Lake Lodge's American Plan includes lodging, meals,
boats, outboard motors and unlimited fuel. Below is a checklist
of items that you should consider bringing prior to your
arrival at the lodge:
- Passport: Beginning June 1, 2009 passports
will be required to re-enter the United States. More information
is available from the Department of Homeland Security
If a member of your party has a DUI or a felony on their
record or if there is any question of legal ability to
cross the border we recommend you visit the tourism website
or call us for assistance.
- Conservation Fishing License
- Liquor and Mixers (optional): It has
now become mandatory for us to furnish your bottled water,
soft drinks and beer due to weight limits on the float
plane. We will need your drink order at least 30 days
prior to your arrival. You may bring small quantities
of your own liquor and mixers in plastic bottles if possible,
or we can also provide this for you as well. What we pay
for your beverages is what you will pay. We want to avoid
extra float plane trips and extra expense! We will be
happy to discuss this with you to make sure we stay within
weight regulations. The legal drinking age in Ontario
is 19 years old. When crossing the Canadian border, you
are allowed one 40 oz. bottle of liquor (or one case of
beer) per person of age without paying duty.
- Live Bait: Minnows are the bait of
choice and work extremely well. Leaches and night crawlers
also work well. We must have your bait order in advance
so that it can be flown in ahead of time or be waiting
at the float plane base for your scheduled arrival time.
Bait is not part of your package and will be charged to
you. Guests are also welcome to bring their own bait.
Leaches cannot be transported across the Canadian border
and night crawlers must be packaged in artificial bedding.
Minnows should be purchased near Ear Falls due to the
short lifespan of minnows in plastic containers.
- Tobacco Products: You are allowed one
carton of cigarettes per person of age when crossing the
- Fishing Tackle: Guests should bring
their own fishing tackle. We have a limited amount of
tackle available for sale. See our web page on Fishing
Gear to make sure you have the proper tackle. We also
want to stress the importance of weight restrictions on
float planes pertaining to your gear. Please don't bring
heavy tackle boxes and take out the tackle you will not
need prior to leaving home.
- Fishing Rods and Reels: Two rods and
two reels are adequate for most fishermen. Rods should
not be packed in heavy rod cases, and hooks should be
removed before leaving home.
- Fish Finders/Depth Finders with extra
- Cold Weather Gear: Especially for late
May through mid June and late August thru September.
- Wet Weather Gear: The difference between
a good trip and a great trip can be as simple as the proper
raingear. We can never be certain of the weather conditions,
and a good quality rain suit and waterproof boots will
insure that you will stay dry and comfortable.
- Sun Screen and Sun Hats
- Coolers: We have coolers for the boats
but you should bring a cooler
if you plan to take fish home.
- Swimming Gear
- Special Dietary Needs
- Prescription Drugs and over-the-counter
- Reading Material
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Several Changes of Clothes: We do have
a washing machine and clothes line so that you can pack
- Camera with extra film and batteries
- Two-Way Radios to stay in touch with
the rest of your group
- Insect Repellent
Note: Outpost Camp guests will also need to bring sleeping
bags, pillows, and bath towels.