Wabaskang Lake

 Get off the road and experience our wilderness!

  • Serene fishing on Wabaskang Lake

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Wabaskang Lake is not one of those lakes that only has quality fishing in three or four places.  There are easily DOZENS of great fishing spots very close to camp that guests can fish, CATCH good numbers of fish and do it while not “fighting” for position with 10 other boats. Not having another camp within 10 miles definitely has it’s advantages!

Wabaskang Lake is located 40 miles north of Vermilion Bay, Ontario on Red Lake Road.  Well respected in NW Ontario, Wabaskang Lake is a consistent fishery for Walleye, Northern pike, Smallmouth bass, Jumbo perch, Lake trout and Whitefish.  Wabaskang is an easy lake to fish, and yields good numbers of healthy “eater” fish and provides everyone a legitimate opportunity at trophy fish of all species. In short, Wabaskang is an excellent multi-species fishery that is sure to please!

A typical Canadian shield lake, Wabaskang has a wide assortment of rocky shoals, sunken islands, weed beds, points, islands and wind-protected bays, to make your fishing options endless.  The many islands and bays make even the windiest of days easier to fish. The maximum depth of the lake is over 90 feet, however, the average depth is about 20 feet. The water is moderately stained making the lake a very productive fishery for all species.

No Canadian fishing trip would be complete without a tasty shore lunch of freshly caught fish from the cool, clear waters of Wabaskang Lake.  There are many island or shoreline spots to enjoy your shore lunch around the lake. We provide your shore lunch kit.

“The week we spent at Bear Claw Camp was everything I hoped for when I planned our first fishing trip to Canada. The excitement of traveling by boat to the camp was really cool (even though it was raining at the time, the trip was dry and comfortable).  My first impression standing on the deck of Cabin 3 was that this could possibly be the best thing to have happened to me in a long, long time.  The cabin was clean and comfortable, and the hospitality of you and your staff was way beyond anything I could have thought of.  The beauty of your camp cannot be described.  Words cannot do it justice.  Bear Claw Camp is certainly a jewel of which you should be very proud. I have told many of my friends about our experience and that I would recommend Bear Claw Camp in a heartbeat.” – Marty Bonk, Plymouth WI

Although there is a lot of water to explore, you won’t have to travel far from camp to locate and catch fish.  Dozens of excellent fishing spots are within a 10 minute boat ride from camp.  Many first time guests have commented how quickly they were able to locate and start catching fish their first day in camp. Our guests spend their time fishing not going for long boat rides!

Lake maps are available in the main lodge and will be marked to show you many of the quality fishing locations for all species of fish upon your arrival at camp.  But beyond just marking a map for you, I will give you a complete rundown on the specifics to ensure that you will catch fish. What spots have been productive, what depth of water are fish biting, what baits have been working, what presentation methods have been effective (i.e. jigging, trolling etc). I will show you how to rig (if requested) and do everything I can to put you on fish!  At Peffley’s Canadian Wilderness Camp, whether you are a first time guest or one of our many 20 year+ veterans of camp, you can be your own guide and be confident that you WILL catch fish!


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.

Contact Us

Toby & Fran Haughee - Owners
toby@bearclawcamp.com | fran@bearclawcamp.com

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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