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Ice Fishing Gear and Equipment Checklist

Written by: Pete D
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This ice fishing gear and equipment checklist was put together so you won't forget anything important the next time you head out on the ice.

  • Fishing License
  • Fishing Rods & Reels (insure your line is in good shape)
  • Tackle Box
  • Tip-Ups
  • Live Bait (minnows and/or grubs)
  • Auger (and fresh gas)
  • Heater (and fuel canisters)
  • Sonar / Flasher (with charged battery)
  • Underwater Camera (with charged battery)
  • GPS (with extra batteries)
  • Portable Fish House
  • Sled to haul your gear
  • Bucket/Chair to sit on
  • Minnow Bucket
  • Lake Map
  • Safety Equipment (flotation device, picks, cleats)
  • Skimmer
  • Rod Holders
  • Flashlight (with fresh batteries)
  • Fingernail Clipper for cutting line
  • Needlenose Pliers for removing hooks
  • Warm Jacket
  • Ski Pants
  • Hat
  • Gloves/Mittens
  • Warm Socks
  • Boots
  • Food & Refreshments
  • Disposable Camera
About The Author
Pete D
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Pete grew up fishing on the Great Lakes. When he’s not out on the water, you can find him reading his favorite books, and spending time with his family.
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