Fishing on Misaw Lake at Sunrise
Tackle Tips to Catch Some Massive Fish

Get Geared Up for the Big One!

Part of the excitement of a fly-in fishing adventure in Canada begins before you even take off. As you start to pack your gear, you can almost smell the fresh Canadian air and hear the thunderous splash of water as you imagine reeling in your monster trophy pike! Soon those unsurpassed visions will be right at your fingertips. In the meantime, check out some of the recommendations below, put together by a few of our guides who have first-hand experience fishing the lakes and rivers exclusive to Misaw Lodge.

Recommended Equipment & Tackle

For those who plan to bring their own fishing equipment up to Misaw Lake Lodge, we’ve put together a list of recommended equipment to ensure success for the three main species we offer: northern pike, lake trout and Arctic grayling. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions. Equipment and tackle are also available to rent; see details at the bottom of this page.

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Rods & Reels





Jerk Baits/Crankbaits

Fishing Regulations

Recognizing the importance of maintaining the large fish populations at Misaw, we adhere to a strict catch and release policy, ensuring an outstanding fishing experience for guests from around the globe for years to come. We require that all northern pike and lake trout over 26 inches be released; ALL Arctic grayling must be released. Some northern pike and lake trout of eating size (26 inches and under) may be kept for shore lunch.

Misaw Lodge is one of only a few operations that asks anglers to use a single barbless hook (per lure). This ensures a quick release without damaging the vital gills, etc. Please refrain from vertical holds for photos or measurements, also helping to ensure the release of a healthy fish. These policies have been adhered to up at Misaw Lodge for over the last 20 years and are the reason these fish will continue to flourish and grow for future generations.

Catch and Release

Feel free to talk to your guide or any of the staff regarding proper handling techniques.

Equipment Rental Available at Misaw Lake Lodge

Equipment Rental

Many guests like the convenience of leaving their gear behind, and prefer to rent fishing equipment during their stay. We have upgraded all of our rental equipment for the 2019 season, including top of the line rods, reels and tackle. All you need to do is let us know prior to your trip and we’ll ensure your rods and reels are set-up up and a tackle box is ready to go.

Fishing Equipment Rental Fee: $175 per person