Summer days, fall evenings a great time to relax and enjoy our environment.
Lake levels in the Kabetogama basin are about normal for this time of year which favors annual visitors and anglers alike.
Fish of all species in Kab remain scattered, and now that the mayfly hatch is over things may normalize, getting fish into a more normal summer pattern.
Anglers were getting walleyes with whatever bait choice you prefer in waters from 6’ to 8’ weed edges down to 30-35’ off reefs.
Namakan was the choice for many anglers where the mayfly hatch is rather insignificant, most fished shoreline structures from 18-30’, lindy rigs and or jig and minnow combinations.
Spotted many boats off center reef and the Martin Islands, indicating walleyes may be stacking up on reef structures which would be the norm.
Pike are very abundant, especially the 1-2# variety with occasional ten pound plus smacking your baits.
Sucker minnows using bobbers or strip on systems work very well and tossing lures or trolling seems to attract a bigger percentage of the big fish.
Smallmouth bite is on, rock piles, rocky structured shorelines and weed edges are kicking out smallies. Try spinners, plastic artificial or crayfish lures for top action.
Sorry to say the bugs are still irritating us all, but a little good repellent keeps them at bay.
Blueberries are abundant and ripe for picking along with raspberries and wildlife action is in full swing. Visit Beautiful Kabetogama and Voyageurs National Park for your complete outdoor adventure vacation.
See you soon,
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