Morning dawns at Peffley's Wilderness Camp

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Warm enough for ya?

Chances are if you are from almost anywhere in the midwest U.S. your answer is "yes". It really hasn't been much better here to be honest. Temps in the upper 70's to mid 80's with very high humidity has made it just a little "sticky" the past couple of weeks in camp. The fish don't seem to be minding much though, as even some of our first time guests are making comments like "I can't believe how many walleye we are catching in this August heat". It looks like a change in the weather is coming for next week with much cooler (60's) temperatures forecast and MORE rain. I keep kidding around with our guests that our next major construction project might just be an Ark as our lake levels for this time of year are higher than I have ever seen them.

With our bear hunters coming in soon (Sept 4) we have just begun to bait some of our stations and actually did a little "pre-baiting" in July. Here is a picture of a great looking bear with one of the best looking white crests on his chest I have ever seen.
And you have to love it when a bear is on a bait at 2:24 in the afternoon!
I also need to mention the latest nominee for the "Trooper of the Year" award. Sue Martin is here this week with her husband (to be?) Brian and friends Dustin Masters and Stephanie Mullins from Missouri. Although Brian and Dustin have been on a few Canadian fishing adventures, this is the first time for the ladies. Overall the ladies are having an absolutely wonderful time, but Sue did have a little mishap the other night. It seems while reaching for one of Brian's fishing poles in their boat, she deeply embedded a Rattle Trap in her index finger. Shortly after arriving back in camp, we (Ray, Marilyn and I) had her in operating room #1 ready for "surgery". Sue barely had the words "so how much of my finger am I going to lose" out of her mouth when Ray and I teamed up with the "string-yank" method to have the hook out of her finger almost before she knew it was coming. I know the technique sounds a little crude, but trust me when I say it works and works well. She was absolutely amazed at how quick and painless the process was and I was amazed at how brave she was. I even commented to her that we have removed numerous hooks from many of our male guests through the years, but few of them showed as much poise and bravery as she did. So hat's off to Sue Kendrick-the most recent nominee for the Peffley's Wilderness Camp "Trooper of the Year" award.

Well that's all for now, keep reading our weekly fishing reports on the website too for the latest in what's going on regarding the fishing. If this forecasted cool down does materialize, look out as things are going to get even better around here!

Take care until next time!


  1. We had such a great vacation! Thanks for all your hospitality (which was top notch!), and we can't wait to see you guys next year.

  2. Stephanie and Dustin,

    It was absolutely 100% our pleasure to host you, Brian and Sue this year! Hopefully see you next year!