What to bring on your Fishing or Hunting Trip

OUTPOST FISHING TRIP

Clothing and Gear:

Rainsuit (light and of good quality)
2 changes of clothing
Slippers and cabinwear
Extra pair of shoes/rubber boots
Jacket
Gloves and hat
Sweatshirt, sweater
Fish-finder (for finding structure and depth)
Flashlight and fresh batteries
Camera and lots of film (compact or disposable)
Insect repellent or Thermo cell
Duct tape

Personal Effects and Sundry:

Dish towels & Dish cloths
Pillow case (pillows at cabins)
Bath towels
Sleeping bag (good to 20 degrees F) or sheets/blanket
Snacks/ your favorite beverages
Small first-aid kit (bandaids, painkillers, antiseptic spray, gauze, tape
Sunscreen, sunglasses
Groceries for the length of your stay (****please note that poultry can not be brought into Canada that is not cooked) see our recent news page for more information
Fishing License and Ontario Outdoors Card
Passports are needed to return to USA

If any one in group has had a DUI or other charges in the last 5 to 10 years please look into crossing border before booking a trip to Canada as there have been issues regarding crossing border.

Packing your gear for the fly-in…

Gear packed into canvas-type bags makes loading the plane easier. Pack all groceries in cardboard boxes, plastic containers, otherwise, triple-bag. Bundle-wrap (any) landing nets to avoid snags and tangles (We do have landing nets at the outposts).  Fishing rods in tubes are a good idea but if you don’t have a tube please remove all tackle from rods and tape together.
We encourage catch-and-release fishing. Pinching down hook barbs with pliers will reduce injury to fish stocks and help ensure continued good fishing in the future.

Fly-in Outpost Fishing

SUGGESTED FISHING TACKLE:
(Whatever you don’t bring can be purchased in Kenora prior to trip)

Northern Pike Fishing Tackle:

Medium to heavy action rod with 10-12# test
7″ floating Rappalas – blue, silver, black, chartreuse
Spoons – 4-5″ -gold, silver, white
Daredevils, blue foxes
3/4 oz little cleos
Bucktail Mepps
Large bass spinner baits

Walleye Fishing Tackle:

Light action rod / 6# test
Little Joe spinners – 24″ with 3/4 oz sinker (gold, chartruese, orange, green, white, red (get-em-all)
1/4oz lead-head jigs with 2″ twister tails
Deep-diving stickbaits
Live bait is best and available at the bait shop. We recommend medium chubs and/or leeches

Smallmouth Bass Fishing:

Mediium to light action rods
6 to 8 lb test monofilament line
Spinner Baits
Shad Raps
White Flukes
Plastic tube jigs
Lead headed jigs
Floating rapalas
Husky jerks
X-raps
Top water plugs and spinners
Mepps spinners

Fly-Fishing:

Top water cork or fuzzy mouse baits
Shallow diving baits
Sinking fly line
Silver coloured flies & streamers
Silver/blue colours
Crawfish colours

Contact Us for more information regarding any of our fly-in outposts.

Fly-in Outpost Fishing

DEER HUNTING GEAR

Hunting License
Groceries for your stay
Hunting gear (warm clothes and rain gear)
(Don’t forget a fillet knife for processing your meat and freezer bags)
Hunter orange vest and hat (has to be solid orange, not camouflage pattern)
Soft-sided gun case (to bring with you on ATV)
Bug spray, Thermo-cell or netting (early season)
Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste)
Cooler to bring your meat and hide home in
Hunting seat (if over 200 lbs. and check with us)
Truck and ATV per two hunters

BEAR HUNTING GEAR

Fishing & Hunting License
Groceries for your stay
Hunting gear (warm clothes and rain gear)
(Don’t forget a fillet knife for processing your meat and freezer bags)
Hunter orange vest and hat (has to be solid orange, not camouflage pattern)
Soft-sided gun case
Bug spray, Thermo-cell or netting
Fishing gear
Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste)
Cooler to bring your meat and hide home in
Dish towels and Bath towels (for Semi-guided Bear Hunt)
Treestand if over 250lbs (Check with us on this)

If you are bringing firearms, you must register them at the border.  You can have the forms filled out and pre-register before you arrive at the border to speed up the process.
The forms can be sent to you by calling 1-800-731-4000 or you can print them off the Internet by logging on to the web site:

www.cfc-ccaf.gc.ca/en/forms_assistance/indiv_forms/909.asp 

You’ll need passport to return to USA.  If you or anyone in your group has had a DUI or other charges in recent years, please look into admissability into Canada before booking trip.  Websites are on our links page.

***Also don’t forget to bring an old, FROM YOUR STATE GUN HUNTING LICENSE, as you will need it to purchase a hunting license in Ontario (this is to show you have completed a hunter safety course) The licenser will keep your state license. Don’t bring photocopies as they’ll be turned down.C

Contact Us for more information regarding any of our hunting or fishing trips.