Minnesota Fishing Reports-Kobetogama Fishing Reports and Namakan Fishing Reports
Kabetogama Fishing Reports and Namakan Fishing Reports: Voyageurs National Park
Name: Phil Hart
Kabetogama/Namakan Fishing Report 3/31/03
Crappie bite on Kabetogama has been slow and best fishing times very unpredictable. Reports coming in, indicate either afternoons or mornings may produce fish, but it's normally one or the other not both within the same day.
Crappie minnows seem to be the best offering, either using the whole minnow on a hook or ball head jig, and using just the head of a minnow on a light jig. Tube jigs have been used with limited success.
Some nice walleyes have been caught on Namakan and Sand Point Lakes, but travel over the ice is becoming difficult, due to slush.
Best bet is crappie fishing in the area of the Ash River/Kabetogama Narrows. Check for safety before using a vehicle, shorelines are becoming unpredictable.
Good Luck, Phil Hart Gateway General www.gatewaygeneral.com (218)875-2121
I don't understand why nobody posts anything about the current crappie bite on the Ash river !?!?!?!?!?!?
Name: John Logan
We are comimg July 19th and was wondering if we could get some tips on where to fish. We know it isn't the besr time but was the best reservations we could get. Staying at Pine Tree Cove Resort. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, God bless.
Kabetogama/Namakan Fishing Report 3/16/03
The weather changed from below zero to 58 degrees above in 36 hours. Nearly all the snow melted over the weekend.
We now have consistent water on the ice, however, the ice is still in excess of 36" in most areas.
Four wheelers will assist getting across the lake, but can't be used on portages. Use caution near ice ridges.
Crappie bite has improved, some report getting limits, but the a more common report is most anglers getting 6 or 8 keepers. Lots of walleyes being caught, but in Kabetogama they have to be returned. Glow in the dark jigs in 25-35' of water look for suspended crappies and change locations often.
Easiest location is the Ash River narrows area for crappies. Use the Ash River visitor center for the best access to Kabetogama or Namakan. Remember, walleyes and pike both still open in Namakan.
Kabetogama/Namakan Fishing Report 3/3/03
Cold weather has slowed fishing down some. The crappie bite did pick up between cold fronts and has again slowed up.
Tube jigs or jig and minnow/minnow head seem to be the best offering for crappies. Best activity in the area of Ash River/Kabetogama narrows.
No walleye action on Namakan to report, but northern pike have been active outside the shallow weed beds.
Snowmobiling is great with all trails and portages open. More snow expected this week.
Name: City Idiot II
I fish Kab fairly regularly and have stayed at a few of the resorts. Harmony beach is a great resort. It changed hands last year and the new owners are coming around. The lake is fantastic. If your plans are to stay a week or more I would suggest you contact a guide Tim Watson. Great guy and a heck of a fisherman. He can teach you alot about the lake fishing and life. Enjoy the lake and area it is great.
The May through June and fall are the best times to fish the lake but zI have also had great luck in the middle of the summer. In the summer the reefs in the lake are the spot.
Kabetogama/Namakan Fishing Report 2/16/03
Walleye and Northern fishermen wrapped up the 2002 season on Kabetogama with very little fanfare. No limits reported, but most fishermen had some success. Crappie bite is happening, but very inconsistent, minnows seem to be the key.
Our winter activity is now focused on Namakan, this connecting lake is a Canadian Border Lake, so walleye is open till April 14th and Northern Pike runs continuously. Namakan has 30-38" of ice so we will be ice fishing for big game fish for sometime yet.
Crappie action generally picks up along with the temperatures near the end of the month. We will try to keep this site updated with Namakan results and Kabetogama for crappies as the reports come in.
Name: kyle c
Lookin to come up to Kab on the 14/15. Looking to try for some eyes crappies and pike . Looking for a place to stay and some spots to try for the crappies .if anyone could e-mail me some info that would be great.Good luck
Name: wal eyelers
LOoking to fish Kobetogama lake this summer.Anyone have suggestions on resorts and best time spot those 'eyes. long time reader first time writer.
Name: kyle c
Just got back from Kab. Fished 30/31. We fished northens behind Moxies island got alot of little ones and one 16# Got on at Red Pine Lodge . Great time.Couldnt really spear cuz the water was to dirty ,speard the 16#er though didnt try for walleyes. I guess the eyes and slabs are bittin too.Good Luck
Name: kyle c
Just got back from Kab. Fished 30/31. We fished northens behind Moxies island got alot of little ones and one 16#> Got on ay Red Pine Lodge . Great time.
Name: Phil Hart
Kabetogama/Namakan Fishing Report 1/20/03
Walleye/Sauger and perch fishing improved mid-week when things warmed up a little. Crappie bite still extremely slow.
Anglers reported lots of activity late afternoon and the remainder of the day was slow. Glow jig and minnow seemed to be the most consistent offering.
Northern pike being taken by anglers in 12-18' of water. Large sucker minnows are the best choice here.
Spearing activity slowed way down with no recent reports of success.
Last week's snow of 1 1/2" has helped the lake some for travel, but winds have left lots of bare ice in large open areas.
Name: Scott McNamee
Testing the New Lake-Lake Kabetogama in Voyageurs National Park.
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