Our guides will provide all rods, reels, and equipment. If you prefer, you may bring your own.

 

  • Minnesota Fishing license
  • Tackle, rods and reels
  • Rain gear
  • Beverages**
  • Camera
  • Sun screen
  • Bug repellent
  • Sunglasses (polarized)
  • Waterproof boots, sandals or shoes that can get wet if portaging. (rubber boots provided if needed)

* Basswood lake and BWCA (Boundary Waters Canoe Area) trips need to pack smaller, lighter tackle boxes and gear for room in boat and weight.

** If in BWCA, plastic containers only. No glass bottles or aluminum cans, this is a Boundary Waters rule!

 

Tackle Tips:

 

  • Walleye Fishing

    • Fresh or New 6 to 8lb Test monofilament or Berkley Fire line 6lb to 8lb
    • Medium rods 6ft-7ft
    • Jigs - 1/16 to 1/4oz Jigs (Green, Chartreuse, yellow, orange, silver) Jig bodies,         Berkley PowerBait, color: yellow, chartruse, white, black.
    • Live bait rigs or commonly referred to as (Lindy rigging) - 1/4 to 3/4oz slip sinkers.
    • Walking sinkers
    • Egg Sinkers
    • Bell Sinkers
    • Lindy brand No-snag sinkers (any of these four listed above will work)
  • Hooks
    • Gamakatsu brand, plain or colored #4, 6, 8 size hooks
  • Barrel swivels
  • Spinner rigs (Green, Chartreuse, yellow, orange, gold, silver) (Look on links page for cutom made Weasel Walleye Wackers)
  • Crank Baits
    • Rapalla shad raps, sizes: #5 & #9 colors: perch,fire-tiger, yellow/white,silver/black
    • Rapala original floaters, size #11 & #13, colors: silver/black, gold/black, yellow/white, blue/white, perch color.

 

  • Smallmouth Fishing

    • Top water-Stick baits, such as Rapalas, Husky jerks, Tinny torpedos, poppers, Jitter bugs, Hula poppers, Tube jigs or grub tails, colors; pumkin, purple, smoke, brown. Other plastics; chompers, sinkos, berkly gulp crawlers, brown, gray, smoke, pumkin, purple.

 

*GPS* With respect to our guides hard work; please let your guide know ahead of time if you will be bringing a GPS. Our guides are happy to help you learn how to use your own device.  People caught concealing GPS devices will be tarred and featheredSmile.

 

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