Category Archives: Kabetogama

Crappie Fishing On Lake Kabetogama

Winter gives ice fisherman an advantage for catching Crappie over summer fishing since in the summer they’re more spread out and more difficult to find. In the winter they tend to school up more often and suspend over deep water. In early winter Crappie can be found in the same places they were just prior to ice up. Look for… (more…)

June Crappie’s

We were able to find some crappie yesterday, June 7th between the storms and wind.  We ducked in behind Cutover to get out of the wind and anchored just off Nagurski Point in the Rock Garden area.  We were fishing in about 20-25 with slip bobbers waiting for the weather to calm down and started catching crappies on a jig… (more…)

Fishing Opener On Lake Kabetogama……………

Fishing season has begun and it is a great one, weather is absolutely beautiful and the walleyes are hungry.  We started out at the east end of Three Sisters Islands and were catching walleye in 15-18 ‘ using a gold jig and a minnow.  We kept 3 in the 15-16″ range and release at least another 12-15 that were over 17″.… (more…)

Lake Kabetogama Fishing

With the walleye season ended, it’s time to chase crappie in earnest. We have tried the usual spots, Lost Bay, Deer Island, Sullivan Bay, etc. Best fishing has been in Lost Bay at the mouth of Eks Bay. That has been a pretty consistent spot all winter. We did pretty well last weekend at the mouth of the Ash River,… (more…)

Opening Day Walleyes On Kabetogama

Fishing opener is fast approaching so I’ll share some ideas for catching Kab walleyes and sauger. The early season walleyes are in shallow water like you find in Tom Cod Bay, Moose Bay and a smaller overlooked bay, Bald Rock. Kabetogama walleyes can also be found relating to shallow water structure, includes rocks, weeds, timber, as well as sand flats… (more…)

Removing Y-Bones from a Northern Pike Fillet

This video demonstrates how simple and easy it is to remove Y-Bones from a Northern Pike fillet. It is good quality and easy to follow.

Lost Bay Crappie

Right now the crappie are scattered out all over Lost Bay.  What we found is that were stacked on the sharp drop offs.  We found an occasional fish in the deeper water but caught most of our fish in 15-20 feet of water using white jigs and crappie minnows.  Best fishing was from about an hour before sunset to an… (more…)

DNR places burning restrictions on additional counties

Statewide fire conditions have led the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to place burning restrictions on additional counties. Burning restrictions take effect Monday, May 13, at 8 a.m. in the following counties: Becker, Beltrami, Carlton, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Pennington, Roseau, and parts of Cass, Polk and St. Louis counties. The portion of Polk County… (more…)

Crappie Fishing Strategies For Kabetogama and Namakan

  Crappies are one of the most sought after species of fish in Minnesota. There are a couple of reasons for this. One is because they are always so eager to take the bait and then they put up a nice struggle for their size. This makes fishing for them fun, entertaining and perfect for anglers of all ages and… (more…)

Cold and Snow

We had a temp of -22 last night and NOAA site says -24 tonight, great for making ice. Ice fishing is just beginning, and I’ll be out this morning around Bittersweet, Three Sisters and Pine Island. These have always been great early season walleye and sauger hotspots. Crappie can sometimes be good at Bittersweet right now. I have a new… (more…)