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Sunday, August 31, 2014

August goes out with a BANG!

While the first two weeks of August certainly provided some very good fishing from here in camp, the month has finished out on an even better note with some absolutely excellent fishing. Cooler days and nights, combined with some cloud cover and winds to stir things up have certainly lit a fire under the walle;ye. We have even had a couple of pretty good rains in the past week which we were in need of to water the lawn and turn the fish on even more.

August, as it always is, has been a very busy month here in camp and the fishing has provided many guests another excellent trip to camp with many checking out saying "fabulous time", "awesome fishing", etc. Music to our ears and thankful for our many great long-time guests that continue to make the summer an INCREDIBLE experience for us too!

Although we don't get many pictures from our guests when they check out, the fishing has just been too good to not share a few that we did get.

Tomorrow is September 1, and I think we still have some great fishing ahead! Until next time...

Andy Augustine another long time guest of camp is certainly no stranger to landing big pike

John Ball while not out searching for smallies, certainly was pleased with the fight this guy put up

Don Boyer another long time camp guests has caught thousands of northern from Wabaskang over the years, none fought harder he said than this 36" beauty.

Lane Boyer, Don's grandson made his first trip to camp and discovered why Grandpa Boyer has come here for so long

Doug Boyer (Don's son) showed quickly that even a 28 year gap between trips was not enough to keep the walleye safe from him! (p.s. If it's 28 years until the next trip Doug, we won't be here to host you)

Unfortunately for John Ball who loves to eat northern for shore lunch, this 30" guy was too big and had to go back.

Warren Daun while being a relative "newbie" to camp, certainly has figured out this lake quickly

Who wouldn't smile over a walleye like this?

Or this?

Even Aaron Daun is all smiles

C'mon Chuck you know you want to smile...

Earl Gransee with a bonus big smallie

Gary DeGrote and Tom Holtman with a fine looking stringer

Same for Earl and Greg...

Earl got in on the big northern action with this hefty 34" pike

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Great summer passing, fall approaches

It's been another fantastic summer here on Wabaskang with some exceptionally delightful weather with only a few really hot days. It has been very dry with little rain to deal with, plenty of sunshine and a long extended period of light winds perfect for fishing.

Water temperatures after peaking at about 76 degrees are back down to around 70 now with the cooler nights we have had in the past week and the lake level is down significantly (about 2 feet) from our spring time high water level. The water is still above average for this time of year, but certainly very manageable compared to the Spring levels.

We wrapped up July with some excellent fishing and several more groups taking advantage of the Military Discount we offer. It's great to be able to say thanks to our veterans. We continue to get much accomplished here around camp, and while not tackling any major projects this season, we have been able to check off many of the "maintenance" items on my list. We still have plans to finish a complete rebuild of our roadside landing as this year's high water took it's toll and at this point it will be easier to rebuild than repair. I will post some pictures here or on our Facebook page when we get it all done.

With August here we will also be turning our attentions to bear baiting as we will soon have hunters in camp to compliment a full camp of fishermen. It's amazing to think but during the whole month of August we will only have two groups fish with us for the first time! Every other group are annuals or at least a party that has fished with us in the past throughout the years. That August fishing on Wabaskang must be holding up pretty well!

Only five weeks remaining in what has been another outstanding season for us here at camp. We look forward to a strong finish and hope to keep you updated again soon. Here are just a few of the family fishing trip pictures sent to us during July.
They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, but I think in this case it's a big walleye

Apparently smallmouth are too...

Even little walleyes can bring a BIG smile to a girl's face

Oh, and they tend to make the boys smile too

Of course Dad's smile over big ones...

...and Mom's too

Kellie McVay proves northern can bring big smiles 

And John McVay thinks big smallmouth are "awesome"

Michael Payne would have loved to smile for this picture but his big 41" northern was just too heavy to lift and smile at the same time.

There's the smile. Despite the right foot in a protective boot that had them wondering if they might have to cancel their trip. Boy, were they glad they didn't!

Right, Dad? Jason Payne with his own big fish.

Michael wasn't satisfied with this 37" northern from early in the week, so he went out and got the 41" fish above.

Grant and Rachel were thrilled to be on the trip with Mom and Dad for the first time this year.