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Kabetogama in July?

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walleye_fisherman

I was thinking about booking a family trip up to Kabetogama over the July 4th hoilday time. I was wondering how the fishing (walleyes, pike, crappie...) was at that time of year.

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guts

Fishing at that time is not near as productive as early season. The crappie bite is basically non-existent, smallmouth
however can be very active and catchable at that time of year.

Walleyes are scattered then and normally in a little deeper water and harder to find and catch. That is a good time of year for artifical lures which will get the attention of N.pike as well. Normally its not to tough to catch a meal of fish but a limit or two may require a guide.

The park is in its full beauty at that time with an abundance of wildlife, the NPS has lots of programs to help keep kids occupied, and the water is usually warm enough for swimming and lots of sun for the worshippers.

I find using live bait at peak times helps get the walleyes with some consistency, and trolling rapalas or etc at 12-18' lets you see lots of shoreline and gets you some pike and a nice occasional walleye or sauger.

Watch for reports, or go back in the archives of last year and read up, it would be helpful. Good luck, guts <{{{{{{><

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walleye_fisherman

thanks for the info guts. I'll keep watching the board for reports.

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jkoltrades

rap's around islands with the bow mount for nice small mouth and northerns and deep for Walters'.

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lakertaker

Don't rule out the weedlines in a few of the bays at that time of year. I vacationed on Kab over the Fourth for many years usually through a mayfly hatch, I would recommend a guide on your first trip, it could make the difference!

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