Wabaskang time: Another two weeks fly by

It is said the older you get, the faster time goes. I must be one hundred years old then, as these weeks are clicking by like the blink of an eye. It is also said that “time flies when you are having fun”, and there must be some truth to that too, as we are having a ball in camp this summer with lot’s of great guests sharing tales, experiences, memories and friendship with us. Each new week is an opportunity to revisit old friendships and make new ones.

As I mentioned the last time, we took advantage of being a little slower in camp to work on some other projects that are just hard to do when camp is full of guests. Most notably, we completed the new roofs on Cabins 3 and 5. Forty-five bundles of shingles handled four times to get to the roof tops will pretty much wear you out before the actual shingling begins. Although, neither cabins roof leaked, It was definitely past time for some new shingles and I think it turned out great and the roofs look terrific. Still a little more roofing needed here in camp, but have some other priorities before seasons end that will probably win out and get done first.

As far as the fishing goes, things continue to get better and better with each passing week. While the first week of July was slower for walleye due to the mayfly hatch, the rest of the month has been getting progressively better for walleye and the pike, smallmouth and perch bite has remained excellent. Even during the hatch, our first time guests were mostly successful in finding some walleyes to cooperate throughout the day. It certainly has been helpful that for the most part we have had more moderate temperatures, some cloud cover, a little rain and some wind. You know, good walleye weather. Many walleyes continue to relate to cabbage weed beds, setting up on edges around 12.5-14 feet. Some guests have also reported good walleye fishing in 6-10 feet of water and also 14-18 feet. Jig/minnow, jig/crawler, crawler harnesses, lindy-rigged floating jigs and slip bobbers are all producing. Hope to be able to share some big northern and walleye pics from the past couple of weeks with you on the Facebook page, IF folks send some my way.

We have had five different groups with us in July that have taken advantage of our 20% military discount, and while I know we made it a point to thank every one of you for your service while you were in camp, we also want you to know that for those who are still active duty and who are scheduled to deploy soon, you will remain in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Well the second half of the season kicked off around here on Saturday with the start of week 10. The good fishing continues so far, although it looks like some warmer weather (read HOT) is on it’s way for this week. Until next time, good fishing!

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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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