Tackle

Located in the back of the lodge, our tackle shop has a good selection of lures which have proven to be effective on our waters. The tackle shop is open during meal hours and all prices are in U.S. dollars. Lure charges will be added to your “tab” and paid for on the evening prior to your departing day.

We have several choices available for rental at $25/day: (1) Standard weight spinning gear (pike, trout, walleye) (2) Ultra-light spinning outfits (Arctic Grayling) and (3) Trolling rods/reels (Deep trolling for lake trout)

*Use barbless hooks when fishing Hatchet Lake and surrounding areas.

Fly Fishing Gear

We carry spare spools of fly line and a very complete selection of fly patterns for Arctic Grayling and Northern Pike. Let us know if you have fly fishing needs and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Come to Hatchet Lake to experience some of the hottest fly fishing for Northern Pike and Arctic Grayling to be found anywhere!

All fishing tackle rented at the lodge must be booked 30 day in advance of your arrival.

Northern Pike & Lake Trout Angling Equipment

Rods: 6’-7’ Medium-heavy action spinning for baitcasting rods.

Reels: Medium – heavy spinning reels (10-12 lbs. test line) and casting reels (17-20 lbs. test)

Lures: Northern pike will hit a variety of lures such as Rapalas, Doctor Spoons, Dare Devils, Five-O-Diamonds, bass spinnerbaits, Johnson Silver Minnow, #3#5Mepps Spinners, Suick “jerk baits”, top-water plugs, Sluggo type worms, etc.

Early in the seasons the same type of lures can be used to catch Lake Trout. As the season progresses, most trout are caught by vertically jigging 2-4 oz. slap spoons and heavy jigs in 40-70 feet of water.

Walleye Fishing Equipment

Rods/Reels: 6’ medium action rods with spinning reels spooled with 6-8 pound test mono will do the trick!

Lures: Walleye will hit the traditional 1/8-3/8 oz. jigs with Berkley Powerbaits or Mr. Twister type tails, as well as spoons and crankbaits.

 

 

 

 

Arctic Grayling Fly-fishing Equipment

Rods/Reels: Ultra-light spinning reels spooled with 2-6 pound test mono. Your 4-5 weight fly rod and single action fly reel are also a favorite choice.

Lures: Casting small Mepps or Blue Fox spinners (size 0) is very effective. A plastic “bubble” float and dry fly combination also works well when spinners are not producing.

Fly Line: Weight Forward or double taper fly lines; 7’-10’ tapered leaders with 3X-6X tippets.