Week 2, 2019 May 25th – 31st

Hello again from Jim and Julie’s Wabaskang Camp. Week number 2 of our 2019 season has come and gone and we saw good fishing and moderate weather. The lake level continues to rise slowly and is in great shape for our fishermen. water temperature is slowly making its way into the mid to upper 50’s on our end which is exactly what we are looking for. Our walleye fishing continues to be the best in relatively shallow water, usually less than 10’ deep. Our guests are using slip bobbers and minnows and spinner rigs with either a minnow or crawler. Kevin Johnson caught a 24” walleye but was quickly clobbered by Doug McCord, he released a chunky 26” fish, his fish didn’t hold up very long because Corey Katzung released a 25 1/2” and a 26 1/2” walleye to take top honors for the week, I guess losing your lower unit was good luck. Bass fishing was great this week as well, most big females are locking down on the beds now and are easy to spot, the males are very aggressive and will strike almost anything. Tube jigs, small crank baits and twister tails were the best lures to use. Mike Pease released a chunky 18” bass, Blakey Blakey for goodness sakey released a18 3/4” and a 19” bass for his two top fish, Erik Hulse was new to camp but he released a beautiful 19” brute that put a big smile on his face, the biggest bass of the week was caught and released by Kevin Johnson, (big surprise) he released a mammoth 19 1/2” fish to claim top honors for the week. Northern fishing was spotty this week with most fish being caught in shallow water on a jig and minnow or tube bait, the biggest of the week was caught by, you guessed it, Kevin Johnson, he released a chunky 38” fish. Crappie fishing is really taking off here on Wabaskang Lake, the best fishing seems to be concentrated on the south end of the lake. A tiny jig with a bit of worm or small minnow was all it takes. Mike Pease and Rick Pease each caught a 13 1/2” slab but these fish were quickly topped by one of the best fishing gals in camp, Linda Kleinschmidt caught a giant 14” crappie to win top honors in the ladies division and Gary Wilkinson won the men’s crappie division when he caught a 14 1/4” slab. Next week looks like a warming trend is in the forecast and maybe even a thunder shower or two so things should begin to look like summer around here soon enough. Remember you can get your license on line or at either Dutchies General Store or Rainbow Point Store, both just a few minutes up the road from my driveway, both stores also have great gift items and groceries and beverages if you forgot to bring a few things, both stores also sell bait. The Whiskey Jack Restaurant is only 1 minute from my driveway and they are open for breakfast now on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Laura and Graham also have great pizza, sandwiches and many other home cooked items on the menu, we have a menu in your cabin so you can order out and let Laura and Graham do the cooking. Looking forward to week three of our season, for now this is Jim from Wabaskang.

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