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.
7/10/2016 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