Misaw Lake Lodge

Recommended Equipment

Misaw Lake Lodge has set the bar with the equipment we are now providing our guests to use FREE of charge while on their trip.  We have enough fishing equipment to provide all the guests at Misaw and outpost with the following equipment -

Northern Pike & Lake Trout

St. Croix Premier series 7'  HF spinning rods 
St. Croix Avid series 7' HF casting rods
Shimano Symetre 4000 JF spinning reels
Shimano Cardiff 300A casting reels

Arctic Grayling

St. Croix Avid series 5' ULF spinning rods
Shimano Symetre 2500 JF spinning reels


Shimano Balitica Large / w4 utility boxes Tackle Bag - full of the best baits on the market for Northern, Lake Trout, and Arctic Grayling - all with single barbless hooks.

For those who would still prefer to bring their own equipment and tackle, here is what we suggest...PLEASE REMEMBER- WE ONLY ALLOW ONE SINGLE BARBLESS HOOK PER LURE/BAIT.  NO TREBLE HOOKS ALLOWED.

  • Rods: Medium Heavy to Heavy bait casting or spinning rod, 6 to 7ft. long with long handles
  • Reels: Matching reels with strong drag system (Our favorite are the Shimano products especially the Calcutta series for bait casting)
  • Line: Minimum 17 LB test monofilament line. (We prefer Berkley line)
  • Leaders: 9 to 24 inch - 30 to 50LB test Wire or preferably Titanium leaders


  • Johnson Silver Minnow (gold, silver, five of diamonds) tipped with white Berkley power grubs or your favorite trailers
  • Len Thompson spoons #2 and #4 five of diamonds pattern
  • Red Eye Wiggler (gold, silver)
  • Little Cleo (silver, gold, blue, chartreuse)
  • Doctor Spoon (gold, silver, 5 of diamonds)
  • Krocodile Spoon
  • Very small spoons for Grayling (5 of diamonds, Red Eye, etc.)


  • Tandem Bucktail Spinners such as the northland bionic bucktails (Use musky size in the summer months)
  • Big bucktails spinners such as the Mepps musky killer
  • Blue fox vibrax #5 and #6 in gold and silver
  • #0 & #1 spinners such as Mepps or Vibrax for Grayling, and #3 floating Rapala’s will be your best bet. White, chartrusque, blue, green and yellow have worked best.

Jerk Baits/Crankbaits

  • Sluggos 6 and 9 in. white
  • Banjo Minnows (work great in the spring)
  • Suicks 6 to 9 in. weighted (sucker, red & white, black, perch)
  • Bulldogs 6 in. (white, silver spec. black & white, black & green, black & orange)
  • Pigs & Pig jr. (perch, sucker, shiner)
  • Squirrelly Burts 9in.
  • Rapala super shad rap
  • Mann's minus one and Minus one super stretch in chartreuse and fire tiger

Clothing and miscellaneous gear

  • Passport
  • It most important to bring layers of clothing rather than heavy coats
  • A good set of 100% waterproof raingear
  • A good fleece jacket
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • 2 to 3 pairs of pants
  • One pair of shorts
  • Thermal or fleece long johns and shirts
  • Socks
  • Water proof gloves
  • Water proof shoes and or waterproof boots
  • Hat
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Sufficient underwear for your length of stay
  • Polarized fishing glasses
  • Camera and film
  • Zip loc bags to waterproof items
  • Toiletries
  • Any prescribed and over the counter medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Chap stick
  • Bug spray with 100% deet
  • Small first aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Small waterproof duffel bag