Week 5, 2022 June 18th – 24th

Wonderful greetings from Jim and Julie’s Wabaskang Camp. Our 5th week of the season has come and gone with mixed results in the fishing reports. Our walleye fishing wasn’t as good as previous weeks mainly due to a few super-hot days that seemed to move the fish a bit deeper and changed their feeding habits to morning and evening bites. Most of our guests used minnows and worms again on spinner rigs or jigs. Early in the week the bite was still right next to shore in about 9’ of water but by mid-week many fish were taken while trolling the shoreline in water 12’ to 15 ‘deep. Steve Sterns gang and Michael Jones group all had good catches of walleyes with many around 20” but the bite was sporadic and one night was great and the next was a bust, probably the mid-nineties in temperatures we saw had a lot to do with things. Ann Peterson was our big fish of the week winner when she caught and released a chunky 25 1/2” walleye, she seems to always catch a nice walleye whenever she is in camp. The northern fishing has improved each week and like previous weeks the brutes are very shallow and feeding in schools of perch and minnows. A crank bait or Mepps Spinner caught many nice fish this week. Alan Weber made his first trip to camp and with the expert guidance from long time camp guest Brian Luecke he managed to catch and release a chunky 29 3/4” northern. Casey Jones released a 32” brute, so called fishing expert Larry Brabazon was proud of his 32 1/4” northern but the big northern of the week was caught and released by Dylan Whaley, he managed to land a beautiful 36” northern that impressed his entire group. Bass fishing was great this week with many fish being caught in the same areas as the northern and walleyes. Live bait worked great but a soft bodied bait like a twister tail or grub really tore the fish up, brown or purple were two great colors to try. Dave Steffen and Tom Pirner, we’re our bass experts this week, they come from Missouri and really know how to work the shorelines for the big fish. They each released fish each day with the biggest being 19” for both, no competition in the boat just fun. Crappie fishing was once again phenomenal for many of our guests. A slip bobber and minnow worked close to ricks and reeds seemed to find the fish and once you found them a simple tiny jig and small twister was the ticket. Many limits of crappie were caught but the biggest was caught by Luke Harden, he landed a beautiful 13 1/2” crappie. Next week we are expecting cooler weather and more rain. I was able to remove the temporary ramp to the dock yesterday and hopefully won’t have to use it again this season. I plan on trying to install the small floating dock on the north end of camp this week if we get some calm weather. We really appreciate all our guests making the trip this season in spite of the border procedures and also the increasing price of fuel and groceries. We also miss seeing many of our guests that cannot enter Canada due to the vaccine requirement, hopefully we will eventually find a way to see all our camp regulars again soon. Remember to get your licenses before you arrive in camp and no live bait or poultry products allowed into Canada so pick up what you need after you cross the border. Check out Dutchies General Store or Rainbow Store for your tackle, souvenir or grocery and beverage needs. Also, Dutchies has gas and diesel if you need to fill up before your trip home. The Whiskey Jack Restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday so stop in and let Graham and Laura do the cooking. You can also make a dinner reservation at Manotak Lodge and take the night off from cooking. Hwy 105 is now open to two lane traffic so no detour to worry about. That’s all for now this is Jim from Wabaskang. 

Week 4, 2022 June 11th – 17th

Hello again from Jim and Julie’s Wabaskang Camp. Week four of the 2022 season has come and gone so let’s talk about the great fishing our guests enjoyed. The walleye bite was solid again this week with most fish coming from shallow water less than 12’ deep. A great presentation was a light weight jig… Continue Reading

Week 3, 2022 June 4th – 10th

Hello again to all our friends of Jim and Julie’s Wabaskang Camp. Week three of our 23rd season was a great week for fishing and weather. The lake has slowly started dropping and has lost about 5″ from its high mark almost two weeks ago. Hwy 105 remains closed so a detour towards Quibel is… Continue Reading

Week 2, 2022 May 28th – June 4th

Hello again from Jim and Julie’s Wabaskang Camp. We had another very good week of fishing here during week two of our season. The walleye bite has been consistently shallow and many of our guests’ used jigs and plastics to lure the fish into biting. The fish are so shallow that you can virtually cast… Continue Reading

Week 1 2022, May 21- 27

It finally happened, we had guests opening week walleye fishing at Jim and Julies Wabaskang Camp. Before we talk about the fantastic fishing let’s update everyone on the conditions here at camp. We weren’t able to get into camp until May 10th because of the exceptionally heavy snow this winter. It took our contractor 9… Continue Reading

2022 Season update

April 4th, 2022 Greetings from Jim and Julies Wabaskang Camp. We know it’s been a very difficult and tumultuous time since Covid 19 came into our lives but the future is beginning to look more and more positive for camp owners and their guests. Julie and I plan on heading back to camp in late… Continue Reading

August 15, 2021

Julie and I would like to let everyone know that after 23 years we have decided that it’s time to think about retiring.  We will be putting Wabaskang Camp up for sale and are looking for someone else to become the Camp Hosts.  The sale of a business like this can take years.  We plan… Continue Reading

July 19, 2021

Hello again from Wabaskang Camp. The Canadian Government announced today the border will open to fully vaccinated travelers on August 9th. Travelers will also need a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of your arrival at the border along with a copy of your Covid Vaccination card. You will be required to use the… Continue Reading

July 15,2021 Season update

Greetings from Wabaskang Camp, Julie and I have been here at camp since late April and have stayed busy painting cabins and doing odd jobs around camp. We are still waiting for definite news about the possibility of the border opening to fully vaccinated Americans but no news yet. There is plenty of speculation about… Continue Reading

June 2021 update

A warm hello from Jim and Julie at Wabaskang Camp. We have been patiently waiting for any news on the reopening of the Canadian/U.S. border to leisure travel but as of today there is no definite date of reopening or any information of the requirements that will be asked of our guests. We do not… Continue Reading