Cooler (40-90 qt) with ice to transport your catch
Coolers with wheels are not the best idea on a boat. They tend to roll around a lot if there are waves that day. They are allowed but not preferred.
Food- Sandwiches and snacks but no “in the shell” peanuts or sunflower seeds. They make a mess. Alcohol is allowed, bottles okay but cans are preferred.
Warm clothing, it’s usually a lot cooler on the water
Sunscreen- lotion sunscreens are preferred over spray. Spray sunscreens tend to get over everything and can also make the deck slippery.
Rain gear, if rain is in the forecast.
Soft-soled shoes. Cowboy boots not a good idea. I’ve seen this before it wasn’t good.
VERY IMPORTANT! If the weather looks warm and you plan on wearing shorts, pack a pair of long pants. Occasionally, ankle biting lake flies can be a major issue for some people. They can ruin your Lake Michigan fishing experience if you are not prepared. Bug spray has NO effect on these flies!
Everyone on board, 16 years of age or older, needs a valid Wisconsin fishing license with a Great Lakes salmon and trout stamp. We do sell a 2-day WI license on board for $14. The 2-day license is good for both residents and non-residents and no stamp is required. Wisconsin Licenses can also be purchased online here: Wisconsin DNR Website