weather we are having, doesn’t get much better, mid 70’s most of the week.
Forecast for next week low to mid 60’s.
Lack of rainfall has
us sitting in a low water situation, it will prove to be a bit inconvenient
until nature cooperates, but following last year’s high water most of the docks
in the area have been re-built.
On Kabetogama, boat
ramps at the VNP Visitor Centers and Woodenfrog State Campground are useable,
some resort ramps might be, check them out before launching.
Many docks on Kab can
be used for loading and un-loading, but not many harbors can dock boats with
the current situation.
Kab on many years had
low water openers, before the rule curve and fishing those years was usually
above average, so that is encouraging.
Water warming nicely
and spawning activity should be over for many species. Smallmouth spawning
remains to be seen, and crappie spawning will be close.
Normally live bait is
best for opener, this year that will include leeches and crawlers due to warmer
Crankbaits may also
be very effective in the 15’ range and Northern Pike should be quite active.
I am very excited for
opener this year, weather looking good, fishing should be great, of course we
are optimistic here.
Water levels can
improve rapidly if we start getting some significant rainfall.