Morning dawns at Peffley's Wilderness Camp

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.

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