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Ice Fishing

If you're looking for ice fishing information you've come to the right place. You'll find lots of great ice fishing tips and techniques to help you catch more fish as well as gear and equipment recommendations to make your time ice fishing more enjoyable. Your first priority on the ice should be safety but catching fish is a really close second!

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Ice Fishing Tips & Techniques

November 27, 2022

How Big Is an Ice Fishing Hole? Your Questions Answered

We get a lot of questions here at USAngler and for anglers new to the sport that s completely understandable...
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November 10, 2022

Ice Fishing at Night: Our Best Tips to Make the Most of Your Time on the Hard Water

Fishing at night can be incredibly productive and that doesn t change once the water hardens and the mercury plummets...
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November 10, 2022

Best Time to Ice Fish: Tilt the Odds in Your Favor!

Winter means that some aspects of fish behavior change dramatically Some species like largemouth bass will cease actively hunting while...
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November 2, 2022

Ice Fishing Lakes in Michigan: Best Locations for Hard-Water Excitement

Michigan s waters promise great ice fishing every winter and as enthusiasts across the state - and country - know...
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November 2, 2022

Best Ice Fishing Lakes in Minnesota: Top 10 Lakes in 2024

When the mercury drops and the ice hardens anglers in Minnesota can feel their adrenaline start pumping Home to more...
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November 1, 2022

Ice Fishing Sled Ideas: Modifications to Improve Space, Organization, and Security

Icemen are a special breed for whom even the best sleds just aren t good enough nbsp From the need...
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October 29, 2022

Smitty Sled Plans: A Simple DIY Project to Improve Your Ice Fishing Sled

A Smitty sled is a clever modification of a standard plastic snow sled adding skis to the bottom to reduce...
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October 28, 2022

JawJacker Ice Fishing: Everything You Need to Know

Ice anglers look for every advantage they can get but at the end of the day what they re really...
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October 28, 2022

Best Ice Fishing Lakes in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is home to some of America s most enthusiastic ice anglers and it s easy to see why Excellent...
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October 23, 2022

Ice Shelter Flooring Options: Real-World Solutions for Aching Knees and Freezing Feet

Every ice angler knows just how hard the ice is and kneeling down to work can be murder on your...
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November 27, 2020

How To Sharpen Ice Auger Blades at Home: Two Methods and Step-by-Step Instructions

A sharp blade is a safe blade and that s as true of ice augers as it is of knives...
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August 18, 2020

Ice Fishing Gear & Equipment - Are You Ready for the Hard Water?

If you re getting ready for ice fishing you re not alone We are too And if you re anything...
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October 31, 2019

Best Tips for Tip Ups: Catching More Fish Through the Ice

If there s one thing all ice anglers can agree on it s that tip ups are an effective way...
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October 30, 2019

Ice Fishing Safety: Tips You Should Never Ignore

There s a certain breed of angler who waits all year for the coming of winter whose dreams are haunted...
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November 18, 2017

Ice Fishing Pike: Tips and Tricks

The northern pike Esox lucius is a common predator in freshwater lakes and rivers where ice fishing is popular Armed...
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November 18, 2017

Ice Fishing Gear and Equipment Checklist

This ice fishing gear and equipment checklist was put together so you won't forget anything important the next time you...
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February 17, 2016

Finding Fish Under the Ice: Our Best Ice Fishing Tips and Techniques

The real nbsp secret nbsp to catching more fish is nbsp knowledge The more you know the more fish you'll...
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Ice Fishing Tackle & Gear

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November 27, 2023

Humminbird ICE HELIX 9 MSI+ GPS G4N MEGA Live Fish Finder Bundle Review

How We Tested What to Look for in a Great FFS Fish Finder for the Ice Image quality Live moving...
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November 27, 2023

Lowrance Explorer Elite FS 9 and ActiveTarget Live Sonar Ice Kit Reviewd

How We Tested What to Look for in a Great FFS Fish Finder for the Ice Image quality Live moving...
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November 27, 2023

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 LiveScope Plus Ice-Fishing Bundle LI Review

How We Tested What to Look for in a Great FFS Fish Finder for the Ice Image quality Live moving...
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November 22, 2023

Best Forward-Facing Sonar for Ice Fishing 2024

How We Tested What to Look for in a Great FFS Fish Finder for the Ice Image quality Live moving...
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November 1, 2022

Ice Fishing Sled Ideas: Modifications to Improve Space, Organization, and Security

Icemen are a special breed for whom even the best sleds just aren t good enough nbsp From the need...
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October 29, 2022

Smitty Sled Plans: A Simple DIY Project to Improve Your Ice Fishing Sled

A Smitty sled is a clever modification of a standard plastic snow sled adding skis to the bottom to reduce...
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October 23, 2022

Ice Shelter Flooring Options: Real-World Solutions for Aching Knees and Freezing Feet

Every ice angler knows just how hard the ice is and kneeling down to work can be murder on your...
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October 22, 2022

Best Ice Safety Picks for Fishing: Essential Equipment for Self-Rescue

How to Use Ice Picks to Self-Rescue Remember the ice picks in your truck or shelter don t do you...
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October 17, 2022

Best Ice Fishing Sleds for 2024: Tough-as-Nails Options for Every Angler

Toting as many buckets as you can carry onto the ice is a chore no one looks forward to and...
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January 24, 2022

Best Gas Powered Ice Auger - Buying Guide & Reviews For 2024

Gasoline-powered augers are old-school tech surrendering ground to a new generation of battery-powered ice augers that provide hassle-free performance no...
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January 24, 2022

Best Drill Powered Ice Augers Reviewed In 2024

What We Consider When Selecting a Drill Auger Why use a cordless drill and a convertible auger Before battery tech...
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January 20, 2022

The Best Ice Auger Drills: 2024 Review and Buying Guide

What We Look For When Selecting a Drill to Power a Convertible Ice Auger Why choose a convertible ice auger...
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January 19, 2022

Best Propane Ice Auger: Shredding Through The Ice In 2024

Propane augers promised to revolutionize ice fishing when they first appeared threatening to dethrone gasoline as the fuel of choice...
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January 17, 2022

Best Hand Ice Augers: 2024 Reviews and Buying Guide

Maybe you re just old-school or perhaps your fishing hot spot only requires a few well-placed holes to produce Maybe...
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January 16, 2022

Best Electric Ice Augers for 2024: Reviews and Buying Guide

Experienced hard-water anglers know that ice fishing can be tough work especially when you re drilling hole after hole for...
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November 14, 2021

Best Ice Fishing Bucket For 2024

Hard-water anglers know that a good ice fishing bucket is a staple on the ice and whether you use it...
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October 27, 2021

Best Ice Fishing Chairs Reviewed: Hard-Water Comfort for 2024

Long days on the ice demand good equipment and from the right bibs and boots to a reliable heater to...
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August 18, 2020

Ice Fishing Gear & Equipment - Are You Ready for the Hard Water?

If you re getting ready for ice fishing you re not alone We are too And if you re anything...
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November 25, 2018

Best Ice Fishing Bibs Reviewed: Staying Warm and Dry on the Ice

Keeping warm and dry on the ice is essential While an awesome shelter and heater can help if you re...
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November 18, 2018

Best Ice Fishing Heaters Reviewed: Keeping Warm on the Ice

What to Look for in a Quality Tent Ice Fishing Heater Safety First There s a lot of misinformation on...
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November 18, 2018

Best Ice Fishing Tip-Ups Reviewed: The Low-Down on Tip-Ups

For most winter anglers tip-ups are essential gear Whether you want to cover a lot of water try multiple baits...
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November 18, 2018

Best Ice Fishing Flashers Reviewed: Stone Cold Fish Finders

Buying Guide What matters in a Flasher or Fish Finder for Ice Fishing When you re selecting a new flasher...
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November 5, 2018

Best Portable Ice Fishing Shelters: Cold Weather Protection for 2024 At Its Finest

When you're ice fishing the right clothing is essential of course but so is a good ice fishing tent If...
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September 18, 2018

Best Ice Auger For Fishing: Which Auger is Hungriest for the Ice?

Drilling holes in the ice isn t the fun part of fishing on hard water and you want this job...
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August 8, 2018

Best Ice Fishing Gloves For 2024: Finding the Warmest Grip

One of the fastest ways to get forced off the ice is cold fingers We can all sit through a...
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July 20, 2018

Best Ice Fishing Boots: Warm, Dry, and Sure-Footed Boots Reviewed

The right gear is essential as is knowing how to choose it That s as true for ice boots as...
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July 6, 2018

Best Underwater Fishing Camera Reviewed - “Eyes-On” Angling

However awesome your flasher or fishfinder there s nothing like actually seeing the fish you re after And from species...
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Ice Fishing Knots