Kab area fishing and outdoor activities report. August 19, 2019

This past week the full moon put on quite a display. Clear cool nights have water temps dropping a little and fall seems to be making an early arrival. Most pelicans have left the lake which seems a bit early and hummingbirds are hitting feeders and flowers hard in preparation for fall migration. Canada geese are on the wing and ducklings are not so small anymore. It seems to indicate an early Fall, but Mother Nature can be unpredictable! Fishing is still fantastic as you can tell by reading the guide reports below. It’s been one of the best years most can remember.

Bingo at the town hall wrapped up this past week. The Kab Fire Dept and EMS will be having an Open House on Sunday, Sept. 1 to showcase their equipment and the progress on the Heli Pad. They’re planning on serving hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, pop, etc. So – the next part is that they are looking for some cash donations to help defray the cost of the supplies so that all the proceeds can go toward the Heli Pad project.
If you can help in any way, it would be greatly appreciated – Checks can be made out to the Kabetogama Fire Dept. and are tax deductible. They can be mailed to 10473 Waltz Rd., or you can drop them off at the Gateway Store in an envelope marked Fire Dept. donation. If you have any questions, please give Betsy a call at 218-875-2141.

Don’t forget our annual Kabetogama community garage sale with food specials on Labor Day weekend. If you would like to be on the map, stop into Gateway and sign up! Dates are Friday August 30th and Saturday August 31st from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

There is a lot going on around Kab and Voyageurs National Park right now. With the fantastic weather you can’t beat a cruise on the lake or a hike in the woods. The Ellsworth Rock Gardens, Echo Bay and Kab Ash Trails are a good visit!. An evening campfire listening to loons call to each other is a must! Listen closely as the wolves have been unusually vocal as well. Don’t forget the s’mores!

Enjoy yourselves and we’ll see you soon!

Gateway

Guide Reports

Trent Snyder
The Walleye bite remains steady, finding good numbers in 26-30 ft. Also pitching jigs and Lindy rigs with crawlers or shiners. Don’t be afraid to explore a little. Trent.

Travis Carlson
I’ve fished a lot of different baits this last week and honestly all have worked great. Shiners, worms, leeches, fat heads they all catch walleye right now. Whether you like to jig, use live bait rigs or pull spinners it’s a great time to be on KAB! I’ve been fishing deeper water in that 24-30′ range and also shallow 9-12′ with good results. Don’t be afraid to move around, use your electronics and you should have a great time. See you on the water, Travis Carlson

Tim Snyder
Fall patterns are starting to develop on Kabetogama. Big walleyes in shallow waters and eating size walleyes with slip bobbers in 10-12 foot are working well. Jigging raps are working well and leeches with slip bobbers can increase your chances of a successful trip.

Dominic Ruis
Fishing has stayed great in Voyageur National Park this week! I’ve fished a mix of Kabetogama, Namakan and 1 day on rainy this week and every day we have found great numbers of fish! It has also been a great mix of fish this time of year. 3 large northern caught ranging from 31-36″, 3 bass 19-20″ and lots of 20+” walleye!! Most of the fish we have caught have been in 25-32′ of water on Lindy and leech combo. I also tried some deep-water bottom bouncers this week with lots of action in the 27-30′ depth pulling spinners with small piece of crawlers.
See you on the water! Dominic Ruis

Wylie Snyder
Fish are biting! The reefs are very active with scattered fish on them from 25ft-30ft. Jig and a shiner are producing quality big slot walleyes as well as nice keeper fish.