Caught 80+ walleye and 20+ northern pike on our FIRST DAY!!  Definitely coming back next year!

- Guest comments | 2013 season

Perrigo Lake

PERRIGO LAKE

Perrigo Lake cabin has everything the outdoors person would desire in a remote fishing experience - and then some. Built in 2011, the remote cabin has ample room for 10 or more people in 3 separate bedrooms, an oversized kitchen/dining area and a huge screened-in porch that makes for an enjoyable dining experience.

Throughout this fully insulated cabin there is floor to ceiling tongue and groove knotty pine, pressure treated deck and stairs, metal roof, solar lights, metal bunks with comfortable mattresses, vinyl flooring. However, none of these features compare to the lake vista.


Guest Comments

2015 Season

August

Call Party

LateAugust

8/21:  Flew in late PM. 10 men, 2 hours, 2 northern, 31 walleye…storm coming....The storm cut into our fishing time but not our spirits.

Harvath (Mike, Cindy & Joy)

EarlyAugust

SUNDAY – arrived & fished until 4pm, got 3 small walleye, thank gosh for provisionings –had to have Mac’N Cheese & green beans for dinner.  Tried several spots on map marked for good “W” 

MONDAY - Fished all day ~8pm – got our limits on walleye + couple big northerns.  Channel (b/w Big Island & Outpost Island) – was HOT!  Great fish fry.  Threw back a lot of small ones

TUESDAY – Terrible fishing again!  Had much better fishing 2 yrs ago on Perrigo L  Worked hard to get 8 med-small walleye & 1 northern.  Tried several spots on the map – saw poor results.  Blamed a sunny day & mild winds on the poor outcome.

WEDNESDAY – Headed for the “flow” on NE corner hit several pockets of walleye.  Most 15” – but got a couple 18”.  Renamed Island South of cabin…”spooky monster Island” lost lures. Bait…must be a giant Northern or Nasty Rock.  Fished 8hr+ - got 2 Northern & 10 walleye.

THURSDAY: Last day of fishing….8+hr again.  Warm quiet am waters.  Headed to spooky Monster Island – landed a 20” walleye and a few smaller & 1 northern.   Headed to NE corner by “flowage” again…Still robust with walleye.  A few 18” – a lot of 15-16”.  Landed 2 @ once on a double hook lindy rig.  Mainly jigs with minnow & leeches (they love these….)  Got a 27” northern as well.   Storms came in…fished the “Hauauan Island???) on the map & a few more walleye.  12+3 fry northerns…called it a good trip.

Used jigs, lindy rigs, spoons (even a walleye on this one), many minnows & lake leeches, some artificial worms…  Worked a lot harder to find the fish.  Map not much help.  Got W where N’s were and vice versa.  Might try a new lake next trip.  Had great sunny weather and several black flies this time!  

July

HILL PARTY (Phil, Aaron + Bryan)

LateJuly

Evening of arrival: 3 walleye, 6 pike trolling crank baits along point NW of cabin.

DAY First Full Day: Began day by casting 3” curly tails thru chute along southern bank of big island.  Caught 8 pike + 5 walleye.  After breakfast we trolled crankbaits again, caught 6 walleye & 4 pike.  After supper we jigged minnows on South Eastern : corner of big island and caught 36 walleye & 8 pike.  Day 1 total: 47 walleye & 20 pike.

DAY 2: Started off jigging minnows on SE corner of big island.  Caught 10 walleye & 2 pike.  One walleye was 24.5”.  Afternoon trolled worm harnesses & caught 11 walleye, 7 pike & 1 perch.  Evening time after supper we went back to jigging minnows at big island & caught 11 walleye & 2 pike.  Day 2 total: 32 walleye, 11 pike, 1 perch.

DAY 3 – LAST DAY: Horrible NW wind.  Morning we trolled worm harnesses & caught 2 walleye & 2 pike.  After breakfast we went to North end of lake & trolled crank baits & caught 15 walleye & 7 pike.  After late lunch we tried the jigging minnow’s technique again around big island & caught 6 walleye & 3 pike.  We called it a trip at dark.  Rained everyday & had to fight the wind but we ended with 100 walleye and 41 pike & 1 perch.  Not too bad for 1 boat!

Bracher Family | IL

LateJuly

JULY 25th (5 ppl fishing): We arrived at the lake at 1pm.  Sunny with few clouds.  80F. Breezy. 1 walleye, 7 northerns.  Fished for 7-8 hours, very slow fishing.  Sunset and lake very beautiful.

JULY 26th (4 ppl fishing): went out 7am, dead calm, bright blue sunny day.  85F. 2 northern,  1 walleye.  11am-5:30, 8 walleye, 7 northern sunny with no clouds.  Very little breeze.  Watched bald eagles feed and fight – very cool.  Difficult fishing for Canadian Lake.  Expected more.  Most walleye caught from trolling.

JULY 27th: 1 person at 4:45 am, slight overcast with slight wind.  6 walleye, 1 northern.  4 people at 8am-10am, sunny, slight breeze, 4 walleye, 2 northern, 2 people fly fishing (first time for northern) 11am-2pm 14 northern (10 escapees).  2 people 2-4:30 pm 1 walleye, 1 northern.  4 ppl 7pm-9:30pm 13 walleye, 1 northern.  Very calm night, no clouds or wind.  Very hot all day 85F.  Saw baby caribou!!!  Trolling with spinners for walleye.

JULY 28: very cloudy, very windy +2ft waves.  Walleye fishing was ok.  4 morning walleye, evening 11 walleye & 20 northern.

JULY 29: Raining on and off all day.  Cloudy, windy big 1-2ft waves.  10am-1pm 24 walleye, 3 northern.  5pm 3 northern.

Thank You for the trip!!!  It went by in a blink of an eye.  Lifetime of memories!

Total Trip: Walleye = 68, Northern = 58

8 Guys: James, Luke, Shooter, Derek, Terry, Steve, Matt & Andrew

MidJuly

Friday July 10th:  8 men arrived 6:00 pm unloaded, went out for 2 hours.  Black flies bit our ankles.  Over 15 walleye, 2 northern.  Slow fishing.  Mayflies still on water affecting fishing. Used night crawlers, salted minnows & leeches – fish bit on all 3.

JULY 11th: 2 men fished 6-8 am, 4 norther, where are the walleye?  No chop, mayflies.  8 men 8am-noon: 8 walleye 6 northern.  90F no wind, sunny some mayflies still.  Oh whine is me.

JULY 12: 5-6:30am, 2 men 0 fish, dead calm. 9am-1pm 6 men – 2 northern, 8 walleye dead calm & mayflies.  5 men out @ 8pm after rainstorm 8 northern, 10 walleye.

July 13 – 43 northern, 46 walleye 8 men all day – chop Saturday afternoon great fishing

Trip Total W = 113 + N = 97 = 210

June

3 guys from Denver, CO + 1 from North Dakota

LateJune

3 days/3 nights June 29th – July 2

DAY 1:  hit most of the spots marked on the map.  Seemed to only catch a couple walleye at each one.  Fished about 8 hours total and averaged 8-10 walleye each and about 5 pike each.  Weather was a little windy and overcast.

DAY 2:  Weather was sunny and clear all day.  Fished another 8 hours, caught about the same amount of walleye as day 1 but more pike.  One guy landed a 12# 35” pike.

DAY 3: Currently raining hard.  Update to follow.  Rain stopped for the most part around 10am.  Had a decent day of walleye and weather was calm and partly cloudy the rest of the day.

SUMMARY/HILIGHTS:

  • Averaged 80-100 fish/day.  Most walleye
  • Weather overall was great with just a hard rain last morning
  • Saw a moose and her calf crossing islands.  Also saw 4 bald eagles by the cleaning station.

Redeemer Lutheran Church Fishing Group

LateJune

Day 1: Fishing was below average for a Canadian Lake.  Few walleye over 18” or Northern over 27”.  Had to work for those we caught.

Day 2,3,4: When the wind blows the fish bite.  Walleye 16.5” – 22.5”, northern 24” – 36.5”.  When the walleye chop is there you need to fish now.

2014 Season

August

8 Men Fishing

LateAugust

8 Men fishing, 20 hours in 3 days; Day 1 - caught 179 fish; Day 2 - caught 141 fish; Day 3 - caught 101 fish.  Largest Northern = 22", Largest Walleye = 22".

Day 2&3 very windy with heavy rain.

We had a great time - fished clsoe to shore.

Cabin was great - no water 1st day but repairs were made on day 2.  We'll return!!!!

8 first timers from MN

LateAugust

This is our first time to KaBeelo Lodge for the 8 of us from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Mankato and Grand Marais.  First of all we would like to say, what a classy place with classy owners. Can't say enough about the level of customer service, even up this far north!  The kicker being,when we returned to the lodge, our cars were backed up to the dock, ready for us when we got off of the plane! 

1st Day: on Perrigo was classic walleye weather. Overcast with a nice breeze, but on the cool side.  This is obviously a very healthy lake.  The walleye are beautiful and fat.  So fat that we started saying that they had shoulders on em.  All of us immediately said that we're coming back next year.

2nd Day: was cold, stormy and windy and eventually pushed us off the lake. 

3rd Day: was rainy and cold and we had to call it quits early.  Ann said that our three days were the worst three days of the entire summer.  BUT, we caught over 450 fish in less than ideal conditions. The largest walleye were 22 inchers and the largest northern were 31 inchers. 

When you're together with good friends in a place as beautiful as this, the weather cannot deture the bond that we have.  We love this place! Thank you Harold, Ann, Eric, Allyson and the entire staff for your hospitality. Our group can't wait to come back next year.  In fact a few of us have already booked an extra trip. 

Greg, Randy, Jake, Hog, Steve, OR, Bill & Dan
 

Len & Nora Kubazewski | MN

MidAugust

“O – Perrigo – O – Perrigo how golden are your walleyes”. First and foremost – thank you so much Harald, Anne, Erik & Allysson for making this possible.  All of your hard work is greatly appreciated!

Luxury in the wildernesss – what a concept.  Walleyes hanging on the edge of weed beds – all over the lake!

Thanks for all the great memories – until next time – Love & Peace.

July

Hein Family

MidJuly

3 Generations on the Lake - - Caught many walleyes & northerns.  Had our limit to take home of both.  Saw a caribou swimming to the Big Island, many eagles & two fury critters we weren’t sure of.  Grandsons had a ball driving boats & fishing.  Good times were had by all!  Great cabin – we also saw a tornado across the lake!!!  (Never a dull moment)

June

The Oman Party

MidJune

2 gals & 8 dudes......

Rained first afternoon, cut up 10 fish.  2nd day – good, caught quite a few fish.  Saw a moose swimming to the “Big Island”.  A few eagles around, lots of fish around 4-8 feet of water.  Jigging and cranks are good.

Caught fish everyday – caught anywhere from 80-150 fish each day – great fishing!!!!!

Biggest walleye was 21” – smallest was 15”.  Biggest northern was 40”!!!!

Great Time – Great Friends – Great Place!!!!

4 Guys from MN & ND

MidJune

June 11th – fished for a couple of hours, one fish

June 12th – rain all day.   Caught 24 total, mainly walleyes, few northern.  Hard to find dry wood to burn to stay warm and dry.

June 13th – all day sunny, and no wind.  Caught 20 total

June 14th – Cloudy & windy all day.  Caught 24 total.  Found animal feces next to water heater, unknown animal.

Trolled with bottom bouncers, spinners and leeches.  Jigged.  Best spot was along the shore north & slightly east of the fish cleaning station.

2013 Season

September

EarlySeptember

Four (4) of us arrived in early afternoon for fishing and fishing lessons. Two of us were ready and two were not, but, they came along nicely over the course of the trip. Bill, per luck, caught the most fish and the biggest fish and Tom caught the least and the smallest fish. We fished the mouth of the river with rapalas and caught BIG FISH! BIG FISH! Over all we had great week of fishing and fellowship!

August

Minnesota, USA

EarlyAugust

The father/son party of eight (8) arrived to fish and motor. Trip conclusion – we lost count on the “gas” use from our teenagers vs. the number of fish caught – close race. Perrigo has lots of water with hot spots on NE part of lake by inlet, channel N of the cabin and channel heading east-south on the side of the Big Island. We’ll be back!!

July

Kansas, USA

LateJuly

Last group in July on Perrigo Lake the nine (9) of us (Grandfather, fathers and sons) for a trip of a life time. Day one we caught fish, towed in a bad motor, ate fish, went fishing, ate fish and did a lot of fishing on the “highway” (far NE side of lake near the river). Day two fishing was up and down with the “highway” producing GREAT fishing in the a.m. but slower in the p.m. Day three we encounter rain and a bit more rain which slowed down our fishing, but, we did eat well (blueberry pancakes, several pounds of bacon, lots of eggs and potatoes). Last day we hit the “highway” but it was under construction (possible low pressure weather system). Nevertheless we did catch fish. To sum up the trip we caught 479 fish with “Pops” the big winner with 77 catches, Doug 52, Jay 30, Rod 56, Tyson 53, Zach 70, Braydn 51, Logan 52 and Cade 38. Our fishing was great but suspect weather played a role. For all of us memories abound with all nine of us on the trip first and possibly last time all together. 4 trips with KaBeeLo Lodge and I can’t imagine using another flyout lodge!

Illinois, USA

MidJuly

Six (6) of us from Illinois arrived on Perrigo Lake for some serious “R & R”. With four ladies and two gents we did pretty darned well. Caught fish, sun bathed, ate fish, played cards, enjoyed family time and Perrigo Lake. Note of caution: beware of the Devil’s Goose (loons) on the lake.

Minnesota/Wisconsin, USA

EarlyJuly

We got to lake by mid-afternoon and caught fish and enjoyed a great evening. Next day we caught fish, ate fish and enjoyed beautiful weather. Best guess – fish all over the lake. The next day we experienced sun, rain and sun but caught fish, kept fish, ate fish and went to bed tired. Our final day we had a repeat of day two – great weather, caught fish, cleaned fish for take home, ate fish and went to bed tired. What a great time – THANKS KaBeeLo.

June

Minnesota, USA

LateJune

The eight (8) of us caught fish, ran out of booze and had a f****** good time. Great time, definitely coming back next year. Final thought – all of us had a nice good “dump”[sic] in the outhouse hold before leaving – felt goooooood!!!

Wisconsin, USA

LateJune

The three (3) of us caught 80+ walleye and 20+ northern pike on first day which was cut short by major wind storm. Day two it was a great day for a sun tan and a great day for fishing (90+ walleyes & lots of northern pike with pink jigs in their mouths). This was topped off by “hot showers” at the end of the day. Day three the water pump died (no running water) but fishing was outstanding. Even though the heavens burst about 2 pm (end of fishing) we managed to catch some 90+ walleye and too many northern pike to count.

from Minnesota, USA

MidJune

Five (5) of us easily limited out each and every day, had great weather and even got some exercise in by running in the forest, doing ladder push-ups, dips and sit-ups and chopping some firewood.

from New Hampshire, USA

EarlyJune

Five of us woke up, drank ½ gallon of vodka then caught lots of walleye. Next day woke up, drank ¾ gallon of scotch and experienced tough fishing but caught more than enough to eat for lunch and supper. Next day woke up, drank ¾ gallon of Dewers, went fishing and caught some HUGE northern, many over 40”. Last couple of days we fished the Big Island (NE side) and caught several northerns 35”+. As you would guess, we ate good, drank good, slept good and had a good time. GREAT PLACE for a good time.

May

from Colorado, USA

LateMay

“Outstanding” northern pike fishing (several in the 40” class), up and down weather, fishing in 4-6’ of water and, believe it or not, “used very, very little live bait” and only then when I was joined by the KaBeeLo staff. [NOTE: KaBeeLo staff came out to assist in destroying the old Perrigo cabin, which they did. I helped smile ].

Let me conclude by saying that “in all my trips to KaBeeLo I have been to Perrigo the most – it is still my favorite Lake … and KaBeeLo has made my stay a most enjoyable one. KaBeeLo Lodge management and staff is top notch in my book and I hope I can continue to visit here.”

2012 Season

September

LateSeptember

A couple from suburban Chicago says: Cold weather, fished in the snow and caught about 50 fish a day. Beautiful lake and great cabin. THANKS Harald & Ann. Until next year…

MidSeptember

A filming crew arrived for just a day. Filmed catching walleye (caught 25 in one hour), filmed hunting for grouse (harvested four) and said “this place is amazing.” Look for them on The Outdoor Channel, Due North Outdoors, Fox Sports and Minnesota Bound. God Bless.

EarlySeptember

Caught a hell of a lot of walleye; all good size. We did this for 5 days in a row. Drank only one beer.

August

Jesse Brenny Party (10 guys)

LateAugust

Just wanted to say thanks for another enjoyable fishing trip. Sorry this is a couple of weeks late but time just gets away. Thanks for the extra effort in moving us to Perago which allowed us still to come and fish. It was kind of neat to experience a fish a Canadian lake with a sandy bottom in places. Never really thought there was anything but rock bottoms there. How is the fire situation currently? I hope you have been able to escape without losing any more cabins. Thanks again and we look forward to coming back again.

LateAugust

5 Sons “ a father: on this trip we realized how important and significant our trips are to this sacred part of the world. The bonds we have shared here at the outpost camps will last our lifetimes and the memories as well. The laughter, the pristine beauty, the wildlife, the stories around the campfires, the shore lunches, the “bump” of the walleye hitting the jig and so much more are all a part of us – the best of us. We will return again to this place … second visit to this lake and renew our friendships with each other and with the Lohn family. In all, a wonderful memory and break from the daily routines that make us grow older faster than we would like. Coming here is definitely life extension at its best!!!

Thanks to Harald, Ann & staff for allowing us to share your little piece of heaven. Oh, by the way – the fishing was great!!!

MidAugust

2 Brothers & life long pal fishing this lake again this season. Fish in lots of places and found lake trout plentiful. Walleyes in shaded areas and bit on just about anything. Spotted lots of wildlife – moose, mink, beavers and 2 eagles. Eagles were probably brothers because the shared many a fish carcass. On a related matter we monitored our daily intake of adult beverages due to rationing of same. Pina coladas, cape cods, kolo and milk, white Russians, Champaign and lots of beers. As I write this is am witnessing the virtual daily collapse of rational thought.

MidAugust

Three generations of family. GREAT TRIP!

MidAugust

Three generations of family. GREAT TRIP!

MidAugust

Daily fly-out experience. All caught limits and then some. Beautiful cabin – need to spend more time.

EarlyAugust

Brothers and buddy. Great fishing – walleye above average. 2 fridges are a real plus.

July

LateJuly

Both species of fish are in the weeds. Fun trip!

June

EarlyJune

Fantastic cabin (need towel rack by kitchen sink and bathroom sink) & with some additions (towel racks) it would be a “dream home.” We enjoyed our trip – 4 days of fabulous weather, great fishing & good company. This makes us want to return to KaBeeLo for the 35th time.

EarlyJune

Father/son group of 4 fished and ate fish.

May

LateMay

Nice cabin; caught fish; ate fish and fish soup. Spotted moose, caribou near cabin and grouse on big island.


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