Exceeded my expectations! Fabulous cabin, fantastic fishing!
New cabin built in 2017 comfortably sleeps up to 8 guests and boasts excellent Walleye and Northern Pike fishing.
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.
14 min. plane ride from KaBeeLo's main base
Bed Capacity: 8 people
Year Built: 2017
Other: ONLY cabin on the lake
Distance from main base: 24 miles East
Dimensions: 1 × 3 miles
Surface area of Main Lake: 1,361 acres
Shape: Electric drill
Average Depth: 12 – 18 feet
Deepest Point: 30+ feet
Structure: Lots of rocks, inlets, bays and sunken islands
Species: Walleye, Northern Pike
Other: Lake is on the Sesikanaga river and flows into BETTY LAKE
Kansas Crew of 8
Great fishing total catch was 644 fish comprising of Big Walleye was 24 ¼” Big Northern was 46”. Enough fish to take our limits home with several (Walleye) fish over 18”(Actually(28) over 20”).
Weather started off great and eneded with spots of rain+light winds.
Food was great with Chief Scott providing variety with blackened, fried,+Cajan Walleye. Even though his fishing sucked!!
Accomidations was great!! With plenty of back-up food. KaBeeLo Lodge hit it out of the park, and met all our expectations.
Sneed Couple (1 fishing)
Great meals of walleye, steak, pancakes, cobbler and sunsets on two evenings.
But what you really want to know is where we caught the fish.
We caught walleye on Lindy rigs + leaches mostly in the cut between the lakes and along the “weedy” rocks on the south side of the cut.
Northern Pike – Probably caught fifty total on (shiney)broken back lures + caught them in the cut between the lakes, around the small island in the small lake and around the island out from the cabin.
Fun time. If you don’t like the weather just wait 15 minutes. If you do like it, enjoy it while you can.
Woke up to some pancakes(Delicious) and got off to a slow start because some of the motors were not working but eventually fixed the problem. Went outside the cabin to the left and caught several walleyes and some pike mixed in. one 35 inch pike which ended up being the biggest fish of the trip. Walleyes for dinner/ late lunch and went out for a small Fishing session after.
eggs and Bacon for Breakfast went out to some Different spots and Caught lots! The island out from the cabin was great to troll around for walleyes! Hamburgers were cooked and tasted amazing after we were exhausted. after supper we drove to the north end and Caught some pike.
More pancakes and eggs for breakfast and then went on 15 Minute ride to the entrance to Betty and the big bay beside it. Not much in the “legendary bay” besides a couple pike. Picnic on shore after and had to head off early because of storms. ended up sitting at the cabin cooking steak in rain.
Went out after the rain cleared and caught some pike
Moose by the Betty Water fall!
Made eggs with toast and went out earlier to get as much fishing time as possible before we had to pack up. Nothing special except a school of Walleyes being picked off by the fly rod which was amazing.
Topeka KS, Lawrence, Russ, Shayen, Shannon
7/31 1st half day – cold + windy +Rain
-Fished bay only ~ 4N + 6W
After long drive will retire early + hit it again
2N over 30”, +
Supper – Brats
Mac + Chz
8/1 Day 1 Beautiful weather, a little Rain
Fished different areas – walleye supper
N – 82 W – 9
Serveral were 25 -30
1 – 41 (15.7)
8/2 Day 2
Later start due to fog. Great breakfast. Ham + peanut butter for lunch.
Walleye, Burgers, onion rings for supper. Sat out by Campfire till Rain hit, big storm at night, cool sleeping.
23N(many 30”-33”) big one 40, 4W
8/3 Day 3
Rain off-on all day. Much WIND. Walleye-hot dogs-beans for supper. Big storm last Night Change fishing. Saw lot 73-N-most 25-30 9W
1-35 Total for Wk 335-N 37-W
Another great day. Mostly Sun Some Rain – Steaks for supper + beanie weenie corny Mac+cheesey
Try to git that at a gourmet Restaurant.
Just in case you wonder about only 37 walleye, we never fished for them. Looking for the hogs.
“Fly in newbies”
Tom + Derrick Brasel, 7/27 – 7/30
Didn’t Catch any fish so we had to resort to eating Vienna Sausage + SPAM! NOT! First Cast off the dock after arriving yielded our first fish for the pan. We went out in the boat for a bit to add 2 more for dinner. The first sharp point up the lake from the cabin was our go to spot. Our table fare consisted of fresh walleye, fresh walleye + more fresh walleye! As the wind switched directions throughout our stay, we adapted + kept finding plenty of fish. We ate 18 Walleye for breakfast, lunch + dinner + brought our limit home. The accomidations + fishing were nothing short of amazing! Each evening, Steven ”Seagull” patiently awaits for the days catch final ride across the lake to discard the remains. This we be a trip I never forget w/ my dad. What a great time! – Derrick
Payne, Matt + Clarence
June 23 – June 27th
As always, Great trip! Caught tons of fish. Most Walleye 18” or so. Windy shore produced fish as usual. Heavy wind and rain for 2 days. Still managed to catch plenty of fish. Last day caught several walleye around the island in front of the cabin. A storm popped up and we made a run for it to avoid the rain. What happened next was not a rain storm but something equivalent to the storm that Noah faced in the Ark. 4’ waves crashed the boat as we raced for the shore. Lightening crashed and scared the hell out of us. Nearly sunk the boat. First time I have ever grabbed a life jacket in fear!
LOL – Good Times – Clarence + Matt Payne.
Winston, Tim + Austin
June 12(PM) to June 16(AM)
Amazing trip for our first time. We caught fish everyday and two days over 100 fish caught. June 14 – 102, June 15 – 156. Hotspots were against wind blown banks. Best spot was where Lake narrows to N.E. Next best location was just west of the cabin in the cut out between two large bodies of water. We also caught a fair amount of walleye straight N. of cabin infront of smaller island.
Big Fish 1 – 22 inch walleye
1 – 38 Northern, 2 – 35” Northern
1 – 34 inch Northern
90% of Walleye were 16 – 18 inches.
Total Fish Approximately 339
FISHED IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE LAKE DURING THE DAY BUT FOUND THAT FISHING OFF THE DOCK YIELDED THE BEST RESULTS. PULLED IN DOZENS OF WALLEYES LATER IN THE DAY OFF THE DOCK. DURING THE PROCESS OF FISHING OFF THE DOCK WE ACCIDENTALLY WOUNDED A SMALL WALLEYE AS THE LITTLE GUY PARTIALLY SWALLOWED THE HOOK. WHEN WE RELEASED HIM HE LOOKED AS THOUGH HE WAS GOING TO MAKE IT. WE WERE WRONG, HE BEGAN TO FLOAT AFTER ABOUT A HALF HOUR. AFTER EVERYONE, SAYING A QUICK PRAYER FOR THE LITTLE GUY, IN THE DISTANCE ONE OF OUR FISHERMAN SAYS, “HEY LOOK AT THIS BIG BIRD FLYING RIGHT AT US”, EVERYONE LOOKED AND LOW AND BEHOLD, A HUGE BALD EAGLE SWOOPED DOWN IN FRONT OF US (ABOUT 15’ IN FRONT OF US) AND PICKED UP THAT FLOATING FISH IN FULL SPEED FLIGHT. WE ALL THANKED GOD FOR THE “CIRCLE OF LIFE” EXPERIENCE WE JUST WITNESSED.
-WE WERE VISITED BY A LARGE RAYEN, 4 RUFFED GROUSE, AND OUT BALD EAGLE FRIEND. THE GROUSE CAME RIGHT UP TO US.
WE had a great time
Ben & Luke from MN
First time to kabeelo. Just my 14 y.o son and me. Goals: 40+ pike, lots of walleyes, peaceful time together, and maybe some Northern lights.
Had success on 1-3, but the full moon was too bright to even see the Milky way. Ate REALLY good - Walleye lunch every day, and kabeelo provisions are perfect. Landed a 41” Pike for pics. Had a larger one at the boat, but he got away. Caught lots of walleyes, found the larger ones are shallow and close to shore. Did not care for the sunken island, to hard to fish with waves, and there are better fish in other areas. We hiking and found ripe blueberries, raspberries, moose droppings….. And saw a Caribou!
Bringing home our limit in fish not hard to do.
We think this is our 17th year coming to Kabeelo. These adventures have provide memories that will last all of our lifetimes. What’s better than spending 3 days in a boat with your son with NO cell phone, T.V. or internet?!
The first day we did really well on Walleye out on the sunken island. Its hard to find, but productive when you do. (Limit)
Yesterday was a little tougher - caught a mix of Northern & Walleye and the weather has been great. (except for the 1 hour storm that blew in at about 7:15 last night that we were all glad we were by the cabin.
This is a beautiful Lake, but probably one of the tougher lakes to fish. A lot of Northern’s mixed in with the Walleyes, so you can get stripped a lot if you are not using steel leaders. One more day to enjoy, bigger fish 24 inch Walleye.
8-07-19: Windy all day! Fished the west shore Good Walleye fishing, Good “Shore” lunch.
We do it again.
Can’t believe the cabin compared to 30 years ago.
mediocre midwesterns July 21-26
Sunday July 21 The small troupe of 5 midwestern American men flew in Sunday afternoon and were met with choppy seas and a slightly overcast sky. They proceeded to unload the many tons of gear and water bottles, backs bent and eyes bulging. After that labour intensive task was concluded, they set about exploring the shack that was to be their home for the next five days. The enthusiasm was greatly reduced by the discovery of the Pit of Horrors located behind the shack and the “This Lake Sucks!” scrawled at the front of this book. However, it slowly returned as they thought of the many fish they would catch. The motley crew set about preparing for this great slaughter of fish with vigor. After great stress and an hour or two of delay, the boats were afloat and the gear and leeches were stowed. Several hours and 11 rather scrawny Walleye later, the first feast was prepared. The plump, white Americans retired to their bunks that night, full and contented.
Monday dawned, but the slumbering Americans were not there to see it appear. After a late start and a hearty breakfast, they were off. Two of the midwesterners were complete novices, and fared rather poorly the whole day, catching only a handful of fish. The other however, were accompanied by a Master Angler, and had much better luck. They retired that evening after another feast, two of them greatly dismayed. To bolster their spirits, the Master Angler promised he would accompany them the following day and teach the peasants his secrets.
On Tuesday, the Master Angler came through with his promise, and the peasants rejoiced at their success. Perhaps the greatest moment of the trip came at the mid-morning as they were trolling along the shore, hoping for a Walleye or two, when a peasant became snagged. The Master Angler gave a great sigh and began to backtroll to the location of the snag. Great shouts of terror and joy were heard as the snag revealed itself to be a massive Northern Pike. A tremendous battle ensued, as the peasant struggled to land his mighty catch. Finally, thanks to the skill of all involved and one very helpful net, the beast was caught and measured at 42 inches. Bo Bo, as it was shortly thereafter named, was released back into the wild. Suffice to say, no one else was able to match the peasants catch, and the day ended with a lovely sunset.
Wednesday started hot and became hotter throughout the day. The sun beat down, determined to purge the white from the Midwesterns and turn them the rosey red of previous days sunset. The day was slow for fishing especially Walleye. Sleep came early for them, as they determined to arise early and beat the heat.
Thursday morning was warm but it slowly cooled through the day. The water became very choppy and it rained in the afternoon. One peasant, the one appointed scribe, became very disillusioned after catching precisely 0 fish and retired to the shack to nurse his wounded pride and a nap. The Master Angler and apprentices returned bearing great fish tales (pardon the pun) and stories of their tremendous bravery and skill in catching very large Northern Pike. (to which the author expresses some doubt as he was not there to verify such things) When the dust settled, it was concluded that a 38” inch and a 36 inch Northern Pike had been captured. The 38 inch Pike was caught using a light weight Walleye pole with 8lb. Test and no steel leader to the astonishment of all. The day was celebrated with a steak dinner. Everyone went to bed full and happy.
Friday was cool and cloudy. The anglers headed back out for a few hours before starting the exhausting process of repacking their gear and cleaning the shack. It was a good morning, a few Walleye for the trip home, and some attemps for another Trophy Pike.
On a slighty more serious note, we all enjoyed the time spent here upon this lake, even with the troubles and trials we endured. The cabin, or shack as it was called. Treated us great. We had plenty to eat, a place to sleep, and most importantly, a place to shower. It was a successful fishing trip, we brought in close to 300 fish. Most of them Northern Pike. This is our tally.
Northern’s 42in. = One
38in. = Four
36in. = Two
15-25in. = Approx. 200
Walleye Roughly 100
Luke. K, Kris K
Matt, Scott, Cole L.
July 12 -17
LET ME START BY SAYING THAT I HAVE BEEN A GUEST AT KABEELO LODGE’S FLY OUT FISHING 6 TIMES NOW. #6 WAS NOT GOOD. WE WERE GREETED BY SCORES OF DEAD MAY FLIES ON THE SANDY SHORE BY THE CABIN, NOT A GOOD SIGN! WE FISHED HARD FOR WALLEYE AND STRUGGLED TO BOAT A LIMIT EVERY DAY. UPON CLEANING THEM WE DISCOVERED NO MAY FLIES AND A BASICALLY EMPTY STOMACH/GUTS. SO WHAT IS THE ISSUE? USING ⅛ - ¼ OZ. JIGS WITH LEECHES AND FISHING THE DROP OFFS, STRUCTURE, ETC. - TYPICAL WALLEYE AREAS THAT HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY PRODUCTIVE ON OTHER KABEELO LAKES. GOOD THING THIS WASN’T MY FIRST KABEELO LAKE OR IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MY LAST. OH YEAH, ALSO TRIED TROLLING DEEP, MEDIUM & SHALLOW WITH VARIOUS LURES AND EXPERIENCED EXTREMELY LIMITED SUCCESS. THANK GOD FOR BEER, GIN & WHISKEY. I’LL COME BACK BUT NEVER TO WAKEMAN!
RECIPE: IF YOU DISCOVER THAT THE BEER YOU DECIDED TO BRING ISN’T ACCEPTABLE (GRAIN BELT) TRY CABIN RED BEER: 24OZ BEER, 5 PACKETS OF KETCHUP, SALT, PEPPER & HOT SAUCE TO TASTE.
The Snead Family
We experienced many aspects of Ontario so much weather- hard rain, beautiful sunshine, calm and high winds.
My son, two eleven year old grandsons and I had so much fun fishing, cooking, enjoying camp fires and experiencing “unplugged at its finest. This is such a special place and we are grateful for it.
Fishing was not what experienced last year. Walleyes may have been goorged with Mayflies, the weather? but we caught more fish in one day last year than we did in 3 ½ days this year.
Caught most walleye on the shore to the left of the cabin. Caught several large Northern in the small back lake by the rock island near the back right.
Wonderful time with my son and grandsons on our own private lake with eagles, grouse and beautiful sounds of nature. We will be back!
The Snead Family
5th time to kabeelo 1st time to wakeman
july 2nd - arrived, settled in and went fishing for supper found hump south of island and picked up 16 walleyes for supper in about 1 1/2 hours wsw fairly gusty making jigging slightly difficult color was not an issue most fish caught 6-10' a few deeper. after supper few went out casting few fish not much to report except for the moose swimming
july 3rd - partly cloudy, evening rain wind wsw 10-15 mph. large mayfly hatch overnight made walleye fishing. difficult still caught plenty for supper biggest walleye 21” northern fishing was best in bay se of cabin. in far se corner around weedy area. not much size but lot of action several double catches occurred. tip #1 move minnows to deeper water to keep them lively. bring a little extra rope and marker bouy to keep them in 10’ of water much better chance to keep minnow alive. tip # 2 make sure you don’t put the bouy in the normal in/out travel lane of dock.
july 4th - happy 4th of july! mayfly hatch continues fish belly full of mayfly- making for tough walleye bite needed entice the bite kind of like eating the last slice of pie after thanksgiving… put it in front of their face long enough they will finally eat it even though they are stuffed. northern action continues to be good in the shallows not much size but lots of action. biggest northern 36” biggest walleye 20” other fish caught eel pout (who knew) and perch (small did not keep). westerly winds blew in smoke from far off forest fires in the evening sky was hazy/smokey. tip # 3 if you fish the “hump” make sure you have plenty of jigs. the rocks are like hoover vacs and suck in jigs and don’t return many. but if you aren’t snagging rocks you aren’t catching fish. as they are holding tight to the rocks.
july 5th - windy from westerly direction smoke, smoke, smoke key words of the day! heavy smoke at times made seeing across the lake difficult. smaller mayfly hatch overnight. the younguns decided to portage to the north east area. humped boat over rocks to find shallow bay full of weeds but only caught 2 small northern for all of their efforts. the 2 fished northerns all day their word of advice… fish for northerns amongst the rocks and don’t fish the weedy bays as they did not catch much there. every one else fished for walleyes. better luck fishing today but the fish were shallow must walleye caught in less than 6’ of water where you could just see the rocks in the water. biggest northern 36” walleye 20”, since older enteries shared favorite reciepes… favorite side dish - diced potatoes with onions fried in left over bacon grease and butter fried in the “well seasoned” frying pan.
july 6th - clear sky (hazy smoke) calm water temp 70-72f most of day water was competely calm making drift jigging impossible walleyes were again very shallow in the rocks you could see them hitting the jigs did best throwing rat l traps and bouncing them off the rocks. half of the time was spent getting unsnagged. walleyes were so shallow there was a 15” walleye under the logs where boats are stored. discovered pet northern under dock and tryed to catch by hand without success. boys claimed to have fished every shoreline for northerns the past 4 days but didn’t find the desired 45” northern they were fishing for. tonight was visited by a grouse and her 6 chicks. smokey sky resulted in another brilliant red sunset. no big fish to report today overall found walleyes at the hump, n&s side of island straight out from cabin, small rocky island (not on map) and south side of heart island. had very little luck at the narrows by cabin only caught 3 walleyes there. northerns casting into rocky shorelines, not much luck in weedy bays overall mayflys. tip (last one) narrow boats travel the lake alot faster but are hard to go slow enough back trolling the wider boats go slower across the lake but have the perfect backtrolling speed for jigging.
Right off bat - 25 yds from dock 13.5# Northern - 36" long. Fished South lake - Calmer - Total 15 Northern - Largest 15.5# & 1 walleye - for lunch. Water very choppy in the Main Lake.
Saturday - East wind shoud have given us a clue what to expect. Fished for walleyes east of cabin & across lake by islands. Only 1 walleye & 2 clams. Back out @ 5pm only to find our 2nd motar doesn't start!
Sunday - Father's Day...Wind in the West, Figured out motor! Fished south lake - 1 Northern - 15# - 1 Northern - 37 inches LARGE HEAD 1 Northern - 9#-10oz -FIGHTER. All total - 12 Northern, 2 Walleye
Found most of them rocks/boulders. Back out at 7pm. Trolled to the east of Cabin - Zilch. Found sweet spot @ opening of lake to the south - 15 walleye & 1 North.
Monday, june 17,2019 East Wind - Calm - Cloudy Out to south lake - only 2 walleyes. Back to inlet - Caught 2 walleyes & 32 1/2" Noerthern. Back out @ 2:30pm. Wind started in the east & changed to the west @ about 430pm - Trolled along to inlet & then back to south lake - 2 walleye - not big enough to keep. Jigged & trolled east of cabin, across to rocks & islands - only 5 Northern & 1 walleye.
One more day to try. Going to try NE bay for Northern.
Tuesday -Tried up NE. Only 12 Northern. Trolled entire lake - 8 Nort & 1 walleye. ?Too early? Too Late? Too Sunny? Several Northerns over 37"
Bumpy flight in - Hot & humid 1st 2 days but steady bites. Had a couple Killer 1/2 days ~ 50 fish in the boat. Caught a 22" whitefish - terrific fight. One AM of trrific storm & rain all day - then cool & clear resst of the time. 33" Pike & 22 1/2 Walter took home the Prize "Kittys" but saw & had on a few Monster Pike.
Thank you this was very nice I Love The nature and fish. Thanks for the 41 inch Pike!
5-28-19: Little overcast when we began around 8:30 - Turned Sunny. 3 Walleye, 2 Northern First time out. Thankfully For the Fish, Heavy winds kept the boys off the lake for rest of day Until tomorrow Wakeman
-Had First Walleye dinner in years. Unreal
5-29-19: Horrible day to be a Fish on Wakeman. Pulled in 10 hogs & had ourselves one of the best meals ever made in Canada. All while looking over the golden lake of the evening sun.
5-30-19: More of the same today. Filled the stringer w/ the max limit of 12. Not Much wind today, but enough to give us a natural drift. Beauty of a day, and a great way to cap off the week!
05/24/2019 GREAT FLIGHT IN OVERCAST & SOME RAIN - CHILL IN THE AIR, A PERFECT WAY TO START A CANADIAN ADVENTURE MOTHER NATURE SETS THE RULES - FISHED FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS - GOT ALL WE NEEDED FOR DINNER AND MORE CABIN HAS A BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF THE LAKE.
FRESH FISH, A GLASS OF WHITE WINE AND A NIGHT WITHOUT INTERNETM TV, PHONES OR CITY NOISE - NOTHING COULD BE BETTER!
05/25/2019 A PARK CLOUD BROODING DAY. THE LAKE WAS INKY BLACK WITH MODERATE WAVES, A STUNNING SIGHT. EAGLES NESTING BY THE BETTY LAKE OUTFLOW. NOT HAPPY WITH US, BUT STILL WILLING TO SHARE. SUN CAME OUT FOR A BIT MAKING THE DARK WATER SPARKLE. WIND HOWLING TONIGHT. PERFECT WILDNES SOUND. FIRE IN THE WOOD STOVE MAKING THE CABIN A COZY RETREAT.
GOT OUT LATE THIS MORNING FISHING. FISHING WAS OK, BUT NOT GREAT. KEEPING IN MIND THAT WHAT WE CAUGHT TODAY WOULD BE A FANTASTIC FISHING DAY IN MOST PLACES.
WE HAD ENGLISH DINNER OF FRIED FISH AND MUSHY PEAS. GOOD FRIENDS, A BEAUTIFUL VIEW AND A WARM CABIN. IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER.
05/26/2019 A CLEAR AND COLD DAY. A LOON SWAM VERY CLOSE TO OUR BOAT AND STAYED AROUND WATCHING US FISH. A MAGNIFANCT BIRD, A AMBASADOR OF THE NORTH.
HAD A SHORE LUNCH ON AN ISLAND. THE MOSS AND NEWLY BUDDING PLANTS VARIOUS SHADED OF GREEN. VERY IMPRESSIVE
FISHING WAS SLOW AGAIN TODAY OR STARTED THAT WAY. MORE THAN ENOUGH FOR DINNER. ONCE WE FOUND THE RIGHT APPROACH FISHING VASTLY IMPROVED. RETURNED MANY TO THE LAKE, KEPT A FEW FOR DINNER. KABEELO STEAKS AND WALLEYE SAUTED IN BUTTER - WOW!
THE SKY WAS CLEAR TONIGHT. THE STARS FILLED THE SKY UNLIKE ANYTHING IN THE TOWN OR CITY THE TOTAL BLACKNESS WITH BRIGHT STARS GIVES ONE HOPE.
05/27/2019 LAKE WAS A MIRROR THIS MORNING. FORETOLD SLOW FISHING BUT THE STUNNING BEAUTY WAS SO MUCH MORE THAN ONE CAN ASK SLOW FISHING WAS NO PROBLEM. WE HAD PEAMEAL BACON AND EGGS FOR BREAKFAST AND WATCHED THE LAKE.
GOT SOME BIG NORTHERNS TODAY. ALL SAFELY RETURNED TO THE LAKE. ENOUGH WALLEYE AND A SMAL NORTHERN FOR A BOIL DINNER.
A FANTASTIC PURPLE HAZE SUNSET.
LIFE IS WONDERFUL.
Peterson Group (3)
Day 1 – Stormy windy in am. Got out for 4 hours in afternoon. 20+ walleye and 3 northerns. Then stormy.
Day 2 – Nice day slept in good breakfast fished the whole lake. Beautiful out there son & his lady 2 big northerns. That is all I can day. Just be ready!
Day 3 – Wow, not ready to go home yet; what an experience. Dad caught his big lunker today. Didn’t realize how exhausting it is pulling in all those big ones. Thanks KaBeeLo, we had such a great time. We will definately be back again.
Oops forgot one day! Very cold! Winds but still had a blast!
4 ppl: Krieser / Wilcoxson Group
Sunday – 100 walleyes in the mouth west of outpost 60 degrees
Monday – rain wind – 100-150 mixed fish- around islands 60 degrees
Tuesday – rain wind – trolling – islands – 60 degrees 50-75 fish slow day – storm at p.m.
Wednesday – calm – slight breeze west of outpost – drift – troll 200 mix fish 55 degrees
Lots of fish and fun – see ya next year
Day 3 of a great multi –outpost trip from KaBeeLo’s.
8 fishermen in our group. Several walleye caught in the morning & afternoon. Northern pike were strong in the shallows. Largest pike – am 42” and pm 45”.
The Amundson Group; 5 people
Day 1 – Cloudy in the morning and sunny in the afternoon. Arrived about 7:00am and started fishing around 8:10. Killed the fish!!! We started jigging first and got over 70 walleyes in less than 2 hours, counting 9 Pike. Went out around 1:30 after lunch till 4:00 and trolled around the islands got some walleye and tons of Pike. Went out for the evening bite, lots of walleye and some pike. Biggest walleye of day 1 – 19 ½ “and biggest pike of the day – 32”.
Day 2 – Sunny and upper 70’s!!! Great weather! Caught over 140 fish today. Caught biggest walleye and pike today. Caught a 42 ½ “pike, it was 25 lbs.! and a walleye that was 23”.
Day 3 – Cloudy in the morning then sunny all day, some wind but not too bad. Last day fishing as well, the most recommended spot to go is off that point to the west (on your left side if you were standing on the dock), it is off that point. We got a 41” pike today off that point swell fishing and over 50 walleyes just swell fishing. Also casted and got over 20 pike but nothing too big. I would say for all of us it was a heck of a trip and the people reading this hope that you have luck catching fish!
Biggest pike: 42 ½ “25 lbs. and biggest walleye: 23”.
The fab 5
Day 1 - Flew in late afternoon, on the water in less than an hour. Great fishing
30-40 walleyes in 90 minutes off island to the west 17’ of water. Jig and minnow. Smallish but good eating. Handful of Northern but nothing big. Weather perfect sunny and 70.
Day 2 - French toast & bacon, on the water by 8:00am. Best day of the trip 75ish walleyes by noon. Zach learned the finer points of jigging for walleyes and a few new words from Uncle Dennis.
Lunch of walleye cakes.
Recipe for Walleye Cakes: Diced walleye, Eggs, Crushed Saltines, Sweet Corn, Diced Jalapeno’s and green pepper, diced onion and old bay seasoning. Fry’em up
Quick nap and back on the water. Zach now has learned to bait hooks and take off fish. Good thing since he was the King of the afternoon. He caught a 24” walleye biggest walleye of the trip and one of the few over 20”. Rachel reeled in a 30” Northern.
Iowa sweet corn and KaBeeLo steaks and off to sleep by 9:00pm
Weather near perfect sunny 75 degrees.
Day 3 - Biscuits and sausage gravy – laid a great base for the day.
Slow – slow to start. No more than a dozen walleyes in the first 2 hours. So we took off exploring. Wiley buggers have to be somewhere. Zach & Gary found them by the small upside down Heart Island (on the map) east of the big island a half mile or so. Not big numbers and not huge fish but perfect take home fish in the 17-18” range with a few 19-20” mixed in. call the day 75 walleye and 15-20” northerns.
Fish taco night
Jalapeno slaw, cabbage, lime juice, cilantro, diced jalapeno, pineapple and Avacado, Mexican cheese, franks red hot and sour cream. Gary O – new record, 8 tacos.
After dinner fishing – casting for northerns went different directions only to have a little adventure. Failed recoil rope left Zach & Gary O. stranded on the other side of the lake. Thank goodness for walkie talkies and a left behind anchor rope and we towed in and switched out boats for the next day.
Weather – just about new perfect 80 degrees sunny.
Day 4 -Oatmeal & sausage biscuits
Sunburns, a few scraps and some kind of foul odor ---hmmm
Slow start again – could be the fish, could be the fatigue. Could be that foul odor. Could be we started late and finished early – Call day 4 – 75 walleyes and 20 northerns. Cleaned a few fish for dinner tonight which is where this fish tale ends.
Weather, pretty near just about near perfect sunny and 80’s. Weather about to roll on from the west.
Until next time, which will be next year!!! Fish on!! Yeah fun!!
Inman Party of 4
Rachel (6th time here, 1st trip was 2010)
Dennis (10ish times here, 2nd trip back to Wakeman, sweet cabin, outhouse still the same)
Gary O, Tucson, AZ, 1st time to KaBeeLo, 2nd trip to Canada, trip I was in college Shenanigans.
Zach O. 11 years old, Tucson, AZ, 1st time to KaBeeLo, asked if he’d come back, response, “yeah, fun”.
Day 1 - Monday 23rd
we were delayed getting in due to thunder and lightning about an hour. Made camp and out fishing by 9:30am struggled to fins walleyes to bite but pick up enough for a great first night supper. 20 walleyes and 6 northerns northing big size wise.
Day 2 – Tuesday 24
Breakfast by 0800 – Fishing by 0900. Fished on north side of island out front caught 45 – 50 walleyes by 1300 in for lunch back out fishing by 1600. Caught another 20 walleyes & 6 northerns. Windy & mostly cloudy with breaks of sunshine in the afternoon.
Day 3 – July 25th
Went out and were fishing by 9:00am on the south side of the island straight out in front of the cabin. Caught 30 – 40 walleyes and a few northern. Fished there until 12:00 and then had to come back to the cabin because of the wind & rain. Went back out at 6:00pm when the weather cleared a little and caught 15 – 20 walleyes down to the left of the cabin right to the west of the gap. Then went out to the sunken tabletop in the middles of the lake for an hour and caught 10 more walleyes and 2 northern. Weather was cold, wet & windy.
Summary: Had a blast with great friends.
6 fishermen from Minneapolis, MN
Day 1 – Arrived around 4pm and lost 2 hours to 4 thunderstorms. Fished 4 hours before dark with mixed success. 38 walleye, 7 northern and 1 perch. Walleye off west of island & in channel near cabin.
Day 2 – Mix of rain and clouds. Fished about 11 hours with 6 fishermen. 140 walleyes & 40 northerns. Fish caught all over lake jigging & trolling. Fish tacos for lunch and dinner.
Day 3 – sunny & calm. 108 walleye and 82 northern. 1 fishing pole went overboard.
Day 4 – Best day of fishing yet. Caught 200+ fish caught.
Criss & Flanagan
Fishing was good not nearly as successful as last group.
Caught around 75 walleye & 150 northern with 4 people
Weather mostly was good. Same heavy winds.
For walleye, we had the most success fishing the western shore on the other side of the island using rapalas that went 7-10 feet down.
For northern, we used spoons & top spinners. (They eat anything around here though)
Overall, very relaxing & fun trip.
8 people – fished 20 hours/day
909 fish – good steady fishing
Largest walleye 23 ½ “and Largest Pike 31”
Windy most days
For walleye – hot under water drop-offs
For northern – cast against rocks anywhere except shallow bays.
Great cabin. WOW
Day 1 – fished ¾ day, 2 of us, 70+ Northern Pike up to 29” and 6 walleye.
Could not get walleye on minnow. Despite hitting drop-offs, channels, etc… Pike fishing fun. Best success was jerk baits in shallow water. Literally casting in 1-2 ft. of water all around lake with best luck (and biggest). Rocky bank down from cabin. Wind blowing “easterly” what is supposedly is bad. Weather was nice. Water temp 68 degrees.
Day 2 – Rain, Thunder, Lightning … Rain. Thunder. Lighting = cards + booze.
2pm weather let up. Fished ½ day caught 50+ pike. 20+ walleye. Spinner Bait was my favorite in shallow for Pike. Figuring out minnow – jig technique for walleye.
Day 3 – very windy… VERY. Got on water at noon. Figured out minnow – Walleye. Caught 100+ Walleye, 75+ Pike. Fished till dark. Favorite bait = Spinnerbait in shallows. Landed a monster 38”. Fat beautiful fish 16+ lbs. trophy.
Day 4: fished 6am – 10am caught 30+ walleye (minnow) and 40+ Pike (spinnerbait)
Summary: Caught fish pretty much everywhere. Only walleye hot spot was left side of island as you look out window. 400+ fish: 70% Pike, 30% Walleye
Biggest Pike: 38” and biggest walleye 21”
Left boat anchor by boats.
Rax and Michelle
Great cabin, the lodge really went all out, nice job.
4 of us spent about 4 hour per day caught about 70 walleyes and 25 northerns.
Two largest walleye 25 inch and 23.5 inch.
Largest northern 37.5 inch
Party of 3
Largest Northern: 42”
Largest Walleye: 22”
# of fish in the week +/- 900 ( roughly 60 % Northern and 40% walleye)
Hours on lake: 8-10 per day
Hot spot NE channel (NE of outpost) Wildlife seen: otter, beaver, bear cub, American eagle, Chipmunk, leech, crawdads, and one drowned mouse
First Group of 2018
We caught lots. 992 fish. New Fishing champs.
Alfred, Colorado USA
Today may be my last entry. We are weak and dehydrated. We have underestimated the lure of the lake. Alas, as we fished our way to Euphoria we neglected out most basic needs; sleep, food, regular bowel movements, hygiene and alcohol abuse. We are huddled together this last night awaiting our angels of… rescue. I pray that we are alive with memories intact. In reality we had a GREAT TIME; Fellowship, Fishing as good as we could hope for and weather we truly enjoyed. Here’s to Lake Wakeman and here’s to us.
Messick Party of 4
July 17 – 24
Caught too many fish to count. Lots of quality walleyes 16-19”. One 20” Northern hungry & persistent, caught hundreds, biggest 27”, lost 2 larger. Any type of lure will work – color not a factor. Walleyes in 7-10 ft on windy points. Northerns in same spots and along shorelines. Good Luck.
PS – white spinnerbait the hot ticket (for both fish)