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What You Should Bring

PACKING FOR YOUR TRIP

Some Advice On What to Bring and What to Leave At Home

What You Should Bring

PACKING FOR YOUR TRIP

Some Advice On What to Bring and What to Leave At Home

What to Pack?

When you’re doing your packing for Milton Lake Lodge, there are some things we strongly recommend you pack. And some things you should leave at home.

Keep your luggage to a minimum — there is a luggage weight limit of 50 pounds per person. The trick is to pack what you will need, and leave all the extras at home. Chances are, if you forgot to pack a particular piece of clothing, we can supply it out of our shop.

What to Pack?

When you’re doing your packing for Milton Lake Lodge, there are some things we strongly recommend you pack. And some things you should leave at home.

Keep your luggage to a minimum — there is a luggage weight limit of 50 pounds per person. The trick is to pack what you will need, and leave all the extras at home. Chances are, if you forgot to pack a particular piece of clothing, we can supply it out of our shop.

Remember to Bring These!

  • Passport, required at both U.S. and Canadian Customs
  • Your airline tickets/travel arrangements to and from Saskatoon
  • Travel insurance
  • Credit cards, for purchases at Milton Lake Lodge and on your travels
  • Cash for tips to guides and staff
  • Prescription medicine
  • Good quality rain gear, both pants and jacket
  • Waterproof boots
  • A GoreTex-type jacket and polar fleece, so you can layer your clothes
  • A waterproof hat, to protect against both sun and rain
  • Sunscreen with a high level of protection, at least 30 level (also available at the lodge)
  • Your best sunglasses (polarized recommended)
  • Skin moisturizer
  • Lip moisturizer
  • Personal toiletries;
  • Bug repellent, with a high level of Deet
  • Camera

TACKLE TIPS

Northern Pike:
Known locally as jackfish, they are relatively easy to catch because they are natural predators and will go for the bait. The best lures are big spoons, spinners and jerkbaits, but they will attack any artificial bait that looks big enough for a meal. Use a wire leader so the line will not be sheared off by the pike’s sharp teeth.

Lake Trout:
Lake trout like to fight a determined battle underwater and you definitely know when you have one on the line! Both jigging or trolling with spoons works best. 

Arctic Grayling:
They are quick to take a fly, and likely to jump when hooked. Use wet or dry flies, nymphs, or small spinning lures and natural bait.

What NOT to Bring!

  • Dress clothes… we’re luxurious, but not formal!
  • Cotton clothing… terrible when wet, so leave the jeans at home and bring nylon shirts and pants
  • Knives, firearms and self-defense sprays… a no-no at the airports, and unnecessary

We provide our guests with complimentary fishing gear, including St. Croix baitcasting and spinning rods with Shimano reels, and Sage fly rods and reels. Our shop has for sale such items as caps and hats, fleece clothing, raingear, sunscreen, sunglasses, moisturizers, insect repellant and personal toiletry items.

If you are coming early or late in the season (early June and late August), you may want to pack a pair of gloves and warmer boots. You may not need them, but if you do, they’re good to have on hand. For early June and late August neoprene gloves and warm boots… just in case.

Clothing Checklist

  • A light and a heavy shirt for outdoors
  • Two pairs of nylon or other synthetic pants
  • A heavy fleece or wool pull-over
  • A GoreTex or similar jacket; if you have one you use for hunting or fishing, bring it along
  • Waterproof rain pants
  • In early June or late August, a down vest and neoprene gloves
  • A pair of sneakers and a pair of waterproof boots
  • Extra socks
  • Several pair lightweight polypropylene long underwear
  • Waterproof hat with a strap for windy days, and preferably with a wide brim

Spring/Fall Bear Hunt Checklist

  • Weapon of choice in a gun/bow case, ammunition; 
    or we can provide rifle and ammunition upon request
  • Rifle Hunters-Blaze Orange Hat and Suit
  • Bow Hunter-Camo Suit
  • Video/Digital Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Extra Batteries
  • GPS/Compass
  • Flashlight
  • Rain and Windproof Outer Wear
  • Warm Clothes
  • Waterproof Boots and Shoes
  • Hunting Knife/Sharpener
  • Thin Gloves
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Soft Insulated Cooler

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