I fished Kab and Namakan lakes during the period of August 9 to the 19th. I would describe the fishing as the best of the year but it did vary a bit form day to day. On the windy days fishing was outstanding. We didn't do as well on Kab which may have been due to a pine fly hatch that was going on. The walleyes on both lakes seemed to be in the 20' depth range give or take 5'. Crawlers and a spinner rig was by far the best setup. I pinch my worms off just below the band and use a single hook. I am sure a harness would work as well. All together four of us went through over 300 worms in nine days of fishing. We caught a lot of fish over the 17" slot requirement but keepers were easy to come by also. Some very nice Smallies were mixed in with the Walleye. I will be going back this week until Sept 8th and will report back if anyone is interested.
Great report! I will be going up tommorrow (Weds), and I will be staying on the Ash River. Any suggestions/help available? This is a family trip, and it will be the first time fishing this time of year. I do appreciate any help!
I have been having success for walleyes using lindys and jigheads around the 30 foot mark with minnows. Been fishing early mornings and evenings. Mostly been fishing the east end along shorelines and dropoffs. Getting some nice walleyes with a few smallies in there too. Crappies have been slow, but I would expect them to pick up some as the water cools.
There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot. - HookedGood