What to Bring for your Fishing Trip

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    List of Items:

  • Passport or U.S. Passport Card (Not needed if 15 years of age or younger and crossing the border by land)
  • Bath towel and washcloth
  • Clothing for any temperature (hot or cold)
  • First Aid kit
  • Coastguard approved lifejackets (Seat cushions do not qualify)
  • Gloves for early spring or late fall
  • Rain gear & waterproof footwear
  • Fishing gear and tackle
  • Big Muskie nets (we supply smaller nets and minnow buckets)
  • Weigh Scale and fillet knife
  • Food and beverages (can also be purchased in Vermilion Bay or Dryden)
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medications
  • Sunscreen and lip balm (15 SPF or better)
  • Flashlight (Waterproof is best)
  • Sunglasses & hat
  • Camera and film (please email full size copies of catch and release big fish)
  • Paper products, such as paper towels and napkins
  • Bug repellent (10% DEET or better) & bug coils
  • GPS or compass, if desired
  • Lighter or matches
  • Spare set of vehicle & boat keys
  • 2-stroke motor oil if you bring your own boat and have a 2-stroke

    Required Boat Safety Gear:

    There is a good chance you will be stopped for a boat safety check, so if you bring your own boat, Ontario water safety regulations require it be equipped with the following items.:

  • Anchor and rope
  • Paddles
  • Bailing tin
  • Non-projectile signaling device such as an air-horn or whistle
  • Coastguard approved lifejackets (not seat cushions)
  • Waterproof flashlight with good batteries in the flashlight
  • A 30-foot rope with a floatation device attached to the end for rescue situations

    Pleasure Craft Operator Card:

  • Non-residents do not need a Boat Operators Card unless they are in Ontario for more than 45 days.

  • As of Sept. 15, 2009, all Ontario resident powerboat operators must obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card. Currently, a Pleasure Craft Operator Card is not required in order to operate a rented watercraft. Instead, it is sufficient for a renter to complete a rental safety checklist.