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.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Hockey Guy

Anyone?

5 posts in this topic

Is anyone still fishing Kab/Nam? I've always wondered what kind of action I could get up there just before the ice hits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Hockey,

With deer hunting and colder temperatures I am not seeing anyone fishing Kab/Nam lately. Fishing can be good just before ice-up if the weather cooperates. Right know the ramp at Ash River VC is usable but that can change if we get snow. The water temps are currently in the 30s so given a couple of cold nights the water could be hard overnight.

The best place to go is to put in at the Ash River Vistor Center and fish the mouth of the Ash River, mouth of Lost Lake, mouth of Blind Ash Bay, Rudder Bay and the narrows near Footes Island on Namakan. These are all fairly close to the ramp so if something goes wrong you can still get back to the ramp. Hope this helps, let me know if you need any additional info.

-Duckster

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It got cold last night, 10 degrees. For the first time this season, the lake froze over, I can only speak for the Western part of Kab, maybe duckster can provide info for the Ash River VC area. A warm up as forecast may melt the ice, but I would call ahead. guts

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On Saturday night 11/18 the east end of Kab froze up. There is ice from Ash River to Kubel Island on Namakan and as far west on Kab as you can see. As of 11/20 it appears that all but the center of Kab is frozen over. They are forecasting low 40s with strong south wind today and so the ice may break up some in exposed areas. I would expect that the ice in protected areas will stay on. So... I would change any fishing plans to ice fishing. The mouth of the Ash River can be good at early ice. Hope this answers your questions.

- Duckster

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys. It sounds like I'm about a week too late.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • drscholl14
      I've been out shore fishing a couple times at Hidden Falls and Minnehaha up to the dam.  Been really slow for me too.  Going out again this morning for the first time in a couple weeks.  Hoping to find a better bite as I've been hearing slightly better reports from boaters in the area.
    • ZachD
      Well I ended up picking up the Cabelas zone specialist on sale for $160 plus I had a coupon in the mail for 20 off A $150 purchase
      Picked up a new chair and a power owl call ( Im pretty sure I can call better with no call than that thing) I had a 200 gift card so I walked out of there with 17.00 credit
      Not bad I say I really liked the blind I sat in them all that were set up with my chair and I grabbed a bow from the archery department. I know people will probably disagree but dare I say from what I seen I like it better than the bullpen even.
      It seems to me to be made of a good material too and I can see it lasting awhile as I will take care of it and I am not going to leave it out for days on end. We will see how it is to hunt out of soon.
    • mrpike1973
      I love my 6 inch K Drill however the blades seem to dull faster to me once I figured it out. Happy as a clam. I do regret selling my power auger. I bought a 8 Eskimo power auger for when I go to Mille lacs. the K drill will work just fine but I liked having the 8 inch hole for eyes up there harder to turn there head in a six inch hole. I know you can drill 2 holes together but for me it just worked. Short story Rick G is right on I love my K drill. Would recommend to any one and it's so much lighter when runnin and gunnin.
    • northspear
      tipupsonly it was very hard to just sit and not fish. Yeah it was very very warm up there. I'll walk out if I have to!!!! It'll be my 3rd weekend up in a row.  Love this time of year. 
    • Tony S
        Just wanted to share info on what I know about how those USGS stream gages work.  The stream gaging station will not reflect accurate readings of stage and discharge while ice cover is present.  If you are looking at USGS stream gages you will see a little note in the data table that says "Ice Cover" if this is the case.  They won't be useful until the ice is gone and "Ice Cover" is not showing up next to the readings.  They work on water pressure to estimate the height of water above the gage.  More water flowing under the ice creates more water pressure, so makes the estimated gage height and corresponding estimated discharge go up.  The USGS gage at Manitou should be accurate (no ice cover).  The higher flow will draw the fish in better than low flow.  Another good one to check is the LWCB gages for Rainy Lake and the tailrace below the dam(s).  That will help determine if it's the Forks affecting water levels or just more water coming out of Rainy, which is nice and clear.  Hopefully it won't get muddy!  Maybe see you out there DucksnBucks.  T-Rock-1.