Kab area fishing report-June 18, 2019

Spring is still in the air but fish are on the move to more summer like patterns.

Big change in walleye behavior. Even though water temps continue to hover in the low to mid 60’s, walleyes have begun showing up on the mid lake reefs in good numbers. On a recent trip we caught fish on every reef we dropped a line. 22’-27’ was the magic depth with Lindy rigs tipped with a leech being the most productive. With that being said, don’t overlook your traditional spring areas as we also found fish relating to shallow weed lines. Pitching a jig and minnow was a better option here. Walleyes are scattered throughout Kab right now and fishing is very good!

Northern Pike are shallow as weed beds are emerging quickly. Casting just about anything is working. The same goes for small mouth bass working the shallow rocks and weed beds.

Crappies were on a tear last week and continue to be caught in Sullivan Bay but the bite seems to be dropping off as they move out to deeper water. It’s still worth a try using small jigs tipped with plastics. Look for open holes in shallow weed beds. Cast into these areas with a slip bobber and give your jig a couple twitches. Continue to hit these holes until you find active fish as the opportunity exists to get into some 12-13 inch fish!

The weather this upcoming week looks to fantastic with low winds actually some sun!

Don’t forget, fishing isn’t the only thing to do on Kab. When you get some time, check in with the National Park Service as they have many opportunities to mix in a great adventure along with great fishing. One noteworthy item if you are planning a hike. This is off the Voyageurs National Park website. You can get all the information you need from their website. Here is the link. https://www.nps.gov/voya/index.htm

Voyageurs National Park staff have closed a park trail from Cranberry Creek (Rainy Lake) to Locator Lake (Kabetogama Peninsula) temporarily due to flooding and beaver damage making the trail impassible and unsafe for visitors. Park staff are working on plans for reconstruction of the trail and will inform the public once the trail is ready for use.

Stay safe and we’ll see you soon!
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