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Kab or Rainy?

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So which is better, Kab or Rainy? We have had issues trying to locate decent walleye fishing in Kab and we are considering Rainy this year (last week in June). Your thoughts please.

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If your fishing Kab the last week in June. This is when you should be fishing mid reef structure. Center reef and others that can be easily found with decent electronics. Slip bob, lindy with leeches is your best bet. Follow breaklines and your sure to catch fish. Early in the morning and late in the evening are prime time to sit on mid reef structures. You could also hire a guide for the day this will shorten your learning curve. Get him early in the trip and you will have all that knowledge for the rest of the time period. It's money well spent. If you plan on frequently coming to the lake. Take notes, water temp, wind direction, depth your fishing, trolling speed. You will be able to check back in your notes and decide where to fish. If you were to put a Kab and a Rainy walleye side by side I guarentee you would know where each was caught. I scene a 15 in walleye from Kab yesterday that you would have swore it was an 18 incher it was like a football. Good Luck

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Thanks Dock Boy. I prefer Kab/Namakan also. We boat into one of the campsites and realy enjoy the camping. Normaly we are there the end of May and have not had good fishing. When you only have a couple of days, you are at the mercy of the weather. This year we are coming late June instead. Do you know of a guide you would recommend? How much is a guide?

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Tim Watson Kab Angling Adventures, but I know if books up fast. Try him if he doesn't have anything he will direct you to another respectable guide. Good luck and enjoy your trip to Kabby.

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Kab is a great place to fish, only if you know the lake well. Rainy is one of those lakes that even the most novice fisherman can catch fish. Kab will be the same with a few years of regulations.

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Kab and Rainy are the same waters it all flows through Kettle and they are both glacially carved. Your fishing the exact same structure. Mid Reefs. Watch your depth finder, look at a map, find the hump work the edges, throw out a marker or mark it on the GPS. Sounds easy. Good luck

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Mid Reefs....Can anyone explain what the definition is for a reef in this area? Can they be easily identified on a map? Shou I just find a hump in 40 foot of water? Lots of people are posting about them and I want to make sure I know what they are and how to find them. THNX

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Yeah. An underwater island, kind of. Underwater humps that come up from deep water. There are big ones you can see on the maps and then there are some "secret" ones that you find through experience or a good guide or friend.

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