Kab area fishing and outdoors report. July 23, 2019

Life is grand on Kab! Summer is in full swing and we have a beautiful stretch of weather in store this week. Water skiers, tubers and just boats cruising the lake are equal to the number of fishermen and women out and about. There have been more sailboats out as well which is a beautiful sight to see. When you hit the water be aware that canoe and kayak activity is peaking so keep a safe distance to allow them to enjoy a relaxing paddle. Fishing continues to be good for all species with the most notable change being Northern Pike activity has increased and walleye fishing has improved on Namakan. Many large pike are being caught right now casting shorelines and weed beds. As the fishing report seems to have become redundant these past 3 weeks, we’ll focus more on what else you can do while visiting Kabetogama and Voyageurs National Park. For the most current fishing reports, read the guide reports below!

Blueberries have now ripened so start visiting your favorite patches. We should have good picking for the next couple weeks. We can only hope that it will be as good as last year and all signs indicate that happening.

Even though the Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary isn’t located here in the park it’s a must visit as the sows are bringing their cubs to feed daily. Visit https://www.americanbear.org/ for more information and hours of operation.

As in previous reports, the National Park Visitor Centers are a great place to visit, check out their programs they have to offer and plan your adventure. Tours book up fast, so plan ahead!

Every Wednesday from 2-4 there will be an open house at the Kab. Methodist Church featuring wood carvings by Herman Melheim known as the “Raindeer Man”. Donations accepted.

There will be a Blueberry Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, August 4th from 8 am-12 pm at the Kabetogama Town Hall. Don’t forget the ever-popular bingo night at 8 pm also at the town hall every Thursday.

Gateway

Guide Reports:

Trent Snyder:

Fishing seems to be steady some days productivity is excellent and some days a bit off. Overcast days stay shallow, fish the weeds. Bright sunny days a bit deeper in the 20-25 ft range. Jigs and minnow still working good for me but Lindy and crawlers are my choice as of now. FISH THE WIND. Best suggestion I can give you. Trent

Travis Carlson:

Not much of a change this week for walleye. Spinners with a half crawler in 8-14′ along weed edges still producing well. The most important thing is to keep moving until you find active fish. Mid lake structure has also produced fish in depths between 15-24′ but not as consistent as the shallower water. Leeches on live bait rigs still the best for me in the deeper water. See you on the water! Travis Carlson

Dominic Ruis:

This week has seen much of the same again with best bite bring in 8-12′ with live bait rigs leech or crawler. Although this was the best bite, I have seen the last 2 days that the bite is now transitioning a little deeper. I have seen more fish in the 15-25′ depth that have been willing to bite. Lindy leech combos have been the best in this depth. The deeper water on Namakan has also now picked up. I’m finding active fish in 15-25′ using Lindy minnow or leech.
Have a great week on the water! Dominic Ruis