Take a look at a great Facebook pageKabetogama-Namakan Fishing Report 8-30-15Is it summer or is it fall, you choose. The weather is and has been quite above normal for the past few days and will continue into the week.
Fish appear to be responding by going deeper. Anglers reporting some nice catches using slip sinker rigs with spinners averaging 23-28’ in depth. On the other hand jig and minnow working nicely all the way down to 35’.
Structured depths that vary from 30+ feet deep to 15’ or less will have fish traveling that range looking for baitfish or crayfish.
Check your map or depth finder, locate good structure locations, especially windward sides and fish them early morning and late afternoon for best success.
Mid-day anglers should step up the pace and challenge the varying depths using slip sinkers, bottom bouncers or artificial lures. Cover the spans at a 1 ½ to 2 mph speed and see what you catch.
Favored areas to fish this time of year normally, whatever that is, deeper structures around Pin Cherry, Sugarbush, Martin Islands, Chase Island, Harris Island and on down towards Namakan.
Bait choice varies by anglers ability and depth presentation, be prepared to change it up.
The northland is beautiful now through the fall, Labor Day lookin’ real good
Great time for Fall Fishing,
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