Author Archives: Dave Peffley

Weeks 4 & 5 Updates. Fishing a little slower but still good!

Greetings! Weeks 4 & 5 showed a little bit of slowdown from the phenomenal fishing we had during the first three weeks of the year, but for most groups it remained very good. One thing that has been a constant since the day camp opened, has been how many of my guests have commented on the great size of the walleyes they are catching this year. More fish over 18″ than ever before and many, many fish in the 20-24″ range. Carolin and Jake Trapp both released 26″ fish here on Wabby and Carolin had at least two others over 22″.

Some other notable releases (of the ones turned in to me): Jerry Biernat- 37″ northern, 24, 22, 21″ walleye, Don Goodin 22, 21″ walleye, Tom Jonet 21″ walleye, Jeff S.- 23″ walleye, Mike Z- 23, 21″ walleye, Mark F- 24″ walleye, Ron G- 25, 21″ walleye, Craig F.- 22″ walleye, Ron B.- 24, 23 1/2, 22, 20 1/2, 20, 19 1/2×2, 19×3, 18 1/2 and 18″ walleye, Steve K- 33″ northern, 19″ walleye, Scott P- 20 1/2, 21, 19″ walleye, Jim C- 26, 23″ walleye, Andy W-22″ walleye, Bill W- 23″ walleye, 37″ northern, Cody W- 22 1/2″ walleye, Harry M-21 1/4″ walleye. All in all, a very good two week period.

Walleyes were mostly found in 10-16 feet of water, Jigs and minnows/jigs and crawlers, and crawler harnesses all produced fish. Emerging weeds in the heat of the day remained a good pattern and main lake rock piles really started to heat up during the period.

Our weather continued to be HOT and dry. Despite the heat, bluebird skies and little to NO wind some days, the fishing has held up very good. Most main lake water temps ranged from 75-80 degrees. Yes, even a few areas of the MAIN lake have hit or approached 80 degree surface water temps. The swimming has been delightful too!

Looking forward to the start of week 6. The weather has cooled down for a couple of days, before the heat returns and we got some VERY badly needed rain yesterday. Until next time, take care and see ya on the water.

Weeks 2 & 3 Updates

Sorry for not getting around to this sooner, but good news to report anyway. The weather for most of the second week of the season remained unseasonably hot, dry and windless. It didn’t hurt the fishing one bit however, as week 2 (as has historically been the case) remained outstanding. All guests in camp wereContinue Reading

2018 Season Underway!

Greetings everyone! Well the 2018 season is underway and week 1 is in the books, and what a week it was! Honestly, one of the best opening weeks I can remember in some time. Lots of walleyes, pike, smallmouth and whitefish although the perch fishing (while not targeted much) was a little tougher. The cool,Continue Reading

Fishing gets even better and the food oh my!

It was another outstanding week of walleye fishing here on Wabby last week. A lot of regulars, one new group (Kansas City) and a return to camp after a 15 year absence. None of it mattered as the walleye were everywhere again and whether you were a regular, a newbie or just rusty after aContinue Reading

Walleye beat down underway…

Well we all knew that the weekly updates just weren’t gonna keep happening now didn’t we? Camps full, fishing has been great and there have been just enough “issues” to eat away any idle time that I may have had. No complaints however, as the fishing has really been the story here the last twoContinue Reading

What? A weekly report…

I know, SHUT THE FRONT DOOR, a report on the goings on around camp on a weekly basis? WTH, madness I tell you. Ha ha ha. The walleye fishing, despite the hottest temps of the year, bluebird skies, and very little wind has held up remarkably well. Of course, those who get up early (NewsflashContinue Reading

Wabaskang Lake fishing report

Well week number 7 of our season is in the books and what an awesome week it was. Firework display in camp for the 4th, one of our new groups, the Jandre family from the Milwaukee area, sharing some roasted smoked Wisconsin cheese at the firepit with everyone, and just enough good fishing to keepContinue Reading

Camp Update- Weeks 3 & 4

Yes, I know. Here it is only week 3 of the season and I’ve already fallen behind in the blog updates… Plenty of good info to share though as it has been a good couple of weeks here in camp, despite a pretty windy week 4. Despite some great walleye and pike fishing in WeekContinue 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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