Fishing Tackle Recommendations
- 6’-7’ medium-heavy action spinning or bait casting rods for Northern Pike and Lake Trout.
- 4'-5' ultra-light spinning rods for Arctic Grayling.
- Medium to med/heavy spinning reels (10-12 lb. test line) and casting reels (17-20 lb. test line) to battle Northern Pike and Lake Trout.
- Ultra-light spinning reels spooled with 4-6 pound Trilene XT are suitable for Arctic Grayling.
*Note: Manitoba law and Nueltin Fly In Lodges management require barb-less hooks and only one (1) single hook per lure. (This will affect the lures you select and pack to bring North with you.) Barbs can be pinched down with pliers in the boat. (Barbs don’t have to be filed flat before you arrive at the lodge.)
Proven fish catching lures may include a variety of bass spinner baits, Dare Devils, Five-O-Diamonds, Johnson Silver Minnow, #4 -#5 Mepps Spinners, Suick “jerk baits”, top-water plugs, Sluggo type worms, and a “Jig’n Pig” combination can also work wonders in the cabbage weeds. Make sure to pack some 9" ball-bearing swivels/steel leaders to prevent these nasty Northern Pike from cutting your line.
A variety of running spoons for trolling are necessary for Lake Trout. You will also want to have weighted, three-way swivel rigs or portable down riggers for an effective method for catching lake trout consistently. A variety of colored 2-4 oz. jigs tipped with Mr. Twister tails or Berkley Power Baits for deeper holes can also come in handy.
Mepps, Panther Martin & Blue Fox spinners in size 00 or 0 (smallest size they make). A spinning rigged with a small bobber 2-3 feet up the line from a fly can be very effective. The bobber will act as a strike-detector. Use a Fur Ant (black & cinnamon colors), Royal Wulff, Caddis, Adams, others. The dominate color choice is usually black. Fly hook size: #12-#18.
Check with the lodge tackle shop for current “hot lures.”