The checklist for ice fishing

Ice fishing is a great way for anglers to access a body of water without owning a boat. You can get off on the ice and fishing areas that are inaccessible from the shore with a short list of must have ice fishing gear. If you want to catch fish regularly throughout the season, there is a slightly longer list of ice fishing gear you will need. If you want to improve your game and fish like the pros, invest in elite Good to Have ice equipment. Here is a checklist with the most important information about ice fishing.

Need to have

 Strong winter clothing: jacket, snow pants, hats, boots, gloves

 Safety picks: Emergency ice picks to climb out of the water

 Ice cleats: metal spikes worn on boots for skating on ice

 Ice Drill: 6-10 inch ice drill bit for cutting holes in the ice

 Ice scoop: ladle to remove slush from your hole

 Ice rod and reel: Smaller rod and reel for fishing over an ice hole

 Micro Jigs: Small jigs to fish your bait

 Spikes: wax worms or euro larvae as bait

Need to have

 Jigging lures: Ice fishing lures that sink to attack larger wild fish

 Ice cream spoon: Light-reflecting bait for larger eating fish

 Tip: Ice fishing trap with live bait for spreading trophy fish

 Minnows: bait to tip your jigging bait or use live under your tip

 Bucket: storage space for your gear and a stool to sit on

 Sled: Transports your ice fishing equipment over long distances

Good to have

 Power Auger: Automatic ice screw that drills holes for you

 Flasher: fish finder to locate fish and present your bait

 Underwater Camera: Used to find Panfish and determine the consistency of the bottom

 Shelter: pop-up or flip-over shelter for fishing in bad weather conditions

 Portable heater: heat source for night fishing in your shelter


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