There are a few key pieces of ice fishing equipment that you are going to need before you set out on your ice fishing expedition.
First, you will need an ice saw or an auger to cut through the ice. Sometimes power augers are used to drill through thicker ice. You will also want to bring a strainer to remove the ice that forms in the hole that you cut.
There are three types of ice fishing so be sure to select the right equipment.
– The first kind is done with small light rods that look like normal rods except much smaller. These rods use brightly colored lures or jigs with bait such as waxworms, fat heads or crappie minnows.
– The second kind are tip-ups, which have a line that is attached to a flag that tips up when a strike occurs The line is dragged in by hand with no reel. This allows unattended or less intensive fishing.
– The third kind of ice fishing is spear fishing. You will have to cut a much larger hole in the ice to be able to see the fish that you want to spear. When a fish is spotted the fisherman throws the spear that is attached to a line and the fish is dragged out of the water. This method is often used to catch lake sturgeon.
The use of a flasher is becoming more popular with modern ice fishermen. A flasher is similar to a fish finder and uses sonar to provide depth information, as well as finding the location of fish and other objects. Underwater cameras are also available to allow the user to view the fish and watch how they react to different lures.
ICE FISHING EQUIPMENT LIST
Here is a list of all of the equipment that you will need to make any ice fishing trip a great one.
There is a lot of ice fishing equipment on this list and it would be extremely heavy to haul it all around, so you may want to pick and choose the equipment that you want to bring. Always bring warm clothes, and if you are heading out alone, be sure to tell some one exactly where you are going just in case you need to be rescued.