My apologies for the lack of blogging, but I am finding it increasingly difficult to find the time to write lengthy blog updates and hope that shorter entries to our Facebook page are helping to fill your void for info! If you haven’t liked and been following our Facebook page yet, please do so at: https://www.facebook.com/Peffleys-Canadian-Wilderness-Camp-518316711547563/?ref=bookmarks
Lot’s to update over our first three weeks of the season so let’s get going.
Perhaps it was a first? Opening weekend of walleye season in NW Ontario and the mercury hit 80 degrees both Saturday and Sunday! It felt a lot more like July than it did opening day that’s for sure. The fish sure didn’t seem to mind as the bite over the weekend started out very strong, slowed a little mid-week, then finished the week back on a high note. A little up and down and that mirrored the weather pattern for most of the week. Overall very nice comfortable temps with highs becoming much more seasonal for the balance of the week after the roasting start over the weekend. Water temperatures jumped from 48 degrees prior to the opener to an incredible 68 degrees by the end of the weekend, only to cool back down to around 58 degrees by weeks end. Walleyes are certainly well past spawn now and they have had time to start to scatter which was evidenced opening week.
The pike fishing was outstanding during almost the entire week with a lot of fish over 30″ being caught and released by guests. Although smallmouth weren’t targeted by many guests, those that went looking for them were rewarded with some excellent action from these pre-spawn footballs.
Week two of our season, saw an absolute explosion of the fishing with tremendous catches being reported by everyone in camp. None more impressive than Gar Holcomb’s crew of six who caught over 1,400 fish during the week, most of which were walleye. Despite not breaking their record of over 1,600 fish caught each of the last two years, they seemed to be relatively happy with the week despite never leaving Wabaskang Lake. Their biggest walleye was a 30″ fish caught right out in front of camp and a 42″ northern. Numbers and big fish too, nice combination. The weather for the week was perfect for fishing. You know, gray, rainy, windy etc. MIke Marso was here for his first trip and did very well for first timers learning the lake. Jacob Marso was certainly very happy with his 26″ walleye he caught on his first trip to Canada. Looking forward to seeing them in camp again next year.
Week three of the season was very good also, although not as good as the first two weeks I would admit. Despite that there were some outstanding catches reported throughout the week, including one trip that yielded 114 perch for the Bauter’s party and a couple of groups going back to Lost Lake to experience the world class walleye fishery that it is and having near 100 walleye days. A little slow for Lost Lake standards but still some outstanding fishing by all rights.
Week four is underway and I will try to blog again sooner, but in the meantime check out the Facebook page for snippets of what is going on here in camp! Thanks all, and we will be in touch.