When I go out on long canoe trips in the wilderness, my go to lures are Mepps spinners and varying types of spoons. The Williams Wabler is my favorite, and for larger bodies of water, I also like to use large Five Of Dimonds spoons as well as Pixie Spoons which are good in just about any situation. I also bring some soft bait, like Mr. Twister Grubs to arm the various sizes and colours of jig heads in my tackle box. One of the key things is bringing lures that are effective for multiple species because, in some wilderness areas, you don’t always know what you are going to run into, and the waters you’re casting into can very from one species to another without you knowing. Metal lures are also a good choice because they are very durable and won’t break if cast against rocks or stepped on.
With this outfit, you’ll be set for Lake Trout, Brook Trout, Arctic Char, Pike, and Walleye.
Bass don’t occur in the far north, so this list of lures excludes what I’d bring on trips further south where I’d be casting for bass, although I’ve caught good sized bass on all these lures, save the large Five Of Dimonds spoon.
For Bass, I throw in a couple minnow lures, a surface popper, and some Yamamoto Senko worms rigged wacky style.
Now get out there and slam some fish!!!