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Kabetogama-Namakan Fishing Report 5-19-13
Ice out finally, according to the local paper official ice out May 15th. That is a date I luckily chose 3 weeks or so ago. Good guess Crabby Phil, Thanks!
Anglers quite happy with results this past week. Reports of nice big fish, both walleye and pike being caught in shallow water from shore as well as by boat.
Other popular depths were surprisingly in the 30-40’ range. Female walleyes being caught, some with eggs, some without, males with milt and without.
Late ice out conditions is beloved to be the cause of early and late spawners. The warmer water shallow bays attracted nearby fish where as the mid-lake regions in the Sugarbush and Martin Island areas are just spawning now.
Prediction - great fishing at various depths for next couple weeks before they scatter and head deeper.
Sauger and perch pawn shortly after walleyes so keep your slip bobbers handy for shallow water.
Lake levels will come up quickly with today’s rain and what’s in the forecast. Rock markers and navigational bouys are in for safer boating.
Remember walleye experimental regs still in place. You can keep walleyes under 17” and one over 28”. You are allowed a maximum of 4 walleyes in your 6 fish limit of combined walleye and sauger.
In Minnesota on soft water you are permitted only 1 line in the water.
Due to aquatic invasive species, you must remove the drain plug from your boat and live wells, leave them out until you are ready to re-launch your boat.
The aforementioned regulations are rigorously enforced on these waters.
See you Very Soon Now,
Remember to fill up your car and boat with fuel before you arrive on Kabetogama,
Gateway General just had their Fuel tanks removed from the ground at the beginning of May and therefore it will be awhile before we can consider putting in an above ground premium tank as we have to wait until we have completed the clean-up project in full including the reimbursement piece.
Thank you for your support as we have unchanged the service and merchandise in the rest of the store.
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