Category Archives: 2022

Week 17, 2022 September 10th – 16th

September greetings from Jim and Julie’s Wabaskang Camp. We are down to the final few weeks of the season and the days are just flying by. Fishing has remained solid throughout the season and week 17 was no exception. Our walleye fishing is transitioning from mid-depths to deeper water usually around 28’ to 33’ or so, we are still seeing some fish caught in shallow water but the majority of our guests are doing much better in the deeper spots. A jig and minnow or Lindy Rig and minnow were the two top producers with a spinner and crawler or minnow also doing quite well. Venetta Bruns started things off in camp when she released a chunky 24” walleye on day one, she and her husband Robert don’t let the aches and pains associated with being seniors keep them from having a great time with their son Tim, let’s plan on more trips next season. Mike Dufel was back in camp this week, his best walleye was a nice 25” fish that was released after a quick picture, seems he can do more than firefighting and making spaghetti👍Julie is impressed me not so much😜 Tim Bruns made three trips to camp this season, making up for lost time he said. He managed to release a chunky 25 1/2” walleye that did top his mom’s fish but she understands. The biggest walleye of the week was caught and released by our friend Anthony Wilhelm, he released a beautiful 27” walleye he caught right in front of camp, he was fishing with Steve Rathe who was just as excited as Tony was. Our northern fishing really went up a notch this week since we had some real serious northern fishermen in camp. Many of the trophy sized northern were actually caught while working Lindy Rigs with big minnows for giant walleyes. The real serious northern fishermen like Steve Young were throwing giant stick baits and really cleaning up on the monster pike. Curt Schurman released a nice 37 1/2” fish, Tim Schaefer’s best was a 37 1/2” fish he released. Seems Brett Langfritz could only manage a measly 37” brute but he was busy babysitting Doyle all week in the boat so I understand the low output for him this week. Charlie Zender casted his guts out for two weeks but he was still proud of releasing a 36” trophy better days and bigger fish will come your way. Jeremy Bilharz released a 37” northern, his buddy Mike Hyde caught a chunky 36” fish, not bad for two new comers on the lake. Bob Bruns did impress wife Venetta when he landed and released a chunky 34” northern, not as big as his fish earlier in the season that won him big fish of the week but still a great fish. Matt Grove released a 40” monster he caught on his first trip to our camp. Chad Duckworth has a big advantage this week because he was fishing with camp legend Steve Young, Chad released a chunky 37” northern but spent the better part of most days watching Steve catch and release trophy after trophy northern. Steve is a real master at throwing big baits for big fish and the Sandcat lure was his favorite this week, his biggest northern was a monster 40” brute that is back in the lake waiting for a rematch next season😜

Bass fishing turned into more of an accidental art this week rather than an intentional target, every decent bass caught was hooked while walleye fishing deep water or working mid depths with crank baits for walleyes. Tim Schaeffer was really proud of his new boat this season but a new boat obviously doesn’t mean new skills, Tim’s best bass was a measly 18” that barely made the board but let’s give him a chance next season to see what he can do. Rick Zender used his favorite crank bait to catch and release a massive 19” bass, he used my rental boat Tim just saying. Doyle Brocka was absolutely giddy when he told me about his 19” bass he caught and released while walleye fishing, more of a fluke catch than a skill I’d say. The biggest bass of the week was caught by Chris Kersten, he released a gigantic 19 1/2” bass that put a giant smile on his face, nice catch Chris. Our crappie fishing wasn’t something to write home about this week but we did see a few very nice fish, seems Mike Hyde knows the spot and his biggest was a thick 14” beauty, he worked his tail off down in Keynote Lake but it was exciting for him to catch some very nice crappies. Next week looks cool and wet but our groups coming in are veterans who can handle a bit of rough weather. That’s all for now this is Jim from Wabaskang 

Week 16, 2022 September 3rd – 9th

September greetings from Jim and Julie’s Wabaskang Camp. Week 16 of the 2022 season saw sunny skies and warm temperatures. The walleye fishing was solid again this week with a decent shallow and deep-water bite. Our guests used jig and minnow or crawler combinations along with spinner rigs and Lindy rigs with the same bait… Continue Reading

Week 15, 2022 August 27- September 2

Another great week here at Jim and Julie’s Wabaskang Camp. Week 15 saw plenty of sunshine and beautiful sunsets along with a few evenings when our guests enjoyed seeing the Northern Lights. The water level in Wabaskang continues to slowly fall and is in great shape for the rest of the season. Our guests are… Continue Reading

Week 13, 2022 August 13th – 19th

Another great week here at Jim and Julie’s Wabaskang Camp. Our 13th week of the season saw plenty of trophy sized fish being caught and released. We have had more than our share of rain this season and this week was no exception, we had almost rain at some point almost every day. The northern… Continue Reading

Week 11, 2022 July 30th – August 5th

Another week has come and gone here at Jim and Julie’s Wabaskang Camp. Week eleven was a week full of storms and plenty of rain which we certainly don’t need. The lake is still higher than normal but is manageable for all our guests. Our guests survived wind, small hail, lightning and thunder, and torrential… Continue Reading

Week 10, 2022 July 23rd – 29th

Another week has buzzed right by here at Jim and Julies Wabaskang Camp. We just completed week 10 of the 2022 season and we are seeing plenty of trophy sized fish being caught by our guests. The walleye bite is transitioning from shallow weed edges to the deeper weed edges and humps and reefs in… Continue Reading

Week 9,2022 July 16th – 22nd

Another great week has come and gone here at Jim and Julies Wabaskang Camp. Week number nine of our 19-week season saw plenty of trophy sized walleyes being released and lots of eaters coming into camp. Our guests this week did a lot of trolling spinners rigs with minnows or a jig and minnow. Best… Continue Reading

Week 8, 2022 July 9th – 15th

Hello again from Jim and Julie’s Wabaskang Camp. Another great week has come and gone and we have plenty to talk about. Week 8 had all kinds of different weather. We saw hot and dry days and had days with storms and cool temperatures, we even had one morning so foggy our guests couldn’t leave… Continue Reading