What to Bring

Be Prepared for the Great North

While we do have plenty of luxuries available on site, we’ve crafted this list to help you pack.

Wollaston Lake is located in the remote wilderness just south of the Arctic Circle, and that can bring with it some inclement weather. Included are items that will make your stay comfortable, including wardrobe suggestions, as well as essential items like your fishing license and ID.


  • Saskatchewan Annual Angling License
  • Passport
  • Overnight bag for your stay in Winnipeg
  • Polarized sunglasses


  • Quality rain gear 
  • Layers (long-sleeved shirt, hoodie, fleece, etc.)
  • Insulated long underwear
  • Insulated gloves and hat
  • Windbreaker
  • Heavier jacket (recommended for early season or late season)
  • Waterproof footwear

Personal Items

  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries (shampoo, body wash, soap, and hair dryers are available at the lodge)
  • Insect repellent
  • Necessary charging cords (phone, camera, laptop, etc.)
  • Necessary medications

Fishing Gear

If you don’t have fishing gear, or want to travel lighter, you can take advantage of our rental gear program. Watch the video below for more information.

Conventional Tackle

  • Pike and Lake Trout: 6’6” – 7’ medium heavy to heavy rods, reels spooled with 30lb to 80lb braided line (mandatory), steel or titanium leaders – minimum 12” long, minimum 30lb test
  • Walleye: 6’ medium light to medium spinning, 6lb – 12lb line
  • Grayling: 5’ – 6’ ultra-light with 4lb – 6lb line


  • Lures for Pike: #3 to #6 Mepps/Blue Fox spinners; Mann’s 1-Minus; Rattlin Rap; Topwater baits like Zara Spook or Whopper Plopper; Soft baits like Sluggos, lizards, or swimbaits; 500 series Buchertails; Musky baits are popular in August
  • Lures for Lake Trout: Dardevle Husky Devle; T-60 Flatfish; Rattlin’ Raps and smaller spoons for “action” trout
  • Lures for Walleye: 2 ½” to 3 ½” deep running crankbaits; 1/8 to ¼ jigs with twister tails, Powerbaits or Gulp; Lindy Rigs, floating jigs, etc.
  • Lures for Arctic Grayling: Small spinners, sizes #00, #0, #1; Small spoons; Crappie jigs

Fly Fishing Gear

  • Pike: 8’ to 9’, 9wt to 10 wt rods, WF floating or sink tip lines, 100 yds backing, minimum 25lb test mono leader, wire bite guard; Streamers and topwater flies, 3” to 12” long
  • Arctic Grayling: 7’6” to 9’, 3wt to 6wt rods, floating line, 6’ to 9’ tapered leaders, 3x to 5x; Dry flies (sizes 10 to 14) – Adams, Wulff, Elkhair Caddis, etc.; Wet flies (sizes 6 to 14) – wooly worm, prince nymph, stonefly nymph, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

From weather information to fishing season dates, we’ve got the answers to help you begin your trip planning.