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Learn more about different ice fishing tools available and how to use them for your ice fishing needs including ice fishing augers, ice fishing chisels and electronic tools.
These are some of the best ice fishing tools you can use to find fish and have a succesful day on the water.
Augers are ice fishing tools that resemble giant cork screws. These fishing tools have spiraling sharp edges that operate like hand drills to make holes in ice. For extremely thick ice, power augers that run on batteries or small gasoline engines are available and make creating holes much easier.
However, power augers tend to be heavier than their manual counterparts and must be carried along with the rest of your ice fishing supplies so don’t forget to consider issues like weight of your ice fishing gear when choosing the best ice fishing tools for your needs.
A chisel (sometimes called a spud) is a long-handled blade that comes to a point on one side. This item of ice fishing equipment can be used to chip into the ice or make holes in thinner ice.
It is also good to bring a slush scoop or some sort of deep ladle. A slush scoop has holes in it and allows you to scoop excess ice and slush out of your fishing hole.
A good ice fishing fish finder will do more than find fish; it will keep you from running aground. The best ice fishing fish finders use a high-pixel color or grey-scale screen to display a graphic image of the bottom, structure, fish, bait and even the thermocline.
Ice fishing fishing electronics like fish finders work by using a transducer to send a ping of sound through the water. Watch our video to learn more.
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