Kabetogama area fishing, ice conditions and snowmobile trail report.  2/10/20

Fishing inconsistent, snowmobile, ski and snowshoe trails all in excellent shape!

As we close in on Valentine’s Day and Presidents weekend the Northland is excellent shape if you are looking for a variety of activities. 

Fishing has been inconsistent at best with similar results throughout the area.  Recently, downsizing your lure and bait has been working well with the recent cold front.  Keeping your presentation within 2 inches off the bottom has been productive. It’s a trial and error method right now.  If you are marking fish but they aren’t there for the taking, switching lures and presentation until you find the right combo is key.  Those with cameras down are seeing good fish come in, take a look and pass on by. It can be frustrating but eventually you will find the right presentation.  Tip ups with a sucker minnow has been producing bigger fish. Again, keep your bait within 2-4 inches off the bottom.

Kevin Grossheim from the National Park Service reports the ice road and sledding hill on Kabetogama are open and seeing lots of activity.  No reported issues accessing these areas. It’s a great way to spend the afternoon! Have a bonfire, smores and take a ride down the hill! 

Snowmobile trails on and off the lake are in excellent shape.  Tim Watson, trail administrator, said the trails off the lake will be groomed every day beginning Tuesday through the weekend.  On the lake trail there is still significant slush, but a crust has formed over it making for some excellent off trail riding!

If you are looking for a snowmobile rental, we have partnered with Boyum Performance Snowmobile Rentals in International Falls.  They will deliver to the Kab area and their customer service is second to none! Give Gateway a call or you can call them directly at 218-324-0566.  If you are looking for a package deal with lodging a few area resorts will waive the delivery fee and have your snowmobile waiting for you!

Here at Gateway, we just got in a great line of new clothing and gifts.  We also have snowmobile oil, batteries and premium fuel. Bait and tackle to help you catch the big the one and warm, or cold, beverages and food items.  Stop in and say hi!

Have a great and safe extended weekend and we’ll see you soon!

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