Category Archives: 2019

Week 19, 2019 September 21st – 27th

My last fishing update from Jim and Julies Wabaskang Camp. Week 19 of our season has been a week of rain, wind, and cool temperatures. Our guests fished from morning till night and never complained one bit. The walleye fishing was very good if you could find a spot out of the wind that was holding fish. The depth varied from 20’ to 30’ and sometime a little bit deeper. A jig and minnow worked the best along with a simple slip sinker and minnow or crawler. The biggest walleye of the week was caught by Scott Sorenson, he released a chunky 26 1/2” fish to claim top honors for the week in camp, way to crush the competition Scott! The northern fishing was spotty this week with the biggest being caught by Fred Meier, he released a slimy 29” northern to take top honors for the week in camp, his fish was just one of many fish caught while speed trolling crank baits and Sandcats along the deep weed lines. The bass fishing was spotty for our guests but Fred Meier did catch and release a monster 20” bass he caught while trolling for northern. The crappie fishing was good in Keynote Lake this week. The best technique was a bobber rigged with a tiny jig fished at a depth of 8’ in about 14’ of water. Scott Sorenson caught a 13” crappie that made him the top crappie fisherman of the week, another bone crushing beat down of the rest of the competition we had in camp, great job Scott. Julie and I have been busy cleaning cabins and shutting things down for the season. I began taking the dock apart a few days ago and just finished removing our large trailer in order to make room for a replacement cabin next season. Julie and I headed to Dryden this morning to tie up some loose ends and drove through snow the entire morning, just a sign of things to come, I guess. Julie is planning on heading back to Iowa early next week and I will stay here to work on projects around camp for about three more weeks. We wanted to mention we lost a great friend last week, Ed Rasmussen passed away after battling a lengthy illness for several years, Ed was a fixture here at Wabaskang Camp for many years and always had a joke to tell or a prank to play on one of our guests, we will miss Ed’s quick wit and our guests will miss all the helpful fishing knowledge he gladly passed on to anyone that needed help, our deepest sympathy to Caroline and the rest of the family. I will try to update the site every few days with a camp video of what is going on, for now this is Jim from Wabaskang. 

Week 10, 2019 July 20th -26th

Another week has come and gone here at Jim and Julies Wabaskang Camp. We are seeing decent fishing along with warm temperatures and plenty of storms. The walleye bite has improved from last week with most of our guests catching plenty of “eaters” along with a few trophies along the way. The most popular method used… Continue Reading

Week 9, 2019 July 13th – 20th

Greetings from Jim and Julies Wabaskang Camp. Week 9 of the 2019 season was a week of crazy weather and average fishing. The lake continues to slowly rise after another week of heavy rain and strong winds. We are seeing strong storms almost every other day and some uncomfortable heat and humidity as well. The… Continue Reading