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 Lake Lodge.

Recommended Equipment & Tackle

For those who plan to bring their own fishing equipment 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. Also, we will have equipment and tackle available for you to use. See the details at the bottom of this page.

Trip Inquiry
Trophy Northern Pike abound

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 Lake Lodge requires barbless hooks to be used for all fishing. 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 at Misaw Lake 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.

Fishing Equipment Available at Misaw Lake Lodge

Fishing Equipment

Many guests like the convenience of using our fishing equipment during their stay. We offer top-of-the-line rods reels and tackle for guest that elect to not bring their own. All you need to do is let us know prior to your trip and we’ll ensure your rods and reels are set up and a tackle box is ready to go. Please note there will be a fee charged for all damaged equipment due to neglect and/or unreturned equipment.