Week 3, 2019 June 1st – 7th

Hello again from Jim and Julies Wabaskang Camp. Our third week of the season was a week filled with good fishing and decent weather. Our guests have been enjoying good walleye fishing all season and even though the water is warming the fish seem to be staying in the shallows and are easy to find. Just like the weeks prior most of our guests are using a simple jig and minnow rig or a slip bobber with a worm or minnow. We didn’t see as many trophy sized walleyes being caught this week but the over-all size and numbers were good. Phil Wuesthoff was new to camp but he struck first blood on day one when he caught and released a 25 1/2” and 26” walleye, he was expertly guided to the hot spot by up and comer Neal Kolb! Don Wauthier not only went swimming off the dock one day be he managed to catch a chunky 27” walleye. The real super hero in camp this week was Pete Sauer, oops my mistake I guess Pete was a no show on the board, I meant to say Rick Crotty is the guy to beat, he managed to catch and release a 27 1/2” and 28” walleye to win top honors for the week, way to go “Team Crotty”. Our northern fishing improves each week and even though we didn’t see the gigantic monsters we see during some weeks we did have some real nice fish caught and released. Most of our guests are using tube jigs and crank baits along with the standard twister tail or jig and minnow combination. The northern are shallow and will take anything that lands in front of them. Another great day for “Team Crotty”, Rick and brother Dan each released a northern that was well into the slot size, Dan’s being 33” long. The real hot shot this week for northern was Pete Sauer, oops I guess my mistake again, I don’t see Pete’s name anywhere here on the leader board, I meant to say the top angler this week for northern was Kerry Huck, he released a chunky 35” brute and earn bragging rights, great job Kerry. Our bass fishing has been solid all season and this week we saw many fish released over 18”. Ron McFadden started things off when he released a 16 1/2” bass, Phil Wuesthoff released a 17 1/4” brute, the champ of the week was Wayne Eben, he released a 17” bass and a few days later slammed the competition when he caught and released a 19” monster, great job Wayne. Our crappie fishing is still impressing our guests, especially in Keynote lake and Moose Bay. A simple bobber and small minnow worked well along with tiny tube jigs. Andy Huck started things off when he caught a 13” crappie, Steve Sauer caught a 14” slab, Mandi Kolb released a giant 14” crappie but the real champ this week was Pete Sauer, oops I guess I made another mistake, Pete never did make the camp news on a big crappie, I meant to say the top crappie was caught by super sensation Neal Kolb, he landed a 14 1/4” crappie to erase his wife’s great catch, Neal also released his trophy. Not much action on trout this week but we did have one very nice trout caught, Pete Sauer, oops I guess I don’t see Pete’s name anywhere on the leader board, I meant to say Scott Meade caught and released a beautiful 30” trout, he is a member of “Team Crotty” so I shouldn’t be surprised. Scott caught his fish in shallow water while walleye fishing on the main lake. Remember to check and make sure passports are current to avoid any last-minute issues. The Whiskey Jack Restaurant is offering breakfast on Fri, Sat, and Sunday mornings so slip up there only a stone’s throw north of my driveway and have breakfast served the way you like it. Also we are still issuing licenses here at camp but if you have some time to kill just run up north about two miles and Dutchies General Store or Rainbow Camp Store can fix you up real fast, both stores also sell groceries, tackle, bait, gifts, and just about anything you might need, also Dutchies sells adult beverages as well as diesel fuel and gas. Next week looks wetter than normal and then cool after a few hot muggy days, for now this is Jim from Wabaskang.

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