Memorial Weekend Reports

Here are a few first hand reports from some area guides. Thank you Tim Watson and Trent Snyder for doing the weekly radio show and the Gateway crew for doing an incredible job while we are away attending our son’s wedding in the sweltering California heat!


Travis Carlson
It was another good week to be fishing Kabetogama! I spent most my time during the day in deeper water usually around 30-36′. Jigs 3/8 oz size tipped with a minnow produced many “keeper” walleye as well as many nice catch and release fish. We also found fish shallow in about 6-12′. Jigs 1/8 oz tipped with a minnow again but either slow trolled behind the boat or fan casting from the boat worked well. The shallow bite should only get better as the lake warms and we get more weed growth. See you on the water! Travis Carlson

Tim Watson
Fishing has been good and some days very good. Depending on the day, bright sky and wind, etc. I have found them in shallow water casting light jigs. Today most came in 5-6 feet of water. Other days, I have moved deeper and have been getting nice eater fish. Water temps today from 58 to 64 in some bays.. Bug hatches going on so food is available. Getting more active with the warmer water.

Trent Snyder
The bite has been steady at times it’s been on fire changing temperatures and warming waters are moving the walleyes around we’re finding them in many different locations in depths from 8 to 20 feet and 31 to 34 feet jigging with minnow is my go to bait. Bright colors bright days dark colors dark days. Drop offs and rock piles seem to be the best production for myself. Warming temperatures are starting to move the bass to the shorelines and crank baits seem to be the most productive. Northern pike you can find just about anywhere

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