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 of a lawn that challenged your balance with every step taken. The fishing was really excellent overall despite opening day water temps in the 40 degree range. Fishing slow and deliberate put walleye in the boat as well as fishing flashy crankbaits and blade baits fast to capitalize on the “reaction” bite. With some excellent weather during the week, water temps in some main lake areas ranged from 50-55 degrees and the fish responded accordingly with reports getting better and better with every passing day. 

We have been saying it all along and every week is a testament to it’s truth, but the near two year lay off from the Covid related shutdowns has taken what was always an outstanding fishery in Wabaskang Lake and made it even better. I couldn’t believe the number of mid-20″ walleye that guests reported catching and releasing during the week and the incredible number of 30″ plus pike. The smallmouth bite was really turning on by weeks end and as usual many of them caught were just flat out tanks! The cold water also produced some great whitefish action which was a nice bonus for many guests during the week.

Besides the great fishing, we had our first camp wide pizza night of the season and it was a huge success as it always is. Spinning a pizza for 3 minutes on the Blackstone to cook allowing us to crank out about 10 pizzas in a half hour or so to feed our hungry anglers is the bomb. As good as pizza night was, it paled in comparison to Brisket BBQ night. Camp guest Bernie TenPas treated us to beef brisket and pork shoulder brought all the way here from Texas. Slow smoked on our Weber grills with pecan wood left us with that “heart of Texas” feeling as we gorged ourselves on some fantastic bbq.

Week 2 is underway and the bite is still on! Stay tuned for more reports.

One Response to Opening Week- 2022!

  1. Dave, Chris, Jen, & Miguel
    Y’all are amazing- we had front row seats to the incredible amount of work that you did to make our week in camp a huge, safe success, from using Wine Lakes landing for our arrival to being dropped off safely at your landing on Friday! Y’all are the “takes a licking and keeps on ticking camp owners, to paraphrase John Cameron Swayze. I have never seen more effort put into a desire to provide a safe and excellent customer experience!!!
    I know R Jay & Jenny would “second” our opinion-
    With great respect- Sharon & Bernie

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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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