Author Archives: Dave Peffley

Week 5&6 review and information update

Greetings all! Well here we are through six weeks of the season already…another blink of the eye! I want to start by updating everyone on the fire situation up here as I have been fielding a lot of phone calls with concerned guests about their upcoming trip.

Despite the continued VERY dry conditions we have had here (we did get a nice 2″ rain last week), we are fortunate to not have any fires in our immediate area. We are getting some occasional smoke when the wind is right, but certainly nothing like what I am hearing about  the air quality conditions back in the USA. We do remain under a restricted fire order and we still desperately need some more rain, but for now we are doing quite well everything considered. I will update here and on our Facebook platforms if there are any major changes to this information.

Otherwise it’s pretty much been business as usual here in camp. Still a lot of good fishing the past two weeks, however an early mayfly hatch and some brutal heat has made the mid-day walleye bite slow up from what it had been. Mornings and evenings have still been producing good catches of walleyes for most guests, and the smallmouth and pike fishing has been on fire with many big smallies being caught and a lot of eater northern with some occasional fish over the slot. Starting to get more of the family vacationer’s in camp now so the time on the water is less, but the fun and memories certainly isn’t any less. It is always fun and rewarding watching the young kids running around camp and the docks playing and sharing stories of their big catches that day. 

I was fortunate during week 5 to have my youngest daughter (Allison) here in camp along with her boyfriend Jake and my son-in-law Cody. While Jake was a newby to the Canadian fishing thing, he caught on quick and was soon hoisting fish over the rail regularly. Cody and Allison, veterans of many trips to camp, certainly held their own, and even I was able to break away almost every day for some time on the water with them. 

We have a lot of summer still ahead of us and a few openings during some great fishing weeks in August and September. Give us a call if you are looking for that much needed break from life and join us in camp for some peace and quiet, beautiful scenery,  and of course some great fishing.

Be good till next time!



Two more weeks of GREAT fishing!

Well another two weeks have flown by here in camp. For a month now the single most common guest comment on the fishing? “We can’t catch walleye small enough to eat”. That’s not entirely true as everyone (who wishes to do so), is taking home easy limits of the great eating 16-18″ walleye while continuingContinue Reading

2023 Season kicks off in high gear!

What an awesome opening two weeks of fishing we have had. Great weather, albeit a little too breezy a few days during opening week and much too warm for week two, still made for some excellent conditions to hammer on some walleye, northern, smallmouth and perch and that’s exactly what everyone in camp did. TheContinue Reading

And just like that… it’s August

Well another couple of weeks have FLOWN by and here we are wrapping up July. What a month of weather we have had. Several severe storms, hail, high winds and more rain than I can ever remember for the month of July. Just what we needed… (that’s dripping sarcasm btw) The worst of the stormsContinue Reading

Camp update July

Wow here we are already in week 8 of our 18 week season! As usual the season is just flying by. Late June and July is when the guest base transitions some from the die-hard anglers to the family’s and kiddos. Now that’s not to say that there aren’t still some die hard fishermen(women) thisContinue Reading

Camp update: Weeks 4 & 5

Well it only took me three weeks to fall behind in writing the weekly blog. No surprise there. There was definitely a lot going on over the two week period here in camp. Straight line winds one night threatened our floating docks survival AGAIN, as well as rearranging camp furniture, patio chairs, garbage cans, roofContinue Reading

Week 3, Great weather, great fishing!

What a difference a week makes, eh? Week two guests fought through some pretty tough conditions during the week but had great fishing. Week three guests were pretty much blessed with both, great weather AND great fishing.  As is typical here in the month of June, camp is comprised of a lot of familiar facesContinue Reading

Week 2, well was… WEEK TWO!

While the springtime fishing on Wabaskang is almost always strong and steady, there just seems to always be something about week 2 that really stands out about just how great the fishing is. Despite being battered the second half of the week with rain, hail and high winds our guests persevered and were rewarded mightilyContinue Reading

Opening Week- 2022!

For the first time since 2019 our opening week happened in the month of May like it is supposed to! What a great opening week it was despite a late arrival to camp due to late ice out, many dock issues as a result of high water, and a slippery, wet, muddy, mucky mess ofContinue Reading

Camp update, Weeks 3 and 4.

Summer has returned yet again this week as temps have leveled out in the low 70’s, along with thick fogs in the am giving way to beautiful blue skies.  We’ll see how long this lasts.    We are still in desperate need for rain.  Docking both the passenger and work boat means that we haveContinue Reading

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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