Still some summer left here in the north but almost for certain all indicators that fall is just around the corner.
Water temps have remained fairly constant but slowly starting to drop. The mid lake reef bite that was consistent through August has started to waiver and the bite is picking up on the west end (sucker creek, gold portage and hacksaw pass) and the east end towards Namakan including Lost Bay. Minnows seem to be taking over the walleye bite but lindys and jigs with leeches and half crawlers are still producing fish. Don't overlook the deep weed lines as I have heard many reports of walleye being caught frequently in these areas.
A few crappie are being caught but not in their traditional fall areas but that will start to heat up.
A somewhat overlooked fantastic small mouth bite is still in full swing with many trophy class fish being caught. I would have to say Kabetogama has some of the best, if not the best, small mouth fishing I have seen anywhere in Minnesota and southern Ontario. The guests that focus on bass fishing say it is world class. Why cross the border when you have it here?
The lake has definitely quieted down with young adults back in school and most thinking summer is over but as far as I'm concerned it could be one of the best times of the year to explore the park and all the adventures it has to offer. We are gearing up for a great Labor Day weekend so stay safe and we'll see you soon!