The long awaited day has come and gone and leaves most anglers happy and a few frustrated. Our guests here at Park Point were mostly successful catching the very abundant northern pike and small mouth bass with a few sauger and walleye mixed in. Last years 1-2 pound pike are now a healthy 2-3 pounds and are providing the most action. One lucky angler hauled in a beautiful 39 inch northern tipping the scales right around 14lbs. Shorelines are the best for pike and small mouth action. As for the walleyes and sauger, they are scattered with either the shallow shorelines or the 25-35 ft depths providing action. Water temperatures are still hovering around 50 degrees. Patience is the key. The preferred bait is a jig tipped with either a shiner or rainbow minnow. The forage base is still very high which can produce a tough bite. The fish are there just getting them to take your bait instead of the abundant other options takes some patience and exploring. Based on DNR surveys, Kabetogama is loaded with fish and excellent fishing can be had. Give your boat a workout and keep moving until you find the actively feeding schools.
Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful moms out there! We hope you have a great day!!!