Basic Ice Fishing Gear

If you are thinking about learning how to fish with ice fishing equipment and ice augers, there are several different types that you can purchase and each one has a unique set of advantages and disadvantages. Some of the things that you will need to include some ice fishing rods and reels, some basic ice fishing tackle and winter or hunting clothing, an ice angling shack, a good ice home heater, and some ice finders.

The type of ice angling rod and reel that you use will depend on whether you are going to fish using bait or for small lunker fish like perch or minnows. You will also need to make sure that you have a line that is strong enough to support the weight of your equipment. If you are going to use bait, you will need to find an ice fishing reel that will support the weight of the bait that you will be using. The strength of your line will also depend on the type of ice fishing reel you will be using.

In addition to the ice fishing equipment that you will be buying, you will also need a basic ice fishing tackle box that is equipped with an assortment of rods and reels and even a few other pieces of ice fishing tackle. If you are a beginner you will want to start out with a small box that you can carry around when you go fishing but once you get a handle on your ice angling skills you will be ready to start buying larger boxes that you can take with you wherever you go.

When the ice is still cold and there is little or no wind, a fishing shack is what you will want to have. If the ice is thawing out and wind is becoming more common, you will want to have a tent or two so that you can keep warm during the night when the temperatures drop below freezing.

If you are looking to get more advanced in ice fishing, you might consider getting some propane ice fishing augers and other types of ice fishing gear. A propane ice fishing auger is a very versatile tool that can really increase your chances of success. You can get them in many sizes so that you will know that you have an auger for whatever ice fishing activity you are doing.

Another thing that you will find useful in your ice angler is a portable ice house. These are a little more portable and are designed to be used whenever you are on the road. If you are going on a long boat trip with ice fishing gear you can store your ice houses on your boat and then you just bring along your equipment and you are all set.

One of the best things about using propane ice fishing augers is that they will save you a lot of money on gas. They are also very easy to use and you will be able to do the work quickly without any fuss. They are very durable and can withstand heavy ice conditions without breaking down.

As you learn to ice fish using ice anglers you will be ready to purchase more than just one. It is not uncommon to buy a couple of different ice angler augers to have some variety. Just as you need to have a little ice fishing tackles, you will need a few ice fishing rods and reels and a variety of ice fishing tackle that you can swap from time to time for more challenges.

Written by Shane Frabill

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