Friday, June 13, 2008

Fishing Reports For Rainy Lake and Lake Kabetogama

Bass Pro Shops

Walleye and Crappie are biting on Rainy Lake. The preferred bait is a minnow and the walleye can be found from shallow shorelines to 30 feet of water. Crappie are also hanging in the shallows to about 20 feet of depth. Northern Pike are most active on the edges of weedy areas in the shallows. The best reports are coming from Black Bay and Lost Bay and some of the islands just west of Brule Narrows. Smallmouth bass have not been very active. Water levels are high and certainly have an effect on where the fish are congregating.

Rainy River walleye are staying close to the areas with current, the outside corner of a wide bend for instance, and smallmouth bass have been hitting on plastics in the shallower areas. Again, water levels are high and can fluctuate so it might be hard to find the right spot, and that may not be the right spot one day later.
In Minnesota, the land of ten thousand lakes, Kabetogama is a wild, untapped treasure. Anglers who long for wide open spaces and good fishing will revel in the cool, clean waters and solitude of Kabetogama. Walleye, Northern Pike, bass and crappies . . .whatever you're looking for, we've got.

Spring fishing always creates excitement as fish travel from spawning beds to shallow reefs and the unending shorelines of Lake Kabetogama. As the water warms by mid-June, schooling walleyes travel to deeper waters and challenge anglers to follow their feeding habits.

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