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NorthMNdrifter

Kabekona Lake Fishing

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Howdy all,

I just moved south of Bemidji, in the Guthrie area, used to live on east side of Lk Bemidji, and I'm going start fishing Kabekona Lake..... Any suggestions... How has the bite been lately? Walleyes through the ice?

I'm a tranplant from the Northshore also and used to fish trout quite a bit, thus I noticed that Kabekona had Lake trout planted in it, has anyone caught any? Any suggestions?

Any comments would help...

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there are quite a few deeper humps on the lake to try for walleyes. It is a tough lake to fish and while the size is pretty good it isn't much of a numbers lake, a fish here and there. Regarding the lake trout I wouldn't waste my time fishing them, I've fished the lake for thirty years and haven't accidently caught one, soft water or ice fishing. We have a place on the north shore and I've started fishing Leech again in the past two years.

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Hey Drifter time to face the facts man.....you live in North central now you fish walleye. grin.gif

Tough to find a good laker body of water around the Bemidji/Cass Lake area. There are a few I can't think of right now that are just northwest of Grand Rapids would probably be the closest shots at a laker.

Have a good one.

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Any one else out there that might have come upon a stray trout?

As far as Walleyes.... I'm an avid walleye guy... Fish for them every chance I get... The toughest part over here is the clarity and depth of the lakes..A lot of the lakes in the Arrowhead Region are bog stained (~5'clarity) and have max depths of maybe 25' or so, thus the 20' clarity and 100' depths around here are a new experience for me...I'm starting to adapt to the different conditions and have done well a few times out over the last couple years...

I'm hoping for a bigger boat this summer, if my other house sells.. The fact that I live smack dab in the center of some of the best walleye waters in the world is something I plan on taking advantage of... Don't tell my wife this... she has other plans for me....

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Drifter good having you here at FM. A lot of great fishermen around here and it is great to have another.

I know what you mean by the clear, deep lake thing. I fish Pike Bay alot and the water is so clear and it is deep that for a while It was so hard for me to find the fish.

I knew that it held them but the tactics are different and they turn on different, bite different. But they grow very large walleyes and that is the reason I love the lakes in this region of MN. They have the water, forage bases to excel.

If you ever want to fish sometime in the summer let me know, the Ranger VS is always on the lift on the bay.

Cheers

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Looks like your a proud papa in your avatar picture....How big was the girl?

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Yeah it was 31.5. Just got the mount back this weekend.

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