Best Canadian fishing trip...lots of walleyes 26”+. Cheryl got the biggest walleye of her life (27.5”) and I got my biggest northern (40”). 

- Tom & Cheryl Wiensch | WI

Dead Dog Lake

DEAD DOG LAKE

New cabin for the 2008 season, is complete with 2 separate bedrooms, indoor shower with hot/cold running water, knotty pine tongue and groove walls, vinyl flooring, screened-in porch, large cooking/food preparation area, refrigerator, propane cooking stove, wood burring stove, and a large deck overlooking the lake. This is a beauty!

Located 28 miles NE of KaBeeLo's main base, it is the only cabin onthe lake and comfortably accommodates 6 people.


Guest Comments

2016 Season

August

Wiensch Party

MidAugust

Wiensch Party Aug 13-18, 2016

Tom Wiensch, Cheryl Campbell, Kevin Yaeger

This was the second trip for Tom & Cheryl, first for Kevin. Fun was had! The walleyes were very scattered. We found a few in almost every spot, but not many anywhere. Most were small 13”-16”, a few to 20”. 1 – 21”, 1-22”. 1-27”.  Lots of pike: 1 – 38”, 1-34”, 1 – 31”, and 1-30”. We found a perfect swimming beach on the southeast end of the lake. Kevin heard the wolves howling one morning. The fishing action wasn’t nearly as fast as last time, but it was still much better than Wisconsin!

July

The Sunters

LateJuly

“The Sunter’s” -Emporia, Kansas-

Tom celebrated his 83rd B-day at the main lodge on the 29th. He has been coming up to KaBeeLo around 40 to 45 years- even before Harald. I have been coming since 1980. It seems every year we fish less – this year being a record 7 hours. We have found it more relaxing to stay at the cabin, fishing in ideal conditions – no wind- no rain.

We have been to: Wavell, Bertha, Okanse, Betty, Ruddy, Bear Paw, Dead Dog, Jeanette and “Slate and Allison” which are no longer here. The best being slate, Bertha and Okanse.

Harald, Ann, Erik and Allyson have become great long-time friends-”Go Hawks”  

Tom and Glenda

Pozner Crew

EarlyJuly

Another great tip to KaBeeLo for the Pozner Party of 8, which was our larger to date. The weather was shifty but the fishing was solid. The walleye laureate of Canada, Bob Pozner, caught 601 Walleye, holding a 26” with his hands during one of his morning swims across the lake.

The Barbours

EarlyJuly

July 5-9

John & Lorna Barbour Glenwood, Iowa

We had a great time! But the wind and weather didn’t cooperate. The walleyes of dead dog lake are healthy! 

June

Jim, Jeremy & Steve

LateJune

Steve’s back for the 14th year of Dead Dog, with Jim in his 7th time & Jeremy, the newcomer. First, for the sake of those that follow you, please enter your thoughts & successes in this journal to help others understand Dead Dog & it’s cabin a little more & enjoy this even more. Thanks

We flew in on Monday night & things started off well with everyone catching at least 2 dozen walleye each. Jeremy had a 24” & a 27 ½” that first night!

Days come & go & with them, a variety of weather again – sunburn on Tuesday, near-freezing temps Thursday morning with a cold north wind & on all day mist (but the fish bit well!)

Jeremy hit the rocky points, bays & the few weed beds with big pike gear, snagging over 20 northern with the largest at 36”.

The walleye bit intermittent, with some sessions much more productive than others. (Steve had a 37 walleyes afternoon & Jim had a 6 fish night; to show the contrast). We have been here every year since the fire & really noticed the change in the vegetation & bird life as the area continues to regenerate from the ashes of the fire.

We finished upon July 1st with wind, rain & clearing in the evening for a beautiful sunset on the last day. We finished our trip with over 600 walleyes with 2 at 27 “+ & our 30 northern pike with 34” & 36”. We had 4 times when walleyes being reeled in were grabbed by large northern including the 34” that came into the boat holding onto on 18” walleye!

That’s the “magic” of KaBeeLo!

Please keep the cabin clear & the lake as well!

Til next year!

2015 Season

August

The Hunters

LateAugust

Dad – Jim (25th year) & Son – Alex (23rd year)

Sunday Aug 30: Landed for our 2nd trip to Dead Dog at 4pm, on lake at 5 & fished until 8.  85 degrees. When we left main camp, very hazy air & sky.  Jim – 11 Walleyes (2-3 over 20” all 1/8 oz jigs & minnows Orange hand, white body, and white hand.    Alex – 24 Walleyes.

Monday Aug 31: Cooler, cloudy, windy. Rain suits on at 3pm til just before 8 it cleared. Both caught many walleyes, few over 20”, 3-4 Northern over 30”. No trophies. Fished over & around bar West of second largest island.  In & out to eat, fished until dark.

Tuesday Sept 1: Sunny, very hot (85 degrees) strong SW wind.  Hard to stay on good spots.  Fewer total Fish. Alex got 24 ½ “Walleye and I got one 24”. Each got a couple of northern over 30”. Only really good thing about today was the beer was cold.

Wednesday Sept 2: Clear & very hot again.  S-SE wind very brisk.  Tough fishing.  I have 13 walleye (one 22 1/2”) and 4 small northern. Alex not as many.  We have some in at 4:30. Too hot & no action.  Also steak night.  My birthday tomorrow (64th) so celebrating tonight. Tomorrow last day and want to fish as much as possible then.  Will probably go out again after dinner for a while until dark. (Alex 4 Walleyes (small) after dinner Jim 0.)

Thursday Sept 3: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!  3rd birthday at Kabeelo and cannot think of a better place to spend it.  After 64 of them they are over rated. Weather identical to yesterday, fishing the same.  Alex got one Walleye 20”. All the rest little. We both have a couple of small northern. I have about 10 Walleye, Alex 15-20. In for dinner break. Will end the trip across at the island north of cabin.  Probably about 7:00 till dark. Alex got a 27” Walleye over there 3 years ago.

Overall trip was still great even with the weather and slow fishing.  Beats southwest Missouri. I guess the Law of Averages caught up with us this year after slaughtering them at Brokenmouth last year.

Already time to plan next year’s trip. Alex has time off late May, early June.  Maybe Brokenmouth again?

All at KaBeeLo Have a great off season!

Jim & Alex

P.S. Northern lights about 9:15

Kyle & Tiffany Hammel DuQuoin, IL

MidAugust

*4th time to KaBeeLo… 1st time to Dead Dog/ Windy Dog Lake.

8/16 – Flew in between storms.  Settled in.

8/17 – Cold & Windy. Bit of a sour stomach (hard water?).  In the afternoon cleared up enough to take a tour of the lake.  Found the pile of cut wood (no bow saw in this cabin like in others). Split wood for a fire. Fire was a job… everything being wet.

8/18 – Gorgeous sunrise. Not hardly a cloud in the sky lake was like glass. Tried both ends of the lake…SKUNKED!! A little lunch & a great nap, then out again. 1 walleye & 1 Pike. Not a great day but fresh fish for supper!

8/19 WINDY!!! Pulled the boat back out of the water. Guessing 30 miles an hour with 40-50 miles per hour gusts! NO FISHING! L Split wood, cleaned cabin, resting reel. Cabin looks great! Sunburn gets a break grin

8/20 Wind, waves & whitecaps!! Boat is still in the rack Rods and still in the corner. We are STILL in the Cabin… 20 min before sundown a great sunset & rainbow! 

Out of boredom comes creativity. A little time & a few cabin staples became a “rustic” peach tart. (Not bad for a cabin creation) FINALLY… at 3pm enough break in the wind to get the boat off the rack & IN THE WATER!  Yay!!! Only 1 small pick for supper & not the rain clouds are rollin ‘in.

8/21 the rains came HARD through the night but this morning is BEAUTIFUL! Finally a calm day! Fished all day & only caught 1 small pike.  Disappointing but enough for supper.  After a day of painfully slow fishing we took one last “tour” of the lake at sunset…GORGEOUS!  After an evening of cleaning and packing we hope for one more peaceful night.

Things we’ve learned:

  • Should be named Windy Dog Lake. 
  • Patience is definitely a virtue.
  • Always have a plan”B”. Next time bringing books, magazines & games.

This is still the most amazing place & we can’t wait to come back again!! Enjoy!!

Bob, Bernie ( Mpls./ St. Paul), Steve( Missoula), Tim ( St. Croix USVI), Eric ( Dallas/FW) and Richard( Seattle)

EarlyAugust

Understand on arrival on 8/8 that weather is turning nice for the first time in weeks – 80 degrees and mostly clear – until the next morning – cloudy, 60 degrees and some showers! It made it into the high 60’s and was mostly dry and fishing was probably slower than average.  The group probably caught about 25-30 fish, mostly Walleye’s and then northerns that wanted to fight.  First night we had a large fish fry on the BBQ. Everything is looking great for our second day of fishing!

Second Day: Fishing is as slightly worse today.  Six of us brought home only about 15-20 fish.  Lots of wind today and the fish seemed to be laying up, although Northern were to found deep on trolling.  Today 2 out of 3 fish taken were Northen Pikes – although size of the Pike averaged about 4 pounds each and we had several Walleyes were in mid-20” area.

Third Day turned into a contest for the largest Northern as we limited on walleye in the am & needed 3 northern to limit on Northern Pike.  Final tally was largest walleye at 25+ inches. Largest Northern at 30 ½ inches.  Wishing we weren’t leaving in the A.M.

Great time with Great people and solid fishing!

July

Phil, Hal, Michael, Tanner

LateJuly

Day 1: 72 degrees Rain.  Got to lake around 8:00 had to wait for 2nd plane with the rest of our gear.  Fished 9:30 – 12:00 Wind came in with heavy rain. Got back out for a couple hours in the eve.  35 Walleye, 2 Pike, fishing was ok very light bite.

Day 2: 75 degrees Rain in the am still quite windy out of the Northwest. Fish shut off after the storm last night – managed to catch 20 + Walleye & 7 Pike, fished mostly on East Side around Islands 7’ – 12’. Evening wind calmed down & fish stared to get a little more aggressive.

Day 3: 80 degrees Sunrise Lake like glass, no wind at all, I think it’s gonna be a warm one…Day’s end: Terrible fishing – fished all day with exceptions of 2-4pm ( Dinner) fished different depth’s , presentations, Bait… 3 boats, 10 hours 15 Walleye & 4 Pike Did have a large storm & man fly hatch which we believe shut the fish down. 

Had a great time despite the poor fishing

MidJuly

Fishing has been great! Temp was perfect. Rain multiple time but fished through with success! Caught lots of keepers Walleye from 16-18 inches, many 20 inch to 28 ½! Pike fishing is Amazing! Most Caught on Spoons in coves and along the shore as well as while jigging for Walleye.  Saw a Caribou swim across the lake to an island, which was very cool!  Walleye seem to be found in 10 to 20 feet of water, some in 6 foot or less.  There are Walleye everywhere in this lake!!!  The minnows KaBeeLo sold us were great! The bugs are out in force this year! This is our second trip to Dead Dog and it was another great trip!

Tip of the Day: Pack Rain gear! You don’t want to get caught without it! 

Randy, Nancy, Randy & Gray

MidJuly

Flew in at 6:45am & fishing by 8am! Hot! Caught 2-18” Walleye right away, but then return to cabin for afternoon.  Hottest weather we have ever had (or that we can remember) Fishing slow but managed to get a couple for dinner.  Eagles at cleaning station – because our companions the entire trip – have great pics.

Next day hot & humid as well, but fishing was a little better.  Storm came through in the afternoon – Heavy wind & rain & hail. Cooled off a little but not a lot.  Best fishing on Monday when overcast & cooler.

Nancy 36” Northern & Randy Sr. 27” Walleye

Lots of 20-22” Walleyes, but managed to find the 17-18” for a great dinners.

Last day was very wet and very slow.  Just couldn’t find where the fish went – not for lack of trying.  Managed to spend lots of time in the afternoon cleaning cabin – Never looked better. 

  • Great fishing
  • Great meals
  • Great Sunsets
  • Great Trip!

Jim & Steve

EarlyJuly

7/6/15: Back again for Steve’s 14th trip to Dead Dog.  Flew in Monday night under overcast skies. 54 degrees, Went right out & got into walleyes on the drift. Many over 20” with the largest at 27”. Good way to start

7/7/15:  Slow start, wind bound afternoon & slow night (that’s be a slow day of fishing!).  Good number of 20”+ with the largest at 27 ½ off the dock! Hopefully, wind will calm for better fishing tomorrow.

7/8/15: An interesting day.  Morning was slow, fish wise.  Then, dark clouds moved in from the west & things “turned on” in the afternoon with the two of us watching. 70 walleyes in 3 hours. That was before we saw a sheet of water coming at us from the west end.  Barely had time to scramble into rain gear when we were hit with a deluge of rain.  Held up in the cabin til 6:30 when the storm finally subsided & went back out for the windy but fish were shut down! Regardless, we ended up with about 90 walleyes for that day grin

7/9/15: Wind out of the east (that makes all four directions in the last couple of days) & at time, too strong to fish most spots. On top of it, the fish have a severe case of lock jaw. A decent evening fish served that day (in checking the 3rd walleye of 27” this week.)

7/10: Stayed windy & developed into a gale by the afternoon. For the second year in a row, we are facing a situation of being wind bound in the cabin for the night.  On top of it, the fish continue to be shut down. Lowest fish total by far in my 14 trips.

Overall, a great trip experience; the wildlife, the cabin amenities, the quiet beauty of Dead Dog Lake.

Where stories are made…like the one about the huge northern that grabbed a 18” walleye on the way up, returned it , hit it again at boat side, dropped it again, and came back & grabbed it again and it was about to be netted!  If an inch, it was 48”, and he still lurks beneath the surface at Dead Dog Lake!

Have a great trip, everyone!

P.S. Used frozen Cisco’s on a skip bobber from the dock- It’s a hoot!

Schleier Party of 4 Iowa

EarlyJuly

July 3, 4, & 5, 2015

Day 1: First time the wives get to come to Canada & fish!  Beautiful weather. Lots of big fish. Unfortunately, the mayflies came in the evening and fishing slowed down.

Day 2: Fishing picked up. Caught several walleye over 20”.  Victoria learned to drive the boat & Dian touched a fish. It was a big day!

Day 3: May flies almost completely gone.  Back to normal Canadian fishing. The 4 of us caught over 100 walleye.  Winner, Winner – walleye dinner! Thank you God for good rain gear.

Had a great trip. The wives are invited back!

Jerry & Dian, Matt & Victoria

June

Dean, John, Luke and Ramsey

MidJune

6-18   got up around 1:00 – fishing pretty good.  55 degrees, lot of Walleyes – a bunch over the slot – Fish fry, s’mores and fun that night.

6-19 lot tougher fishing today – with stretches of no fish for a couple of hours most fish were too big to keep.  Finally, they turned on and caught 10 fish over 24 inches.  Biggest 30 inches.  They turned on around 7:00 that night and then we pounded them. Caught more in one hour than we did all day.  Great way to end!

6-20 Last day – sunshine 75 Beautiful Fishing OK. Had to work for them, little to no wind – fish are bigger here which is fun.  Had enough for lunch & supper!  Turf for Dinner – Great time!

Steve, Mike, Rusty & Gary | Denver, CO

EarlyJune

6/1 Flew in. Weather great – 60’s, sunny/partly cloudy. Fishing good, not great. 50ish walleye & pike. 1 pike 38”

6/2 Better day: 70+ fish. Several Pike 30+ Great evening Fishing. 22” Walleye

6/3 Warmer day 70degrees. Wind from north, but not cold. 1 pike 37” Good evening for walleye. Calm. Beautiful Sunset.

6/4 A bit windy. Gorgeous sunrise. Colder. Several nice 70+, Walleye +30 pikes. 100 fish a day.

6/5 Lake mirror calm this morning. Sunny and warm. Great day.

6/6 heading home.  Great trip. Good times & fond memories.  Thanks

May

Week of the Spinners…M, M, & B

LateMay

Warning! Do not step on the white birch log!

Day #1: 

  •  Weather: 80 degrees: Glass – calm conditions.  
  • Fishing: Slow-trolling spinners in 7-15 feet of water.  Good fishing when we’d find the fish - Biggest fish 26 inch walleye.  
  • Food; Breakfast - Eggs, Bacon & toast, Walleyes, potatoes, Hot dogs & Kickin’ Horse 3 sisters coffee

Day #2: 

  • Weather: 80 degrees Calm conditions
  •  Fishing: slow fishing today.  Discovered “NBDH” Inukshuk.  Afternoon front pushed through with heavy squall & lightning
  •  Food: Sausage, Eggs & Toast, Bourbon Steaks & green Beans, Kickin’ Horse Kick Ass Coffee

Day #3: 

  • Weather: 40s and wind (finally back to KaBeeLo weather!)
  • Fishing: Much better this day with plenty of fish on windy breaks.  Dad lost big walleye on the trip at the boat (26-28”).  Chartreuse (sp?) was, by far, our best color.  Mark landed 36 ½ “Pike.  Many 18”-22” walleyes (watch for ½ dozen lest Rapalas!)
  • Food: French Toast & Bacon, Fish Tacos (with guac. & Cabbage).   “Tough guys eat Pike Tacos!”, Baked ham sandwiches & Kickin’ horse Grizzly Bear coffee

No wildlife, so far 2 firefighting planes buzzed us last night before dark. Fighting fires from previous day storms?  Headed toward Pickle Lake?

Day #4:

  • Weather: 55 degrees & Rain (All Day!) 15 mph wind
  • Fishing: Better than good! Several 24+ Walleyes. Dozens of walleyes – Just as many small pike.
  • Food: Breakfast: Any guesses? Fried eggs, bacon & toast.  Lunch: KaBeeLo Rancheros.  Dinner: burgers with bacon and avocado!!

We’re drying out all gear around the stove after 1” + of rain.

Beer is about gone, so is out bait! (bout of 41 dozen minnows left)

Highlights!

  • Weather, Fishing in the rain with a sunburn, dock fishing ( Yes, it is good!), Spinners, walleyes, new shower head, 7+ hours of sleep a night.
  • *New HD map of Dead Dog with Contours & Rocks is AMAZING*

Day #5:

  • Fogged In
  • Gear Packed
  • Cabin cleaned

Will they come for us………..

Phil, Paul, Zac, Bill, Dennis & Matt

MidMay

5-19-15 to 5-24-15: Fishing slow but the quality was good. Potbelly stove was warm in the evening.  Fishing was best west of the outpost in 7-9 feet of water.

2014 Season

August

Inman Family

MidAugust

8-12-14: Got to the Lake early – thanks Eric and Steve for the great flight.  Rigged up and were on the lake within an hour. First 30 minutes slow then we landed on top of them off the small island in 15 feet of water.  Many over 20 with Rachel getting a nice 23” and a 30” Northern.  Jill & Steve had the most productive boat and a nice stinger of eaters for dinner. Ate well and crashed early – more to come.

8-13-14: Giant pot of oatmeal, laid a great best for a big day of fishing! Big walleye of the day was 23”, Northern was 30”. Probably 50 walleye for Thursday. Fish Taco’s for lunch!! Jill caught a 23 ½ walleye off the dock – Harald was right.

8-14-14: Dad vs. Daughter Fishing Contest. Competition for 2 hours – most fish+ inches of big fish. Girls had 10 fish with a 32” Northern with 3 minutes to go to beat the dads by a male.  Girls celebrated with a victory nap followed by grilled steaks & apple pie served by the dads.

8-15-14: Dads got the girls up at sunrise, still stinging from the loss.  Walleye fishing was a little slow.  Big storm blew up while we were on the far end of the lake – rain gear in the cabin. After the storm passed Steve and I went to the bay across from the cabin and caught 20+ Northern in about 2 hours – crazy fun. Went back after dinner & Rachel caught the big fish of the trip – 35” Northern.

8/16: Best day of fishing 80-90 walleye, including Rachel with the big walleye 25”. Steve & Jill had the big boat with 33 walleye before lunch and 35 after lunch. Another dozen or so Northens in the bay. One lost Rod – lack of focus.

Top Ten Recap

10. Left Plug out of boat – it got better ! !
9. Fish Taco’s
8. Rachel’s 36” Northern
7. Rachel’s 25” Walleye (Dennis had one also)
6. Jill Rock – she landed it, Dennis lost a rod in the lake while watching the Spectacle
5. Steve & Jill 68 Walleye day
4. Apple Pie
3. Harald, Ann, Eric, Allison, Steve( the guy without a name tag- sorry dude) sorry guys you can’t each have your own spot on the top 10
2. Girls win the fishing contest
1. Father-Daugher bonding time- priceless

 What didn’t make the top 10: No fatal bear of moose encounters

Shappard Group

EarlyAugust

We caught stupid number of walleye – most off the island in 8” of water. If you don’t have a depth finder, fish out from the dead tree.

July

Fell party

MidJuly

Lights showers 1st day- 25+ walleye at 23”, 2 Northern Pike + 28”

20th  Caught too many to count without a counter to 23 Walleye.  Other boats caught a lot up to 27 ½ “and heavy showers.

21st  1st sunny day and breezy out of the south. Fishing began slower but much better in the PM. Lots of walleye and few northerns.

22nd cooler Northern breeze!

Hagler | party of 3

MidJuly

Mild, sunny days, greets us as we arrived. 12+ fish caught in the 20” plus range (walleye).

Few pike caught in the ear and trolling around “front paw”. “Green Island”, the only land sporting intact, unburned tress was our best walleye spot. Fried walleye, pot roast, and coconut walleye for dinner.  Biggest walleye were 24.5”, 24” and 23”.  No pike over 25”, but not true effort made for them. 4th time retuning to Dead Dog.  Flying to Jeanette for 4 days to end the trip. 

Thank you KaBeeLo! The Haglers

Smarty pants

MidJuly

Caught fish. Many were in the water all the time…

Dibb Party

EarlyJuly

Jim and I are back at Dead Dog; his 5th year, my 14th year.

Overall, the fishing varied as much as the weather. Where walleyes bit one day, they were absent the nest day. For weather, we had temps into the 50’s (could see our breath fishing Tuesday night) where we had to stoke the wood burner to keep the cabin warm; to 30 degrees & wind from the south, the west, the east and oh yes, the north in the space of 5 days –Drizzle, clear blue skies, tomorrow downpours, soft breezes & hollowing winds that blew up off the lank on Thursday.

As far as fishing goes, we saw a little bit of everything. Even though fishing was a bit slower than usual, we still had  some great trips out with 100+ walleyes all day for 4 of the 5 days.  Many walleyes were over 20”& the largest was 28”; however. We also caught five that were 27”. Largest northern also goes to Jim at 39” on a jig as all of our northern are caught while fishing walleyes. Like a previous journal writer mentioned, I had a northern grab a walleye on the retrieve of it held on so I could net both fish, even though the northern wasn’t even hooked!

The real strange thing is that it happened again… about an hour later! This time, it was a 33” northern with a 12” Walleye!

Overall, it was a great trip; great food, great fishing, great facilities.  Help us keep this cabin & lake clean & preserved for the future visitors! Thanks for making our trip to KaBeeLo a special event, Lohns (Harald, Ann, Erik & Allison)

Sieders Party

EarlyJuly

Day one, we caught ten walleye or so to the east, got also a 27 ½ northern by the big island to the east, hooked a pike that had to be 35-40 inches because we saw it on the surface and it was huge but he flipped off in the same place. My fishing partner caught a 27 inch walleye, the 70 year olds biggest ever. But the place where we caught the most of the decent size was directly off the dock. 3-21 inch, 3-18 inch, 1-24 inch. Altogether we caught 20 fish or more from the dock.  The fish caught off the dock was in all times of the day and in the rain.

p.s.-it was really windy the last day so we barely fished until later we were using a perch for bait when we got tired of fishing we threw it in the water and a huge pike jumped up and grabbed it.

June

Bus Group from MN

LateJune

1st Day: 2-27" + 2-26.5" + 1-26" Walleyes.  Between 4 of us caught over 100 walleyes all caught on jig & minnows

Cheryl & Tom | Rhinelander WI

MidJune

A lot of high wind days.  Good fishing on the downwind side of points.  Walleye hitting aggressively on crank baits in bays, subtle bites on bottom along windy shores.  Previous groups' biggest was 28.5" off rocks in Eastern Bay - WATCH CAREFULLY - boulders just under surface in what looks like deep water north of island.  Eastside of boulders best action.  Our best was 27.5" west of cabin.  40" Northern also west.  Using leaders will not affect walleye bite + will keep you from losing jigs to Northernpike.  Most fish in shortest time was at dusk: 9-10 pm

Have fun KaBeeLo class of 2014!!

PS - This was our best canadian fishing trip ever.  Very professional operation and a great lake to fish.  We each caught our largest Northern Pike ever (38" & 40"), Cheryl caught her largest walleye ever @ 27.5"

Also, 2 interesting points:

  1. One evening, while fishing, our marker buoy disappeared.  The next day Cheryl spotted it several hundred yards from the cabin.  When I went to get it, & started to pull in the line, it fought back - a Northern had tangled in the line.
  2. I was reesling in a small walleye when a Northern hit it.  The jig then hooked the Northern, which I landed.  The walleye floated to the surface where it was eaten by a gull.  The gull dragged it to shore where an eagle stole it from the gull & ate it!!!!!

You can't make this stuff up!

Tom & Cheryl Wiensch

MidJune

We really had a great trip last month.  Best Canadian fishing trip we’ve had.  We got lots of walleyes, including about 10 that were 26” or better. Also some really nice northern pike. Cheryl got the biggest walleye of her life (27.5”) and I got my biggest northern (40”).  Attached are photos of those two.  Your whole operation was top notch!  Thanks again!

Tom Wiensch

2013 Season

August

Father and Son from Wisconsin & Hong Kong

LateAugust

Dave and I (Louie) drove up to KaBeeLo, immediately got flown out (huge bonus as far as we were concerned) and got to enjoy an astounding thunderstorm early the next morning. AWESOME!!! But, it did screw up the fishing for the better part of the day leaving to fish from the dock. Still a super day! Another bonus – NO PHONES! NO TEXT MESSAGES! NO TV! NO EMAIL! We have been to KaBeeLo Lodge for the last 25-30 years! No doubt the FINEST Canadian fishing destination of all time! However that is definitely due to the owners of KaBeeLo Lodge (Ann and Harald Lohn) and their son (Erik – Chief Pilot). They have created many wonderful memories for the entire family and our friends over the years! THANK YOU HARALD AND ANN. (Louie’s comments). With many thanks for 30+ years of great memories with friends and family, which will continue to enrich our lives, whether we’re in Wisconsin or Hong Kong.

A couple from Kansas, USA

EarlyAugust

We (Tom & I) flew into Dead Dog Lake in the early a.m. for some peace and quiet, fishing and good old fashioned KaBeeLo hospitality. Well, I will write up what happened over the past four days: I generally don’t fish but did catch the biggest walleyes – a 27” and 28” fish. In fact, since I don’t generally fish catching the big ones might be referred to as the “icing on the cake.”. Anyway, we got lots of sleep, ate good food and enjoyed cigars and vodka on the deck. After 25+ years of coming to KaBeeLo this was probably the coldest we have experienced; and, we came as a result of recommendations from Harald – thanks Harald, EH!

July

Four fishermen from Minnesota, USA

LateJuly

The four of us landed for 2.5 days here and on to Jeanette Lake for 3 more days. Windy and rainy but we caught plenty of walleyes (good to excellent) with meals that were outstanding THANKS to Chef Rick & Kevin. Cabin was well stocked and everything here functioned perfectly thanks to the Lohn crew.

MidJuly

July (13-15) the five of us landed on Dead Dog Lake. We caught lots of walleye (averaged 110/day) with many large walleye (13 over 23”). Enjoyed the northern lights, jumping in the lake, and the great shore lunches. Weather was great! TIP: use the outhouse before 9:30 a.m. because it gets hot in there.

Family of four from Indiana, USA

MidJuly

July 20-26 the four of us (repeat guests of many, many trips to Dead Dog) landed and got fishing as quick as possible. Our trip highlight – most amount of big walleye we have ever had – most over 22”. Lowlight – weather with 3 storms and 1 rain storm. Major delight – fish took my bait hanging over the boat, pole and all. Husband, Randy, dove in the water and, after one hour of looking, retrieved the rod and reel. We had to get it – it has been part of our trips to KaBeeLo Lodge for over 20+ years. Bottom line – we caught fish EVERYWHERE. ABUNDANT!!! See you next year! THANK YOU, Harald, Ann, Erik, Allysson, Winston, Alastair & Hillary.

Three gentlemen from Minnesota, USA

EarlyJuly

Early July, and late in the afternoon, the three of us flew into Dead Dog Lake for 4 days of fishing. While fishing started slow we managed to boat 76 walleyes before supper; ate some supper, drank some cold drinks and enjoyed the long day. Day two we battled a bit of weather but managed to catch over 250 walleye with the biggest at 30”. Day three we fought strong winds, rain and everything else Mother Nature could throw at us but we managed 135 walleye for the day. Last day we, again, tangled with Mother Nature regarding weather but 50+ walleyes were boated. Overall, a great week of fishing and fantastic food. Over 800 walleyes were boated along with a bunch of northern pike. A memorable trip for all involved – hope future visitors enjoy the cabin and Dead Dog Lake!

June

5 guys from Wisconsin, USA

LateJune

Five of us landed on Dead Dog in late June for fishing and fun. Day one caught about 100 walleye with biggest at 26”. Day two caught about 150 walleye, saw two eagles and the northern lights in the middle of the night. Last day, about 75 fish total. A good time was had by all.

2012 Season

September

Father/Son from Missouri/Delware

EarlySeptember

We had a great trip as usual. We both have made over 20 trips to KaBeeLo. Celebrated Dad’s birthday, made a cake. Fishing was wonderful with biggest walleye at 27.5”. WOW! Pike? Not really our preferred fish so did not try real hard for them. THANKS, KaBeeLo. See you next year.

August

Email from Willard Grant

MidAugust

Hi Harold and Ann, This is Willard / Bill Gant from the Pawlisch group a few weeks ago. I’ve been meaning to write you just to let you know what a great time I had at dead dog lake. I,ve wanted to go on a trip like that my whole life, and finally, at age 50, I was able to do it. It was everything I thought it would be and more. It rained , it blew , a dang tree fell on the house! We’ll be talking about that rude awakening for years! The fish somehow kept biting and the last 2.5 days they really were biting.. I got my biggest walleye and northern ever! I was lucky to have good guides , cousin David , John and uncle Jim Know there way around that lake. When it was over and we were flying back to home base, I thought I was going to break down and cry. I had waited so long to do this and now it was over . Now all I want is to do it again. I don’t know when that will be but I will see you again some day.. thank you again so much! see attached pics of me with big fish! p.s. Ryan was not happy that I was catching all his big fish……

A grusesome twosome

MidAugust

I have been fishing over 50 years and caught my first pike over 40” – what a hog!!! We caught fish – there was no problem even though the weather left something to be desired. It was a wonderful trip and a return to Dead Dog after 25 years. It was a trip that recalled fond memories and colorful stories. We hope to return sooner rather than later.

Family of 4 celebrating 45th wedding anniversary

MidAugust

Rainbow at 6 pm, blue skies periodically, cloudy, windy, showers, loons calling, bald eagle, great northern lights and meteorites. Fishing very slow, in fact fishing wasn’t as good as before when we were here. The forest fire was a big disappointment since we weren’t told about it. Too bad the owners were not honest about the situation. [NOTE: Owners talked about situation and circumstances regarding forest fires with departing guests. Agreement reached as how to compensate guests for trip circumstances.].

EarlyAugust

Father & Sons: flew in early just in time to be greeted by a storm. Caught some fish but decided better life than death and more walleye. Next day it rained, and rained, and blew, and rained and blew some more. All in all a slow day on Dead Dog.

Day 2 government flew in to look at fire effects, caught some fish and experience another storm. Another big blow. Unbelievable.

Evening we experienced a HUGH storm but fished the next day. In fact, had some pretty darned good fishing for the walleye & northerns with some bigger ones caught. Headed for shore late afternoon due to impending storm but never materialized so went back out fishing. Rained a bit but we fished and after an hour we were tired of catching fish. Returned to the cabin wet, soggy and happy. Last day – it rained but fishing good. Many, many walleyes over 20” with the biggest at 24”. And, with a last cast Cousin Dave latched onto a 37” pike on a hot orange dardevle. WHAT A FIGHT! Trip is over.

2 of Kansas finest!

EarlyAugust

Go Wildcats! 3 litres of whiskey & 2 cases of beer; will it last. Day one caught a whole lot of walleye and one HUGE northern 47.5” (30.6 lbs). Asked partner if he watched the lesson I was putting on; his response was no, I was busy knocking over the bait pail, dropping leeches, tipping whiskey and getting untangled. Fish caught but fish lesson wasted! Caught lots of fish but had to move the fish cleaning table – right in front of the cabin – how stupid!!!! Next day, scotch low, Crown sufficient but fishing real, real, real good. Frankly, we have had no problem getting our limits whenever we want. Just a good lake. Even with the scars of the forest fires there is much to be thankful for including peace, quiet, slowing of life and catching fish. The trip was again a success. Back to the rat race tomorrow. T.W./R.J. of Kansas

July

LateJuly

Father/Son: Fishing good to great. Day 2 fished off the point and the fish nearly jumped in the boat. The weather was varied (cool one day, hot the next) as was the fishing. Still we caught fish, saw bald eagles and a young moose. Cool!

Father/sons/friend from Missouri

LateJuly

Day one was slow but The Wizard had a hot streak while Northwestern prospected with little luck. Days catch – few over 60 total with big walleye 24”, 25”, 26” 27”. Day 2 – government stopped in to pick up workers (what were they doing?) Fishing somewhat slow: fish count 78 total.

Day 3 – Warm weather, semi-slow fishing but, hey, caught 50+ northerns and walleyes.

Day 4 – Morning started slow but, danged, the afternoon picked up ever so nicely. We are talking some 85+ walleye and northerns with today’s big one being HUGE, but un-netted (saw it bite a walleye but could not get in the boat). Day 5 (the last) we caught about the same numbers as before with the Wizard taking it to Northwestern. In fact, no contest. Bottomline: 350+ walleye and northerns with big walleyes as noted and big northern in the high 30”. Amazing trip, had a blast. God Bless.

Fathers and sons from the State of Florida

MidJuly

Caught the most quality fish ever in our 27 year history of KaBeeLo trips – total of 18 walleye over 20” and a 37” pike. Fish contest (young vs old) on day 2 resulted in old boys (2 of us over 50) kickin’ butt in the morning but youngsters (17 year olds) roared back resulting in their win of a $20/man cast pot. Strutting and crowing was intolerable for the balance of the night. Day 3 & 4 showed us mixed weather and some good fishing

Six guys from all over the USA

MidJuly

We caught in the neighborhood of 300+ walleyes with the bigger ones 26”, 27” and 28”. Our catch was spectacular due to our virtuous ways of living. Eleven (11) trips to KaBeeLo in 23 years and hoping for more.

4 Family members (2 sisters, 2 “boys”)

MidJuly

Hot! Hot! Hot! Weather and fishing. Well, we had to wait a day or two for the hot fishing but rewards were plentiful. Northerns from 33” to 41.5” and some big, meaty walleye (18+”). For 30 years we have enjoyed our visit to KaBeeLo and Dead Dog. Last year we were “rushed” off the lake (evacuated by helicopter) due to forest fires but returned this year to see the effects. God left enough trees for new growth and replenish the land for the next generation. We have enjoyed our trips to KaBeeLo and our friendships with the owners and staff for 30 years. Truly, the best place to come and be in touch with our Creator.

Two men from Verona (not really – Minneapolis)

EarlyJuly

Flew in early and within 60 minutes was catching fish, lots of them and big ones, to boot. Day 2 – serenade of the loons at 4:15 a.m.!! Went out at 5 am and 6 am and boated over 70 walleye by 11 a.m. Went back for food (we were hungry) and bait (minnows, my friends). Lots of fish and lots of big fish! This lake, Dead Dog, is very special to our family and friends – this is our 11th trip to The Dog & each one has been great. Havoc on the lake caused by the forest fire gives a rare glimpse of the forces of nature; five years from now it will be greening up again. It’s a special place … thanks for sharing it. Please do your part to keep it neat and green.

June

LateJune

A loving couple from Wisconsin. 24th trip to KaBeeLo and 2nd time on Dead Dog. The forest fire – we called it God’s remodeling (instead of green walls think of it as wood paneling). Fish off the dock (still!) with a big 38” northern jumping out of the water after a jig and minnow. Caught lots of walleye in 17-21” and 2 over 28”. At night we were serenaded by the loons, lulled by the star filled skies and the northern lights as a bonus. Thank you Ann & Harald and Thank You God – YOU made it right!

MidJune

4 Guys/4 days and 650 fish, mostly walleye with biggest at 27” and biggest northern at 33”. Lots of fish, cabin great, bald eagles and a waddling woodchuck topped the nature viewing.

EarlyJune

We came, we saw, we would do it again. Lots of fish, lots of fun, biggest pike 39” (2 of them) and lots of walleye with biggest 27”. Next party, have a safe and fun time.

May

Fly out trip for Grandfather, Father & 7 year old son & a couple of cousins

LateMay

Arrived and caught fish off the dock! Can you believe it? We ate them & they are delicious, yummy!!! And, to top it off the sun was out and a beautiful day. Day 2 – it snowed, can you believe it? Stayed in part of the day and played “beer can golf” – (grandpa won) then went out and caught multiple walleye right up until dark. Wonderful fishing but amazing peace and quiet. Day 3 was tough in terms of weather and walking (to much beer the night before) but we did go out and caught fish and more fish and then some more fish. Cast and catch (versus catch and release) was our motto – we cast, we catch. Can’t beat it. Morning of day 4 – pickup and return to main base. Weather is lousy, plane is late (thank goodness, who wants to fly or ride in this weather?) but we are safe, warm and semi-full of food. Plane is here and we are out of here – THANKS, KaBeeLo!

Father/son trip & we have done this before

LateMay

GREAT TRIP! Started in sleet and snow and gale force winds and ended with sunny, warm, calm days. Caught lots of walleye, largest 24” with lots in the 20’s” with those under 18” tough to catch. Northern pike – largest was 34” but did not catch a lot of them. Cow moose was a constant companion right at the cabin. Need to be there for the “green” since not much around the lake. B.D./J.D. – Michigan & Virginia

2011 Season

July

Pastor Scott Nocton

MidJuly

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for the wonderful trip/time I had during my stay at Kabeelo (Dead Dog) with the Gary Ellis group from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fridley. I had always heard such wonderful things about Kabeelo and found out they were all true! Your staff was wonderful and your facilities are great. The places my family and I normally fly into are in northern Saskatchewan and the southern NW territory (we fly out of Flin Flon, MB) and let’s just say they aren’t “quite as modern” as yours! I felt like I was at the Ritz Carlton. Anyway, I just wanted to express my gratitude for a great trip full of many blessings.

Also, I think I forgot to pay you for the use of the satellite cell phone while I was there. I meant to, but it completely slipped my mind after talking to Ann when we flew out. I guess I got to wrapped up in shopping. Please let me know what I owe you for that and I’ll put a check in the mail right away.

I am hoping to return with Gary in the fall if he has an opening inhis group and I can afford it. I don’t know if Gary told you or not, but I am battling leukemia so sometimes the medcial bills get in the way of the really important stuff like fishing!!  Anyway, if it works out, I hope to see you again in a couple of months. Still being able to do things like this keeps up my resolve to beat the cancer.

Once again thanks for the many blessings and a great trip!

2010 Season

August

“Saint Paul Six”

LateAugust

Thanks to Bob and Jim (prior Page) for leaving us 2 Doz. MINNOWS! When added to our 80 Doz., they lasted to noon of Tuesday. Also used 300+ crawlers. My last trip here was 10 years ago. Love the cabin & short walk to dock; I don’t miss the old cabin. Fished 13-22 ft., best luck at 14-16 ft. MANY WALLEYES over 20 inches. Had to walk to catch 17-18 but did fine! Most caught on jigs & bouncers. Fine meals everyday! Great Beer Batter Minday! Will come back Next Year!! Thanks to Harald Lohn!

P.S. 14 Bottles: 4 cases of beer Include 5X Dr. McGillicuddys Good time had by all! Saint Paul Six

Bob and Jim

LateAugust

After arriving the first day… wind & rain all day. Rough fishin’, but we did manage to get 10 walleyes & 2 pike (believe it or not, we even caught 3 perch!). 20-30 mph gusts made it tough controlling the boat. Second day, no rain but more wind. Same gusting wind as the first day. We were doing well on the east end of the lake the First day, so we headed back… not as good. End of day we had 5 walleye and 2 pike. Third day… would you believer – MORE WIND!! Lots of hits all day, but tough setting the hook on the roller coaster. Ended the day with 7 walleye & 2 pike. All the walleyes caught were 14” –19” and the largest pike caught was 28”. Walleye seemed to hit well on a spinner with a minnow. Rough weather, but still fantastic trip. Truly enjoyed having the lake to ourselves.

Thanks Ann & Harald for a great trip!

Steve Tuohy

MidAugust

This was our first time ever flying into a cabin in Canada to go fishing, so we choose KABEELO Lodge. First (half) day here we did great we caught 5 walleyes and 1 Northern. Wonderful sunset and the weather was terrific the first night. Our second day was great. We caught 20 Walleye and 2 more Pike. The walleye’s in averaged 17” – 27”. We caught two 21”, one 22” and one 27”. My dad caught a 30” walleye that seems to be a trophy fish. I caught a 32” Northern to top off the night! The Third day we were here there was thunder Storms the night before. That day the fishing was very slow in the morning but I managed to catch a walleye off of the dock. The fishing was very slow until 2:00P.M. By 2:00, the fishing was great and we ended up catching 20 walleyes. At the end we totaled 55 Walleyes and 4 Pike. This was an Amazing Trip. Tom, Ryan P.S. No bugs, No bears, Tommy’s 16th birthday tomorrow!!!

Doug and Robin

MidAugust

Aug 10

Caught some fish on the southern most island, north side. A bunch of walleye east of cabin. Biggest fish 27” walleye caught pike around big island in about 10 ft. of water. 2ara spook does work on Northern.

Aug 11

Arrived early got to fly out were fishing by 5:00. We’ve been coming to KaBeeLo for 14 years. Sometimes more than once a year had to miss last year and decided we needed a break & we picked here. Were at DD in 1997 last. Old cabin 3rd year fishing 3 kids what a difference now just the 2 of us. Caught a mess of nice Wally’s , had a couple for dinner headed back out and had fun catching a mess more.

Aug 12

Doug out fishing early, I like sleeping in. When I got up promptly fell at bottom step outside and thought broke my ankle. It’s pretty swollen & bruised – maybe broken but won’t know that til next week not going in early. Doug caught 27” walleye in the morning while I was wondering if I could make it back up the steps. I did. We went back out after breakfast – it was a beautiful day – just enough chop on the lake along with plenty of sunshine – caught a bunch of walleye. After supper, Doug informed me that I needed to elevate and Ice my swollen & bruised ankle while he was fishing. He caught a bunch more walleye of course, that’s his story.

Aug 13

Doug headed out early while I finally fell asleep he got in around 9 said he had fun caught around 20 walleye with the biggest one around 22”. We went out for a windy, tough afternoon. After a couple hours we came in to catch out breathe. We headed back out late afternoon to sprinkling along with the wind – very challenging came in cold, wet and very little success. No matter, beats working.

Aug 14

Rain, wind tough start to the day. Doug had very little luck this morning. We headed out around noon but after bailing the boat and battling the wind , it was close to 1:00 before casting – it seemed promising , both of us got hits right away but it was short lived. Rain and wind won the day. We came in soaked and cold. As the day wore on the wind really kicked up along with the rain no fishing tonight. We’re running out of wood to dry our clothes and keep warn. Here’s hoping our last day is nicer.

Aug 15

Last day of fishing, high wind out of west 2’-3’ white caps and rain. Very tough day for trolling but we caught fish. Went out two times today total of 7 hours fishing. This was my 22nd trip to KaBeeLo Lodge with many memories.

My tip to you future fishing pro’s is fish wind swept points, islands and rock piles – troll with live bait. When you find them stop and jig fish. Also don’t forget the beauty around us here. Harald & Ann, all your hard work that you have put into KaBeeLo Lodge over the years shows from customer service, the clean base camp, great food, and the cabins are way over the top, My hats off to you. Thanks for all the Fun!!! Doug & Robin

Thuts

EarlyAugust

Saw caribou by lakeshore 2 coves east. Caught 3 Northern (21-28”) & 1 Walleye 14”

Aug 7, – Caught 5 Walleye 13” – 19” 150-200 ft. West of island straight across & off pt. ¼ mile east of little island. Got several strikes or ones we lost also. Both caught 21” walleye this p.m. at far east end of lakes & lost one other large one.

Aug 8, – Caught 36” pike on northwest corner of lake & lots of walleye in little island area & west of it. Several were over the limit in size. We thought Dead Dog Lake was Great!!

EarlyAugust

Fishing was excellent. Caught many walleyes. Walleyes 20-25” were common each day. Northern fishing a bit slow but did land a 41”, 2 – 37” and 3 – 35”. Weather was very windy. Steady 20 mph. Wind for two days made boat control difficult but the fish kept biting.

July

LateJuly

Great lake – great time. The weather was good all five days with just a few showers. The fishing was superb. Lots of fish and lots of big fish. Several Northern from 35’ to 41’ and several walleye from 22” to 27”. 
There is a cow moose that wades into the water to feed. It is the first cove to the right as you are looking out of the cabin. I would tell you what direction it is but I have spent too much time with the directionally challenged. I will be lucky to fine my own house. The company of fishermen was a good group. We all took turns falling down. You would think that, with me being the youngest, and with all of my original parts (making me unique with this group) that I would be the most graceful. However, I got the award for the most spectacular crash—- a triple backwards ½ somersault with a twist. I broke three rods, a minnow bucket, and my ass! Dad did a triple sow cow into the water to come in a distant second, and Robin did several slow motion half gainers out of the boat and onto the dock. It kind of reminded me of a show I watched – Wild Kingdom – and how the mother Rhino gave birth and the small calf kind of just rolled out onto the grass. Thanks to Robin for me being able to relive that moment. Well, we are leaving with our limit. Enjoy the seagulls. A family of five lives nears the dock. They like saltines and bread soaked with whiskey. After they eat their fill they will stagger up onto the dock and crap all over your equipment. I fed them plenty right before we left.

LateJuly

Yes, the cabin could have been cleaner! But I am spoiled. Two years ago (1st year for cabin). We were here, a man & his wife were leaving as we arrived: The lady informed us that she did not like to fish so she spent time cleaning! It was immaculate! Needless to say we did not leave it that clean! Tom & Barbara from Twin Cities, MN Tom made his first trip in 1979 when Ken & Bee Lohn were owners. Thus, “Ka Bee Lo” Lodge! Tom has made 25 trips in 31 years – Barb’s 2nd. We arrived at D.D. on Thurs 22 – it rained the rest of Thurs & Fri morning. Friday evening we caught walleye for dinner. It rained Sat am but fishing was good in the late afternoon. Sat – beautiful day – more fishing & a tour of the lake. Plenty of fish to eat & take home. Most of all we enjoy the peace & tranquility! Hope to return. Bald Eagle sat in tree by cabin for 15-20 mins. He was chased away but the Sea Gulls! Who is the Boss???

Mike, Bill, Mike, Steve, Dave (Nebraska & Michigan)

MidJuly

Flew in one Night earlier than scheduled, Fished about 4 hours – 23 Walleye, 18 Pike (1 – 37 ½ “& 1 – 34”) and on rusty labatt’s can

July 12

Gorgeous Day, Caught 94 Pike (1-33”, 2-31”, 2-30”)
And 36 Walleye (1-21”, 1-19”)

July 13

Caught 88 Pike (1-41 ½”, 1-37 ½”, 1-36 ½”, 2-36”, 1-35”, 1-34”, 1-33”)
and 33 walleye (Biggest was 21”). Hot morning, weather was less stable in the afternoon, which is when the bigger fish turned on.

July 14

Caught 56 Pike (1-40”,1-38”,1-36”,1-35 ½”,1-35”,1-33”,1-31 ½”,2-30”)
And 39 Walleye (biggest = 20”)
Weather changed all day, rain, wind, sun, calm, etc…
Also caught 1 little Perch.

July 15

Rain & Wind!! Fishing much slower. 42 Pike (1-34 ½”, 1-31 ½”)
and 33 Walleye (biggest = 23”). Fewer fish on this trip than our prior visits, especially the walleye, but the size of the Pike was better than usual, and we lost several large pike. Love Dead Dog Lake!! Have Fun!! Pike – 298, Wal – 164 Total 462.

July 16

Arrived Dead Dog with nice weather. The group departure group from Nebraska casually mentioned that there was no hot water Uh Oh! We might have said something to the pilot, and a couple of hours later, Maytag Mike arrived with a new water heater. A front cam through with temperatures in the 20’s and hurricane forced winds. But, we were walleyeing. Caught a 24” off the dock and many east of the island across from camp. Good eatin!

July 17

Good walleye at island, and a hot shower. The seagulls chase the wimpy bald eagle from the fish-cleaning island, which, by the way, is not at the cabin.

July 19

Last two days, wind out of the east and the fishing has been slower. This place is so unique and magical, that even as before, the overall experience is well worth it. As the week advanced, the fish caught kept getting smaller. Last year, Katie and I caught 50 walleye over 18”. This year 4. But, we could fish two decades in Missouri and catch one. Please leave the cabin better than you found it. Let’s not take this for granted.

Mike, Bill, Mike, Steve, Dave (Nebraska & Michigan)

MidJuly

Flew in one Night earlier than scheduled, Fished about 4 hours – 23 Walleye, 18 Pike (1 – 37 ½ “& 1 – 34”) and on rusty labatt’s can

July 12

Gorgeous Day, Caught 94 Pike (1-33”, 2-31”, 2-30”)
And 36 Walleye (1-21”, 1-19”)

July 13

Caught 88 Pike (1-41 ½”, 1-37 ½”, 1-36 ½”, 2-36”, 1-35”, 1-34”, 1-33”)
and 33 walleye (Biggest was 21”). Hot morning, weather was less stable in the afternoon, which is when the bigger fish turned on.

July 14

Caught 56 Pike (1-40”,1-38”,1-36”,1-35 ½”,1-35”,1-33”,1-31 ½”,2-30”)
And 39 Walleye (biggest = 20”)
Weather changed all day, rain, wind, sun, calm, etc…
Also caught 1 little Perch.

July 15

Rain & Wind!! Fishing much slower. 42 Pike (1-34 ½”, 1-31 ½”)
and 33 Walleye (biggest = 23”). Fewer fish on this trip than our prior visits, especially the walleye, but the size of the Pike was better than usual, and we lost several large pike. Love Dead Dog Lake!! Have Fun!! Pike – 298, Wal – 164 Total 462.

July 16

Arrived Dead Dog with nice weather. The group departure group from Nebraska casually mentioned that there was no hot water Uh Oh! We might have said something to the pilot, and a couple of hours later, Maytag Mike arrived with a new water heater. A front cam through with temperatures in the 20’s and hurricane forced winds. But, we were walleyeing. Caught a 24” off the dock and many east of the island across from camp. Good eatin!

July 17

Good walleye at island, and a hot shower. The seagulls chase the wimpy bald eagle from the fish-cleaning island, which, by the way, is not at the cabin.

July 19

Last two days, wind out of the east and the fishing has been slower. This place is so unique and magical, that even as before, the overall experience is well worth it. As the week advanced, the fish caught kept getting smaller. Last year, Katie and I caught 50 walleye over 18”. This year 4. But, we could fish two decades in Missouri and catch one. Please leave the cabin better than you found it. Let’s not take this for granted.

June

Jim & Steve

LateJune

June 25, Got in at 6:00PM – fished for several hours; caught Walleyes – Where are the big Pike?

June 26, Morning – good walleyes (35), couple of small NP
-Noon – Jim caught a 39” NP off the dock! Ended w/ a little over 100 walleyes but the size is much less than in the past – 27” is only decent fish.

June 27, Rain, Wind, whitecaps, see-your-breath temps made for tough morning fishing but we managed to pick up 30 walleyes(1 @ 26”) before driven in at 10:00am -windblown in until 2“00 – went out fishing – by 6:00, it was dead calm & clearing – picked up 40 wall.(Steve) by island & Jim caught 20 wall by big south island – Lots of 20+” fish. Steve added a 36” NP – Ended up being a nice evening.

June 28, Wind from the north; 20 mph – whitecaps the other way – Temps in 50’s made for cold fingers – morning bite good b/4 weather shut fish down until the evening. Between morning & evening, were still able to put together a 100 walleye day – NO Npike though! Hope it warms up! Finished trip w/400 walleyes & only 20 NP Longest walleyes – 27 & 28”
Longest NP – 39”
Keep the cabin & grounds clean for people after you. Enjoy Dead Dog!

Mariah

MidJune

Fun Trip, saw caribou cross lake… 

Payne Phillp, Matt, Niki, Clarence

MidJune

Day 1, Sunny & Breezy. East side of the lake around South island caught a 40” Pike. Lots of Walleye.

Day 2, Sunny & still. Caught lots of walleye & 2 – 38” Pike. Fishing was a little slow with no wind. Nice Sunburn.

Day 3, Sunny & windy. Again lots of walleye (one after another). Caught a 35 ½” Pike. Biggest Walleye 24”. We had to come in so my dad could use the restroom. While he was in the restroom, he heard something in the woods walking. He came out and saw a Big Black Bear about 15’ from the outhouse. We took pictures and watched it run off. We then went back out to fish. When we got back, we found our pan of grease for frying fish was missing all of the oil. Nobody dumped it out (the bear Drank it). Then we found the water line to the cabin was broke. We thought it just snapped, but it had teeth marks in it. (2 puncture holes). So be aware. There really are Bears in the woods! We pretty much just used 2 different bait for fishing.( a lead head jig with a 4” grub white w/pink tail, tipped with minnow or worm) & little Joe spinner rig(with a minnow). We were just about out of minnows on Day 2 When I saw a couple of thousand minnows under the dock. I got the spaghetti strainer and ended up catching about 5 dozen minnows. The fish fry basket worked a little better though. I would catch 8 minnows with one scoop! So if you run out catch your own bait! Good luck! Matt PS We had a girl on the trip that was scared to death of Bears. I dressed up in my Black coveralls & Coat and scared the crap out of her!

EarlyJune

June 4, 5:48am

If you look out the window at all that water that’s just the top of it. You will find as we did that the big pike are in there. Several 30”+ and one 42” in weight for you as we put them all back.

June 5, 7:02am

Great lake, excellent facility and most important lots of fish 30”,31”,35”,36”,37”,38” and 42”. Pikes and 23” to 25” Walleyes. And lots of rain!! All fish caught returned to lake except the few we ate.

June 5, 8:18am

Thursday I caught 4 walleye’s down on the Eastern end of the lake. Lots of fish to catch in this lake so anyone else catch a lot of fish like big pikes, but I don’t think anyone else will catch a pike as big as my grandpa it was 42” pike.

June 11

Arrived Friday night, settled in and took a few casts off the dock. We caught 2 38” pike. Nice Fish! Looking forward to the fishing to come… to be continued.


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