WABASKANG LAKE PERRAULT FALLS, ONTARIO
Coos, take one of the camp boats. The better fishing in that lake is on the opposite ends from where you are staying. Sure there are some decent spots around you, but it gets much, much better the farther you get away from that end.
About the only map I've ever seen for Wabby is the Canadian map which we all know isn't overly accurate. But, it does the job.
Be very, very careful if you choose to paddle a canoe around the 7 foot falls, or even the smaller one as it dumps into Wine Lake.
Have been on wabaskang a few times.notcthat much current there as the water flows through it and its a short distance.but wabaskang gets super windy there.better hopefor some calm weather which seems we dont get much of this summer so far.but good luck on your adventure.
You should be able to paddle anywhere you want on this 15000 acre lake but the boats at Tall Pines are top notch and I would take one of them. There is a noticable current at the narrows but you should be able to paddle through it staying towards the reeds. Good luck fishing.
Hi all, going to Wabaskang this weekend for a week at Tall Pines Camp near the falls. Kayak fishing for smallmouth, northerns, walleye (obviously). Any recent news or advice to share? How swift does the water flow through First Narrows? Wondering if we can paddle through it upstream or if we need a boat with motor. Thanks! Ernie
Fishing was slow due to weather being warm up there. Last day the water temp finally dipped below 70 and the bite improved. Had plenty of fish to eat and brought limits home, marked fish basically everywhere we went and did some plain old lake exploration.
Best lures were minnow and jig or spinner and crawler with the crawler being preferred.
Sleepy dog was fantastic, the cabins are incredible in design, size and creative lay out. The boats are super to fish out of 17.5 outfitters with 40 hp Yamahas and livewells. You can be on any spot in the lake in 30 -45 minutes.
Definitely will be back!
Finding eye's in Wabaskang was tough as we moved from spot to spot trying to locate fish and find some sort of pattern. We spent 3 days without picking up more than 1 eye at any given spot. The wind blew 20-30 from the west and kept us from fishing Mean the first 3 days. It finally let up and we were able to pick up enough fish for dinner from the humps and hotel on Mean. We still averaged 2-3 walleye per guy/day and our spirits were drained.
We decided to portage over to Wine lake through the falls as we had nothing to lose with the fishing so incredibly poor. We finally found an area in Wine that held some walleye and provided some good action in the mid morning before shutting off.
We did have some good action with smallmouth throwing mepps spinners and caught plenty of Pike from 19-24".
Dave Peffley and Mel were just terrific guys. The cabins were average but clean. We have been spoiled fishing out of Evergreen with their terrific boats, live wells, 60 HP, etc... so it took some time to get used to these particular camp boats. Their fish cleaning house was terrific and kept spotless!
All in all, I don't think we will head back to Wabby, but I'm sure our lack of success was 90% due to our lack of knowledge of the lake. We fished extremely hard but could never find eye's on a consistent bite. I would certainly recommend Peffley's for anyone going to Wabaskang as Mel and Dave are as honest and friendly as they come.