Fishing report week of June 6-13, 2015

Fishing report week of June 6-13, 2015

What a week of fishing on Wabaskang Lake it was! Outstanding walleye and pike fishing, excellent smallmouth bass and perch fishing and even a lake trout still caught above the Hobson Falls. Great multi-species fishing at it’s finest. Everyone in camp was a returning veteran ranging from our rookie groups of about 7 years with us to Bob Stromberg who was here for his 44th year with somewhere between 65-70 trips over that span. I am often asked “how is the fishing on Wabaskang today compared to long ago?” Well, if I use the Stromberg party’s 2015 results as a litmus test, I would have to conclude the answer to the question posed is “better than ever”. See, Bob’s crew of four, including one who had never fished Canada before, broke their all-time record for fish caught over Bob’s 44 years coming to camp. See back in 2009, the four guys set the bar with 1,222 fish caught over six days of fishing. This year with new guy (Tom) and apparently a lucky charm, they shattered the old record with 1.356 fish over the six days. That makes two groups so far this year that have boated well over a thousand fish for the week. Yes, the fishing on Wabaskang is doing very well thank you. Included in their catch were 11 northern pike over 30″ with the biggest being new guy Tom’s 41″ beauty. By the way, Tom left saying he sort of liked this Canada thing… Tom also had a 35″ pike that he released along with the monster 41″ fish.

Of course with that many veterans of camp in last week, the Stromberg party were certainly not the only ones to catch a lot of fish. Our Wisconsin crews (Tonn and Glime) spent a fair bit of their time chasing jumbo perch and did very well, complimenting some excellent pike, walleye and smallmouth fishing as Perry Tonn and son Alex found some aggressive smallies near camp and had a blast with them. Our three annual Iowa groups caught plenty of fish as they usually do, with Ron Bergfeld and his boat mate discovering, despite many previous trips to camp, just how incredible “the hotel” is, often catching 30-50 walleyes a night in about 2 hours of fishing. Our one Hoosier group also had a great trip which was topped off by about a 70 walleye effort back at Lost Lake and Bob’s surprise lake trout from above the falls.

The weedbeds are starting to come on now with green vegetation presenting itself in many areas. Surface water temps have risen to around 69-71 degrees depending where you are on the lake. The best walleye fishing continues to be around 7-10 fow, with many presentations and baits all producing fish. Week 5 is now underway and it appears that first cast magic is in the air as I spoke with two guests yesterday, one who told me their first cast yielded a 26 1/2″ walleye and the other guest in a different party caught a 24″ walleye on his first cast. I’m thinking week 5 is going to be a lot of fun around here just like the previous four!

Until next time, good fishing to all.




Woody edit
Woody with a big northern from last week
Perry taking advantage of some smallmouth bass activity near the bedding areas
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Perry’s son, Alex, with twin footballs
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Bob Stromberg with a 38″ northern
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Tom Tamanini with a good walleye
Dustin Sherer with a hog 19″ smallie from week 2
Dustin, Ed, Devon and Chad- looks like shore lunch
Sherer edit
Chad with twin 22″ walleyes. Nice double!
Devon Sherer and a 25 1/2″ walleye from week 2
Tom and his 35″ pike from last week
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Lot’s of traffic in the fish cleaning house


Ed with a big 38″ pike from week 2
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Woody, Mel, Russ and Marc relaxing after a day of great fishing


Glime perch edit
Nice jumbo perch from the Glime party


Mel with a nice walleye from last week


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Another good basket of perch
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Russ and a good walleye from last week


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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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