Arriving in camp 2016!

Hello to all! It’s time to start blogging again as the 2016 opener is now under 10 days away. I left Indiana on Monday morning May 9th and made it into camp about 4 pm on Tuesday May 10th. Driving through NW Ontario, you could see that while lake levels looked pretty decent, the landscape itself was very dry. I had heard before leaving home that there were a number of fires in NW Ontario already and after assessing the conditions here I can see why. In fact, the day before I left home, the MNR called to inform us that the area is under a fire restriction and there are to be no open fires until notified otherwise. Shore lunches are permitted provided you use a portable stove, so if you are in an early week of the season before the ban is lifted, please be aware if you intend to shore lunch it must be done with no open flame. Rain and cooler temps are in the forecast so that should help (in fact its raining here now).

The lake level is in excellent shape, with average to slightly above, water levels. No issues there to start the year! Another thing to consider for the trip this year, is that as of right now, Indiana remains the only state still on the banned list for importing poultry, including raw eggs into Canada. You can check the latest on the Avian related ban here:

Now for some more positive news! Camp looks to have wintered very well overall. Even the permanent dock, including the mooring area for the big Crestliners, seems to have fared the winter very well. Despite the relatively warm spring and early ice out (about May 1), there is still a lot of frost in the ground under some of the cabins and buildings so the “settling” process will still continue for a number of weeks. No damage from the beavers taking trees down this year! Always a plus…

Gas prices are still looking pretty good both in the US and here in Canada, with gas just a little over $1.00 per litre here. The US dollar remains as strong as we have seen for a few years and continues to hover around $1.30 Canadian.

No major issues in camp so far, water is in the lodge and I will probably finish with water to all the cabins tomorrow. Sure felt good to take a hot shower today after the first night in camp without water! Mel and Karen are supposed to arrive in the area on Friday and Milissa will make it up shortly after school is out for the kids around June 1.

Won’t be long till the fishing reports and photos are rolling in…



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Peffley's Wilderness Camp is a family owned and operated camp. Dave has been fishing Wabaskang Lake for over 25 years and was previously a guest of this camp for 12 years prior to purchasing the camp in 2005. I am a proud supporter of our military and offer a nice discount during the month of July to our guests who have also served. I have three daughters ranging in ages from 16-21 who spend much of their summer with us in camp and have totally embraced the wilderness experience we offer. They have for years referred to it as the "best summer experience ever".

While rarely necessary on our lake, because I do have a very good working knowledge on how and where to fish on Wabaskang Lake and our portage waters, I will guide groups if asked to. Otherwise, I am always happy to share information with our guests and provide them well marked lake maps so they can start catching fish their first day in camp.

I pride myself on running a very clean and well managed camp with your satisfaction our top priority. Many guests who have fished from this camp for over 20 years, and several more that have fished here for over 30 years and even some over 40 years.

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