Boat-in camp

After two years of flying in for MY Canadian fishing trip (haha), I returned to a boat-in camp for this year’s trip. Trust me when I say that there was NO ONE happier than me to see Wabaskang Lake completely ice free when I arrived here last Wednesday, May 6th. As usual, there were some minor snafus (boat trailer tire was flat again this year), but otherwise it was a smooth ride out to camp with enough time to get the power on and get settled before some rain moved in. Perfect timing!

Mel and Karen arrived the next day, so I got them picked up and moved into camp (again just before some rain showers hit). Overall, camp weathered winter very well, a few small signs of some damage here and there but thankfully nothing major. We went right to work and had our water up and running, docks back in the water and boats done in a few short days. The permanent dock in front of the motor did require a little bit of repair and the “wing” where the big boats are moored is going to require some attention too, but I have been holding off on that project for a little better weather day as the past couple of days here have been cold, windy, and wet.

Some things you might be interested in: The lake water temperature on Sunday when I checked it was 43 degrees and with some sunshine in the forecast again between now and Saturday, I would guess that opening week guests in the camps on Wabby will be fishing water in the mid to upper 40’s. Not bad for opening week and should result in some fairly aggressive walleye and of course pike. You may have been hearing across other on-line forums that the water levels across NW Ontario are low. This is no rumor as the water here on Wabaskang is down significantly from our high water levels most of last year. That said, I have seen it much lower here, but we are hopeful for some spring rains to give us a little more water to work with. Gas in Dryden when I went through on Wednesday last week was $.96 a liter compared with $1.36 when I went home last fall. Everyone is happy about that, as are they about the returning strength of the US dollar which has been hovering around $1.20 Canadian now for the past couple of weeks.

We still have cabins open for the opener so it’s never to late to call up and get in on what looks to be a great opening week on Wabaskang Lake at Peffley’s Camp. Looking forward to seeing everyone throughout the course of the 2015 season. We’ll be in touch!

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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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Dave Peffley - Owner
TOLL FREE: (888) 713-1250

Summer Address:
General Delivery
Perrault Falls, Ontario
P0V 2K0                                     
Summer Phone
(May 10-Oct 1):
(807) 222-3184               

This is the ONLY number to call to arrange pickup at
the roadside landing during our operating season.
Please do not call the numbers below as
we cannot guarantee a timely answer
on Saturday mornings (changeover day).

Winter Address:
P.O. Box 92
Granger, IN 46530                       
Winter Phone
(Oct 2-May 9):
(574) 220-9936   

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