Augers, Chisels and other Ice Tools
An auger is a drilling device that resembles a giant cork screw. It has a spiraling sharp edge that operates like a hand drill to make a hole in the ice. For extremely thick ice, power augers that run on batteries or small gasoline engines are available and make creating holes much easier.
A chisel (sometimes called a spud) is a long-handled blade that comes to a point on one side. It 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.
Video courtesy of USA Ice Fishing Team