Luggage and bags:
Think mud. Think boat trip. You'll probably unload your truck in a muddy parking lot. Bring plastic boxes for your equipment and food, backpack our shoulder strapped bags as luggages. The plastic containers will also be helpfull to load the boat and the backpack easy to carry lunches and extra clothing in the boat.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Everything from winter gear to summer gear. You can wake up in a freezing morning and lunch under a summer burning sun.
Winter jacket, hats, mittens, ski pants, warm undergartments.
Rain gear: raincoat, water resistant pants and hat.
Shorts, t-shirts, bathing suit, shades, cap.
Jeans and pants, long sleves sweaters, fleece.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: First aid kit, sunscreen, insect repelent. Everything you use on a daily basis. The only thing I saw at the little lodge shop were razors and headaches medicine.
Photo Equipment: Don't forget your photo equipment for your trophee fish! Camera, films, battery, polarizing filter.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Fishing equipment, fish cleaning equipment, long boots
Miscellaneous: Food! They can accomodate you on a 3 meals a day plan, but the kitchen is fully equiped. Bring everything you'll eat and drink during the week. Also paper, bags, plastic paper...
We had a blast roaming the various lakes and rivers, and hundreds of differents habitats, for our best northen pikes and walleyes. Creeks, shallow waters, clear lakes, cascade, swamps, cliffs, beavers dams. The local guides helped us demystified the details map they gave us, but the fun part was discovering it for ourselves, discovering our fishes.
At the time we went, mid june, the sunset late and it gets dark after 10h pm. The table is set for a long day of fishing!
Equipment: They'll loan you boat and motor, but we had brought our own. They have a little fishing supply store to help you out. And a fisherman house to clean your fishes. The guides are more than helpful if you ask for them.
Clothing! From a winter jacket in the morning to a bathing suit for the afternoon under a burning sun. Sunscreen, truckful of mosquito repellent, hats and shades.
Fishing gear! Trolling and casting for big northen pikes. We found a fake mouse lure to work like a magnet in the swamp. Also big spoon and lure. Jigging for walleye. Leeches were our secret weapons.
I wont show you all our catches, but the little guy I'm holding in the picture was our 100th fish of the week!