Ice Fishing Equipment
and Gear Checklist

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

Click here for the ice fishing gear checklist (printable version)

  • 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

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