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Trolling vs. still fishing on Kab

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I have been fishing Kab for the past 4 springs and am looking for some opinions on hooking spring walleyes. My group is split on what is the "best" technique or fishing style to limit out with. We usually go out on the 1st weekend in June and we have been to most general areas of this massive lake. My question is: Do you find that trolling or still fishing techniques land more fish? And why?

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Hey BAWS,

I have fished Kabby for over 15 years every June and often in the Fall. My experience has been that I catch many more fish drifting lindy rigs along/towards wind swept shorelines where deep water meets moderate rising structure than trolling these same areas. The more wind the better. A drift-sock is essential on real windy days or you get pushed up to the shoreline to quickly. I have had some success trolling (electric motor) on calm days on very deep structure edges. Wind is the key to success on Kabby. If the wind is blowing fish it. If not, fish yesterdays wind.

Good Luck.

Lundrunner

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Two words: Shad raps...SHAD RAPS, BABY!!! Unless we're bobbered up at dusk, this is da shat.

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I'm gonna throw out my tolling vs still fishing question again. Any takers???
-BAWS

P.S. Only 5 days til our 6th Annual Big Northwoods Fishing/Card Playing/Cigar Smoking/Drinking Extravaganza, YIPPEEEEEE!

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Dear Bigass, Have been fishin' Kab and Nam for past 5 years. Our general rule is to drift/troll lindy rigs on windy banks in 8-25 ft. of water. With good wind we use an old missouri style of fishin'. Most folks up north think we are crazy but we cast 1/8 oz jigs with 3 inch twisters. (orange head with char. tail and pink head with white tail) Last 2 days last year we caught around 80-100 fish on casting to shore and working bait off bottom. P.S. DON'T forget half night crawler on EVERY cast!

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Bigass, one more thing, we would rather cast tails any day over trolling! But we also know if the wind is not blowing, you gotta troll!! Will be at frontier lodge next Sat. about noon. Can't get up there quick enough. GO MIZZOU!

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Im also going up to Kab tomorrow morning for a week or so. We usually drift leeches from deeper flats or holes up to sand bars or rock bars, but as soon as we nail a couple in a general vicinity we sit on that spot until they turn off. Last year there were three nights where we had 3 people in the boat and caught 30 plus fish. Most were over slot but a couple over 23 also. What a blast!!!

Sean

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