Boundary Waters Trip Information:
Departure Date: June 5
Return Date: June: 14
Initial Down Payment: $50
April 7 - $250
May 5 - $250 - Now Due
June 2 - $250
Outfitter: North Country
All Leaders must have Youth Protection Training
All Leaders and Crew members must have an updated Medical Record - Parts A, B, and C
Mr. Hoffmans Advice from previous experience.
Gear To Take:
We suggest ONE rod & reel per person, with one spare per every two people.
Fresh line for the trip (6-8# for spinning, 8-12# for casting).
Do not bring a large tackle box. A two sided 7"X9"X4" box per person or a tray-type 9"X14"X8' for two people is about right. Two or three lures of each type and shade will cover average needs. Tackle should include BOTH light and dark shades, because Quetico and BWCA have both light and dark lakes. As a general rule of thumb, Quetico trips tend toward the lighter shades: chrome, silver, white, yellow, silver & black, silver & blue, and chartreuse. BWCA trips tend toward darker colors: black, brown, dark green, gold, and yellow.
9" / 25# wire leaders, mid- to large size (1/2 - 1 oz) spoons and diving plugs, spinners for spring and fall trips.
Feather or hair 1/8 - 1/4 oz. jigs, small 1/8 -1/4 oz sinking plugs and spinners, floating jigs for live bait (leeches).
Shallow to medium running floating plugs and smaller spinners for spring and fall, top-water plugs & poppers for midsummer. Deep diving plugs and medium sized spinners for mid-day fishing. Ball or stand-up jigs in the 1/4 - 3/8 oz. size work well for live bait (leeches or crawlers).
In spring and fall use smallmouth gear. In summer use northern pike tackle without the wire leaders.
We suggest 1/16 -3/16 oz. feather or hair jigs, or with live bait. Small minnow type in-line spinners work well.