SUGGESTIONS TO HELP YOU PLAN A SUCCESSFUL TRIP:

When planning your food list, sit down with your group and organize each meal, people usually bring too much food. It is advisable to bring some emergency food, canned or dried in case you don't eat as much fish as you had planned or you are delayed by weather for a day. This seldom happens but it’s good to be prepared.

Freeze bottled water to put in small coolers (less than 40 quarts). This will keep your food cool until you get to the camp. Lake water at our camps can be used for drinking if boiled.  Pack your food supplies in medium size boxes with lids and your personal gear in small duffle bags. Reels and hooks should be removed from rods and rods should be put in small holders or taped together to avoid damage. Dip nets should be placed in plastic bags and wrapped to avoid getting caught up on other gear.

All trash will be flown out of the bush with you. There is a good supply of garbage bags at the camp for garbage and recyclables, please double bag all garbage. Avoid large plywood boxes or double door coolers as they are difficult to load onboard the aircraft. Groups of one to five are allowed 100 lbs. per person, and groups of six or more are allowed 150 lbs. Should you exceed that, your overload will be flown in later that same day, weather permitting at a cost of seventy five cents a pound. 

Rod cases should not exceed 6 feet 6 inch in lenth and 5 inchs in diameter.  If your fishing rod is longer then this it will be removed from its case.  

No guns are permitted on our aircraft except during moose hunt season. 

All flights are scheduled. Approximately 2 to 3 weeks in advance of your trip, you will receive an email with your information package that will include your fight time.  If we do not have your email on file, we will send your information package by mail.  There is also information about motels in our area, bait suppliers and a map of how to get to our base. Please make sure you pass the information on to all members of your party.

 

Just a reminder, passports are required to re-enter the United States.

 

Fishing Tips

All fishermen have their own techniques and preference of tackle, these are just some hints and suggestions to get you started. 

 

WALLEYE / PICKEREL

Lures – Bright colored sinking jigs or floating with a bottom bouncer, chartreuse is always a hit with Uncle Andy, Rapalas and crawler harnesses.

Bait – Live bait is helpful, small to medium minnows, leeches or worms.

Strategies – Each lake is different, try trolling or drifting with jigs and live bait.  Walleye tend to hang out on the sandy / rocky points and shoals or in the moving water at the mouth of a stream.  Overcast and light wind are always helpful as well as fishing at dusk and dawn. Try different depths, walleye can be found from the surface down to 40 feet, depending on the time of year and water temperature.

 

NORTHERN / PIKE

Lures – The bigger the better, floating Rapalas and spoons.  Steel leaders are a must.

Bait – No bait is necessary, but sucker minnows can be helpful.

Strategies – Weed beds and shallower water are where pike are generally found, cast into the weeds.  Pike are fast moving so trolling at a decent pace will still allow you to hook a big one.

 

LAKE TROUT

Lures – Spoons, jigs and spinners, sinkers or down riggers.

Bait – Minnows, sucker minnows, smelts and worms.

Strategies – In spring when the water is still cold the lake trout can be found near the surface, trolling with a spoon works well. As the water temperature rises and the lake turns over the lake trout go deeper, trolling with weighted line and a spoon or jigging deep will work.

 

BROOK TROUT / SPECKLED TROUT

Lures – Small spoons, small spinner, or flies.

Bait – Worms only!  Brook trout lakes are sensitive, never introduce live bait (minnows) to the lake, it could be harmful to the ecosystem. 

Strategies – Keep your lure moving. Brook trout are an aggressive fish and will hit out of anger rather than hunger.

 

Suggested Supply List

 

Bread

Pasta

Beverages/Juices

Bacon or Ham

Pickles

Oatmeal

Sausage

Beans

Onions

Steak

Fish Batter

Cooking Oil

Hamburger

Cereal

Bottled Water

Wieners

Coffee

Toilet Paper

Cold Cuts

Tea

Hand Towel

Eggs

Sugar

Tea Towels

Cheese

Cream

Disposable Cloths

Fruit

Salt & Pepper

Wooden Matches

Pancake Mix

Ketchup

Hand Soap

Milk

Mustard

Zip-Lock Bags 

Potatoes

Butter

Toothpicks

Vegetables

Peanut Butter

Aluminum Foil

Soup

Jam

Paper Towel

 

Equipment List

 

Coolers

Rain Gear

Life Jacket

Fishing Gear

First Aid kit

Hat

Insect Repellent

Sunglasses

Warm Clothes

Bait

Stringer

Sleeping Bag

Filet Knife

Sunscreen

Pillow

Playing Cards

Flashlight

Landing Nets/Fish Cradle

 

Outpost Camps are provided with:

 

Propane Stove

Propane Fridge

Propane Lights

Boats and Motors

Axe & Saw

Dishes

Swivel Boat Seats

Outdoor Grill

Pots and Pans

Unlimited Boat Gas

Wood Stove

Cutlery

Paddles

Anchors

Cleaning Supplies

Water Pail

Fish Gut Pail

Garbage Bags

Fish Cleaning Station

   

 

What Not To Bring

 

Fireworks

Acid Batteries

Rod Cases over 6’ 6” in Length and 5" in Diameter

Bear Spray

Oversized Coolers (Cooler Should Not Exceed 80Lbs)

Boat Seats (We Provide 2 Swivel Boat Seats per Boat)

Guns are not Permitted (Except During Moose Hunt) Bottled Beer (Canned Beer is Allowed)