Driftless Trout

Must-Have

  • Wisconsin fishing license including inland Trout Stamp*
  • Non-Resident Application
  • Resident Application
  • 3-5 wt. rod (please contact us if you do not have this)
  • Breathable waders (January–May) or wet wading clothes (ideal for July–September). Quick-drying, synthetic materials are best—no cotton).
  • Sun hat, buff and lotion
  • Bug net (just in case)
  • Buggins brand spray for gnats
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Water bottle (we try to reduce our plastic use)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Good attitude

*The proper license is required. No license, no fishing. If we must wait for you to get your license it is counted against your time.

Nice-to-Have

  • Any flies you may have tied and would like to try. Check out our list of local fly shops to purchase before your trip (be sure to tell them BEAC sent you).
  • A few beers if you desire, please keep it within reason. No glass!
Driftless Trout Checklist (PDF)

Lower 'Sconnie Smallmouth

Must-Have

  • Wisconsin fishing license*
  • Non-Resident Application
  • Resident Application
  • 7-8 wt. rod paired with WF floating line
  • Wet wading clothes (quick-drying, synthetic materials are best—no cotton)
  • Sun hat, buff and lotion
  • Water shoes (Crocs, Keens, Tevas, an old pair of sneakers will do)
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Water bottle (we try to reduce our plastic use)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Good attitude

*The proper license is required. No license, no fishing. If we must wait for you to get your license it is counted against your time.

Nice-to-Have

  • Any flies you may have tied and would like to try. Check out our list of local fly shops to purchase before your trip (be sure to tell them BEAC sent you).
  • A few beers if you desire, please keep it within reason. No glass!
Lower 'Sconnie Smallmouth Checklist (PDF)

Toothy Critters

Must-Have

  • Wisconsin fishing license*
  • Non-Resident Application
  • Resident Application
  • 8-10 wt. rod (pike)
  • 10-12 wt. rod (musky)
  • Matching intermediate, sink tip, float lines (we generally like a type 3-5 sink/ intermediate line)
  • Synthetic layers (no cotton)
  • Windproof layer
  • Stripping guards
  • Rain gear
  • Gloves & stocking cap (for colder months)
  • Water bottle (we try to reduce our plastic use)
  • Good attitude

*The proper license is required. No license, no fishing. If we must wait for you to get your license it is counted against your time.

Nice-to-Have

  • Waders and boots (no cleats in boat)
  • Rod setup (we provide these, but feel free to bring your own)
  • Any flies you may have tied and would like to try. Check out our list of local fly shops to purchase before your trip (be sure to tell them BEAC sent you).
  • A few beers if you desire, please keep it within reason. No glass!
Toothy Critters Checklist (PDF)

Crash Camp

Must-Have

  • Wisconsin fishing license*
  • Non-Resident Application
  • Resident Application
  • 7-8 wt rod w/ matching WF floating line (rod rental fee: $25/rod)
  • Wet wading clothes (quick-drying, synthetic materials are best—no cotton). A swimsuit will work.
  • Sun hat, buff and lotion
  • Water shoes (Crocs, Keens, Tevas, an old pair of sneakers will do)
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Water bottle (we try to reduce our plastic use)
  • Light jacket (evenings can get cool)
  • Rain jacket and pants (just in case)
  • Headlamp
  • Off-the-water clothing (a light pair of pants can be nice as bugs can be bothersome at sundown)
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Camp chair
  • Bug spray (nights)
  • Sleeping bag, pillow and sleeping pad (we will provide cots and tents)
  • Spinning gear and necessary equipment (if desired).
  • Water-resistant duffel for your clothes and gear

Keep in mind: you are not the only one at camp. Try to pack light

*The proper license is required. No license, no fishing. If we must wait for you to get your license it is counted against your time.

Nice-to-Have

  • Camera
  • Snacks (we provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Beverages (We’ll have water, if you want something else, bring it. NO GLASS ALLOWED ON LWR)
Crash Camp Checklist (PDF)

Trout Camp

Must-Have

  • Wisconsin fishing license with an inland trout stamp*
  • Non-Resident Application
  • Resident Application
  • 3-5 wt. rod with matching WF floating line (rod rental fee: $25/rod)
  • Waders and boots
  • Layers (if you need help on which clothes to bring, contact us)
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Water bottle (we try to reduce our plastic use)
  • Rain Jacket (just in case)
  • Headlamp
  • Off-the-water clothing
  • Footwear (The tent does not have a closed floor, it is grass. We recommend a pair of soled moccasins or slip-on shoes for the tent.)
  • Toiletries
  • Camp Chair
  • Sleeping bag, pillow and sleeping pad** (we will provide cots and tents)

Keep in mind: you are not the only one at camp. Try to pack light

*The proper license is required. No license, no fishing. If we must wait for you to get your license it is counted against your time.

**If you are opting for the cabin option you can omit this.

Nice-to-Have

  • Camera
  • Snacks (we provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Beverages (We’ll have water, if you want something else, bring it. A fine Bourbon or Scotch is always welcome.)
  • Bluetooth speaker for tunes
Trout Camp Checklist (PDF)

Frogs 'n Footballs

Must-Have

  • Wisconsin fishing license*
  • Non-Resident Application
  • Resident Application
  • 7-8 wt rod w/ matching WF floating line (rod rental fee: $25/rod)
  • Wet wading clothes, quick drying (no cotton) Synthetic materials are best. Swimsuit works.
  • Sun hat & sunscreen
  • Water shoes of some sort (crocs, flats boots, keens, tevas, an old pair of sneakers, etc.)
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Light jacket (evenings can be cool)
  • Rain jacket & pants (just in case)
  • Headlamp
  • Off the water clothing: a light pair of pants can be nice as bugs can be bothersome at sundown
  • Toiletries
  • Bug repellant (see note above)
  • Spinning Gear and necessary equipment. (if desired - we do not have the equipment)

*The proper license is required. No license, no fishing. If we must wait for you to get your license it is counted against your time.

Nice-to-Have

  • Camera
  • Snacks (we provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Beverages (We’ll have water, if you want something else, bring it. NO GLASS ALLOWED ON LWR)
  • Speaker for tunes (if desired)
Frogs 'n Footballs Checklist (PDF)