Lake Kabetogama-Ash River Fishing Report
Numerous fishing groups heading home today stopped in to share their experience on Kab. Fishing is hit or miss right now. Some did ok catching just enough for a fish fry but most found fishing to be tough regardless of their location. Now that the ice road has made some progress it is possible to bring wheel houses and portables to move around a bit on your own. With just over two weeks left in the walleye and pike season some have begun seeking out the jumbo perch Kab has to offer but most have turned their attention to the incredible snowmobiling we have in the area.
Trails are still in prime condition with the park service making progress every day getting the trails on the lake in great shape for the upcoming extended Presidents weekend. Off trail riding is still tricky with the deep snow and slush but for the adventurous it can be extremely rewarding. Check with NPS ( https://www.nps.gov/voya/planyourvisit/winter-ice-and-trail-conditions.htm ) for the most up to date trail conditions as well as organized outdoor activities within the park and with the Voyageur Trail Society ( http://www.snowmobilevacation.com/trail-conditions.html ) for all snowmobile trail conditions.
Also check both on Facebook as they are updated quite frequently.
Switching gears, there have been some brave winter campers coming and going and all have been saying the experience was incredible! Great snowshoeing and cross-country skiing combined with eerie howl of the wolf at night around the campfire is making for some happy explorers. Do some research and come prepared though as it’s a little bit different than summer camping but the reward is something you will never forget.
We still have a lot of winter left in the northland. ENJOY!