WABASKANG LAKE PERRAULT FALLS, ONTARIO
Great Trip! I posted a full trip report on another site: https://www.walleyecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=695976
I got my first musky and figured out a good smallmouth pattern. The big pike didn't cooperate...I guess I have a bit to learn there.
How were your trips?
You and your family will thoroughly enjoy the cabins the views and layout are second to none. Good perch fishing in front of the dock and first narrows. We have talked before but if you seek tips let me know.
I can verify and affirm your status and reviews of Sleepy Dog. Have only been there one year but nothing better. But, we have run into Sleepy dog customers on the lake in years past and all were outstanding reviews. Outstanding facilities and such a great couple to be around for the week. Boats and motors are top notch. As are the cabins. Dont forget your toppings for pizza night on Thursday night. A great social event that cant be topped anywhere. Have a great week and good luck. Sounds like fishing has been hot so far, hope it holds up for you
Bumping this old thread to brag that my family will be at Sleepy Dog Cabins the week of June 22-28. (19 Days!) I can't wait to introduce my wife and kids to fishing in Canada.
But also: Unfortunately, some of our group had to cancel due to a serious illness. We were going to occupy two cabins and will now fit into one. I feel bad about shorting Tom and Margaret some of their revenue and am trying to help in whatever little way I can. I figure there is a small chance somebody reading this will be up for a trip on short notice. If your interested, contact them: http://sleepydogcabins.com/location/contact/
It will be my first time to Sleepy Dog, but there are others who frequent Lake-Link that stay there. Their reputation is impeccable. I can only point you to their reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-s1-g1068919-d6499755-Reviews-Sleepy_Dog_Cabins-Perrault_Falls_Kenora_District_Ontario.html
We stayed at Jim & Julies Wabaskang Camp, www.wabaskangcamp.com, the last week of June returned home July 1st. As usual, Jim & Julie are gracious and outgoing hosts.
Water level was 2ft low due to lack of snowfall over the winter. I've been fishing there for years. This is the lowest water I've seen. I broke my skeg on a previously unseen rock.
Weather had been unseasonably warm prior to our arrival, in mid to upper 80's. There had been a mayfly hatch midweek. Surface water temps ranged in low to mid 70's. In addition to the low water, finding walleyes was difficult. Hammer handle Northerns were abundant and became annoying. Small Mouth had to be worked for.
They were scattered at best. No pattern. We found them trolling crawlers and minnows through weeds in 6 1/2 to 9 ft. Some hit on crank baits being cast over deep weeds or rocks. Some on jig & minnow/crawler when fishing for perch.
One of our group decided to target perch. He was successful in bringing his 25 fish bag limit home. We sorted through the perch also and kept a few 11-12inchers.
In summary, we had a great time shared with friends. The only fish jumping into the boat were the snot rocket Northerns, everything else we worked for. We'll be back next year, same time, same place.
Any recent reports from anyone? Going up August 24 and curious about water levels and fish activity
71° - 75° F
81° - 88° F
Just got back home from Sleepy Dog, what amazing accomdations compated to some on the lake. Any how, fishing was tough at best. May Fly hatch was in full bloom water temps had water from about 71 to 75 and water level going down. Many rocks that havent seen sun for years are popping up so be careful with motors. Perch and northerns galor if you wanted them, and small mouth were in full bite. Walley were tough and hard to be found but suspened about 8-16 feet just sitting there after gorging on may flies. Those we caught had no rhime nor reason to where they were at. Caught many in 5 feet of water and then from 10 to 20. No particular place seemed to be better than others but had good luck in Keynote and north of Perch point. Worms trolling and jigging did work but again it was all over the place. Good luck and fish on :)
We just got back from a week of beautiful weather and decent fishing. The majority of our take home fish were caught at the 2nd Narrows North. We caught the big three as well as a few perch up there. We got into a decent perch bite on Keynote with some real nice size to the perch. Not big numbers but good quality fish. All fish caught was on some form of Gulp Minnows or crawlers. The falls opened our last day and we got a walleye and a couple of northern with just an hour or so invested. The water level overall is low and water temps were just creeping into the upper 60's at the end of the week. Tight lines!
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