We’ve gathered a list of guide-tested tackle to help with your trip to Northern Minnesota. Our guides fish these waters throughout the summer and they’ve tested a lot of different lures, colors, and bait. Let their experience help you choose your best options.
The list below have proven to be very useful over the years. Many of the items do have suggested colors. These are only suggestions, “hot” colors change constantly so don’t be afraid to experiment. You’ll want to tailor this towards the type of fishing you plan to do, and don’t forget to throw in a couple of your own secret lures. We also highly recommend using live bait. Nightcrawlers and ribbon leeches are the easiest to use and keep alive. We do have a small tackle shop stocked with all the items listed below in all the “hot” colors.