The fishing doesn’t stop when the temperatures drop, but you don’t want to be sorry when you’re out on the ice and you realize you forgot, or even neglected to get, some specific things.
Ice fishing keeps the season going, but there’s clearly some items that are specialized and near-necessary for you to enjoy yourself and stay safe.
Here’s a great reminder list from Sportsman’s Guide that will cover yourself when you hit the lake or river.
Gone are the days of a flasher being the only method of locating fish in the winter. An Aqua-Vu Camera and Fish Finder will do the same job, only better.
A portable heater like the Big Buddy will keep most shacks warm and has an automatic safety shut off system.
Just remember, even though it’s cold, that doesn’t mean you can’t find your fishing hotspot.