Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Fishing Report Clubs - LIMITED MEMBERSHIP - Join Today - FREE   01/24/2018

      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
skunked

which lake this june?

Recommended Posts

skunked

I am plannig a trip north this june and am lokking for opinions on where to go. So far I have looked at Echo, crane, and kab. I am looking primarly for walleye and northern, and any feed back on lakes or areas would be greatly appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DTro

Vermilion

By the way, welcome to Fishing Minnesota/HotSpotOutdoors!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
skunked

I have done Vermilion the past 2 years and can only get 8'' walleye any the notherns were hard to come by. Any helpful tips on that lake. I tried alot but that didnt seem to be right

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dock Boy

Hello Skunked, Welcome to FM!! All three lakes that you mentioned are pretty good in June. Echo is more known for it's crappie fishing, but does have walleyes and pike also. Crane and Kabetogama are both good lakes in June. They tend to warm up faster in the spring because of the shallower waters. You can find lots of info on them. You can check out http://www.kabetogama.com or http://www.visitcranelake.com. This will show you all of the resorts that are in the area. Most resorts will fill up fast during that time period, so you might want to get the guys together and get on the horn.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
skunked

Another question. Do these lakes have primative camping

accesible or just resort. If so can you camp anywhere in voyagers or only marked spots?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DTro

My apologies, I thought this was posted in the open water forum.

I don't think you can go wrong with any of them, but my preference would be Crane.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dock Boy

Skunked, Yes there are primitive sites throughout the park. Crane, Sand Point, Namakan and Kabetogama all have camping sites. They are first come first serve sites.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
duckster

skunked,

You can't go wrong coming up this way there are a ton of fishing opportunities for everything from walleyes to crappies. There is camping out on the lakes and it is free on a first come first served basis, but requires a permit. Kabetogama,Namakan and Sand Point are all within Voyageurs National Park and the park has built a bunch of campsites. This being a National Park there are rules and regs for camping that you need to be aware of. To get more info on the sites and rules and regs I would go to http://www.nps.gov/voya. Or call the Park at 218-283-6600 and they will send you more info. Hope this helps,

Duckster

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
skunked

thanks a lot, real big help

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
skunked

I think I have decided on kab. how is the fishing early june? Would it be better to wait a few weeks in for better fishing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bearfan1963

Early June is the ticket! The walleye are shallower. Mid to late June they start heading for deeper water. I fish the first or second week of June every year, depending on when the kids get out of school. Only issue with late May/Early June is what kind of weather there will be. You need to be prepared for Hot and Cold. But to me the fishing couldn't be better. If your looking at June you should be making your reservations by now as this is the time of year they fill up fast. Good Luck, Hope to see you on the lake, I will be in a blue Sylvan Pro Select the week of June 7-14 this year. You won't be disappointed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
skunked

LOOKNG TO TRY AROUND WOLF PACK ISLANDS ANS BLIND INDIAN NARROWS ANY ADVISE

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MissouriJeff

We fished the Nam Narrows last year early June, back in the small coves off of the narrow and out of the traffic we spent most of an afternoon catching nice Northern. We also went north into Hammer Bay and Hammer Bay south and fished the rocks, lots of Northern action. Good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dusty

Skunked,

I don't camp on the lakes but I know folks who do and from my own observations I know that competion for campsites is heavy. The wolf pack area is one of the most popular, as the campsites are very nice. At blind Indian the nearest sites are on Headlight Is., Williams Is, and Sexton. There are also a couple of sites in the old Dutch bay area which isn't far from blind Indian. I would suggest you grab the first site you find open.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SFBOY

Head west to Winie.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
guts

SF BOY, no such lake like that around these here parts, thanks anyway. guts

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Alex wilhelmi
      Hey Justin, if you see a 2004 burgundy 1500 Silverado with Iowa plates on shields, Yukon tent. That's the girlfriend and I. Stop by for a Busch latte, or a white Russian. I can't wait to get out of Iowa for the weekend. 4 am on the road!!!!!!!! yeah baby!!!!!! Good luck!!  
    • fowldreams
      There was a couple mixed in the bucket. They were big shiners 5 to 6 inch range. The shiners would be down for 6 hours or so each time and we never waited that long for a sucker to be taken. Just our experience. If a guy could have both I say try and see.
    • Wanderer
      Call ahead for shiners.  I’ve heard there aren’t any left in the state.  At Mille Lacs 2 weeks ago I asked for some and the guy looked at me like I was stupid. Of course I blame that on the question... 
    • Jplante
      Fowldreams, did you have shiners? Just curious if preferred them over shiners, or thats just what you had.
    • fowldreams
      suckers, suckers, suckers. This was the only bait that worked for us last weekend and when the fish hit the rattle reels line spooled fast.
    • Flash
      Thanks! Flash "Set the Hook"
    • MN BassFisher
      What surprised me about the fishery in SE Florida is that it is mostly live bait (Shiners). There are so many fish in those channels that the Peacock's won't chase a bait for long. I guess they can be caught on the fly but your casts needs to be very accurate and your hookset quick because they spit the flies fast. Our guide said artificials could be done but you're going to spend all day to maybe catch a few fish. Watching the videos of those Amazon Peacock's destroying topwater plugs and jerkbaits looks like a riot!!!
    • Alex wilhelmi
      Thanks again guys! Much appreciated!  
    • Nordern
      Smaller suckers and shiners.  One hint is that you may want to get your bait prior to getting close to the lake.  A lot of the area bait shops having a hard time getting the suckers and shiners in the past weeks.
    • Wanderer
      Has your tip up been in deeper water, shallower or the same? I’m hoping to get some iced this last weekend of the season. Devils Lake in ND is a good bet.
  • Share & Have Fun