After supper back to falls from 7:30-9, could not get jig & minnow in water fast enough. Lost count, over 40 walleyes for both of us.
Remodeled cabin in 2017 complete with 2 separate bedrooms, indoor shower, hot/cold running water, solar lights, 12V & USB plugins, knotty pine paneling, vinyl plank flooring, solar refrigerator, propane cooktop, wood burning stove and a large deck.
Accommodate 6 people. Pathway connecting to a private beach, this is the ONLY cabin on the lake and a beauty.
Brokenmouth lake is approximately 3/4 miles wide X 3 miles long located along the Brokenmouth River system.
18 min.plane ride from KaBeeLo's main base
Bed Capacity: 2 – 6 people
Year Built: 2005
Last Remodel: 2017
Other: ONLY cabin on the lake
Distance from main base: 32 miles east
Dimensions: 3/4 × 3 miles
Surface area of Main Lake: 575 acres
Surface area of Back Lake: 82 acres
Shape: Long and skinny
Average Depth: 12 – 20 feet
Deepest Point: 45 feet
Structure: Numerous reefs, bays and coves, fewer islands. Huge rapids flowing into the south end of the lake. Small accessible back lake.
Species: Walleye, Northern Pike
Other: Kid friendly with nearby beach access.
Matt & Travis Urness
Beautiful weather. Walleyes not minding clear blue skies. Got about 50 on Sunday as we fished north of the narrows/ Gap separating the Two sides of the lake. Spent afternoon trolling south side and exploring. The rapids were barely a trickle. No fish there.
Monday was the best! Roughly 100 Walleyes, most from in front of the island across from outpost. We had a couple big Northerns around corner from home, near the outlet to the river. It was too windy to enjoy fishing there while trying to control boat. Back to the island and more walleye fun!
Tuesday morning was spectacular in same place, with about 20-25 walleyes in about 1.5 hours. Wind picked up so we called it then.
Largest Walleyes were 22 inches. But only a couple of those, Special thanks to “Green Mill” for providing this awesome Grand prize for a Facebook contest. Matt & Travis Urness
Twin Cities, MN
Al, Fabrizio, Dan and Joshua
6-20 to 6-23
First day was sunny and very hot. Mostly, fished small island and some luck, especially in the evening. Second day was significantly cooler and windier, morning fishing was excellent, mostly around the same island (which is directly across from the cabin.) Afternoon was too windy and rainy to go fishing. Third day was still windy, but otherwise great weather. We caught plenty of walleye at the same island (and another just to the south of it) and had luck trolling for Northerns in the inlet southeast of the lake. Overall, it was an excellent trip, with plenty of keeper walleye.
Bill & Tucker
6-14 to 6-20
Caught Walleye in many locations. Largest 28.5 “, then 27.5” and two 27”. Dozens over 22”. Over 100 per day, plus a few Northern by accident. Great lake, Great fishing!
Bill & Tucker
David & Jim S.
Great fishing trip here at Brokenmouth!
Caught most fish at the rapids – mostly Walleye.
Caught Northern at the west inlet.
Also caught walleye around island just across from outpost.
David & Jim S.
6-10 to 6-13 2022
We marked a few good Walleye place on map.
From Dock South Same Shoreline is good for some nice Northerns didn’t have bites past sand beach.
Larry & Brenda Hudson 6/6/22-6/10/22
Our Last afternoon @ the falls was crazy. Tons of Pike & few Walleye.
Water 63* temp right in rapids & in front.
6-28-22 – 7-1-22
Got A lAtE start ArounD 3pm. But haD our limit of 8 by 430. All 17-18” FisH. Prolly CAUGHT 70 or so. C&R the Following – 27”, 26 ¾” , 26 ½” , 23” & 20”. HAD AN Excellent Day fishing!
Finn, Derek, Aidan and Patrick Saint Paul, MN
8-15-19/Arrived around 3p.m. in very choppy conditions. Waited about an hour before we headed out to the South Side of the lake to the right side of the channel to the point. Started off with a 17" walleye. Slow for the next 45 min until we went in close to the point. Caught abt 32 walleye over the next few hours, using a combination of trolling, dropping down, and casting. Caught mostly smaller walleye just below the requirment around 12". Biggest fish today was caught by me(Finn) whch was a 23" walleye. Dads got mad at us for keeping skinny 14"'s with skinny filets. Overall successful first day! (rig of choice was any color jig head and tail with a minnow on the hook)
8-16-19/Day 2 at Brokenmouth. Went back to the same honeyhole after trolling straight across the lake without anything substantial. Right away caught a 16" and a 17" walleye. Aidan and I fished there until lunch with the adults and I caught 6 while he got 4. Came back out early and caught two more keepers abt the same length as the ones before. Then went through the chanel for some pike. Stayed there for a few hrs then ditched the adults. Went back to the honeyhole in hopes of catching a trophy before the day ended. Right away caught another 17" and I lost a fat 18" right at the boat. Things died down pretty fast after that. Sitting down to a walleye dinner right now! Had a great day!
8-17-19/Day 3 up at camp! Started off at the honeyhole again! Caught a couple good walleye before they stopped biting around 11 am. Tried a few different spots with no luck and came back to the honeyhole. The bite started at around 1 pm and we caught a good walleye and I caught another trophy. Went in for lunch at two. Came out before the adults and I caught about 4 fish including my second trophy walleye. Towards the end of the day we ran out of minnows and started trolling. Me and Aidan ran out of luck but Mr. Smith caught about 8 fish including a 22"er! Still have the biggest walleye but not by much! Overall had a great day but still looking for trophies for Aidan and Dad.
8-18-19/Saying goodbye to Brokenmouth.
Had a slow morning on the lake but after lunch we headed out for walleye and made some headway. Dad got a fat 17.5" and Aidan caught a 19"! Cleaned up our giant mess a played some cards.
Larry & Darlenne Newhall, IA
7/26 - 7/31
This was our 4th time doing a fly-in wth KaBeeLo and our 3rd year at BrokenMouth overall, fishing was good, with a slow day when the wind was blowing hard out of the south which made it hard to find a reasonable place to fish
We had some "hot" days where both of us had fish on at the smae time.-who runs he dip net then? We had a funny case on time where I had a pretty small walleye on and Darlene went to dip it and there was a 17" walleye chasing my little one. She went to dip my little guy and came up with 2 fish in the net. That had to be a first for us.-we actually just scoped fish out of the lake!
We dropped our fish guts off on the rock the other side of the lake, and the wife wanted to watch the sea gulls & eagle come gete it. I threw my line over the side and immediately had another walleye.
Our best fishing spots were from about 50 yards out from the dock, working towards the reed bed to the north, and the turning west for a bit. We also caught a bunch of walleye by the little island straight across. We did catch a 30" Northern in the channel.
Stan & Diane Pella, Iowa
7/16 - 20/19
Spent the first night in camp w/ an excellent champagne dinner.
Flew into camp @ 7:30am 7/17. My first time @ a fly-in. Stan was here 30+ years ago. On the water by 8:30. Fished the ridge off the dock w/ not much sucess. Moved to the W island through the narrows. Caught 50 walleye in the 14-20" range. Had a 26" and a 28-30" that made it to the boat- just not in the boat! Had a few northern. Kept 4 W to eat. Rain started @ 5:30, so we came in. Rain lasted all night.
Thursday(18th) was windy but warm. Went out @ 10:30. Fsihing was slower. Came in @ 9:30pm. Cleaned 5 to keep& 2 to eat. Caught 30 w-most 18 & 19". One was 24.5". Again - just a few northern. Rain started @ 10:30pm. Fished around the big island again & the narrows. Tried the bay across to the west but it was too shallow & grassy. Excellent way to spend our 50th anniversary!
Friday(19th) went out at 10. Fishing was slow. Watched an adult, a juvenile & 2 yearling eagles devour the fish guts we left. God's hand all around us. Caught 12 walleye & 4 northern. Thuder & lightening drove us home @ 4. Today the E island & the narrows. Tried to go to the rapids but the wind wouldn't let that be safe. Will go back out tonight. Its a beautiful lake and the cabin is outstanding. Right now the lake just sparkles. Time to go back out!
The Marti Parti
St Micheal MN and crystal MN
7am Me and my dad arrived at the outpost for our 1 day flyin.
We talked to John and Lorna and then proceeded to go right out onto the lake.
Its a gorgeous day, sunny with nice clouds in the sky to provide speratic shade.
We went out the ridge 300 feet off the dock and caught 4 out of our 6 walleye there. 3 great size pike and a tan.
The only other spot we had minor success on was the southern channel, but not much.
We are heading back to the main lodge for 1 more day of great weather and fishing!
JOHN & LORNA GLENWOOD, IA
7-9-19 - 7-13-19
5PM ARRIVED AT CABIN - ON THE LAKE IN FROT OF THE CABIN AT 6PM. LORNA CAUGHT SEVERAL PIKE WITH THE BIGGEST BEING 30" AND A MONSTER HEAD. WE GOT TOO MANY WALLEYES TO COUNT, BUT MOST WERE SMALL. THEY WERE BITTING ON BARE JIGS.
7-10-19 AM RAIN! 12 NOON WIND 6PM CALM
WE WENT TO THE NORTH END. SEVERAL PIKE AND WALLEYES, BUT SMALL. TRIED TO COVES NEXT, BUT AGAIN FEW & SMALL. STOPPED BACK AT THE HONEY HOLE IN FRONT OF THE CABIN. WE DIDN'T COUNT BUT ABOUT 30 TO 40 AND WE GOT OUR LIMIT.
7-11-19 WE WENT SOUTH AROUND THE ISLANDS AND GOT A FEW AT EACH STOP, BUT BIG ARE STILL THERE. THE WIND CAME BACK UP IN THE AFTERNOON AND THEN RAIN.
7-12-19 WIND AND WHITECAPS. WENT TO THE NORTH END OF THE LAKE AND AROUND THE SIDE. DIDN'T HAVE MUCH LUCK, BUT PLANING OUR NEXT TRIP. HAD FUN!
Shareif & Diane, MN
7.2.19 - 7.5.19
Everything works everywhere! You could catch a trophy walleye with a hot dog on a snoopy pole.
We aren't walleye fisherman. Didn't know what to expect, first fly-in. We started out by drifting through the narrow opening in the middle of the lake from south to north. We didn't bring minnows, used a storm 2" white paddle tail shad soft plastic. 10 minutes in, boom! 25.5" walleye
We used crankbaits (trolling & casting), soft plastics, Lindy rigs w/night crawlers, and some bobber fishing. Crawlers worked great before sunset. The bite slowed after a rainy night, we used crankbaits the next day to coax some action...it worked! What a trip!
6/26 - 7/1
-OUR BEST WALLEYE FISHING STARTED AT 6:00 PM IN THE NORTHERN MOST BAY ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE. GO IN PAST THE ROCKS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE CABIN. DRIFT INTO OR OUT TO THOSE ROCKS, DEPENDING ON WIND DIRECTION. CAST JIGS WITH MR.TWISTERS TO BOTH SIDES OF YOUR DRIFT. MINNOWS OR NO MINNOWS DID'T SEEM TO MATTER.
-ORANGE JIG HEADS(3/8 OR 1/4) AND ORANGE, WHITE OR CHARTREUSE MR.TWISTERS. WE QUIT BY 7-7:30 WITH NICE KEEPERS $ EATERS.
-NORTHERNS ABOUND ALL DAY IN THE SOUTHERN BAY ACROSS FROM THE CABIN. THEY HIT EVERYTHING. BEST TO USE LURES WITH SINGLE HOOKS (LIKE JIGS) TO HELP YOU GET THE DARN THINGS OUT OF YOUR NET!
-TROLLING NEAR THE PENCIL WEEDS AT THE NORTH END ALSO PRODUCED NORTHERNS. BIG ONES! NO WALLEYES.
-DON'T BOTHER GOING TO THE SOUTH END. EARLY MORNING WAS ALSO GOOD IN THE NORTHERN BAY
-A FINAL NOTE - WE SPENT OUR 27TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, HERE, ON JUNE 27. WE HAD SPENT OUR WEDDING WEEK, JUNE 27, 1992, ON A HOUSEBOAT ON LAKE KABETOOMA!
-DEEPWOODS OFF WORKED VERY WELL FOR ME, NOT SO WELL FOR JOANIE.
DAVID & JOANIE
PRIOR LAKE, MN
P.S. WHENEVER WE FISHED, A BALD EAGLE EITHER FLEW OVER US OR LANDED AT THE TIP TOP OF A PINE AND WATCHED US. AND, AT 7:40 THIS MORNING, HE(SHE?) FLEW OVER OUR DOCK 3X TO SAY GOODBYE!
Day 1 - got out to the lake at about 2:30pm. It rained most of the first day. We decided to go out anyways at about 7pm. With Rain gear on, we went to the North end of the lake and caught 5 for supper and one for the freezer. We threw a lot back! We had our linit by 8pm. Great fishing with just jig heads and minnows!
Day 2&3 got out on the lake around 11am not much action. Found an eagle that likes to perch on top of a pine tree by where we have been fishing on the North side. Took our fish guts across the lake and found a nice big rock with a flat place to lay out the fish guts. The seagulls and eagles had it gone off of the rock in minutes.
Caught 3 Northerns today over on the North side. Ventured to other parts of the lake today. Word of advice watch out for underwater rocks or you could get stuck! LOL! There is also a northern that likes to hang out under the dock. We caught him twice. I almost was able to grab him by hand from the boat! Definitely a late night bite lake. Caught a 17 and 18 inch walleye on the northside at about 9pm. Caught 4-15-16 inch walleye earlier in the day when it was choppy water and there was cloud cover.
On Tuesday, we caught 3-4 that were in the 15 inches range. Between both days we caught and released probably 30 fish a day for a total of about 60 fish that we released. We also found out that when you get minnows from KaBeeLo's you get more than you bargain for. There was quite the variety of small fish in our 10 dozen. One was covered in spikes and one wasn't even a fish! That's right, not a fish. There was a tadpole in with our minnows. The tadpole caught us a nice 30 inch Northern.LOL!
Fish were biting jig heads(orange) with minnows or blue and silver artificial minnows
Our last day on the lake today. Very sad to be leaving this beautiful nature oasis. It is a wonderful break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It was especially nice to not have email, cellphones or TV while we were here. Just a nice way to reconnect the beautiful things God has placed on this earth a long with being with loved ones.
Went out fishing today at about 2:30pm. Tried the cove farther south had both Walleye and Northern that were decent in size. Caught a 17 1/2 inch Walleye and a 16 inch. The Northern was about 26-28 inches. Lots of smaller ones that got away. Today was the nicest day yet. Sunny & about 80 degrees.
P.S. The gnats and mosquitos here are on Steriods. they bite and make you bleed! Wear lots of bug spray! 😊
Productive day 1. Arrived at camp around noon on the H2O by 3:30. Home for walleye dinner by 5:30. Best Fish ever. Night fish not as productive as anticipated however Joe caught a 22+" walleye. Count for day 1 30+ walleye 4 pike. 3 out of slot fish-
P.S. saw school of Leach swim by - never before seen. #wilbur #liljoe #leachlife #freeleaches #leachlocker
Wayne Jorgenson, Dennis Jorgenson, Leif Jorgenson and Brett Monson
8/23 Arrived around 3:34 to 4:00pm, settled in and went right out to fish. Fished in front of the cabin for 1.5 to 2 hours and kept 5 walleye for dinner. Threw back 25 played a few hands of card and went to bed.
Leif (11) met Harald last March at a sportsman’s show in Minneapolis. He hit it off well with Harald and getting a fishing trip booked became his goal. We are here with three generations of Jorgenson’s and a good friend and neighbor. It appears that Leif chose well. The cabin is comfortable and we are off to a good start.
8/24 got up at 6:00am. Made breakfast, did dishes and headed out fishing. Fished all day long with a break for lunch. Walleye were biting good all day with a couple of small northern. Most walleye between 14 – 18 inches. Northern bigger. 60 to 80 fish total. Lost track fish for lunch and dinner. Another round of cards and back to bed.
8/25 Got up early again. Switched fishing partners for the day. Had 35 fish before lunch. The highlight of the day was a 24” walleye caught by Leif. Everyone was excited to see our younger fisherman catch a big one. Leif and Wayne spent the afternoon working the shorelines for northerns. No luck, not even one northern. We did make it to the end of the lake and walked across the waterfall, really just a trickle no. Dennis and Brett took a nap and fish for an hour before dinner catching another 7 walleye. 60 + walleye for the day was great!
Had a storm while we were playing cards. Pea size hail, lots of rain and a small tree fell on the front steps. We were glad the weather waited until after dark to roll in.
8/26 Fishing was slower this morning. Maybe the storm changed things. 18 walleye this morning and one small northern. Fish for lunch.
46 more fish in the afternoon: 43 Walleye and 3 Northern. That gives us a total of 64 fish for the day. Now for the last fish dinner and pack up. Fly out tomorrow.
Highlights – Leif (11 years old) 24” Walleye and 29” Northern the two biggest!!!
More than 234 walleye for the trip!!!
Party of two – Father and son – 45th year coming to Canada fishing. Minneapolis, MN + Forty Myers Beach, FL
Very good fishing – caught a lot of walleyes at least a dozen greater than 21”, biggest was 26”. We don’t fish for northerns, but caught about a dozen, largest about 30”. 200+ total walleyes. Our weather was very hot – 85-90 degrees, almost too hot in boat. Last day we had high winds and 2 – 2.5 foot waves in our prime spot. Did not fish after 3pm.
Good luck fishing, looking forward to next year!
We went out fishing in the morning. It didn’t take long for the 1st fish to be caught. We stayed out all morning. We ended up catching fish for lunch. Fish (walleye), mayo, onion, pickle sandwiches. Day 1 we caught approx. 80 fish. Mike caught the first fish. Tommie & Maddie tied for the biggest with 23” Walleyes. Mike caught the biggest Northern 25”.
Day 2 we fished hard. Tommie got first fish and Mike got biggest with a 24” walleye. The sunset was amazing. Water was glass and it was so quiet. We did a fire and a fish fry. Sat on the sock with a beer and watched the sunset. Makes you realize how much more to life there is than the fast pace world we live it.
Day 3 started off with the kids sleeping and Mike & Tommie going out early. Enjoyed the calm and quiet lake. When all 4 of us got out Mike caught the first fish. Maddie caught a 23” walleye and Tommie a 27 ½ “Northern.
Tom/ Glenda Sunter Emporia, KS
“Thanks” Topeka, KS for leaving the cabin immaculate! Tom just celebrated his “85th” b-day. Harald said he is the “oldest” person to come up to KaBeeLo. He was coming to KaBeeLo when Harald’s uncle still owned the lodge. Gleana started coming in 1980. We have missed 2 – 3 years since then. We have been to Slate, Bertha, Okanse, Dead Dog, Betty, Jubillee, Allison, Wavell, Bear Paw and Brokenmouth, so many times.
Today, Aug. 2nd believe it or not – we did not fish! Weather is great, but after driving 3 days to get here we decided to just enjoy the calm, quiet day drinking vodka and Johnny walker black label, smoking cigars and cooking hot dogs over a camp fire for supper. Looking forward to a good night sleep – loons singing! End of day #1.
Day - #2 – Good Morning!
Got on the lake around 8am. Fished across from the cabin around the rocks. About 11am our motor quit and the wind kept us up against the rocks. We would row out only to be pushed back into more rocks. About 1 hour later (after much cussing) we decided to take the hood off of the motor and see if we could fix it. Sure enough the choke had come undone and with a little patience (none of which we had at that point) we got the motor running and continued to fish for another couple of hours. At one point we were in dire trouble and felt like we were in a “naked and afraid” episode. We had no food, little water, not much vodka and no ”Johnny walker Black”, one cigar and a book of matches. Tom did not know if he could swim the mile back to the cabin (we knew we could not walk back) or if we should hunker down and spend the night in hopes a plane would spot us in the morning. Anyway, all turned out well.
Day #3 Good Morning Again!
Bacon, eggs, hash browns & toast for breakfast. The fishing was terrible, came in at noon. Only good thing from today was we spotted a bear cub crossing the lake right in front of out boat (got him on video) – cool to see! Hopefully day 4 and 5 will be better. Fishing as we only have 1 so far to take back to Kansas. With our 40+ years of fishing KaBeeLo hopefully it will get better.
Had a severe rain storm tonight – tipped the grill and propane tank over – grill lid even came off. Had about 5 gallons of water in the bottom of the boat. Went out to fish around 9:30, had a little rain and came in.
Day #5 – Hello Again!
Last day on Brokenmouth – last time for Brokenmouth – will go back to Okanse or Dead Dog next year. Done with Brokenmouth – too shallow – too many rocks & too many weeds. Nice cabin but that’s all – done with this place. Had good fishing today – Tom caught a 20” walleye! Saw a big bear left of the cabin and got him on video – cool beans!! Two bears in one trip is really awesome to see. Flying out in the morning and hopefully we will be back in 2019 – Tom will be 86 then. Ended up being a pretty good trip, even with all the motor and rock problems. Did not catch very many fish, but the scenery and sleep time was great.
Go Jaw Hawks !!! too much vodka & water. Good bye!
Party of 3 - Topeka, KS
Spanglers - father & son - 6th trip to KaBeeLo
Martin Nephew/ Cousin Maiden voyage to KaBeeLo
1st day 27th: Arrived @ base camp around 1; 30 today. Late arrival to Brokenmouth as a day trip party was here. On the lake by 5pm. Best luck straight away from cabin. Dad 5, son 7 and rookie 8.
2nd day 28th: Slowest multiply hours in a row this morning. Tried north shore, limited success. Looped all the way around to fish cleaning station. Bothe beaches are better to look at provided it was clothing optional beaches. Fishing sucked there for us. AM son – 8, Dad – 6, and Rookie - 4. PM. Reset – lunch, nap, rain – just as we got hot between island on fish cleaning point 2 -3 hours caught dinner. Dad 26, son 19, rookie 20
3rd day 29th: Trip midpoint good morning! Happy Birthday mom. Gone too soon Alzheimer’s sucks. South end – west side of large island. Dad 19, Rookie 17, and son 13. Afternoon – Dad had an extra angel on his shoulder today! I’ll give him a pass for beating us like a drum today! Mom took care of him today. Dad 41, rookie 30 and son 27. Loser in the fish count has to buy lunch on the way home! Don’t tell them I have thrown all their gear overboard so I can catch up tomorrow! Large island south best production by far!
4th day 30th: Final day. Slow morning Rookie 11, Jon 9 and Dad 8. Large island did not produce. Lunch tomorrow bet is a large hole for me to climb. Afternoon a little slow – really hot south side of south small island son loses – again Dad 95, Rookie 82 and son 77. Smallest lake of out rips here. Easy to navigate. Fish were active but on the smaller side of all lakes visited.
Trip # 6 in the books over 33 years!
We have never and will never go anywhere but KaBeeLo!
Until next time Lohn family.
Lesson learned – no matter how hard we tried to find the best shore potty relief spot – bloopers abound getting off on the boat.
Larry & Darlene DeVires | Newhall, Iowa
This is our 3rd year with KaBeeLo, our 2nd time at Brokenmouth. We had a great time fishing even though we had a day of rain. Our largest walleye was 24 inches. We caught it by the channel. Our best fishing was in front of the cabin and by the island.
Our most awesome moments were when we saw a black bear on 2 different occasions. That was on “cherry on top”. 😉
Thank you everyone at KaBeeLo for a wonderful week!!
This is the ultimate relaxation vacation! The weather directed most of our days. We were fortunate to have a mix of weather. The day of our arrival was rainy, very windy and very cold. The evening calmed down and were able to fish – excellent shore lunch.
Tuesday and Wednesday were very warm. Fished in the AM. Much too hot in the afternoon. Enjoyed the beach and a nap!
Thursday and Friday great fishing again. In total we caught over 70 fish. We caught fish most everywhere using several techniques. Seems as though the type of bait doesn’t matter much or lack of!
What worked well: spinners tipped with powerbait (white grabs and leeches)
White twister tails
White spinning jig tipped with minnows
Leeches – we didn’t bring any but found several in the minnow
bucket and around the dock.
Where to fish: North shore, out around the fish cleaning station, out in front of camp to the weeds. Weedy here but we always caught something.
Out best luck was from the fish cleaning station to the small island south of the fish cleaning station. We could usually find a school of 16 – 17 inch walleye there.
Our extraction day is bright and early tomorrow. We had a great time!
Thank you KaBeeLo!
Brian & Shannon
4 Terrific days of fishing are now complete. Our group of 6 caught easily over 100 walleye and 15+ Northern pike over the 8 days. The fish were not picky, but we had success using a Linde Rig to troll in about 10-20 feet of water. It seemed to take us only about 10-15 minutes per day to find a school of walleye at various spots thought out the lake. Some of our favorite spots were the north shore line including right out front of camp all the way to the small rocky bay directly across. Also found a consistent walleye spot all around the first island to your left thought the main strait at the south end of the lake.
We had great luck weather wise. Wind kept the black flies and mosquitoes away most days. Too windy for a fire during the day, we made trips over to the beach through the trail by the campfire. Perfect sand and the cold water was incredibly refreshing. Critters spotted include a bald eagle, crows, turkey vultures and other birds who made quick work of the fish remains from our daily catch. A few cat-like paw tracks were spotted on the swimming beach mentioned above.
On Sunday morning, directly out front of the camp, I landed a small walleye. As I was retrieving it a 35”- 40” pike struck the walleye. I got bot fish up to the side of the boat, missed netting them on the first pass before the northern let go. He left monster gashes on both sides of the walleye. Thanks to KaBeeLo for a fantastic adventure! Jeff, Steve, Mark, Bill, Bill and Will
Kurt and Sarah Erickson
Sarah and I had a great vacation, first on Confederation Lake for one night, where Sarah caught a 14 pound northern, and I caught an 8 pound northern.
On to Brokenmouth with a thrilling seaplane ride! Sweeping in just about the tree line and then then touching the water was great!
On Brokenmouth things started slow, but then picked up. We caught two northern when went to investigate the rapids, tried jigging, basically unsuccessfully and then brought out the Lindy Rigs. Voila!!! We fished off “Walleye Rock”, the pancake shaped rock on the other side of the outlet for the Brokenmouth River and caught 4 fish over 18”!
We went back there again and over to the island where the fish cleaning is, and caught still more fish. We caught over 25 walleye and had 4 walleye dinner!
My Rapala cleaning knife is now dull.
Thank you Lohn family for a wonderful first experience at KaBeeLo!
Sincerely, Kurt and Sarah Erickson
From Wisconsin & UP of Michigan & Minnesota Erik, Russ, John & Paul
Took a 6:00AM turbo Prop flight to Brokenmouth Sunday morning. We greeted the party that was here before us & they said the fishing was fair. It took them 3 days before they had a good day. They must have been from Illinois. We unpacked our gear and jumped in the boat & started to fish. It was awesome. We had over 100 fish by the end of the day Sunday. At least 1- 24” walleye and a 32” pike. Slimy bastards. We filleted the fish and had Paul’s secret breading. The fish was excellent. Beer, crown & coke and vodka tonic at the evening campfire.
Monday morning Paul got up & made breakfast ready for the drunks that slept in. We fished all morning and had another good day came back for a quick lunch & back out again at least another 100 fish day. Surf & turf for dinner. Steaks & fish another trip to the campfire where Russ did his best to entertain telling Naema Jokes. We watched for the Iridium flares but no luck. Another end to a great day.
Tuesday morning. Paul got up again & made egg bake with veggies & sausage. We didn’t go hungry. Excellent food. I think the fish got a little tired & had sore mouths because they were a little slow to start. By the end of the day we had another bountiful catch. Russ fried the walleye cheeks in butter. It was out little Hors “d”oeuvres before dinner. Hamburgers with home cut fires for dinner. The weather has been perfect all three days. Looking forward to another trip again one day. Beautiful cabin. Couldn’t ask for any more comfort. Camp all cleaned up & we’re packed for the trip out in the morning.
Thank again had a great time!
John, Nick, & Sam
Arrived at Brokenmouth by 3pm, got settled in and headed straight to the rapids. Fished for a couple of hours and caught 9 fish. 5 northern and 4 walleyes
Returned to cabin and fished off the dock and Sam (the 7 year old) caught 10 fish, while the 2 other “old guys” reeled in 7. Again a mix of northern & walleye. All fish were fairly small. Caught on lindy rigs, jigs & slip-bobbers. Did not matter if we were using minnows or leeches.
June 1, 2018
Headed across lake to island & bay and caught a walleye & 3 northern on bobbers & minnows. Then a walleye while trolling around island on a shad rap. Lunch break, then headed to falls where we were catching 15-20 fish mix of northern, walleye & perch. Biggest walleye was John’s 23”. Rest were smaller. Returned to camp for a wonderful fish fry & steak dinner. Then capped off the wonderful, sunny day with smores by the campfire.
June 2nd, 2018
Started this cloudy day with a large breakfast of eggs, bacon & coffee while staring out the window at the best view in Canada. After breakfast, we headed to the falls and fished for 3 hours and caught 1 northern. Very slow fishing, but had fun trying. Also parked the boat and bush-whacked to top of falls & saw the small but beautiful lake feeding Brokenmouth. Saw a deserted boat on west side of rapids, but did not feel like trying it as we left the rods below. Returned home for lunch & caught a northern off dock. Caught a few more northern off dock on the fly rod. Headed to rapids at 6:00pm and caught 30 fish. All walleye & perch, except for 1 northern. Walleye were hitting minnows on white jigs, perch were hitting minnows on plain hook.
Leaving tomorrow am @ 6:30am. A great first trip to Brokenmouth/ KaBeeLo!
Thank you!!! John, Nick, & Sam
Jim – 28th year at KaBeeLo
Alex – 26th year at KaBeeLo
Cabin is great. Very well done. We were first to stay in this cabin when it was new and now first to stay in it when it is new again. Arrived at 4pm in the rain, at the falls at 5:30 and fished until 8:30. Came in for dinner and bed. Long trip up here from Springfield, MO area.
Jim; 16 walleyes (22 inch biggest) & 2 northern (1 – 25 inch, 1 – 30 inch)
Alex; 15 walleyes all small & 2 northern small
May 26: Slept in. did not get to falls until 9:30am. Day began cloudy, mist and fog, but ended partly cloudy and a pretty sunset.
Jim; 43 walleyes & 4 northern 9 no size, all small). All on 1/8 oz. jig and orange head, white body & minnow. All but 3 walleyes & 2 northern caught at the falls.
Alex; 46 walleye, 2 northern. (Multiple jigs & lures). Spent most of the afternoon and evening trying spots we have found them in the past other than falls. Not there yet or not hungry.
May 27: Day started cloudy. Light rain after lunch, then sunny & warm. Fishing at falls still good. Lots of small ones for me. Alex had a good day. Was casting 6 inch magic swimmers all around the shore near falls and caught 38 inch and 39 inch Northern and a 25 ½ inch walleye. Again tried several other areas around lake but nothing.
May 28: Sunny today, even hot in afternoon. Walleyes very good at falls all day. Went back after dinner and fished 7:30 – 9:00. Really hot. Mainly small. One 23” & one 22”. 3 small northern.
Jim: 56 walleye & 1 northern
Alex; 72 walleyes & 3 northern (went into that hidden south bay but only 1 30” northern. Usually get some walleyes there.)
May 29: Cloudy. Stared raining when we left dock. Falls very slow. Now 11:00am and back in cabin due to thunderstorm. Raining so hard can barely see across lake. Early lunch and then see how weather does. Cleared & got hot after lunch. Fishing very slow.
Jim: 5 walleyes, Alex 5 walleyes and 3 small northern. When we went in at 4:00 for early dinner. Back at falls at 6:00 and the fished until 9:00.
Jim – 41 walleyes & 1 perch. Few eaters but rest small but lots of fun. All on 1/8 oz. white jig head, no body & minnow.
Alex: 33 walleyes, couple of 20’s and Alex cast for northerns some. Well this was out last day head home tomorrow. Another great trip.
Thank you Erik, Allysson, Ann, and Harald
“Tight lines” Jim and Alex
Zawoyski Family | MN
Zawoyski (Ella, Lauren, Steve & Steve). Had a great 3 days of fishing, saw a shooting start and the Northern Lights. Until next time – ENJOY!
Reardon Party | MN
Terry Reardon with son Jeff and Grandson Tate. Last visit to KaBeeLo was in 1983 – had a very nice time, great accommodations!!!
Tate caught a BIG Northern!!! I have a feeling the story is going to grow . We had an awesome time, not only was the fishing amazing so was the sunsets and stars at night. I hope the three of us can come back again and soon. I have memories that will last us a lifetime. Thanks to ALL the KaBeeLo staff.
The Stottlemeyers from Maryland
Day-1 started to fish around 3 after unpacking and got settled in. Started catching walleye on rubber minnows right away. Had a little shower of rain needed a break anyway then went right back at it until almost dark.
Day-2 same as day one fish after fish another great day at broken mouth.
Day- 3 a little windy but fished all day anyway. Hard to hold boat straight and go where we wanted to go caught hundreds of walleye and a few Pike.
Day-4 late start but fishing was great even if it was a little windy. Got some big walleye , one 24” and 6 or so 22in. How to quit at 2:00 to get to go home dang it.
What a birthday gift for old pop thanks Jamie and Jake
The Sunters form Kansas
Day 1 - Windy/few fish but did not fish long.
Day 2- calm and raining in afternoon found out depth finder was not working luckily we had another depth finder to use
Day 3- calm. Got stuck on some rocks twice! Not fun! I have seven of our eight fish to bring home. Glenda caught two big Northerns.
Day 4 – calm. Caught a lot of big walleyes down on South End by Island. Glenda caught a big Northern railroad tie!
Nice cabin lots of rocks and weeds but pretty good Lake.
PS - Tom turned 84 here!
The Osgood family
Second year in a row and it exceeded our expectations. The newly remodeled cabin is beautiful and the new mattresses were a real treat.
We caught a lot of walleye maybe not as many as last year but more big ones. Jake caught a 21in Eric caught a 22in Kate and Jeanne caught a few 18in and Tyson caught a 20”. Then lots of others too. Fun to watch all the fun. Most of our fishing was in front of the island and in front of the cabin towards the weeds
The weather was perfect and cooled down nice for sleeping. We played cards painted red and took a lot of much-needed. Feels so good to relax. Kate said she could stay here two weeks. The swimming beach was another highlight and spent a couple afternoons there can't wait for our next visit.
Larry and Darlene DeVries- Newhall Iowa
We were the first ones to stay in the newly-renovated outpost at Brokenmouth. Was very nice! We had a wonderful time fishing! We caught over 200 fish. Most were walleye but a nice number of Northern including one at 31 in. The weather was great all week. We feel our best fishing was in front of the Outpost and then to the north by the weeds. We always caught something there! This was our second trip to kabeelo Lodge. Hope we can come again!
June 24 great day at broken mouth. Started fish around 2 after unpacking cool out comfortable fishing caught 30-plus walleyes steady. Never had them totally turned on but caught them everywhere. Great fish dinner and fun card game with the boys that night. Everything seems to be in 10 feet of water except by the falls.
June 25th overcast all day probably mid-fifties. Caught fish all day. Biggest was a 27-inch walleye, good fish to quit on. Another great fish dinner campfire and another card game tonight.
June 26th 3rd and last day. Didn't get out until about 11:30 cold night last night. Caught over 130 fish in 3 hours on the shoreline across from the cabin 10 - 2 feet of water today several over 20 inches.
The Russ Party | Kansas City
Arrival Day: arrived at cabin around 6pm. On the water at 7. Headed to the falls, slow at first, then fishing picked up quickly. Jigs w/minnows/leeches, rappala or rattle trap. Several 20-21” walleye, very little pike. 5-8ft of water, 80-90 fish w/in 2-3 hours. Can’t beat it!
DAY 1: on the water 8:30, fished points in back bay, inlets & around islands, Very slow, a few walleyes & northerns. Fished sandy beach, good shelf that drops from 15-5 ft. A few walleyes & 1 real nice size 20” walleye. Slow morning, 15-20 fish. 3 keeper walleye for lunch.
After lunch- on the water at 2:30, ht the island across from cabin. Nice walleye, 20, 21, 22” all around 10-12 ft of water. Some small Northern fish points through Islands 24 inch walleye on the Deep Side of islands just threw islands headed to the falls and caught walleyes just about every cast till dark overall a very good afternoon of fishing walleyes 21 22 23 24 in total of 80 walleyes and 20 Northern. Cold and rainy front moved in late start. On the water at 11, first island across from Cabin,, and drop off the rest of the afternoon. 25 inch walleye landed on the West Point of islands deep water 10 to 15 plenty of Keepers nice study walleye. After a late lunch use Jigs and Rapala on points and Islands headed to Falls for evening or night consistent 19 - 20 walleye day total 80 Pike 20.
DAY 2: COld and rainy. Front moved in. Late start.25" walleye landed on the west piont of islands, deep water 10-15ft. Day toal - 80 walleye, 20 pike.
DAY 3: Rise & Grind temperature dropped overnight Southwind tried all the points and falls. Fishing a few walleye
DAY 4: same weather pattern high 50’s. fishing was very good from start to finish the Falls have shut off the walleye are in deeper water 10-15ft the two best walleye spots are on the North End of the island (2 25” walleye) and the north side of the island
Day 5 last day, fished familiar spots today.
Overall a great week of fishing for 25” walleye best holes for us where the falls the first night and North End of the point and the island study numbers and big fish and joy
Fishing was great! Caught LOTS of walleyes with great overall size (many fish over 20”). Lots of fish off the deep side of the small island straight across from the cabin. Also, many walleyes caught on slip bobbers in the inlet area in the last hour of each day. Overall, a lot of fish were out a little deeper (15-20 ft). Biggest fish was 40” Northern!
May 26 - 31
Jim = 27th year at KaBeeLo; Alex = 25th year at KaBeeLo
FRI: Arrived in light rain shower about 3:30. At falls by 5pm. No more rain. Fished until 8:30. Jim caught 24 walleye, one 23”. Alex caught 29 walleye, one 25”
SAT: Brisk SW wind all day. Caught lots of walleye at falls, but none big. Few small northerns. Caught few small walleye across lake from cabin 10-15 feet depth.
SUN: Wind changed to SE, mild. Sunny this am, but in cabin now at 3”30 waiting for thunderstorm from SW. Lots of small walleye so far, but working harder for them. Jigs and orange heads or white with white body working best with minnow – storm over, back out after dinner. Went up to outlet and caught several small walleyes & northern out from the big rocks in 6-8 ft of water. Wind now NE, partly cloudy. Temp in 50’s. Skunk harvesting food on lawn out front. What a digger!
MON: NW wind. Low clouds, light mist an & off in morning. Steady rain after lunch and continues this evening. Only fished falls today, morning and until 6pm, then headed for cabin to dry out and start fire to get warm. Fishing very good. Lots of walleyes and bigger average. One 25”, 10-12 small northerns.
Fire going and cabin feels great. We have decided to just stay in after dinner and hope for better weather tomorrow. The skunk hasn’t even shown up this evening.
TUE: Cloudy and string NW wind on waking up. Turned into an all-day rain & wind. Fish really shit iff. Went ot falls in morning and afternoon. Caught some, but not like the past days. Gave up at 4 o’clock and came in. Home tomorrow, weather permitting.
GOOD LUCK to all who follow this year and “tight lines”!
Caught many fish straight out from cabin – Joe caught biggest one at 27 1/2” walleye – Goat had good #’s as always – Tom “ Bullcock” La Crouch from Florida is start to learn to fish. The young McNabb not doing well. Jim Mac had 2 today big for him. Joe 15, Goat 22, Hugo 15, Jim 1 McNabb in training Tom “Bullcock” La Crouch. When he get up tomorrow it will be today for him. There is hope don’t ask LaCrouch anything.
Day 1: Fogged in at lodge until 10:30. Flew out – unpacked ate a grilled cheese and went out on the lake. Yvonne caught 4 northern & 4 walleye (small). Kept 1 northern for dinner. On yeah – Jim caught 0. Came in at 6, ate, played cards & slept. Beautiful, sunny, warm day, a bunny around the cabin. Some loons and eagles and a lone seagull were the other life forms on the lake.
Day 2 – everything equalizes – Jim caught a very nice walleye, several small ones. Yvonne caught a 31” northern who she kissed and released and several baby walleye & pike. Not great fishing but couldn’t even get on the lake until noon due to rain & wind. Very windy all day. Caught everything on minnows. In at 5:30- dinner after happy hour, cards & bed. Best 50th wedding anniversary ever! Although, not a great hair day!
Day 3 – Very windy & a bit cold. White caps on the lake. Slept in and had a big breakfast played card while waiting for a break in the weather. Took a nap, read and fixed the walleye from yesterday for lunch at 2pm. Colder & winder so might be a stay – day. Took a hike. Had steak & mashed potatoes for dinner. Saw chipmunks & muskrat & bald eagle. Of course, loons.
Day 4 – Foggy and overcast. Had a big breakfast. Went out on the lake about 11AM. Went to the narrows and caught a couple of small walleyes released but the water was too rough. Went to the rapids. Had minnows. Caught a nice walleye with every cast. Had our dinner and lunch tomorrow quickly, very cold and windy coming back.
Day 5- windy & overcast in the AM. Slept in & waited for good weather. Trolled and got several pikes, 2 trophy size. Went to the rapids and caught 10 walleye – released all. Came home and rested – went back out & caught several pikes. At the cabin – chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits. Sunny and warm. Minnows were the bait of choice.
Jim & Yvonne Tucker
Bill & Nick our of Carthage, MO. Second year @Brokenmouth, roughly 10th year with KaBeeLo. Best fishing trip yet. Great weather most of the week. Caught roughly 100 walleye daily using night crawlers & minnows on Lindy Rigs or Jigs. Caught fish nearly every spot we tired, but best spot near island across from outpost. Caught 26” walleye, plenty of 20-22” walleye and a few large Northern as well.
Osgood Family of 5 | First TImers
July 30- August 2, 2016
Day 1: Osgood family of 5 arrived for our first ever fly-in fishing adventure. Dad, Mom, Jake (17), Kate (14) & Tyson (12). The Hagler party that were here before us left their fish marker, so once we got settled in, we decided to try their spot. With Jake & Kate in one boat and the rest of us in another, we caught fish like we haven’t caught fish before. What a blast. Between what we ate, what we froze & what we threw back, we easily caught 50 fish. We took advantage of no “electronics” and swam, played cards & did a lot of reading. After fishing in the afternoon between naps 😉 we had great burgers for supper.
Day 2: Fairly successful morning of fishing in front of the west beach, but the highlight of the day was when Jake & Dad went out after supper (in front of the cabin) and caught one 18-20” after another. Jake landed the biggest fish -22”- on mom’s pole from her childhood. Jake wasn’t sure it would hold up - 😊
Day 3: Fishing, mapping, swimming on the beach – but nothing compared to the excitement that happened during our 3:00 fish. As luck would have it, we tried the falls & the sky turned black. We tried to get back, but the storm caught up to us just as we reached the dock. The wind was so strong we could hardly get the boats tied up. The screens blew out of the cabin & the rain poured in. It took us a good 2 hours to mop up and clean up. One large pine got blown over – quite the mess, but we were all safe. Couldn’t believe the wind blew the grill and full propane tanks over.
What a great, relaxing adventurous, trip for our family. Thanks so much. We can’t wait to come back.
July 27 – 29, 2016
Hagler Party of 5 arrived from Florida for another multiple KaBeeLo Trips. 30th anniversary since our first trip – have fished all the lakes over the years, but it’s been 13 years since we were on Brokenmouth. Fairly good fishing the first two days – the third day was excellent with walleyes measuring 25 ½”, 25”, 24” and multiple fish 20” – 22”. Best spot was 100 yards out in front of the small island directly across from the cabin. Searched for the 40” Northern but he must have been on vacation this week.
Ate like kings … fried walleye, standing rib roast, coconut walleye.
On to Bear Paw Lake in the morning for four more days of piscatorial bliss!!
Arrived July 20th, 2016
Day 1 Family of 5 landed late morning. Beautiful blue skies, light wind. By the time all were unpacked & relatively situated we managed to make a trip down to the rapids. Some areas were pretty shallow, so we took it slow. Kids loved climbing up (down) the rapids to the lower lake – did not attempt to fish the lake.
Made our way back up to the Narrows & fished just off the upper west bank where we found a few hot spots. The fishing was trumped but the 8 year old who caught a 24” walleye with a salted minnow & $10 fishing rod.
Wind picked up tremendously – so no campfire. Wild midnight storm, winds so strong the cabin was shaking!
Day 2 Surveyed storm damage. Few fallen trees & thankfully no damage to the boats, cabin, etc… Spent 2 hours fishing the east bank just up from the cabin – plenty good size walleyes (10-12’ deep), some snakes & a gorgeous 40” Northern! (Caught by mom with a lead headed jig & salted minnow).
Winds picked up again midafternoon so hung out at the beaches and pretended we were in Mexico!
June 22nd: Four of us guys arrived from Mpls this morning. Mike Johnson me writing and Henry Janish, Craig Johnson and Justin Johnson. One rookie on KaBeeLo Fly-in fishing held us up on going fishing. After getting him in a boat he ended up snagging a 24” walleye. He’s hooked on coming here next year. My day was the best with my fishing partner Henry we ended up catching a lot of 20” to 26” Walleyes. I don’t like to brag my best was a 29”. Man, what a heart pumper. At 68 I could take more.
June 23rd: Went out at 6:00AM, beautiful morning to be out on the water. Fish were biting like crazy and soon as we got out there 16” – 24”. Mike and Henry went to the opposite side of the lake and did just as well. Henry and I had a blast catching a couple of walleyes. We met up with the pro Mike Johnson and watched him circle our boat while catching fish. It was a blast. Came back into camp a little before dark to start making dinner.
June 24th: We got up and out on the lake by 7. It was a beautiful morning nice and sunny with a breeze coming out of the west creating the perfect walleye chop. Mike and I (Craig the KaBeeLo Rookie) ran down to the rapids right away where we did so well the night before. When we arrived we could not wait to get our lines in the water but found that they had moved to a different location. We began heading back to the big part of the lake checking every point on our way out. Turns out we didn’t have to go that far before Mike and I were hauling in Walleyes. As Mike and I were fishing I set the hook into a real nice fish. I told my uncle Mike to “grab the net”. He set his rod down and grabbed the net. As I pulled the fish over to where he could get it into the net. The next thing I know he hits the walleye in the head with the net! ! OOPS He goes, then as I bring it back around again same thing! ! OOPS! ! He hits again in the head. He finally scoops it up into the net and says “ Oh, I guess it’s not as big as mine, he he”. The fish ended up being a 25” walleye.
We headed back out shortly after eating and started fishing some more points. Catching some walleyes. 16-23”. Later that evening we met up with Justin and Henry on the north side of the lake and started back trolling and drifting along the shoreline. We were on the “x”. Fish after fish we pulled into the boat 16-24”.
June 25th: The day started with a light rain starting sometime during the night. There was no lightning or thunder. The weather cleared at 9:00AM. We experienced a morning and early afternoon of overcast skies and a wind from the southeast. We enjoyed every minute and the fish were very active. At 3:00PM it started to mist and the wind clamed. We fished with shad raps/jigs and jigging raps. It was a very productive time. Many fish were caught and most 20 inch of more. Because of the mist we used the off lake time to rebound old friendships and to talk about our adventures. It was said the weather was fishing.
The airplane flight was awesome. We all hope KaBeeLo will be here for many years for us and others to enjoy. We are thankful for the Lohn family made this adventure successful.
Elich Party – Bill – Dad – Cory – son
First time at KaBeeLo’s Brokenmouth. Arrived at 9am – thunderstorms in area so did not get out to fish until 1pm. Tried small island across lake from camp with only 1 walleye to Cory.
After lunch went out again and did much better. At one point I lost a propeller jig to what was without a doubt a snag. About 1 ½ hours later Cory caught a 16” walleye with a line coming out of its mouth; my propeller jig and halt dissolved minnow was in the walleyes gullet. Cory caught about 18 walleye and 1 small northern on the same glow jig. All together we caught about 32 walleye up to 23”. All fish were caught near small island closer to camp.
Day 2- Very windy all day could not leave dock until 4pm due to large whitecaps on lake. Fished into the falls on the far south end and did quite well with both northern & walleye casting Rapalas & spoons. Approx. 20 fish up to 30” northern & 23” walleye in shortened day.
Day 3 – another late start – weather finally aborted. Slow fishing all around except at end of the day jigging & minnows at mouth of falls. Caught approx... 40 walleye, perch & northern all pretty good size (16” – 23”) in space of 2 hours.
Did well caught our limit on the sport license. Caught some northern on NE corner of lake near the cabin. Drifted off the rocky pint & island across the lake from the cabin & did all walleye fishing.
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources paid us a visit. They pulled up to our dock in their sea plane, checked out our fishing licenses, outdoor cards, etc. they asked about fishing, looked at the fish remains near the filet table & reminded up about fishing regs., fire danger wearing a life preserver. (They don’t like searching for dead bodies), etc.…
We chatted for a while, I said, “You guys have a new prime minister. He seems like a decent guy”. The MNR officer laughed,” Yeah, he likes to spend money, but it’s not him we’re worried about. We’re worried about that guy who’s running for your president.
I was glad that we had all of our licenses, outdoor cards, etc. & that we hadn’t taken any fish that were over the limit.
Quite a few wild orchids in the yard by the cabin. I think that they’re Lady Slippers. Very pretty.
BTW, it’s been windy the last couple of days. We lucked out and got off the lake early enough to avoid the wind & rain. This is the best I’ve Love fishing on my own without a guide. The tips from Erik and the depth finder wee a big help. I could have left my trolling rods at home. Likewise, the leeches & night crawlers were unnecessary. Minnows & lures are more than adequate.
Day 1 - First trip to Canada fishing beautiful day, went to the falls hmmm. Fish appeared to be elusive there but probably just the fisherman!!! We caught 4 pike largest was 26”. 3 walleye largest was 16”. We had a great time learning the lake. All fish were caught on creek chub pike lure!
Day 2 - When using the facilities to go #2 bring a friend to help swat the mosquitoes. Fishing was slow this morning didn’t catch a fish until after 10am. Didn’t get on the lake until 9:30. After sleeping in and resting up we managed 7 walleye 1 over 20”. 9 pike between 22” – 26”. Days total was 23 fish.
Day 3 - Rain . . . . . than fishing caught 2. Rain . . . . . we are master chefs. Rain cleared and we set off. We caught 9 walleye 1-24” and went out again total fish caught today 23; 1 pike about 22inches – 2 walleye over 20”.
Hunter Party | Father & Son
May 27-31st. Jim 26th year at KaBeeLo | Alex 24th Year at KaBeeLo
Day 1: Landed on lake at 3:45. On lake at 4:45. Landed in sunshine and warm. When left dock an hour later, raining. Went across lake from cabin for ½ hour. 3 small walleye. NO thunder or lighting so headed for falls. Alex 25+ walleye’s couple small northern. 1- 27” walleye, couple 23-24”. 3- large perch. Jim 15+ walleye 18-20” average. 4 small northern. Late supper at 9:00.
Day 2: Cool, cloudy, to falls. Jim one northern 34”. One perch 18 walleyes – most 18”+ NO big ones. Alex 20+ walleyes 2 small northern. Hit the 3 narrows back from falls. Few small walleyes. Tried to clear at noon, but then darkened & rain this evening. In 50’s.
Day 3: Awoke to Mod. Steady rain. Lasted all morning, then light rain on & off all rest of day. Wind last 2 days NE, now NW & light. Fish in negative feeding mode today. Alex: 10 walleye, 1 small northern. Jim: 6 walleyes, 1 small northern. No size to walleye. Most at falls. Couple in the narrows. Still light rain at dark. Hopeful with wind change, clearing tomorrow.
Day 4-5: Rain in am. Finally cleared in pm. Sun out this am, but rain before noon, heavy in pm & cold. Alex 23 walleye, 4 northern and Jim 14 walleye, 2 northern May 30th. Alex 9 walleye, 2 northern and 1 perch and Jim 3 walleye and 1 northern May 31st. Came in at 5pm to dry everything out. Home tomorrow.
Except for 1st day had to work for fish. But still far better than SW Missouri. Keep tight lines!
Tom Latina | Loveland, CO.
DAY #1: Trolled around lake with medium depth lures (Rapalas) to try and locate the fish. Pretty slow day – ½ dozen fish; 5 walleyes, 1 pike.
DAY #2: Trolled a bit more – casted weed beds and had good pike action.
DAY #3: Put on spinner rig w/leeches and twister tails and drifted in 20’ plus water – LORDY – GREAT walleyes!!! 26”, 27” & 28”! AND LOTS!
DAY #4: Stayed in 20’ + water and caught lots of nice walleyes!!!
DAY #5: Repeat of days 3&4!
DAY #6: Harald came out and we had a blast – caught lots of nice walleyes.
DAY #7: As long as we stayed in deep water we caught nice walleyes.
DAY #8: I think a hurricane came scooting thru as we never were able to leave the cabin. Somehow the plane came @2pm and took Harald back to the base camp.
DAY #9: Ho Hum – never seemed to NOT find nice walleyes!! As long as I drifted in 20’ of water this has become a no brainer!
DAY #10: I think the group of eagles had to have been here, looked out on a sunrise like this and came up with the words “Just another day in paradise”! Beautiful day – lots of nice fish and not 1 northern pike! I think in all the years I have been coming here this is a FIRST!
DAY #11: Aug 19th Ugly start – gray, drab, raining! Last day of trip ‘til next year – Just went in front of cabin about 200 yds straight out in 20’ of water and in 10 minutes had my dinner walleye! Last meal of the trip – It was great and as always – memorable.
Mike Johnson & Henry Janish | Mpls MN
6.25.2014 Day 1 - This is my 18th time going to KaBeeLo and my first time at Brokenmouth. Impressed with the size or average size of walleyes – 18 to 20 inchers. 20-23.5 were the largest and were fishing the main part of the lake.
6.26.2014 Day 2 - Up at 5am on the water at 6am. Great morning fishing. 20” walleyes common 26” the largest. Best I have seen in a long time. 27-1/2” northern also caught. Went to the falls after lunch, very scenic. Walleyes were plentifull 22” the largest. 33” northern was also caught. The larger sizes were not consistent at the falls. Evening 5:30pm fishing was done closer to the cabin we fished until 8:30, walleyes were larger, could not land one in under 18”. Walleyes were 20” to 24”. One large northern 37” was landed. Some northern smaller were also caught.
6.27.2014 Day 3 - Got up early, 4 am and fishing by 5:05am, Just fishing near the first narrows on main lake. All walleyes were in the 18-20” range but one at 26” for the morning. Came back at 10am and made breakfast, nice day with wind & clouds. Afternoon wasn’t as good with it warming up. Biggest northern 33” on a jig. May writing can you tell I’ve had a too many cottails….
6.27.2014 Up at 4 am on the water by 5 am. Walleye fishing was good 19”-24”, caught some on a slip bobber setup. The fish would take the bait on a slow retrieve at times. Cloudy sky no sun today. The wind is light and it rained but nor hard. We fished in as bay with spoons. The bay produced 6 small northerns. One 33: northern was landed in open water on the larger part of the lake. Went for a meal at 10 am it is raining heavier now.
6.27.2014 Day 4 – After lunch we were back to our choice fishing spot as the rain had stopped. We came very close to landing the largest walleye we have seen. It was not to be this trip, hope that fish will be here next year. We will recommend this adventure to anyone. We had a great time and both of us hope to be at this lake next year. Henry. Thanks a lot to the Lohn family.
Jim & Lili Clark, Yuma AZ
Jim’s 3rd time at this cabin
** Mesquito Alert **
1st day – getting to know lake and rocks in the lake. Caught 9 or 10, windy warm day. Caught some across from cabin, jigs & leeches. Cooked 3 for dinner.
2nd day – read about the falls so headed there in am. It was true, caught 20-25 really nice fish. Going back this evening for dinner. Still windy but very nice day. Back to falls around 4:30pm the fish are biting but we’re out of bait (which my husband has been baiting my hook along), so he asks what kind of lure I would like. I say “you got anything pink” he says “oh yea – snicker – snicker –“ so he ties on a little pink multi colour spoon. I cast out and proceed to pull in a 20” walleye on 1st cast. He was stunned but that’s about how the evening went. He also caught a few releases and we had a great walleye dinner.
3rd day – rained last night + heavy clouds this morning, going back to falls – last day went to falls, cold weather, still catching fish with pink spoon (1st cast). Jim finally got spoon away from me and immediately caught nice walleye on 1st cast. He caught a few more then went to cabin to start cleaning up – Mosquitos were so bad we couldn’t sit outside 0 just as bad inside. Had a great trip!!!!
Brandon & Ana Bartz | Mpls, MN
6/5 Rainy all day; SW wind 5-8. 13 walleye - largest 24" average 19"
6/6 Bright sun all day; NW wind 10-14 (almost directly at cabin). 18 walleye - largest 20", avg 16". 6 northern - largest 30" Pink/white lead w whitegrub/greenlead spraklygrub & tail + minnow ** Mother Moose w calf spotted swimming to shore; after cooking burgers, black bear (~350 lbs) spotted sittig directly outside south dining room window.
6/7 Bright sun all AM; W wind 8-10 (scattered showers in afternoon). 25 walleye - largest 26", avg 18". 12 northern - largest 34". Ratt;e raps, lead jigs w grubtails & minnows; tried top water w mild success. ** Saw a beaver hanging around the falls - not as exciting as a bear....
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Jim & Alex Hunter
May 25th Sunday - Arrived at 5pm, left dock at 6pm. Arrived at falls 6:15. First walleye at 6:25pm Fished until 8pm. Cloudy rain. Alex = 10 walleye, average 17-18”. 2 small northern. Jim = 12 walleye 17-18”
May 26th Monday - On lake at 9am. Cloudy, cool & windy. Went to falls. ALEX: 6-7 walleye largest 22” 2 small northern. JIM: 5 walleye, 1 northern 34”. All caught on jig & minnow. At narrows of main lake, 4 small northern & 1 small “dog fish” (BOWFIN). After supper back to falls from 7:30-9, could not get jig & minnow in water fast enough. Lost count, over 40 walleyes for both of us. Smaller average size. 1 good northern did not measure. Lights worked today when sun was out. Not working tonight -= battery drained.
May 27 (cool & clear) - Morning: back to falls (where else). Alex: 2 walleye (too big to eat), 1 northern over 30”. Jim: 1 small northern, 1-42” northern, 1-32” northern, 3 walleyes (1 @ 26”). ALL caught on orange head 1/8oz jig, white body + minnow
May 28 - Clear & warm. Wind from NE then to SW. Spent all day at falls. 25-30 fish using jig & gulp minnows
May 29 – LAST DAY Guess we will go to the falls. Sunny & calm this morning. Caught lots of fish today Jim: 36” northern, 27” walleye, Alex: 25” walleye. Day was hot then cloudy & cool tonight. Wind to NE. Have to head back to Missouri tomorrow. This was one of our best trips as far as fish size & numbers. Even the gulp minnows worked. Jim = 24th year at KaBeeLo, son Alex = 22nd year at KaBeeLo. We hope to be back next year. Best of luck to all that follow. “Tight Lines” Jim.
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father/daughter fished lake from the get-go. Early fishing was tough but moved our boat and GUESS WHAT? We caught fish. Found out that gold jigs were the answer to catching fish and used a lot on Day two. WOW! Day three with gold jigs and minnows we caught fish and basked in glorious sun. Day three – R.A.I.N.E.D – a lot! We stuck it out & had a blast with northerns.
Great – we got out ½ day early because no one was on the lake. After settling in we fished right off the dock – Dad caught ‘em but no one else. Second day, of course, we got into the fish despite the wind and rain. But, spark plug was loose on one boat so stranded for a bit until “rescued” by the rest of our party. Day three, more rain and more wind but fish we caught. Lots of them. Day four we begin to catch fish when WHAM – hook in the hand. It hurt but we managed. Looking for the rescue plane but nothing came by. We survived. Day five, our last, we fished, caught fish, had equipment problems while some napped.
Today I caught 15 to 20 fish this morning I caught 2 walleye in a row right after I custed twice I didn’t catch my pike today. I just caught many walleye although today was a great day of fishing it wasn’t any ware near as great as yesterdays fishing.
Today I caught 10 to 15 fish today my first 4 pike. I caught the first fish was 28” next was 28” then a 29 ½” the next one was 21” so today I’ve had the best day of fishing. On time my grandpa’s friend Steve was going to lose a big pike in our boat later today.