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Boundary Waters Trip Information:


Departure Date:  June 5

Return Date: June: 14


Payment Dates:

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 


New Info


Local Outfitters


Mr. Hoffmans Advice from previous experience.


Gear To Take:  



Individual Personal Items
Quantity Item
2 Pair of rugged long pants. In our estimation jeans are fine,
BUT they can be chilling when wet and do take a long time to dry.
1 Additional pair of long pants or shorts
3-6 Changes of underwear and heavy cotton or wool socks
(personal preference on count)
3 Medium or heavyweight cotton shirts
(T-shirts are fine)
1 Heavyweight wool or flannel shirt
1 Lightweight jacket or windbreaker
(heavier jackets in May or September)
1 Pair of rugged shoes
(climbing boots are too heavy - sandals and aqua socks are too light)
1 Pair of tall waterproof boots
(for stepping into cold lake water in May or September)
1 Pair of tennis or jogging shoes for camp wear
(the other pair will get wet on every portage)
1 Inexpensive rain suit (they often get torn).
For safety reasons, a poncho should be avoided!
1 Swimsuit (optional, however, on remote lakes)
1 Drink bottle or canteen: 1 quart size.
(Also available in our shop.)
1 Toilet kit: 2 towels, soap, toothbrush, personal items, medications (allergies), glasses, small personal kit with a few Band-Aids & adhesive tape, sunglasses, sun block, etc.
1 Large stuff sack or pillowcase to pack the above items in, AND 2 large heavyweight trash bags (as personal pack liners). Normally two (sometimes three) people share one personal pack. The stuff sacks serve as personal dividers; the trash bags ensure the items stay dry.
Shared Group Items
1 Compass
1 Bic-type lighter should you loose your matches or they get wet.
1 Needle nosed pliers with wire cutters. If anyone plans to fish, bring at least one additional.
1 Compact group first aid kit with antiseptics, wound management supplies, eye wash, tweezers, pain medication, antiseptics, anti-inflammatory, intestinal medications, etc.
Optional Items, but strongly recommended
1 Cotton or leather work gloves,
1 Pocket knife (not a sheath knife for your belt),
1 Small flashlight,
1 Camera & lots of film,
1 Book to read or deck of cards,
1 Separate set of clean clothes for the trip home.


Basic Fishing Gear


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.