it's been 15 years since i was in minn. but i do get to the u.p. often. if it was me i'd get 2 medium/light poles each, reels of your choice (i prefer spinning), 8-12 pound test clear mono line. tackle: 12ish rapalas (diff size,shape,color), 24 jigs 1/8 to 1/4 oz. diff colors, a few slip bobber setups, 1 pack each #2,#4,#6 hooks, pack of split shot weights, pack of leaders, a pair of nail clippers, and a set of hook getter outers. pack the tackle in 1 box and share (only one pole can be used per person at a time).
the equip. i would get is:
poles- bass pro shops micro-lite spinning 39.99 reg
reels- abu garcia cardinal spinng 29.99 reg
rapalas- take your pick
jigs- stump jumpers 1.19ea reg
hooks- eagle claw brass
right now both bass pro and cabelas are having big sales