I'm getting ready for the opener up at kabetogama. I was wondering I anyone knew if the walleyes have spawned yet with the warm weather the last week or so, or if they haven't yet? Thanks in advance
Sounds like great times are ahead for you guys! Kab is an awesome lake. I live on Rainy, but I am sure the walleyes have completed their spawn. I have found water temps on parts of Rainy Lake in the low 60's and have heard of temps in the Rat in the mid 60's already! I have 50's around my boat as we speak!
I will be looking to shallow warm areas for my walleyes this weekend. Find the warmer water and find fish...at least that is the theory. More importantly, find the food. If the shallows are "alive" there will likely be predators nearby. Even better, if you can find some emerging weed growth along with food, then you may have the opening weekend gold mine! Kab is like Rainy in the sense that there always seems to be some fish deep as well...regardless of season. In my experience, current areas combined with deep water (here 30 to 40 is about right) are the early season action spots. I can think of a few on Kab! Follow the current and you will find fish in deeper water.
I expect a decent opening weekend regardless of the weather. Actually, opening weekend is just one of my favorite weekends of the year. It's family, friends, fun, memories, and maybe if we are lucky...it's also a big meal of fresh walleyes! Good Luck.