What to Bring Fishing, a Fishing Checklist
What should one bring to Camp for fishing!
• Good rain gear - more important than new tackle.
• Water proof footwear - rubber boots, over shoes, gortex hikers. Wet feet will shorten any day on the water. Winter boots for spring and fall fishing is a must.
• Comfortable shoes - these are for everyday and to wear in the cabin as well.
• Warm socks - I always carry a spare pair of warm wool socks in my gear bag.
• Long underwear - a must in spring and fall but I would pack a pair for every trip.
• Turtle neck shirt - nice to keep the drafts out
• Wool hat and peak hat - keep the sun off your head and keep it warm
• Personal clothing - pants, shirts, underwear etc
• Gloves or mittens - mittens are always warmer but tough to reel in with
• Warm coat - that will fit under your rain coat
• Shorts or zip away paints - for those gorgeous summer days
• We recommend you always bring warm clothes anytime of the year.
Miscellaneous Camp Gear
• Ziploc bags - use to store socks, camera etc in in your dry bag
• Mosquito coils - for in the cabin if you are one to leave the door open a lot
• Good Book - for when your buddy is snoring just a little too loud
• Extra Batteries for all your electronic devices
• Flash Light - we may have flush toilets but the outhouses still work in a pinch
• Paper plates & paper cups - great if nobody in your crew likes to do dishes
• Gallon or two of cooking oil
• Fish Batter
• Paper towels - for drying off your cooked fish
• Charcoal - we do have grills available at the cabins.
• Computer - for those who need to stay in touch we have WIFI
• Mini - DVD player/TV with DVDs we do have movies if you need a change.
• Vacuum sealer - for those who want air tight
• Wind up or battery alarm clock if you need to know the time
• Sleeping Bags for the cold nights & Beach towel
• Life Jacket (Canadian or U.S. Coast Guard approved.)
• Dry Bag - use to store rain gear, socks, camera etc in boat
• Back Pack - could be a dry bag but use it to carry gear on portage trails
• Large Rubbermaid container - used for shore lunch fixings and/or dry box in boat
• Small first aid kit - just incase
• Sun Block - use it...a lot
• Insect repellant - wet seasons bring bugs
• Matches / lighter – shore lunch becomes sushi
• Hand warmers - a pleasant bonus
• Safety string for glasses - imagine springtime, 50 degree crystal clear water, 12 ft down, oops...you decide
• Water bottle - hydration keeps you on the water
• Flashlight - just because
• Multi-tool - you never know when
• Small tackle box or tray to pack in back pack for portage lakes
• Long needle nose pliers or hookouts
• Small bolt cutters - sometimes cutting the hook is best
• Jaw spreaders - they help
• Line clippers – Fireline = chipped teeth
• Fishing rags for the boat
• Fishing knives
• Jig eye buster
• Portable rod holder - for landing your buddies fish
• Fish locator - handy
• 2 rods & reels - is two enough
• Stringer - I prefer a rope stringer just don't put it through the mouth and gills
• Extra line
• No-scent soap - use after sun block or insect repellant to remove odours)
• Polarized Sunglasses - must have
• Lindy Catch and Release glove - kevlar is tooth proof
• Camera - in a ziploc bag -document your big fish
• Spare batteries (try to bring gear that uses the same battery size)
• Wide brim hat to cover neck and ears - don't be the redneck
• GPS - take me home
• Two way radios for groups
• Small cooler - we have complimentary ice
• Marker buoy - cheap fish locator
• Garbage bag and/or small bean can with lid still semi-attached for putting cigarette butts in.
• Hatchet - building shorelunch fire
• Compass - for when the batteries die in the GPS
• Thermos - warm liquids on a cool day
• Dry Box - to store important items - will float too
Bringing Your Own Boat
• Fire extinguisher for built in fuel tank
• Pea less whistle
• Waterproof flashlight
• Bailing bucket
• Measuring device
• Insurance and registration papers
• Spare tire
• U.S. or Canadian Coast Guard approved life Jackets. Throw cushions are not acceptable
• Trolling motor and batteries
• Extension Cord (long) & battery charger
• Extra prop & boat plug
• personal hygiene products
• Medication - bring twice as much as you will need for the entire trip. Carry in two different locations
Proper ID – Passport’s, Drivers License, Ontario Outdoor Card
Be sure to bring along a letter from your spouse or both parents, giving you permission to take the child across the border. Amber Alerts work on both sides of the border.
Bait ◦ minnows, ◦ leeches upon request, ◦ night crawlers upon request
Proven Tackle, Jiggs, Bottom Bouncers, spinners etc….
Fuel ◦ mixed gasoline, ◦ regular gasoline
& some groceries
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Enjoy Fishing and Hunting at Pakwash Lake Camp
Box 128 Ear Falls, On P0V 1T0
807-222-3353 or 1-888-PAKWASH