Camp update: Weeks 4 & 5

Well it only took me three weeks to fall behind in writing the weekly blog. No surprise there. There was definitely a lot going on over the two week period here in camp. Straight line winds one night threatened our floating docks survival AGAIN, as well as rearranging camp furniture, patio chairs, garbage cans, roof shingles and even snapped off a tree near Cabin 3 that fortunately fell away from the cabin. We also endured our two hottest days of the year with temps near 90 on Sunday the 19th and 95 on Monday. The swim ladder was definitely getting a workout those two days! 

We opted to break away from pizza night for one of the weeks with a gourmet smores charcuterie board at the firepit which was enjoyed by many of the guests. 

Our water level has dropped over a foot now and we have been able to reclaim most of the parking area at the roadside landing. I am hopeful that within a week we will be able to tear out the makeshift dock we have been using and go back to the “normal” permanent dock. Out at the camp, the southern end of the permanent docking remains floating and requires weight to keep it on the cribbing. With still nearly a foot of water over the dock there it will be a while before we can assess and repair the damage done and get our floating docks firmly anchored back to the permanent dock section. One-day-at-a-time…

As far as the fishing goes, it has held up very well especially given the wide array of weather throughout the period that we experienced. Many guests reported catching personal best fish of about every species highlighted by Brent Tikkanen’s 30″ walleye caught Friday afternoon right before boat turn in time. What a way to end your trip! Our guests have been very understanding of our policy of releasing all walleyes over 18″ as we do our part to improve the post-Covid shutdown size of the walleye here and it’s working as we continue to see more and more fish over 20″. Same can be said for the northern pike as guests continue to report catching more northern than ever before over 30″

Onto Week 6, after which we will be 1/3 of the way through the season already. Looking forward to many more great weeks this year! Hope to see you soon.


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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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Toby & Fran Haughee - Owners
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Summer Address:
General Delivery
Perrault Falls, Ontario
P0V 2K0                                     

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:
PO Box 1163
Mishawaka, IN 46546                       

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