What to Bring

Gear Checklist of what you should bring with to Northwest Ontario

What to Bring

The Most Important Items

  • Passports and other necessary border crossing documents.
  • Ontario Outdoors Cards and Fishing Licenses – BUY ONLINE HERE
  • Hunters bring a license from the previous year, or a hunter’s safety certificate.
  • Cash for gratuities for guides, kitchen, housekeeping, and dock staff.
  • Cell phone, cameras, watch, alarm clock, and headlamp.
  • Polarized sun glasses.
  • Sunblock, lip balm, fillet knife, and insect repellent.
  • Toiletry items and any necessary medications in original prescription bottles for the Border Crossing.
  • Each person of legal age may import 24 cans of beer or 40 oz. of liquor, one carton of cigarettes, or 20 cigars.
  • No handguns, pepper spray, or radar detectors are allowed into Canada.


The appropriate gear obviously depends on the season.

  • Comfortable, casual camp clothing.
  • Layered fishing clothes, preferably in fast-drying fabrics.
  • Hats and sun buffs to protect you from sun burn.
  • Quality rain gear, with a hood, pants, or bibs.
  • Waterproof shoes or boots.


Our “American Plan” provides three full meals per day.

Breakfast will be cook to order. You can have french toast, pancakes, eggs, bacon, oatmeal, red river cereal, or a variety of cereals. Our staff will serve you any combination and any amount. All fixed fresh and hot when you arrive at the dining hall. Lunch is almost always a delicious shore lunch. Fixed at the resort or on the lake, depending on what your group would like to do. A box with everything needed is provided every morning. If you’d like help preparing the lunch, our staff is always willing and able to help. Sack lunches are also available on request.

Dinner is an alternating menu of hearty home cooked meals. All served with made from scratch breads, vegetables, desserts, salad, and a delicious main course. Larry has been the cook at Obabikon for more than twenty years. If you have any special requests or needs, please let us know and we’ll be happy to accommodate you to the best of our abilities.

If you are on the Housekeeping Package, you supply your own food and beverage for the week. Our cabins have fully equipped kitchens, utensils, cleaning supplies, and outdoor grills. Note that you should bring a cooler large enough for your trip.


  • Full Kitchens include: pots, pans and cooking utensils; plates, bowls, glasses and silverware; coffee pot & coffee mugs; microwave, full size fridge/freezer, stove with oven, dish soap, dish towels, paper towels.
  • Kitchenettes include: pots, pans and cooking utensils; plates, bowls, glasses and silverware; coffee pot & coffee mugs; microwave, dorm-style fridge/freezer, stove with oven, dish soap, dish towels, paper towels.
  • Bathrooms include: towels, hand towels and wash clothes, bath mats, bar of soap, toilet paper.
  • Bedrooms include: beds, sheets & comforters, extra blankets, pillows & pillowcases, dressers, shelf with hangers


Basic checklist of what to bring. Please contact Jared to discuss ideas and whether questions arise.

  • Polarized sunglasses.
  • Headlamp and batteries for it.
  • A Lake of the Woods map marked up for you by the camp staff.
  • First aid kit, with waterproof bandages and antibiotic cream, at a minimum.
  • PFD’s and Life Jacket – These are mandatory and provided in camp boats.
  • Landing Net
  • Release tools (Pliers, Jaw Spreaders, Bolt Cutters) for safely unhooking fish, to protect them and you.
  • Tackle Box or Gear Bag with the following essentials:
    • Jigs (1/4oz-1/2oz)
    • Spinner Baits
    • Wire and Steel Leaders
  • Your own rods and reels.




Plan Your Next Canadian Adventure.

Amason’s Obabikon is Your Gateway to Northwest Ontario

Summer Address

Obabikon Bay
Sleeman, ON P0W1M0

We welcome any inquiries, suggestions, and comments. It would be our pleasure to host you in Northwest Ontario.

(618) 322-4759


Winter Address

1674 Gladys Lane
Centralia, IL 62801

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Contact Info
  • Jared Amason
  • Obabikon Bay Camp
  • Winter Months:
    1674 Gladys Lane
    Centralia, IL 62801

    Summer Months
    Obabikon Bay
    Sleeman, ON P0W1M0
  • (618) 322-4759
  • obabikon@gmail.com