Week 17, 2018 September 8th-14th

Hello again from Jim and Julies Wabaskang Camp. Week 17 of our season has come to an end and we have plenty to talk about. The week has been filled with rain, wind, and lightning. We have seen almost 3” of rain since the week started with more in the forecast. The water level was very low but is now slowly coming up and will be manageable for our guest the rest of the season. Northern fishing was good for some and slow for others. The best bait to cast was a Sandcat, a Bulldog lure, or crank baits of any size and color. The deeper weed edges are still producing fish and should remain decent for a few more weeks. Tom Giese released a couple of northern in the 36” range, Larry Jaske caught a chunky 36 1/2” fish after many hours of careful and intense instruction from “student” Steve Young. Kip Elm caught a 35 1/2” brute, Charlie Zender released a 35” fish, Rick Zender released a 36” monster, Doyle Brocka released a measly 32 1/2” northern but who cares, Harlan Kruse struggled to reel in his 36 1/2” northern but he did finally get one in the boat this season. The biggest northern of the week was released by Gus Zender, he landed a 37 1/2” trophy to take top honors for the week and be the envy of his three brothers once again. Bass fishing was spotty at best with most fish being caught while walleye fishing in deep water. Tucker Snodgrass skipped a little bit of school this week but his 17-1/4” bass sure made his trip, Larry Dufel release an 18-1/2” bass he caught while walleye fishing deep water. Brett Langfritz is a real legend around these parts and he always is the man to beat, he released an 18 3/4” brute that had all the other fellas in his group pouting most of the week, maybe next season Brett won’t invite them back! Walleye fishing was good this week with plenty of trophies being released. The best technique was a Lindy Rig and big minnow slowly pulled along the bottom in 26’ to 30’ of water. Larry Dufel is a regular here at camp and he started things off with a 23” fish, Kip Elm is a real pro when it comes to fine tuning a jig and catching big walleyes and his best was 25 1/2”, Nick Baker was a new comer to camp but he didn’t let that slow him down any, he caught a 26” walleye that was his personal best. Tom Greiner didn’t bring his boat this season, he fished with Dean Baker and Dean put him on the spot because Tom landed and released a 27 1/2” beauty, maybe Tom should leave his boat home next season as well! Two weeks to go and another season will be gone, talk again soon, this is Jim from Wabaskang.

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