Jump to content

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

Spearing on Kabetogama

Recommended Posts


Anybody spear up there?  


We tried it for the first time on the 28th.  Quick day trip up from Bemidji.  We heard alot about Tom Cod bay and figured there would be 40 houses out there so we went to the Grassy island group right away and tried that.  Absolutely nobody else around that part of the lake.  Area looked like it should've held pike, but we didn't see anything in 2 hours.  Tried another spot closer to some deeper water and no pike.  Finally went to check out Tom Cod and surprised to see only 7-8 rental perms from Sandy Point out there.  Setup for the last couple hours of the afternoon and saw 3 smaller pike, speared one.  

We are excited to go back, lots of potential for a giant on that lake.  

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey there lungdeflator , you are very correct about the potential for a giant northern on Kab.  Tom Cod Bay is probably the best go to spot to achieve that goal . Yes Gordie at Sandy Point Lodge rents spear houses , and that's were he sets them . Year after year there are dandies that come from his rentals ... Now with that being said , there are other places to try on Kab , and if it was me I would target one of the many other bays located along the south shore , if I was to try somewhere other than Tom Cod Bay. Check out Sandy Point lodge Facebook or there website to view pictures of some of the beautiful northern that have been speared this year , and past years . Good luck !

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the reply.  Yeah I have seen the pictures on Facebook, incredible really.   We were eyeing up the river up in the NW corner of the lake, probably sketchy ice all year, but might hold some big fish.  The lake is really nice as far as scenery and being away from the crowds.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • JerkinLips
      Have fished 15 hours the last yesterday and today without catching a walleye. Y store only had crappie minnows and Fuel and Food had no minnows Thursday morning when I came up so I had to fish with the crappie minnows. My fish house neighbor caught 3 walleyess yesterday morning on pike suckers so I went back into town to get some after bait was delivered. Didn't help. I have only caught four 15" tulibee and a 12" perch. Switching to lake trout the rest of the weekend. 34" of ice. Gas sugar barely made it through. McKinley Park landing has a lot of water on the plowed road as you enter the lake. The Ice Castles may have a hard time getting off the lake this weekend. Good luck if you venture out and be careful.
    • gimruis
      I haven't got mine either.  But I don't intend to fish again until there's open water.  Carry on Bob
    • smurfy
      awe man............🤧😪 nice.................👍
    • eyeguy 54
    • Mtnman
      Looking like NW Ontario will be closed again this year to US visitors, so it's back to Rainy for us in May. Made a lot of new friends there in Rainer and love the area. We are hoping for better weather than we had in September (less wind), but are excited to see what the spring will bring.  Hope Muskies and others can get us on track for the beginning of our fourth decade fishing up Nort !! In the mean time, enjoy the hard water.
    • smurfy
      geez i thought i'd see pictures rubbing it in. 😉🙄 
    • BobT
      Smarter than me. I still haven't got mine. Does this mean I'm average? 😃
    • gimruis
      You're smarter than the average bear, grasshopper.
    • Rick
      The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that the deadline to remove fish houses from Minnesota lakes is coming up. Although the coldest spell of winter occurred just days ago, fish house removal deadlines are set in state statute and not dependent upon seasonal conditions. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Rick
      Minnesota libraries in low-income communities may qualify for a new program that provides free state park permits for these libraries to loan to patrons. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will provide the permits, which library patrons can check out for seven-day periods beginning in June. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.