Ice Fishing Gear and Equipment Checklist

This checklist of ice fishing equipment and gear was created to ensure you don’t forget anything the next time you go out on the ice.

  • Fishing license
  • Fishing rods & reels (make sure your line is in tip-top shape).
  • Tackle Box
  • Tip-Ups
  • Live Bait (minnows or grubs).
  • Auger (and new gas)
  • Heater (and fuel canisters).
  • Sonar/Flasher (with a charged battery).
  • Underwater camera (with a charged battery).
  • GPS (with additional batteries)
  • Portable Fish House
  • To transport your gear, use a sled
  • Bucket/Chair to be sat on
  • Minnow Bucket
  • Lake Map
  • Safety Equipment (flotation device, picks, cleats)
  • Skimmer
  • Rod holders
  • Flashlight (with new batteries)
  • Fingernail Clipper for cutting line
  • Needlenose Pliers to remove hooks
  • Warm jacket
  • Ski pants
  • Hat
  • Gloves/Mittens
  • Warm Socks
  • Boots
  • Food & Refreshments
  • Disposable camera
Lewis Mark is a vastly experienced fly fisher. His encyclopedic knowledge of fly tying has led to start blog on fishing. He also review Fishing equipment based on his knowledge and experience.