WABASKANG LAKE PERRAULT FALLS, ONTARIO
In regards to potato's. We were not asked specifically about spuds; just assumed they were still on the list as we had not seen any info to contrary
Quackshot, nice post. A question, on food products. I know that currently eggs and poultry from the identified areas can not be brought in. But you also mentioned Potato's? There was a time potato's could not be brought in but even as of last year we were able to bring in potato's. Directly from the Canadian updated website, same one with the poultry restrictions it says. "Potatoes must be commercially packaged and graded US No.1" to come across the border without issue. Did they specifically ask for potato's?
We got in line at 1:00 pm. cleared the booth at 2:20 pm.
With regards to lakers one boat from our group was dragging sutton spoons behind dipseys and deep six divers on big lake rods. We did much better and had a lot more fun using our walleye trolling rods and #8 shad raps. 2.5 to 2.7 gives you approx 10 feet of depth at 40' of 15# braid.
Thanks for the report Qhackshot, What times did you cross border? I hope I can get my wife to catch a laker we try every year but have failed.
Just got back from Wabaskang and my report mirrors the previous. After a two year respite the average size of the walleyes is excellent. Of the first five walleyes caught only one was under 18". Smallies averaged 17" to 18" with many over 19". The eyes were actively spawning with many of the larger first having milt on their backs or sides. Jig & minnow or plastics worked equally well. Water is up 4.5 feet and slowly falling. Caught and released multiple lakers using flutter spoons or shad raps. I prefer the shad raps and left the downrigger in camp.
Hwy 105 is closed due to high water and you will be taking a rough detour. Cover your boat if possible as the detour is a muddy mess. Border crossing took 1.5 hours - remember no live bait fresh or frozen and no eggs, potato's or raw poultry.
BTW - the Lake master SD card is a good investment. It only has 10' contours after the 1st five feet but does a good job of identifying the hazards and is reasonably accurate in most of the basins and if you need more you can use the auto chart to map the section you intend to fish
Heard from owners of Wabaskang Camp via FB posting this week. Water level is way high compared to the past few years that it has been way low.
Jim & Julies Wabaskang Camp www.wabaskangcamp.com
Lets hear some reports
Has anyone used the Lake-Master chip in your locator for Wabaskang? Reading the reports not sure if it is worthwhile purchasing it.
While I am not an expert on fall fishing in Canada, I did have some experiences. Very different from May to September. We found the fish in September to be in pockets and very deep. Not unusual to find walleyes in 30+ feet of water. A lot depends on the lake and whether it has deep areas. Really got to work to find them. The camp owner often commented that lake trout fisherman fishing deep often started to catch walleyes at the end of August. In summary, you have to do a lot of exploring to find them. Good luck and enjoy your trip.
Leaving Sunday 9/12 with a small group for a last minute escape. Have fished there and area waters in June as well. Looking for any updates or pointers.
dlok, sent you a friend request as well