Kab area fishing and outdoors report. August 5, 2019

Kab area fishing and outdoors report. August 5, 2019
The weather has been hot and so has the fishing. With no major bug hatches occurring fish are being caught with regularity throughout Kab with the best fishing being around reefs using live bait rigs. As you read the guide reports below you will see it continues to be a great fishing season!

Other activities around Kab and Voyageurs National Park are in full swing. The northern lights have been making an appearance and with a new moon turning into it’s first quarter it may not be necessary to stay up until early morning hours to catch a glimpse. With clear skies and moonlight at it’s lowest, it’s worth hanging around the campfire until late evening for that chance to see them. Blueberry picking has been a disappointment this year. After last years bumper crop, berry lovers are finding slim pickings and having to work hard to find a good patch. Voyageurs National Park will be wrapping up their summer programs as we get later into August so make sure to take advantage of the great adventures they have to offer before it’s too late! You can always take a hike on any of the numerous trails throughout the park. Bring some good spray as the biting flies seem to be on a mission right now! Bingo is still on at the Kab town hall on Thursdays but will be wrapping up soon as the last day to play and mingle with friends is August 15th.


We are planning to have 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.

Get out and enjoy summer while you can as September is coming up fast……some say the best time of year on Kab! Is there really a best time? NOPE, it’s always great in God’s country!

Guide Reports

Trent Snyder

This week the fishing was on fire. Rock piles and drop offs in 17-20ft range. Lindy it or jig either one works. Minnow was the bait of choice for me. Weed lines earlier in the morning work well too. Walleye frenzy from Trent.

Travis Carlson

Kabetogama is hot! Not only the temperature but the fishing as well. The best fishing for me has been in depths 22-28′ using leeches on live bait rigs, however worms and minnows have all been working. Mid lake structure as well as island points are producing good numbers. It’s a great time to be on Kabetogama! See you on the water Travis Carlson

Tim Snyder

Kabetogama is on fire! Regardless of your fishing technique, jigging, live bait rigs or casting swim baits, the bite on Kabetogama is awesome! Try fishing around rock piles in about 9′-18 feet with jig and minnow also good numbers of walleyes are being caught around reef structures anywhere between 24 to 31 feet. Perch are being caught around the weed edges as well as on top of the reefs. For those of you who aren’t early risers don’t worry, the evening bite is as good as I’ve seen it in years. See you on the water! Tim Snyder

Dominic Ruis

The bite has been on fire this week on both Kabetogama and Namakan! Island points, humps and reefs with depths 23-30′ have produced the best fish. I’ve been fishing this week with Lindy Snell plain red or blue hooks. Leeches and crawlers have been the best on Kabetogama with Namakan bite being best with minnows or leeches. I’ve also started to catch some good numbers and good size small mouth out on these humps fishing walleye! Have a great week up in Voyageurs and I’ll see you on the water!

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