What to Bring

Fishing Tackle and Packing Suggestions

Clothing Suggestions:

  • Raingear
  • Warm Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket or Hooded Sweatshirt
  • Two or Three Long and Short Sleeve Shirts
  • Two Pair of Pants and Shorts
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Wool and Polyester Socks
  • Insulated gloves
  • Warm hat and baseball hat
  • Bug spray and sunscreen
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Waterproof camera case

Rods & Reels: Bring your own or use our quality spinning, bait casting or fly rods and reels, which can be rented.

Tackle: Bring your own tackle or buy what you need at our Tackle Shop. Our Shop is stocked with fishing tackle and gear along with beer, soda, water and snacks.

Fishing License: Your fishing license will be issued to you at breakfast when you arrive.

Lure Suggestions

Northern Pike: Mepps Bucktails, (Anglia size 5, Musky Killer or Giant Killer colors red, black, yellow or white with silver or gold blades); Johnson’s Silver Minnow (4 inch size, color silver, gold or red and white); Doctor Spoons (color of gold, silver, green-anything that looks like it will “flash”); Half-Wave Spoons (colors red/gold or silver/red); Spinner baits (3/4 oz or 1 oz size, colors white/silver, dark orange/gold and other combinations); Any 4” to 6” hard or soft body jerk baits in natural colors.
Most successful pike baits on our lakes: Johnson Silver Minnow with a white twister tail and a #5 Mepps Spinner.

Walleye: Jigs (any colors, try to find a mixture of dark and light shades depending upon the weather, size 1/4 oz., 3/8 oz. and 1/2 oz. depending upon the wind during the day); twister tails (color white, size 3 and 4 inch) Buy at least 100 twister tails. You will use these for walleyes as well as for putting “trailers” on some of the pike lures.

Catch and Release Policy & Barb-less Tackle: North Star Executive Outpost operates on a high management lake. We feel it is extremely important that our guests follow our catch and release policy. This has the documented effect of increasing daily catches and increasing sizes of individual fish. As well, walleye sizes for shore lunch are limited to 17” and under. All tackle used on our lakes must be barbless. Please help us promote fish growth and protect our valuable resource for future generations to come. All pike must be released.


Currently, a passport and proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required to enter Canada, along with the completed ArriveCAN app. Guests will pass through Customs in Winnipeg.
If you have a criminal record or DWI contact the Canadian authorities or you may be denied entry into Canada. Call 204-983-3500 and talk to Border Information Services about your case. Each guest is allowed 1.5 L of wine, 1 L of liquor or 24 cans or bottles of beer and 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars and 200 grams of manufactured tobacco.

For more information regarding Customs requirements:

Luggage Weight

50 lbs per person, firm. Overweight charges: 51-75 lbs=$50 76 lbs and over=$75
If we are unable to accommodate your overweight luggage, you will be asked to condense it to 50 lbs before boarding our charter aircraft.