Ice fishing gear has really grown over the last several years. Now it’s a bit more than tip-ups, ice fishing rods, and augers. Today’s gear includes the latest in technology that makes your time-out on the ice much more fun and a lot easier. Gear up for this season by adding a few new items to your gear.
We have created a list of some top ice fishing gear items
Frabill Magnum Bait Station
The first item on our list for the top ice fishing gear is the Frabill Magnum Bait Station. This is an insulated live-bait cooler designed to keep minnows lively for at least 3 days. This is a 19-quart cooler that will easily hold all of your bait. The cooler is overbuilt making it durable to handle the roughest rides on the back of a snowmobile or ATV.
It has a built-in aerator. Powered by two D cell batteries or a 12-volt adapter. It comes with a padded shoulder strap for your comfort. It comes with a lift-out liner to keep your hands dry when retrieving bait.
Replacement parts are available for easy repairs.
The new Frabill Magnum Bait Station provides so much more than transportation. With an injection-molded base, commercial grade foam insulation and an integrated aerator, it creates the perfect internal environment to keep bait healthy - regardless of the weather.
Jiffy E6 Lightning, Model 56
Second on the list is the Ion G2 8″ Electric Power. This is an electronic auger that features the longest-lasting ION battery available. This Auger was designed to drill 80 holes through 24 inches of ice with a 6 or 8” auger blade.
There is no motor to startup with. The battery provides full torque until it loses all its charge. It weighs just 17 pounds. Which makes it 10 pounds lighter than the comparable Jiffy gas-powered auger. In extremely cold weather you will want to keep the battery warm. You can keep it in a lunch cooler with a couple of hand warmers.
The ION G2 signifies the next generation of ION ice auger technology. If you’re looking for a 40V auger that is fast, smooth, and powerful—yet still lightweight—G2 is the pinnacle.
Northland Tackle Glo-Shot Jig
Third on the list for top ice fishing gear is the Northland Tackle Glo-Shot Jig. You insert the small glow stick into the body of the jig. This produces a colorful glow that lasts for up to 8 hours. This jig has a single hook design. It is ideal for dead-sticking minnows. Vertical jigging with a small minor or soft-plastic lure can also be successful.
This jig is lead-free. It comes in 8 different colors. The sizes range from 1/8 – 3/8 ounce.
Ice Armor Rise
Fourth on the list of top ice fishing gear is the Ice Armor Rise. The Ice Armor rise is a lighter version of the Ascent suit. This makes it ideal for early or late season fishing. Motion Float Technology adds to the flotation without restricting arm or leg movement. For increased comfort, the bibs and parka are waterproof and breathable.
The Rise Float Bib has proven itself on ice. As a simplified version of our popular Ascent Float Bib, the Rise has a new look this season. With Motion Float Technology, these bibs have the security, mobility and breathability features you need to keep you warm and safe on ice.
St. Croix Custom Ice
Fifth on the list for top ice fishing gear is the St. Croix Custom Ice. This series features technique-specific rods used to catch just about any fish. These rods are built on a variety of blank configurations.
St. Croix's all-new Croix Ice series of technique-specific rods features extreme performance blanks and materials specific to each model. This series incorporates five distinct blank platforms in solid and tubular configurations.
All of these items are sure to top your list for the top ice fishing gear. Which one do you prefer?