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If you had the chance to backpack it to an isolated lake with the intention of camping a day or two, what baits might you select to bring and in what quanity?  Space and weight considerations are necessary. You don't know water conditions for sure.  You only suspect it will be worth the trip if they're bitin.

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two 3/8 oz. white/chart. spinnerbaits, couple of 1/4 oz. bullet weights for your texas rig, which i would bring as many of my worms/lizards as i could... go out and buy you one of those worm notebooks and take all that you can fit in there.  that's basically all i would take... and some hooks of course.  you can always find them with your worm and catch them with your spinnerbait.  but if you got room, i'd take a topwater of some sort, probably a buzzbait, i'd take a deep diving crankbait, a suspending crankbait/jerkbait, and a shallow diving suspending/floating jerkbait.

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I would definatly carry a few small jigs not so much to catch bass, but for catching breakfast, lunch or supper. It just doesn't get better than cooking out like that.

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I'd pack a few small silver spoons.  They are one of the best minnow imitators I've seen and considering it's an isolated lake that you have to hike to I'll bet the fish in there don't see too many lures and are therefore much more willing to take your lure.

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If I didn't know the water or what species I was fishing for, I would definitely bring a silver/black back Rapala original floater.  It will catch everything that swims.

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I would take lures that are fished horizontally and lures that are fished vertically.  Horizontal lures are spinnerbaits, crankbaits, jerkbaits, etc.  Vertical lures are worms, jigs, spoons, etc.  Before someone replies, I know you can swim a jig or bounce a spinnerbait and catch fish, but they were intended to be fished vertical and horizontal respectively.  This way you can give the fish the presentation they want, whether vertical or horizontal.

I would carry jerkbaits (of course) silver/black back like Cephkiller said.  You can buy suspend strips to make the lure more versatile so you don't have to carry several that suspend at different depths.  H&H spinnerbaits in a 3/16 & 1/4 ounce size are small, easily to carry, and will catch anything that swims (cheap too).  I've had a lot of success with black/white and chart/blue colored H&H's.  1/8 ounce skirted jigs and 4" worms in natural colors for my vertical presentations.  I would keep all of my lures small.  If the lake is full of small fish you can catch a few on large lures but not many.  Small lures will catch fish large and small.

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Thanx for the suggestions.  My buddy is settin this up down in southern In.  I don't know where for sure.  It's a state lake and he says we gotta hump it out there.  Tells me now the water is clear to stained and thick with timber.  Warns me to beef up my line for bigguns.

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that worm note book is def a good suggestion also I like to take centipede worms everywhere I go and a 3/8 once white spinner bait...and lastly some bullet weights and hooks.....and swivils and sum flukes :)

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If I didn't know the water or what species I was fishing for, I would definitely bring a silver/black back Rapala original floater. It will catch everything that swims.

I have a buddy that wanted to get more interested in fishing last summer. Got him set up with a spinning outfit from Dick's and 1 lure. A silver and black broken back rapala.

He consistently caught large and smallmouth around where we live as well as Pike in Minnesota on that one lure.  That lure has to be hands down one of the most consistent fish catchin lures goin.

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