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Spearing on Kabetogama

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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.  

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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 !

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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.

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