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i'm comeing up to Kap the 8th of june i was wondering if anyone could help me out as to where to start to look for walleye this time of year and what works best, jig, live bait?

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Sugar bush and cutover island r both excellent for early walleye fishing verticle jigging has always been the best for us. We were up there last year during that time we used gold jigs tipped with minnows. The weather wasnt the greatest last year but we caught fish. You really need to watch for the wind going over to cutover we got into some 6 to 8 foot swells last year it made it tuff getting back to the boat ramp. We also fished marker "C27" right before u go into lake namakan there is a pinic area across from the maker with a rock face drop off caught a few there too. If they r not there try fishing next to the maker but watch out for the rock hazard.

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I have been a wallflower on this forum too long--time to start replying and not just looking.

Watch for traffic in Tom Cod Bay--Many fish most over the slot.

Also Harris Island has been good for me.

I typically use lindy rigs with leeches.

Will be at the Lake the week after you so do not catch them all!!!


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thanks awarrior! i will give you a report when i get back.

don't worry i'll leave a few for you.

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Hey zman61.

I've been going to Kab more or less for the last 29 years, usually the second week in June. I've learned you can't always rely on past locations to perform year in and year out. You need to move aroound and find the fish. One year the west end of Ram is loaded with fish, the next they might be at a different staging place. The west end of Ram and the bar off the west end of Harris are 2 pretty consistent producers. Lindy rigs or jigs are also the lure of choice. One thing to keep in mind is wind direction. If you can fish where the wind is sweeping in, that works best. We were in Daley bay once with a strong northwest wind blowing in, and nailed a number of larger fish on crawlers. Just remember to be versatile. Good luck fishing.

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fishinfritz, thanks! sounds like sounds like you must enjoy fishing Kab. to have gone up there for so many years. I'm looking forward to getting up there. we will be staying at arrowhead resort. have you ever been in that area?

thanks again for the info.

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I've been going to Kabetogama since 1969 and worked my way through college as a dockboy up there. I agree with fishinfritz's recommendations and would add the sandbar off of Donut Island, the area in front of the Rock Gardens (Clyde River mouth), the area in front of Sucker Creek and the saddle area between Little Richie and shore. Those have always been producers for me when I have been up there in early June.

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