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Ice Out

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Seems like we were so far behind on the ice out a week ago

but now we seem to be ahead.

Last year I had ice out on Kab April 27th. Any guesses on this year? Everything in the Duluth and surrounding areas

seems to be about a week ahead.

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MOD, with the strong South winds, and 70 degree days, it will be out before or about the 20th, at least that cool.gifthe way it looks now. guts

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I'll take the 25th

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I'm an optimist...I'll take the 19th!

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I should know better but I am also a big optimist when it

comes to ice out. I should say it will be out on the 21st,

but I am betting on the 17th smile.gif.

It's hard to say, when you don't see the lake, but with the

forcast I could be close.

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Do you still think it may be the 20th? I thought with all the warm weather last week I would be "on" with the 17th, guess but looking at the DNR report yesterday, it was still listed as full ice, not the partial that they have for ice almost out. Any new guestimates? This rain may change things fast.

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Moderation and Others, It looks like ice out to me. I live on the south shore and no ice on the main lake. A few flows here and there (small) but the main lake is open. You can boat from the Kab Visitor Center to Sugarbush and Cutover. Also open from here to Ash River. I'm not the official guy, but I'm sure with the fly over from the Park Staff, they will call the official date. Get the boat out, and hit the water here at Kab. Hooray!!!!!!! Fishkab

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Wow!! Hard to believe I was snowmobiling there 3 weeks ago!! shocked.gif That was quick!!

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Park service flew over this AM late, the entire Namakan basin is navigable and considered open. This of couse includes Kab. The park service stated that Rainy was blocked up from Brule Narrows to Kettle Falls. Nice early ice out, hope its a good sign for successful walleye spawning. guts

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Thanks for the onsight report fishkab and guts, looks like water levels are good also for this time of spring. I'll be launching and opening the cabin this weekend!! C U on the water!

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Sounds great, I havent been up there for opener for about 15 years and am excited about having warmer waters to fish. Hope the crappies will be in their favorite spots for a little bonus. See ya in the gorge on Crane.

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Kabetogama moderators; guts, Kab Kid & fishkab.

Thanks for the timely info.

If I was a little closer I would check it out myself, but a 150 miles is a little bit too far to check out ice conditions.

It’s kind of fun to see the ice going out early, giving hope to a very good opener. I’ve been coming up for about 30 years now and still get excited about the opener and the good possibilities.

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