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Dennis vail

Kabetogama/Namakan 7-7 to 7-14

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I read the Gateway Report regularly and I regularly stalk the Walleye on Lake Lake Saganaga, a deeper Canadian Shield lake, so I'm use to jigging, lindy rigging and slip bobbering for walleye.I've been up three times before with my familyover the last decade but this is the earliest I've come up by at least a couple weeks and this is also the first time I'm up here without family, just to fish. Any suggestion for depth and structure on either Kab or Namakan would be appreciated but I've never got around to fishing Namakan before and I could really use some ABCs on attacking that lake as I'd really like to get to Namakan. We're staying on Kab so that would be our entrance point to Namakan. Thanks in advance.

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Where on Kab are you staying so I know your starting point?

At this time I think fishing the East half of Kab to the West portion of Namakan maybe as far as you need to venture.

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Thanks, guts, we'll be staying at the Lakeview Resort down by the visitor's center on Lake Kabetogama. Are you familiar with the place? Any advice you could offer would be greatly appreciated!

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Well established resort, been there many, many years. Owners have been trying to sell for a few years, and I hear the kitchens lack a few utensils, bring your own knives, spatulas, can openers and maybe your favorite pillows.

Lakeview is a good place for enjoying the lake, and you will be pretty close to good fishing. guts

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Thanks for the heads up on the utensils, guts. Sounds like you been fishing Kab for quite a spell.

I usually bring most of those thinks you mentioned as well as an electric knife sharpener as a matter of course, particularly the favorite pillow thing. Makes a big difference in how my neck starts the day. This time I'll make sure they'll all on the check list.

Saw that the new Gateway Report is up. Any advice on how to deal with the Mayfly hatches. I take it they will be ongoing for a spell now. Also are there any particular areas that favor sauger other than, of course, Ash River? If I recall they have better 'night vision' than walleye, tend to be found a bit deeper than walleye and of course are more known to relate to rivers and current.

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