Great Ice Fishing Gadgets

Ice anglers who are ready to upgrade from the beginner kits are looking for hi-tech equipment to add to their tackle.

7 Great Gifts for Ice Fishing

These items make great ice fishing gifts for your favourite ice fishing fanatic.

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Ice Fishing Sonar / Fish Finder
In tough fishing conditions where fish are moving around the lake and feeding at a variety of depth levels, this piece of equipment is critical for success.

Hand-held Depth Finder
A hand-held depth finder is great for ice fishing when you want to quickly check the conditions under newly drilled holes, especially around reefs that are known to attract fish.

Underwater Camera
After you find the spot using the GPS and mark the depth where the fish are feeding with the flasher, you want to see them take the bait. Here is a great ice fishing camera that can be used both inside the comfort of the ice shelter, or outside on the ice enjoying sunny day. This one comes with a storage bag that fits nicely into a pail or the ice fishing sled.

Two-Way Radio
Safety is rule number one on the ice. Having a means of communicating with friends and other anglers is important when ice fishing on a large lake.

Additional Gear for Serious Ice Fishing

Power Auger
With daylight fishing hours at a premium during the winter, an ice auger that drills holes quickly will ensure ice anglers are maximizing their fishing time. This is especially important when criss-crossing the lake to fish various known hotspots in the same day.

Mobile Ice Fishing Shelter
Protection from the elements is important on extremely cold and windy days out on the ice. A mobile ice fishing shelter allows the angler to quickly move around the lake in search of fish. This unit is compact and easy to set up.

Ice Fishing Sled
A sturdy sled that holds all the essential gear can be easily towed behind a snowmobile giving serious ice fishermen the ability to fish as many areas on the lake as possible in a quick and efficient manner.

The Learning to Read the Ice page has tips on how to determine when the ice is safe for fishing.

The Ice Fishing Safety Gear Guide has tips on the rescue equipment and clothing needed to stay safe when ice fishing.

The Ice Fishing Equipment For Beginners page lists the budget-friendly gear you need to to start catching fish through the ice.

The Ice Fishing Techniques page has beginner and advanced tips on how to find and catch your favourite fish when ice fishing.


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