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Kabetogama winter angling

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I'm planning on spending a few days at the cabin on Kab over New Years and wondering about winter angling. Anyone have advise on where to try, ice conditions, etc. I have never winter fished the lake before, and need to access fishing areas by vehicle or on foot. Seems like most of what I've seen on the sw end of Kab is spearing activity. Thanks for any help or current fishing report

[This message has been edited by turtleboy (edited 12-27-2003).]

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Things change rapidly here, the warm weather has made the ice surface very slusly. Cold front expected tommorrow should ice things up again well. If we get a dab of snow during the cold front, the ice will be great for travel. Most of Kab has over 10" up to 15".

You're right about the W end of Kab, mostly northerns and spearing. The majority of angling is down near the mouth of Ash River/Sullivan bay where it enters Kab. In that vicinity they fish walleye, sauger, perch and crappie and of course northern show up. Accross the lake they often fis the mouth of Lost lake.

As the season progresses and the river area gets congested. people move the houses around more, but all activity is from mid-lake,(Martin Islands) East into Namakan.

good luck, guts <{{{{><

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