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Here is a detailed list of what you need for Quetico and Boundary Waters fishing tackle. Learn what gear to pack for each type of fish, including bass, walleye, pike and lake trout.

Bass Malousti

Smallmouth Bass are pound for pound the best fighting fish in canoe country, which is why they are so popular with anglers across the country, especially in border waters. The bass become more active as the water warms and temperatures rise. They spawn in very warm shallow bays and are very protective of their bedding. Ideally, they like to spawn in water temperatures of around 58 to 62 degrees. Then, usually in early to mid-June, the Bass really start to hit the surface waters thrown into the shallow bays that are warming up faster. And maliums stay active all summer long and are the best choice if you are looking for some action during hot summer days. Evenings can also produce some fantastic action in the shallows... well worth an early dinner and then heading out of camp to enjoy a "night bite".

List of safe baits for bass fishing...

  • Jig i power grub
  • Jig and leech or night crawler
  • Rapala Shad Rap (or any Rapala Float Bait)
    • Blue and white
    • silver and white
    • fire Tiger
    • orange and white
  • Mepps spinner sizes #3 and #4
  • Silver blades work best
  • o bug gira
  • Rebel craw (crab bait)
  • Spinning lures of any kind
  • water baits
    • torpedo Heddon
    • friction
    • bursts of brightness
    • buzzbait

That's more than enough bait to try; mix and match and find what works.

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Judges are more demanding than big-eared, but they are just as numerous. And according to most people, they are the fish of choice for your dish. Their tender, white, flaky flesh is delicious and you'll know what I'm talking about if you've enjoyed a meal in the past. If you haven't already, you should read up on how to get this Northwood treasure into your camping skillet. In early spring, shortly after the ice breaks, spawning is spawning. During this time, they can easily be caught in shallow water on rocky spots or gravel. They also train in moving water, so this is also an area to focus on. In the first few weeks after fishing starts, you'll find a judge here; but as the water warms and spring turns to early summer, they move into deeper waters around reefs and submerged islands in the middle of oxbow lakes. You'll find them anywhere between 15 and 40 feet in the summer, depending on the weather and whether it's cloudy or not. But they always come at night and feed on reefs, rocky outcrops around the island and dikes. You will find that the best time to fish 10 to 20 feet of walleye is when the sun goes down and night falls. The ideal water temperature for boating is 65 degrees. Judges are more nocturnal due to their sensitivity to light. So don't waste time while the sun is high in the sky on a clear day...this is the time to fish for smallmouth or lake trout.

List of best Walleye Tackle:

  • Live bait is always the best option.
    • Fish in spring and autumn
    • Leeches in spring and summer
    • Night trackers in summer and autumn
    • (This is not always true, but can be used as a general rule)
  • Jig and live bait are great choices most of the time. The shorter the stencil the better, whatever it takes to get down to the bottom and no more. When not too windy, 1/8 oz. it's all you want, 1/4 oz and 3/8 oz work well on windier days
  • The slip bobber proved to be very deadly at night, once you've located the drifters, this is also a favorite technique with the locals. But always spot an underwater reef or island before casting your line. You can often catch them directly from your camp at night.
  • A Lindy machine or treadmill is a good choice in all seasons.
    • Can be used with or without a centrifuge
    • Always use small hooks, #4, #6 and #8 work well
    • A walking recess with a three-legged Snell is ideal.
  • Crank lures at night over rock pinnacles and reefs can be excellent.
    • Silver, blue and chartreuse seem to work really well.
    • Use smaller baits in the spring and gradually increase as the summer progresses.
  • Always fish windward of points and islands, you can't go wrong.

Follow these guidelines and you'll have a judge on your plate in no time.

northern pike

Pike is one of the easiest fish to catch, especially in spring. In spring, they like to sunbathe in shallow, warmer bays. As the summer goes on they go a little deeper, but you can catch them year round by casting bait towards the shore. You will often catch northern pike while fishing for bass and walleye. They can be a nuisance if you don't hunt them specifically because they can bite you if you don't have a leader. But never fish with a leader unless you are specifically fishing in the north. This is also a great tasting fish, but many people return it because it has a set of "Y" bones that are a little harder to cut, but if done right, the north can hold its own in the tasting category.

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List of northern lures and accessories:

  • Everything listed below will work for northerners as well, but you'll want to go for larger sizes if you're fishing specifically.
  • Demolidores:
    • Talk
    • Red and white
    • black and white
    • Other colors work well too
  • Johnson spoons
  • Big Jerk Baits
    • 6 to 9 inches long works well
  • big spinner lures
    • Mepps size #5 In-Line spinners are big enough
  • Buzz lures can also work well in the spring.

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Lake trout inhabit colder, deeper waters and are sometimes not as easy to catch. But if hunted properly it can provide a good fight and a good dinner. Trout are always ready to bite your line, but getting lures in front of their faces is often the hardest part of lake trout fishing. During the spring, when the water temperature is the same throughout the lake, trout can be caught at depths of one and a half meters. But it only lasts a few weeks after frostbite. They are looking for a water temperature of around 46 or 48 degrees. Thus, during the summer months, trout can be found at depths of 50 to 100 feet. Trout stay on steep structures where they have access to deep water. So focus on the steep drops while paddling through the bordering waters and fishing.

List of lures and accessories for trout:

You'll need a heavy sinker to go that deep, depending on wind conditions you'll want a 1- to 2-ounce sinker. by weight.

  • Suton spoons, silver color
  • jigging spoons
  • swedish pimples
  • doctor spoons
  • Acme Kastmasters
  • Big blue eyes (alive or dead)
  • Ciscoes
  • Large, heavy one-ounce or so jigs with a skirt
    • Branco
    • Chartreuse
  • Fishing with a large sinker and any of these 4- to 6-foot long drag lures is an excellent method.
  • Often, on a quieter day, jigging with a heavy jig and a shiner or Griz Jig works well. Make a big, exaggerated jigging motion; trout usually hits it on the way down.

Fishing articles, baits and articles in territorial waters in general

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Here are some things you'll want to include in your Boundary Waters tackle box:

  • Hooks of various sizes
  • Split shot chumbadas of different weights
  • Assorted colors of 1/8, 1/4, and 3/8 oz ball head jigs.
  • 6 to 10 lb monofilament fishing line
  • bobber equipment
  • fillet knife
  • Walking Ripples 1/8 - 1/2 oz.
  • swivel buckles
  • 2 way turns
  • 6 or 9 inch tweezers for extracting hooks or swallowed hooks
  • corda

If you've collected most of the items listed here, you're doing fine and are more than equipped for your adventure in the Borderwaters. By no means do you need all of these things to fish in borderline waters, but these methods all work, so pick a few and go with them.

The most important thing about BWCA fishing is to be confident in the method and area you are fishing. If you have a bad feeling that a particular technique or area you're fishing in won't yield results, try something new or move to another location. Many tips and techniques can be learned from fishing magazines and books. And you should consider reading them before heading out on your trip because it will help you understand what the fish are looking for and give you the best possible chance of catching your limit and having fun on your limited aquatic adventure. The same techniques will work on most different lakes. Look for similar structures from lake to lake and follow the wind, always follow the wind. With this, you'll do well on any lake.

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