To help you get ready for your trip to Aikens, we have put together a list of items you should have in your suitcase.
- Rain suit : waterproof jacket and pants (**Don't go out and buy one, as we do have some at the Bait & Tackle shop to lend out if needed)
- Two pairs of footwear
- Multiple layers of clothing (thermal underwear suggested for early/late season)
- Stocking cap/toque and gloves (suggested for early/late season)
- Swim suit
- Bug repellent
Note that your guide will provide you with the tackle you need during your guide day. However, if you would rather fish with your own gear, you are more than welcome to bring it along. Some people choose to bring a tray of two of their favorite lures, but again, we have everything on hand to make your time on the lake a success.
If you are on the Platinum or Platinum Lite plan, your fishing rods are also included.
All of the tackle listed below is available for purchase in the Bait & Tackle shop.
- 6' or 6'6'' medium of medium-light jigging rod (spool with new 6-8# test mono)
- 7' bait casting rod (14# or 17# test)
- Jigs (1/16 to 3/8 oz, assorted colors)
- Steel leaders (9"-12")
- Rapala lures, such as shallow diver (F-9), mid-range (HJ11 or 13) and Deep-divers (TDD13) work well
- Spoons (ex. Williams Whitefish or Red Devil)
- Mepps #5 in-line spinners w/bucktail (for spring fishing)
- For spring pike fishing, big flashy musky lures also work well
- Big flashy musky lures work well for spring pike
- Powerbait or Gulp tubes (white is best)
- Bottom Bouncers (3/4 oz and 3 oz)
- Floating crawler harnesses or lindy rigs