depends on what youre fishing for, but ill list what i bring when i pack into the boundary waters, and it all fits into a very minimal tackle box (actually a tote) - mind you i pack very light in the bwca: line - a good all around mono like 10lbs test hooks - a small circular assortment container sinkers - including about 7-10 bottom bouncing type bobbers - slip slip bobber stops 2-4 spoons (2 large 2 small) 4-6 plugs of various size, depth, and action leaders -(steel 12") swivels/snaps jigs - various sizes including some floating with plastics some sort of weedless spoon/plug spinnerbaits - two of them one "line through the middle lighted slip bobber" - all others are worthless in my opinion.
i fish for walleye in the bwca. this has gotten me by. when i fish lake of the woods, i bring 3 huge tackle boxes, as i have the luxury of the boat carrying the load. if you have a couple of rods, especially one with very light action, i would add a superbraid line and rig it with that which usually works very well for everything except slip bobbers.
as you can tell - im a huge fan of slip bobbers - i like to lazy fish. now, on to the ice fishing tackle list....
People who fish for food, and sport be damned, are called pot-fishermen. The more expert ones are called crack pot-fishermen. All other fishermen are called crackpot fishermen. This is confusing. ~ Ed Zern, 1947