What beautiful weather we are having, doesn’t get much better, mid 70’s most of the week. Forecast for next week low to mid 60’s.
Lack of rainfall has us sitting in a low water situation, it will prove to be a bit inconvenient until nature cooperates, but following last year’s high water most of the docks in the area have been re-built.
On Kabetogama, boat ramps at the VNP Visitor Centers and Woodenfrog State Campground are useable, some resort ramps might be, check them out before launching.
Many docks on Kab can be used for loading and un-loading, but not many harbors can dock boats with the current situation.
Kab on many years had low water openers, before the rule curve and fishing those years was usually above average, so that is encouraging.
Water warming nicely and spawning activity should be over for many species. Smallmouth spawning remains to be seen, and crappie spawning will be close.
Normally live bait is best for opener, this year that will include leeches and crawlers due to warmer water.
Crankbaits may also be very effective in the 15’ range and Northern Pike should be quite active.
I am very excited for opener this year, weather looking good, fishing should be great, of course we are optimistic here.
Water levels can improve rapidly if we start getting some significant rainfall.
See you Very Soon!!
Can’t hardly wait,
(Not so – alias: Crabby) Phil and Ellen Hart