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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 maintained by the Park with docks, tent pads, campfire rings and primitive toilets. Most also have lockable bear boxes for your food. Some of my favorites are Windigo Bay, great views, Cutover Island on the south side, Grassy Island site, another one with great views, but it does have bears at times,  and my favorite, Blue Fin Bay, which has great crappie fishing, views and lots of wildlife.

The following is from the Voyageurs National Park web site-

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1938 Press Photo Emmett Weakley with fish at Lake Kabetogama, Minnesota
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Voyageurs National Park’s Water Levels Receding; Reopening of Closed Campsites Occur


Release Date: July 17, 2014
Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, tawnya_schoewe@nps.gov, 218-283-6670

International Falls, MN – The waters within Voyageurs National Park have receded in some areas of the park allowing park staff to repair and clean previously closed campsites and trails. The following areas will reopen starting Monday, July 21, 2014.

Kabetogama Lake:
All campsites
Happy Landing (K11) continues to be closed through August 1, 2014 due to eagles nesting

Namakan Lake:
All campsites
Hammer Bay South closed through the 2014 season due to necessary long term repairs

Sand Point Lake:
All campsites

All campsites
All day use
All trails

The waters on Rainy Lake continue daily to recede. However, water levels are still two to three feet above park docks so campsites with docks remain closed until further notice. Please note, there are over 130 small and large campsites and houseboat sites open and ready for visitors on Rainy Lake!

Visitors who wish to rebook reservations for campsites or Backcountry boat rentals may do so starting July 21, 2014 at www.recreation.gov.

For updates and or changes to this press release please visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/voya/feesandreservations.


About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

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Not What Crybaby Libs Want To Hear

A dramatic spike in the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed weapons coincides with an equally stark drop in violent crime, according to a new study, which Second Amendment advocates say makes the case that more guns can mean safer streets. The study by the Crime Prevention Research Center found that 11.1 million Americans now have permits to carry concealed weapons, up from 4.5 million in 2007. The 146 percent increase has come even as both murder and violent crime rates have dropped by 22 percent. “When you allow people to carry concealed handguns, you see changes in the behavior of criminals," said the center’s president, John R. Lott, a Fox News contributor. “Some criminals stop committing crimes, others move on to crimes in which they don’t come into contact with victims and others actually move to areas where they have less fear of being confronted by armed victims.” Increasing gun ownership, litigation and new state laws have all contributed to the rise in concealed carry permits. In March, Illinois became the 50th state to begin issuing concealed weapons permits. But the cost and other requirements for obtaining the permits varies greatly, from South Dakota, where a permit requires $10, a background check and no training, to Illinois, where the cost of obtaining a permit comes to more than $600 when the fee and cost of training programs are taken into account. Six states don’t require a permit for legal gun owners to conceal their weapons, and Lott notes those states have some of the lowest violent crime rates in the nation. The real measure of the deterrent effect of concealed carry permits, according to Lott, is not laws on the books, but the percentage of a given state’s population that holds the permits. In 10 states, more than 8 percent of adults hold concealed carry permits, and all are among the states with the lowest crime rates. Lott claims his group’s analysis shows that each one percentage point increase in the adult population holding permits brings a 1.4 percent drop in the murder rate. “We found that the size of the drop [in crime] is directly related to the percentage of the population with permits,” Lott said. Between 2007 and the preliminary estimates for 2013, murder rates have fallen from 5.6 to 4.4 per 100,000.owebum

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Flooding Continues!

Record high water levels continue on Lake Kabetogama.  Docks, other than the floaters, are under water with water levels still rising.  Nearly everyone on the lake has suffered some damage, especially after a couple of hard winds on top of the high water.  There  is a lot of debris in the water, docks, old boats, bodies of tourists who didn't slow down, etc. so be careful.  If you are on the water in a boat, PLEASE SLOW DOWN when within 300 yards of any docks!  I watched numerous assholes yesterday come into shore at pretty fast speeds, throwing up way more wake than necessary.  The docks have been beat up enough, don't add to the problem.  I have a stockpile of rocks for just those people!  Rumor has it that some resorts are closed until the water recedes.  Call before coming.

Fishing Kab

She is watching her dock with bow in hand!



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Obama/Hitler Same Thing



T4 Program, also called T4 Euthanasia Program,  Nazi German effort—framed as a euthanasia program—to kill incurably ill, physically or mentally disabled, emotionally distraught, and elderly people. Adolf Hitler initiated this program in 1939, and, while it was officially discontinued in 1941, killings continued covertly until the military defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945.

Socialists, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid,  Al Franken, Amy Klobuchar and the rest of the American Socialist's have just started a similar program in Amerika, code name "The Affordable Care Act".  Say goodbye to your elderly relatives (and remember, THEY decide who is elderly!).


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At listening sessions, hunters give deer managers an earful

By Joe Albert Associate Editor

Brainerd, Minn. — DNR deer managers have met with hunters in three parts of the state as part of a listening session tour to hear what they’re thinking.

While some of the nitty gritty that hunters talk about varies by area – sessions have been held in Bemidji, Brainerd, and Cambridge – the overall message is the same: “What we’re hearing from folks, certainly, is that they would like to see more deer,” said Leslie McInenly, DNR big game program leader. “We knew that going in.”

The sessions, which the DNR is co-hosting with the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, continue this week – in Morris and Nicollet on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively – and next week – in Virginia on Tuesday. Read more »

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Game Warden Reports – March 28th, 2014


CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked snowmobilers and anglers in the Lake of the Woods area. A meeting was attended with officers from both DNR Enforcement and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources regarding border resource issues.
CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) spoke at a career fair in Thief River Falls, checked area coyote hunters, and assisted a local sheriff’s office with a case in which stolen ATVs were recovered. A North Dakota game warden was assisted with open cases. Multiple calls concerning a bear exiting a den near a county highway were received, and those concerned were advised that this is a normal and non-threatening occurrence.
CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports the sheriff’s office was assisted with attempting to locate a suspect wanted on a felony warrant. Time was spent closing a case from this past deer-hunting season, with enforcement action taken.
CO Robert Gorecki (Baudette) received a TIP call about an angler keeping an illegal-length walleye and then leaving on a snowmobile ride while leaving tip-ups unattended. When CO Gorecki arrived, the angler again was fishing but was using extra lines and eventually admitted to leaving his tip-ups unattended for approximately two hours. After further investigation, numerous filleted walleye and sauger carcasses were found buried in the snow, including a 27-inch walleye. Enforcement action was taken. Read more »

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California Democrat And Gun Control Advocate Charged With Arms Trafficking


California Democratic State Senator and candidate for California Secretary of State, Leland Yee, a gun control advocate, has been charged with conspiring to traffic in firearms and public corruption. The charges are part of a 26 person criminal complaint and a major FBI sting operation. The full criminal complaint is a massive 137 pages that tells the story of Yee’s involvement with a broad ranging conspiracy that includes firearms trafficking, murder-for-hire, drug distribution, trafficking in contraband cigarettes, money laundering, and honest services fraud.
Yee is charged with “conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms” as well as six counts of honest services fraud. Each corruption charge is punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000, while the gun-trafficking charge is punishable by up to five years and $250,000.
The firearms laws Yee is alleged to have specifically violated make it unlawful for any person:
except a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer, to engage in the business of importing, manufacturing, or dealing in firearms, or in the course of such business to ship, transport, or receive any firearm in interstate or foreign commerce
and make it unlawful for any person:
to transport or ship in interstate or foreign commerce, any stolen firearm or stolen ammunition, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the firearm or ammunition was stolen.
According to the criminal complaint, Yee was involved in a wide ranging scheme to make an end run around campaign finance laws. Yee sought to illegally raise funds to retire his debt from his failed mayoral campaign so that he could clear the way for his run for California Secretary of State. Working with San Francisco political consultant Keith Jackson, Yee used his power and influence to perform official acts in exchange for donations. On one occasion, Yee agreed to call a manager at the California Department of Public Health to urge support of a contract that was under consideration by the agency, Yee also agreed to provide an official letter of support in exchange for a $10,000 campaign donation. On another occasion, Yee agreed to introduce donors to various state legislators with influence over pending and proposed medical marijuana legislation, Yee is alleged to have done so in exchange for $11,000 in cash.

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Northwest Minnesota Fishing Report – March 28th, 2014

The few people that continue to fish are finding a tough panfish bite. A few crappies are being caught during the evening hours at Lake Darling in six to 10 feet on minnows or Eurolarvae. On Little Mary Lake, crappies and sunfish are being found in eight to 10 feet.
Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle       (320) 763-3255

Crappies and sunfish are hanging in the 10- to 15- foot weeds on Stalker Lake, Rush Lake, West Battle Lake, and Blanche Lake. Waxworms are producing tullibees, most of which are suspended over 25 to 30 feet of water, at Mollie Stark Lake, Clitherall Lake, and Pickeral Lake.
Ben’s Bait Shop (218) 864-5596

Tullibee reports have slightly improved at lakes Sallie, Melissa, Loon, Spirit, and Long by Vergas – look for suspended fish over deep water. Crappies and sunfish are being found from the 12-foot weedline out to 18 feet on Little Detroit Lake, Sour Lake, Deadshot Bay, Big Floyd Lake, and Little Floyd Lake.
Quality Bait and Tackle (218) 844-2248

Fishermen continue to sort through numbers of small bluegills in order to put together some keepers. Look to Fish Hook?Lake, Straight Lake, and the Crow Wing Chain in 10 to 12 feet. A few crappies are being found suspended over 25 feet at Big Mantrap Lake during the evening hours.
Delaney’s (218) 732-4281
Smokey Hills Outdoors (218) 237-8128

A few more sunfish are being caught in eight to 12 feet at Star Lake, Dead Lake, and Rush Lake. Look for suspended crappies over 30 to 35 feet on Big Pine Lake during low-light periods. Tullibees are being caught, but not in huge numbers, over 40 to 60 feet on Star and Little Pine Lake.
Gene’s Sport Shop (218) 346-3355

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North Central Minnesota Fishing Report – March 28th, 2014

Lake travel has improved with the cold weather early this week, but angler numbers have been minimal. There is a road to the Tullibee Hole on the east side, although tullibee and perch action is limited. Anglers are seeing a few panfish in the bays, but they remain inactive. Look for them to start hitting in less than nine feet soon.
Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811
Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430

Walleye and sauger are most active during the morning and evening from Arnesen’s, Long Point, Zippel Bay, and Graceton in 24 to 26 feet. Reports are decent at Lighthouse Gap and Pine Island in 17 to 19 feet or 22 to 28 feet, hug close to Pine or head north five to six miles. Northern pike action is picking up in Zippel Bay, Bostic Bay, and Four Mile Bay in nine to 12 feet with suckers. On the Rainy River, open water is visible 15 miles east of Birchdale, while ice fishing is good in 17 to 19 feet. At the Northwest Angle, walleyes, perch, pike, and tullibees are hitting in 22 to 26 feet and crappies are being caught across the border. Read more »

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