Abnormal weather patterns dominate the news in the Midwest; Kabetogama and Namakan are no exception.
Namakan basin, which includes Kabetogama, Sand Point, and Crane, is dealing with unusually high water tables.
Thus far the high water has only been an inconvenience to anglers as the strong bite on Kabetogama and Namakan continues.
Shallow water in wind blown bays has been providing anglers with action from walleyes, bass, northern and saugers.
Cool water temps, strong currents and turbid water has probably contributed to mid-day action as well as the usual morning
and evening bite.
As this next week promises to hold dry weather and sunshine, expect walleyes to finally school up near and on reefs.
Sandbar edges dropping to the 22-28' depths will be holding walleye and sauger. Look for slip-sinker rigs using crawlers and
leeches to be a good presentation method.
Slip bobbering the shorelines with minnows, leeches, or crawlers will still get random walleyes, as well as bass and northerns.
Best pike hangouts will be bays like Mud, Daily, Nebraska, and Lost Bay; start shallow then move deep.
Smallmouth action is on the rip-rap shorelines and rock pile edges. Shallow running lures like husky jerks and X-raps should
net you lots of fish.
Crappie action remains slow; Sullivan Bay, Lost Lake, or Old Dutch Bay in Namakan could get you started.