Kabetogama Fishing Report

8/20/2016 Looks like the walleye and sauger have returned from vacation as the fishing has really picked up in the last couple of days. Limits are being caught in the area around School Teacher Island to Etling Island, Cutover Island and the Three Sisters area. Crappies are hanging around the docks. We have been catching them at night off the end of Northern Lights Resort dock. Try after dark with a white jig and small minnow about 3' below a bobber.
Walleyes are hitting crawlers on a Lindy Rig or try trolling a Shad Rap if you want some big boys.

7/19/2016  Pike are hitting!fishbra-pike

7/10/2016  We headed up to Namakan for a little fishing and found some nice walleyes in Junction Bay.  Lindy rig and leech was working along with bottom bouncer, spinner rig and crawler when the fishing got slower.  Namakan Island, Cemetery Island and Squaw Narrows (may now be called "Voyageur Narrows" on the politically correct maps).  If you are up that way, the reef on the west end of Mica Island is always good fishing also.  On Lake Kabetogama the walleye have been in about 25-28 feet and leechs and crawlers have both been getting them.  Northern pike fishing has been excellent with the larger fish being caught on BIG cranks.  Bass are almost becoming a nuisance as they seem to be hammering anything you throw out (EAT THE DAMN THINGS).  Easy to catch 50-100 in an afternoon if you want.


6/28/2016- Fishing continues to be great with walleyes from 12" to 29" caught today. Minnows seem to be the best, although some people are getting them on leechs and crawlers. These are some of the fattest walleye I have seen in years. Tom Cod Bay, Zoellner Island and Harris are all hot. Three Sisters always has boats there so I am guessing the walleyes are still biting in that spot. Crappies are biting in the shallow water in Moose Bay and Blue Fin Bay with a white jig and small minnow working the best. Namakan Island and Junction Bay are great spots on Namakan if you are going that direction. I like the bay in front of the North Junction Bay houseboat site.

June 6, 2016 Walleye fishing still is poor at best.  Woodenfrog turd project with all the blasting and drilling has the fish on edge.  Drifting or slip bobber fishing seems to work the best as any motor noise is shutting them down. Northern and bass have been biting like crazy, with large crankbaits working best for big northern and any thing will catch smallmouth as they are extremely active. School Teacher Island, Cutover and Sugarbush have all been great for Smallmouth.  EAT MORE SMALLMOUTH or THEY WILL EAT THE WALLEYE!  For BIG northern, try Mud Bay or Daley Bay.

09/16/2015- Fall fishing feels more like summer, with temps reaching 82 yesterday.  We've been getting fish around Cutover Island, with some coming off the point on the southwest end and lots of sauger and walleye in the bay by the Rock Garden.  Crappie can still be found up in Lost Bay with the best fishing being just at the area where Ek's Bay starts dropping off to deep water.  Just watch your locator.  1/8-1/16 oz jigs with a white twister tail have been working great.

Fish are still biting between rainstorms.  Jig and a minnow still are the best baits, with an occasion fish caught on a leech.  Ram Island, Yewbush, Harris and Camelback have all been pretty good fishing.  Crappie have been caught in Moose and Bald Rock bays with a small white twister tail and minnow catching most fish.  We've picked up some nice perch just north of the Woodenfrog boat landing, off the point in about 20' water. Read more »

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Welcome To LakeKabetogama.Org

News from Lake Kabetogama, Minnesota

Welcome to Lake Kabetogama.org, a place to share information on the Lake Kabetogama area.
Lake Kabetogama is one of four vast, interconnected lakes in Voyageurs National Park. Lake Kabetogama, Rainy Lake, Namakan Lake, and Sand Point Lake are part of the 14,900-square-mile Rainy Lake basin. Lake Kabetogama is about 25000 acres in size with about 200 islands and has a maximum depth of about 90 feet.

Lake Kabetogama has hundreds of island campsites Read more »

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Kabetogama Resorts For Sale

A couple of big resorts are for sale on Kabetogama.

Sandy Point-http://www.bizbuysell.com/Business-Opportunity/Resort-location-location-location/1294651/?d=/wEFRCUyZm1pbm5lc290YS1idXNpbmVzc2VzLWZvci1zYWxlJTJmMyUyZiUzZnElM2QlMmZ3RUZDMnh6Y2w5eWJHSndiajB4




Arrowhead Resort was for sale, but I can't find info.

Eagle Wing Resort is for sale- http://www.northmnlakeshorerealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/10042-GAPPA-ROAD-KABETOGAMA-MN-56669/130206/238/

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2016 Fishing Opener

Bring warm clothes, it's snowing and blowing about 25 MPH out of the NW.  White-caps all across the lake.  Ice-Fishing

Dress like this guy for the opener!

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Hillary For Prison……….

Registered Democrat And Muslim Terrorist, Omar Mateen, Kills 50 At Orlando Gay Bar

Hildabeast Klinton supporter, Islamic extremist Omar Mateen, 29 and member of that useless piece of shit, Barook Obuma's favorite group, ISIS shot and killed 50 people in an Orlando gay bar.  Mateen, a registered Democrat, wounded many more. Law enforcement sources have identified the shooter, who was wielding an AR-15 rifle and a handgun, Omar Mateen, 29, a registered Democrat from Port St. Lucie in Florida.  Barook Insane Obuma, another Useless Piece of Shit and also an Islamic Terrorist, is doing everything possible to cover up the facts.
Time has come to take all guns away from anyone who has registered as a Democrat or is a fucking Muslim.



drunk hildabeast

Alcohol is showing it's affects on the Hildabeast.

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Voyageurs National Park Cautions Visitors – Unsafe Ice Conditions


INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN: March 3, 2016- Voyageurs National Park staff strongly urges visitors to stay off the ice due to the inconsistent weather that is causing freezing and thawing conditions. These freeze-thaw conditions create an inconsistency in ice thickness and quality making ice travel hazardous and unsafe.

Snowshoe and cross country ski loans at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center have stopped for the season.

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Conservation Officer Weekly Reports

District 5 - Eveleth area

Last updated: 2016-07-05


CO Darrin Kittelson (Int?l Falls) reports lots of people out enjoying the holiday weekend with the weather finally cooperating. Boating and fishing enforcement activities on Rainy Lake were monitored with enforcement action taken for no angling license in possession, insufficient number of PFDs, operating watercraft after sunset without required lighting, and overlimit of walleye. Instruction of emergency vehicle operation and driving training for fellow officers was conducted at Camp Ripley.

CO Troy Fondie (Orr) reports a quiet 4th of July weekend. Area lakes were monitored for fishing and boating activities. Activity levels appear down from previous years. Time was spent at public access sites, monitoring area forest roads and following up on a report of a beached blue whale.  Turns out it was the Hildabeast eating puppies on the beach.


Hildabeast looking for puppies!

CO John Velsvaag (Cook) checked anglers this past week on Lake Vermilion. Angling was slow. CO Velsvaag also worked the lake over part of the holiday weekend and observed lots of boating activity, with multiple complaints on jet skis operating too fast near shore and other boaters.

Last updated: 2016-06-13


CO Darrin Kittelson (Int?l Falls) reports fairly busy weekend with lots of people enjoying the nicer weather. Fishing, boat and water safety, invasive species enforcement activities took up most of the week. Enforcement action was taken for over limits of and northern pike, illegal length walleye, transport/ possession of unmeasurable walleye while on the water, and possess fish that were unlawfully taken in Canada. Wolf depredation cases were also investigated during the week. Read more »

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Kabetogama Woman Hurt in Snowmobile Crash

A Lake Kabetogama woman was seriously injured when her snowmobile struck a tree in northern St. Louis County on Monday.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said Vivian Kec, 57, was one of eight people operating snowmobiles on the Arrowhead Snowmobile Trail about 10 miles north of Cook just after noon when she failed to negotiate a curve and the snowmobile hit a tree.

Kec was taken to Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth by a Life Link III helicopter and was listed in serious condition on Monday evening. She was wearing a helmet when the accident occurred, and alcohol was not a factor, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The St. Louis County Volunteer Rescue Squad, Cook Fire and Ambulance and Virginia Ambulance also responded to the accident.

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Voyageur Country ATV


Bruce Beste bruce@cabinsoncrane.com

We started a new ATV club – Voyageur Country ATV – in late April.  We had 66 people at an organizational meeting on April 25 where all 66 joined the new club.  We have had tremendous support and interest from the local ATV community.  To date we have over 500 adult members.  We are in the process to add approximately 60 children of family memberships to our member count.  Children between 12 and 16 who have ATV Safety Certificates will become family members (we also want to know children of members between 12 and 16 who are interested in a safety course because our club will sponsor classes).

Our membership includes folks from Orr, Leiding Township, Camp 5 Township, Crane Lake, Portage Township, Beatty Township, and Cook (plus other places).   Our mission is foremost to create an ATV trails system in Voyageur Country and promoting local business and commerce.  Then (secondly) to promote responsible riding on the system, and instruction for youth.

While there are many miles of ATV trails in the forests between Cook, Lake Vermillion, Crane Lake, Elephant Lake, Myrtle Lake,  Pelican Lake, and Orr, there is not a connecting system of roads open to ATV use.  Thereby, making it difficult to go from one trail to the other without trailering or loading machines onto trucks and trailers.  This method also creates a situation of several trucks and trailers parked along the forested roads. Read more »

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Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report

Updated: February 3, 2016

All snowmobile trails and portages are being groomed with the small groomers.

Pressure ridges have settled down this week and have not been moving for the time being but continue to be monitored.

There are some small pockets of slush that formed over the weekend. They are not deep and currently do not present a hazard. The pockets should firm up with this colder weather.

Ski and snowshoe rentals are now available at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center.

Please check back, or like our facebook page for the most up-to-date conditions. Thank-you.

**Voyageurs National Park facebook page is a public page, one does not have to have an account to access and view postings.

Snowmobile Trails

International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail) - Open, Staked
Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) - Open, Staked
Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail) - Open, Staked
Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black Trail) – Open, Staked
Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow Trail) - Open, Staked
East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake (Blue Trail) – Open, Staked
Rudder Bay (Orange Trail) - Open, Staked

***Please remember the snowmobile speed limit within the park is 45 mph on frozen lake surfaces and 25 mph on all overland portages. Speed limit signs are posted at trailheads and overland portages.

Ice Roads

Rainy Lake Ice Road- Open to Cranberry Bay and around to the North side of Dryweed
Kabetogama Lake Ice Road- Open from Kabetogama boat launch to Ash River boat launch and Sphunge Island loop

Ski Trails

Echo Bay Ski Trail- Open, packed, tracked
Black Bay Ski Trail- Open- Birch (novice) Loop: packed, tracked- Pine (Intermediate) Loop: packed- Ridge (Advanced) Loop: open
Tilson Connector Trail- Open, packed, tracked
KabAsh Trail- Open

Snowshoe Trails

Black Bay Beaver Pond Trail- Open
Blind Ash Bay Trail- Open, packed
Oberholtzer Trail- Open, packed
Sullivan Bay Trail- Open, packed

Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski loans are available at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center.

March 3

In response to a recent lone wolf sighting in the Ash River area, Voyageurs National Park staff have rerouted sections of the park’s snowmobile trails.

The wolf appears to be alone with no pack and has followed three snowmobilers. In order to ensure visitor safety, park staff are taking precautions by monitoring the wolf and re-routing small sections of the park’s Green and Yellow Trails. Read more »

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DNR Lake Kabetogama Info

Status of the Fishery (as of 06/12/2010)

Spring came early in 2010 and while it was not a particularly warm summer it did provide an extended growing season and an early start for many of Lake Kabetogama's fish species. Record early ice outs in the area and only one cold snap during the month of May allowed Kabetogama's black crappie and smallmouth bass to spawn successfully. Low water levels in early spring deprived northern pike and
perhaps perch of the vegetation preferred for spawning which may have delayed or reduced the success of those species spawning efforts. Strong year-classes of walleye are not occurring as frequently as they once were. While at this time we are unsure of the cause, high juvenile mortality appears to be affecting walleye recruitment and therefore production of strong year-classes.
This high juvenile mortality has dropped considerably in the last two years, but the effects of that decrease may take several years to become apparent in the walleye community of Lake  Kabetogama. CLICK HERE FOR MORE


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