a long ways to help landings and docks, but good fishing will help offset the … When the sun shines and the water calms, try slower presentations that allow you to reach pike holding deeper in the water column. When you see fish that don’t strike the aggressive presentations, quickly offer them the more subtle ones. Johnathan and Blaze, the dock hands were super helpful and very courteous. We’d like to remind you that ice fishing on Kabetogama is a unique experience. And while you can never label ice as 100% safe, having some basic knowledge, gear, and commonsense makes it a safe and enjoyable activity. We’ve had very robust traffic, with everyone in the family working 16 to 18-hour days, we might have even used the term “overwhelming” at times. Pitch the light jigs toward the weeds and retrieve slowly using a hop-bump-drag presentation. Females, typically larger, are performance oriented; they move in, get the job done and move back out. Great Northern Minnesota Fishing Lake Kabetogama, Rainy, Namakan, Sand Point and Crane Lakes Northern Minnesota fishing from Ash River is second to none. It’s also a great idea to stop by the store for some tips and advice on how to safely remove hooks; we have the tools you need to release fish like a pro. These worked well for us in 20 feet of water, under a high, sunny sky. Anglers without spot-lock equipped trolling motors could mimic the presentation by anchoring and vertical jigging. We will definitely provide updates as they begin their trapping and deliveries. Kabetogama/Namakan Fishing Report 4/27/15 As fishing opener closes in, the ice went out early, the waters warming up and walleyes are spawning which should lead us to a great opener. Late July Lake Kabetogama Report. Folks looking for more pro-active fishing presentations might be happier in the pursuit of pike and smallmouth bass, or maybe even a mixed bag of yellow perch and crappie. Folks report catching a bit of everything, pike, walleye and some good smallmouth bass are all being caught using this casual approach. Caught walleyes, northern pike, and smallmouth bass. >> Contact KAB OUTDOORS or Call 218.875.2281, Current Fishing Reports • Guided Fishing Trips • Current Video • Fishing Articles • Links • Contact, The Fishrapper, Fishing Blue Books, LLC • 715 Byington Ave • La Prairie, MN 55744 • 218-245-9858 We’ve been in touch with our bait dealers and so far they haven’t begun trapping minnows; that will begin early next week. Several larger fish have come along the way as well, so catching a couple of fish to eat has not been a problem. Leeches and crawlers are the preferred bait on slip sinker rigs [...], Fishing takes a backseat as we head into the dog days of summer. The fish, especially larger ones will suspend in open water, out and away from mid-lake bars. It’s not a bad idea to have one of each rigged and ready for jigging. Not only does this make the season for us personally, as a true family experience, but it also denotes the season that features both our oldest and youngest hunters to date. — Jeff Sundin 218-245-9858 or EMAIL. MENU. The store shelves are stocked too, so be sure to stop by for live bait, fishing gear and for any of your last minute needs." The advantage of the live bait rig is that the minnow does all of the work, allowing you to focus on moving slowly, in search of fish. Once located, fishing with small jigs and plastics can be more efficient. Because most folks are depending on fishing from our rental shelters, discussion about fish location isn’t the most important consideration. Then they took it home and remodeled it, changing the colors and decorating it all up. He wanted to set up a fishing trip for “the cronies”, a group of friends and relatives who get together periodically to enjoy each other’s company while they fish. They are seeing a lot of “slot walleyes”, a decent amount of sauger and some say that the jumbo perch have been pretty active. With surface temperatures ranging from 73 to 75 degrees, fish are fairly active, we just have to learn which weed patches have fish and which ones don’t. I tip my ¼ ounce jig with either a shiner or rainbow, drop it to the bottom and then place the rod into a rod holder. The National Park Service has not plowed “the ice road” at all this winter and as of this morning, there is still no plowed road leading onto the lake. Spring runs of spawning spottails are in full swing and right now, we have an unlimited supply at KAB Outdoors. — For More Information >> Contact KAB OUTDOORS or Call 218.875.2281.  Using 1/16 to 1/8-ounce Lindy Live Bait Jigs tipped with ½ night crawlers, we pitch our baits out and away from the boat. “They spawn everywhere”; said Peterson. Â. 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