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Guide to fishing for smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, sauger, bluegill, rock bass, yellow perch and northern pike at Kabetogama Lake in Minnesota.

Kabetogama Lake, MN

Walleye are the big prize at Kabetogama Lake, a 25,700-acre lake on the northern border of the state, at Kabetogama. This maze of lake and islands has over 100 miles of mostly rocky shoreline.

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Nestled within the scenic beauty of Voyageurs National Park, Kabetogama Lake is a premier fishing destination in Minnesota. This pristine lake offers anglers an abundance of fish species and stunning natural surroundings for an unforgettable fishing experience.

Smallmouth bass is one of the most sought-after fish species in Kabetogama Lake. Anglers can enjoy the thrill of catching these hard-fighting and acrobatic fish amidst the lake's rocky shorelines and submerged structure. Whether you're casting with artificial lures or using live bait, Kabetogama Lake offers excellent opportunities to land trophy-sized smallmouth bass.

Walleye fishing in Kabetogama Lake is another highlight for anglers. Known for their delicious flavor and challenging nature, walleye can be found in various parts of the lake. Anglers can target walleye near rocky points, drop-offs, and weed edges using techniques such as trolling, jigging, or live bait rigging. The lake's diverse habitats and clear waters make it an ideal walleye fishing destination.

Yellow perch are abundant in Kabetogama Lake and offer fantastic angling opportunities. These schooling fish can be found near weed beds, rocky structures, or deeper areas of the lake. Anglers can catch yellow perch using small jigs tipped with live bait or by employing finesse techniques. These tasty fish provide steady action and make for a delicious meal.

Kabetogama Lake is also home to bluegill and black crappie, two popular panfish species. Anglers can target these species near submerged vegetation, brush piles, or along the lake's edges. Whether you're fishing from a boat or casting from shore, bluegill and crappie fishing in Kabetogama Lake is sure to keep you entertained.

Sauger, a close relative of walleye, can also be found in Kabetogama Lake. Anglers can target sauger using similar techniques and habitats as walleye, particularly in areas with current or deeper water. These fish provide an additional angling opportunity for those seeking a walleye-like experience.

Northern pike, with their aggressive strikes and impressive size, add an extra element of excitement to fishing in Kabetogama Lake. Anglers can target these toothy predators by casting with large spoons, spinnerbaits, or using live bait near weed beds or other areas of cover. Kabetogama Lake offers ample space for anglers to explore and pursue trophy-sized northern pike.

With its diverse fish species, breathtaking scenery, and recreational amenities, Kabetogama Lake offers an exceptional fishing experience in the heart of Minnesota's wilderness. Whether you're targeting smallmouth bass, walleye, perch, panfish, sauger, or pike, this section of Minnesota is a must-visit destination for anglers seeking both thrilling fishing action and a tranquil outdoor getaway.

Anglers can expect to catch bass, crappie, walleye, sauger, sunfish, perch and northern pike. There is plenty of areas for fishing from the bank, anywhere road access allows. Rental boats are available at the lake. Boat launch ramps are located at Ash River Public Water Access, Wooden Frog Campground, Mahaffey's Moosehorn Resort, and Lake Kabetogama Visitor Center. Ice fishing for perch and walleye is popular in winter.

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Primary fish species residing in Kabetogama Lake

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Smallmouth bass Black crappie Walleye Sauger Bluegill Rock Bass Yellow Perch Northern Pike

Kabetogama Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating and camping are popular activities on Kabetogama Lake, allowing anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of the area. Boaters can enjoy cruising the lake's scenic waters, while camping facilities along the shoreline provide opportunities for overnight stays and extended fishing trips.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Arrowhead Lodge
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks, canoes and pontoon boats
218 875-2141

Grandview of Lake Kabetogama
Rentals: Fishing boats, bass boats and pontoon boats
218 875-2171

Herseths Tomahawk Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks and canoes
218 875-2352

Northern Lights Resort & Outfitting
Rentals: Fishing boats, bass boats and pontoon boats
218 875-2591

Pine Aire Resort
Rentals: Bass boats and pontoon boats
218 875-2161

The Pines of Kabetogama Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats, bass boats, kayaks and pontoon boats
218 875-2000

Voyageur Park Lodge
Rentals: Fishing boats, bass boats and pontoon boats
218 235-0240

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Ash River Visitor Center Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Mead Wood Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Kabetogama Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Gappa Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Wooden Frog Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off County Road 122, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Wooden Frog Campground - 218 235-2520

Pine Aire Resort and Campground - 218 875-2161

Kabetogama Lake MN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Kabetogama Lake
Lake Kabetogama Visitor Center
9940 Cedar Ln
Kabetogama, MN 56669
218 875-2111


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