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″.  We also tried along the south side of the Grassy Islands with some success and also fished in the bay by the Woodenfrog landing just to get out of the wind and found lots of fish their.  We had 2 limits of keepers before 10:00 AM and we didn’t get out until 7:30 AM.  Best opener I can remember in years.

Sunday was real windy and fishing was a little tougher.  We went back behind some islands for protection and caught a few walleye, but mostly it was a northern day.  Fished some off the dock Sunday evening, but that was also nothing but northern.

Monday was a perfect day with no wind and temps in the high 70’s.  We went up into Tom Cod Bay for a few hours and did OK on walleye, although they were pretty small, 10-12″ fish that we threw back.  We fished the north side of the lake later in the afternoon and caught a few more fish.  After supper we went out to Harris, anchored in 8’ of water and fished with slip bobbers.  Big fish were in shallow and the keepers were out deeper.  We caught 11 walleye total (most over 17″ and released) in about 3 hrs. of fishing.  Spottail shiners worked the best.  Looks like the eagles are sitting on eggs in the nest on the west end of Harris.

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