Ice fishing in Finnish "miljoonapilkki"-fishing competition.Ice fishing on the Ottawa river, near the capital of CanadaParticipants of large Finnish ice fishing competition Miljoonapilkki in 2005.

Discover the great deals on top brand fishing equipment available only on eBay!

Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is the sport of catching fish with lines and hooks or spears through an opening in the ice on a frozen body of water. Fisherman may sit on a stool on the open expanse of a frozen lake or sit in a heated cabin on the ice with bunks and amenities. more...

HomeHome
Apparel & FootwearApparel & Footwear
DecalsDecals
Downrigger, Outrigger GearDownrigger, Outrigger Gear
FishfindersFishfinders
Fly FishingFly Fishing
FreshwaterFreshwater
Ice FishingIce Fishing
Other New & Used ItemsOther New & Used Items
Rod Building & RepairRod Building & Repair
SaltwaterSaltwater
Tackle BoxesTackle Boxes
Terminal TackleTerminal Tackle
VintageVintage

Locations

It is a popular pastime in Canada, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia in Europe.

In the United States, Alaska, the states around the Great Lakes and other areas with lakes and long, cold winters enjoy the activity. Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish settlers brought the sport with them to Minnesota; most Minnesotans who engage in ice fishing are from Nordic families. The sport came to Alaska as settlers arrived from Minnesota.

Except for Lake Erie, the Great Lakes seldom freeze over entirely, but bays of the Great Lakes do freeze and are popular ice fishing spots, with northern pike and yellow perch being the most common catches.

Shelters

Many fisherman fish with no protective structure, merely heavy coats and gloves and other winter wear. Longer fishing expeditions can be mounted with simple structures. Larger, heated structures can make multi-day fishing trips possible.

A structure with various local names, but often called a fish house, bobhouse, ice shanty, or ice hut, is sometimes used. These are dragged or trailered from shore using a vehicle such as a snowmobile or truck, to a suitable location on the lake. Some fish houses are elaborate, and can be equipped with lights, heat, bunks, cooking facilities, and the like. At the opposite extreme are portable, tent-like structures designed to be easily moved.

In North America, ice fishing is often a social activity. Not infrequently, the consumption of copious amounts of alcohol is involved. Some resorts have fish houses that are rented out by the day (called ice huts); often, shuttle service via snowmobile is provided, eliminating any need for sobriety on the part of the participants.

In Finland, solitary and contemplative isolation is often the object of the pastime, but the copious consumption of alcohol is the same, perhaps more so. In Finland, fishhouses are a rare occurrence, but wearing a sealed and insulated drysuit designed out of space-age fabric technology for emergency rescue teams is not.

In North America, lines of fishhouses often develop over underwater ridges or other areas where fish are particularly plentiful.

Fishing Equipment

Icefishing gear is highly specialized. First, an ice spade, saw or auger is required to cut a circular hole or larger rectangular hole in the ice. Power augers are sometimes used. A strainer is sometimes required to remove new ice as it forms.

Three main types of fishing occurs. Small, light fishing rods with small, brightly colored lures may be used in jigging for fish. Tip-ups, which carry a line attached to a flag that "tips up" when a strike occurs, allow unattended or less-intensive fishing. The line is drug in by hand with no reel. In spear fishing a large hole is cut in the ice and fish decoys may be deployed. The fisherman stands over the hole while holding a large spear attached to a line. This method is used for lake sturgeon fishing on Black Lake in Michigan.

Read more at Wikipedia.org


[List your site here Free!]

New Clam Can Screw Top Ice Fishing Bait Puck 9238New Clam Can Screw Top Ice Fishing Bait Puck 9238 $7.99 6* Flipper Teardrops * Size #6 Hook * Ice Jigs * Hand Made/Painted In The Usa6* Flipper Teardrops * Size #6 Hook * Ice Jigs * Hand Made/Painted In The Usa $8.99
New Vexilar Super Flex Light Ii 3-Led L-202New Vexilar Super Flex Light Ii 3-Led L-202 $23.99 Ice Fishing Jigs Lure Lot New Custom Assorted ColorsIce Fishing Jigs Lure Lot New Custom Assorted Colors $10.99
*New K&E Cruncher Full Boot Ice Fishing Creepers Cleats M/L Grp230-L*New K&E Cruncher Full Boot Ice Fishing Creepers Cleats M/L Grp230-L $19.99 Eskimo Replacement Quantum Blades (8 Inch) /Qb8Eskimo Replacement Quantum Blades (8 Inch) /Qb8 See details... $24.99
Nils Ice Auger adapter to electric drill ( Ice fishing )Nils Ice Auger adapter to electric drill ( Ice fishing ) $29.99 New Eskimo Buffalo Plaid Ice Fishing Hoodie Lg 24393New Eskimo Buffalo Plaid Ice Fishing Hoodie Lg 24393 $57.99
Z51Q8 Eskimo Shark 51cc Ice Fishing Auger Gas Powerhead Combo Sales ModelsZ51Q8 Eskimo Shark 51cc Ice Fishing Auger Gas Powerhead Combo Sales Models $299.00 2 Polar Ht Tip Ups pair of ice fishing tip up in good used working condition2 Polar Ht Tip Ups pair of ice fishing tip up in good used working condition $14.00
Frabill 371 Straight Line Bro 30" Light Combo 690007Frabill 371 Straight Line Bro 30" Light Combo 690007 $71.46 List price: $99.99 StrikeMaster 6in Mora Hand Auger Blades Md-6BStrikeMaster 6in Mora Hand Auger Blades Md-6B $21.10 List price: $28.99
Mr Heater 5' Hose/Regulator Assembly /F273076Mr Heater 5' Hose/Regulator Assembly /F273076 See details... $22.99 Frabill Bro Flip-Over Shelter-Arctic Camo 599.99Frabill Bro Flip-Over Shelter-Arctic Camo 599.99 $649.95 List price: $677.63
Strikemaster Honda 35Cc Lite 4-Stroke Auger 8' /Hl-8Strikemaster Honda 35Cc Lite 4-Stroke Auger 8' /Hl-8 See details... $579.99 Eskimo Quick Fish 2i Insulated ice fishing house #19151Eskimo Quick Fish 2i Insulated ice fishing house #19151 $195.00
New listing
		Eskimo 6 Inch Ice Fishing Hand AugerNew listing Eskimo 6 Inch Ice Fishing Hand Auger $39.99 Spearing Decoy by James StanglandSpearing Decoy by James Stangland $21.99
Ice Fishing Fish Shack House Fishouse Rod Reel Holder Wall Ceiling MountIce Fishing Fish Shack House Fishouse Rod Reel Holder Wall Ceiling Mount $11.99 New Ff6120 Eskimo Fatfish Pop Up Portable Exclusive Hexagon Ice ShelterNew Ff6120 Eskimo Fatfish Pop Up Portable Exclusive Hexagon Ice Shelter $339.99
New Vexilar Power Cord For Fl-8 & Fl-18 Pc0001New Vexilar Power Cord For Fl-8 & Fl-18 Pc0001 $17.98 New listing
		StrikeMaster Lsc-8 8 Inch Lazer Snap Cap Blade GuardNew listing StrikeMaster Lsc-8 8 Inch Lazer Snap Cap Blade Guard $29.56 List price: $43.95
Ice Auger Slush Bucket Ice Buddy Fish House Hole Cover Water Chip CatcherIce Auger Slush Bucket Ice Buddy Fish House Hole Cover Water Chip Catcher $54.99 25 Assorted Ice Fishing Jigs (lot #112)25 Assorted Ice Fishing Jigs (lot #112) $12.50
3 New Catch Cover Brand Round Ice Hole Covers for Fish House Wheel House Castle3 New Catch Cover Brand Round Ice Hole Covers for Fish House Wheel House Castle $74.99 Ion 40V Electric Auger 8' W/ Reverse /19150Ion 40V Electric Auger 8' W/ Reverse /19150 See details... $499.99
New Frabill 1638 Ice Fishing Ice Hyfax Shelter Running KitNew Frabill 1638 Ice Fishing Ice Hyfax Shelter Running Kit $44.00 Eskimo Hc 40Cc Propane Ice Auger 10' /Hc40Q10Eskimo Hc 40Cc Propane Ice Auger 10' /Hc40Q10 $449.99
Eskimo FatFish 949 Ice fishing shelter #Ff949Eskimo FatFish 949 Ice fishing shelter #Ff949 $249.00 3 Glow Tungsten Ice Jigs #14 Hook 4 Mm -Cruella3 Glow Tungsten Ice Jigs #14 Hook 4 Mm -Cruella $6.99
New Vmc Rattle Spoon 1/16 oz Glow Blue Shiner Rts116GbshNew Vmc Rattle Spoon 1/16 oz Glow Blue Shiner Rts116Gbsh $6.99 Clam Travel Cover - Pro / Legend /8820Clam Travel Cover - Pro / Legend /8820 See details... $49.99
New listing
		Frabill Hq 100 ice fishing house #641000New listing Frabill Hq 100 ice fishing house #641000 $155.00 Frabill Panfish Popper Pro 24" Ultra Light Ice Fishing Combo 6984Frabill Panfish Popper Pro 24" Ultra Light Ice Fishing Combo 6984 $27.98 List price: $34.29
Eskimo Shark 71Cc 10' Quantum Auger /Z71Q10Eskimo Shark 71Cc 10' Quantum Auger /Z71Q10 See details... $419.99 Mustad Size 2 (Medium) Snap Hooks, 5 Packs of 12 (60 Total) #77145-2Mustad Size 2 (Medium) Snap Hooks, 5 Packs of 12 (60 Total) #77145-2 $18.00
Eskimo Ion X 40 Volt Max Ice Auger Cordless Electric Lithium 8" In With ReverseEskimo Ion X 40 Volt Max Ice Auger Cordless Electric Lithium 8" In With Reverse $629.95 New listing
		Frabill 1611 Ice Shelter Light BarNew listing Frabill 1611 Ice Shelter Light Bar $29.36 List price: $49.95
4 New Frabill Pro Thermal Orange Tip Up Insulated 1660 Lot of 4 Ice Fishing4 New Frabill Pro Thermal Orange Tip Up Insulated 1660 Lot of 4 Ice Fishing $74.95 Strikemaster Lazer Hand Auger 6' /Ld-6Strikemaster Lazer Hand Auger 6' /Ld-6 See details... $89.99
(12) tungsten ice jigs glow Uv #10 and #12 hook fishing lure(12) tungsten ice jigs glow Uv #10 and #12 hook fishing lure $22.99 Strikemaster Magnum Auger Drill Unit 10.25' Chipper /D-1025. Replacement DrillStrikemaster Magnum Auger Drill Unit 10.25' Chipper /D-1025. Replacement Drill $99.00
Ff767 Eskimo Fatfish Wide Bottom Pop Up Portable 2-3 Man Ice Shelter Sales ModelFf767 Eskimo Fatfish Wide Bottom Pop Up Portable 2-3 Man Ice Shelter Sales Model $190.00 Eskimo Ice Auger Adapter for Cordless Drill Ice FishingEskimo Ice Auger Adapter for Cordless Drill Ice Fishing $17.95
Fish's Ice Saw - Cut Spearing & Fishing Holes In The Ice With Ease - NewFish's Ice Saw - Cut Spearing & Fishing Holes In The Ice With Ease - New $119.99 Eskimo Buffalo Plaid Hat #23051Eskimo Buffalo Plaid Hat #23051 $22.99 Trending at $23.65
Clam Drill Auger Conversion Kit /9935Clam Drill Auger Conversion Kit /9935 See details... $69.99 10 Tungsten Ice Jigs #14 Hook 4Mm Tungsten- 7 Glow10 Tungsten Ice Jigs #14 Hook 4Mm Tungsten- 7 Glow $18.99
4pk Ice Shack Shanty Fishing Fish House Fishouse Hole Cover Round Trim4pk Ice Shack Shanty Fishing Fish House Fishouse Hole Cover Round Trim $74.99 13 Tungsten Ice Jigs #12 Hook 5Mm.13 Tungsten Ice Jigs #12 Hook 5Mm. $18.99
(4) Salmo Chubby Darter Cd5 Ice Fishing Lures(4) Salmo Chubby Darter Cd5 Ice Fishing Lures $17.95 Ice Fishing Lures Tackle Lot New 10 Jig LotIce Fishing Lures Tackle Lot New 10 Jig Lot $8.99
Digger Ice Auger D-40 Carrier Fishing Auger Holder NewDigger Ice Auger D-40 Carrier Fishing Auger Holder New $83.80 Strikemaster Ld6 Lazer 2pc Hand Auger 6"Strikemaster Ld6 Lazer 2pc Hand Auger 6" $85.69 List price: $173.55
(10) tungsten ice jigs #8 hook unpainted(10) tungsten ice jigs #8 hook unpainted $14.99 New Ion X 40V Electric Auger 8 Inch With Reverse 29250 & Free GlovesNew Ion X 40V Electric Auger 8 Inch With Reverse 29250 & Free Gloves $629.00
Ice fishing hole covers, round hole cover for ice houseIce fishing hole covers, round hole cover for ice house $16.99 6 Pk Ice Glow In The Dark Fishing Fish House Fishouse Hole Cover Sleeve Round 9"6 Pk Ice Glow In The Dark Fishing Fish House Fishouse Hole Cover Sleeve Round 9" $114.99
New Replaces Eskimo Mora Flat 8" Hand Auger Ice Blades By ThunderbayNew Replaces Eskimo Mora Flat 8" Hand Auger Ice Blades By Thunderbay $22.99 Frabill 371 Straight Line Bro 28" Medium Light Combo 690008Frabill 371 Straight Line Bro 28" Medium Light Combo 690008 $70.00 List price: $99.99
New Eskimo Universal Drill Adapter For Installing Ice Anchors With a Drill 1873New Eskimo Universal Drill Adapter For Installing Ice Anchors With a Drill 1873 $13.99 Trending at $14.99 New Frabill Straight Line 241 Bro Series Ice Fishing Reel #6706New Frabill Straight Line 241 Bro Series Ice Fishing Reel #6706 $20.99
4 Pk 1/64 Hand Tied Bluegill Jigs Chart/Pink/Chart4 Pk 1/64 Hand Tied Bluegill Jigs Chart/Pink/Chart $3.50 Ice Fishing Round Hole Covers 4 packIce Fishing Round Hole Covers 4 pack $64.00
Beam Outdoors Jig-N-Mitt 138004Beam Outdoors Jig-N-Mitt 138004 $24.99 List price: $29.99 New listing
		New Vexilar Transducer Support Arm Fits Over Rod Holder Tsa001New listing New Vexilar Transducer Support Arm Fits Over Rod Holder Tsa001 $12.99
Beaver Dam Knee Pads for Ice Fishing , Gardening, Bd-KneeBeaver Dam Knee Pads for Ice Fishing , Gardening, Bd-Knee $10.00 Vintage Arctic Fisherman Beaver Dam Tip UpVintage Arctic Fisherman Beaver Dam Tip Up $24.99
Glow-On Yellow glow in the dark paint.Gun sights and fishing lures, 4.6ml vialGlow-On Yellow glow in the dark paint.Gun sights and fishing lures, 4.6ml vial $17.39 4 Tungsten Ice Jigs #16 Hook 3mm Tungsten Glow4 Tungsten Ice Jigs #16 Hook 3mm Tungsten Glow $6.00
18734 Eskimo Ice Anchor Power Drill Adapter Anchors Ice Fishing Shelter18734 Eskimo Ice Anchor Power Drill Adapter Anchors Ice Fishing Shelter $14.99 Nils ice auger Adapter to ClamPlateNils ice auger Adapter to ClamPlate $31.45
Frabill Deluxe Retractable Ice Picks NewFrabill Deluxe Retractable Ice Picks New $7.71 New listing
		Frabill Ice Fishing shelter cover Recon fox approx 43 x 36" button topNew listing Frabill Ice Fishing shelter cover Recon fox approx 43 x 36" button top $29.99
New Clam Trophy Thermal Ice Fishing Tip Up 10393New Clam Trophy Thermal Ice Fishing Tip Up 10393 $28.99 Frabill Specialized Reel Tape #6692 NewFrabill Specialized Reel Tape #6692 New $10.89
*2 New Frabill 1660 Pro Thermal Tip-Up Orange Ice Fishing*2 New Frabill 1660 Pro Thermal Tip-Up Orange Ice Fishing $41.99 New listing
		3 New Venom Tungsten Core Minnow Ice Fishing Jigs #6 1/16ozNew listing 3 New Venom Tungsten Core Minnow Ice Fishing Jigs #6 1/16oz $9.99
100 Assorted Ice Fishing Jigs Unpainted (lot #26)100 Assorted Ice Fishing Jigs Unpainted (lot #26) $25.00 Ice Auger Blade ProtectorIce Auger Blade Protector $19.99 to $21.99
New Vexilar Cold Snap Ii Xl Bibs Vxw730-4New Vexilar Cold Snap Ii Xl Bibs Vxw730-4 $139.99 Catch Cover 12 Volt Fish House Ceiling Fan /Sh01Catch Cover 12 Volt Fish House Ceiling Fan /Sh01 See details... $19.99
Strikemaster Mora 8" Hand Ice Auger, #Md-8 NewStrikemaster Mora 8" Hand Ice Auger, #Md-8 New $55.00 New listing
		Unpainted "mooska" Style Ice Fishing Jigs Fishing LuresNew listing Unpainted "mooska" Style Ice Fishing Jigs Fishing Lures $10.99
Clam Gear Storage/Flasher Bag /9749Clam Gear Storage/Flasher Bag /9749 See details... $59.99 Ice Fishing Hole Sleeves Glow in the Dark 4 packIce Fishing Hole Sleeves Glow in the Dark 4 pack $64.00
10 Pink Glow Banana Tungsten Ice Jigs # 12 Hook 5Mm Tungsten!10 Pink Glow Banana Tungsten Ice Jigs # 12 Hook 5Mm Tungsten! $16.00 New listing
		New Ice Fishing Jigs Lot Custom Tear Drop LuresNew listing New Ice Fishing Jigs Lot Custom Tear Drop Lures $11.99
Worlds Best Ice Fishing Spring Bobber, New DesignWorlds Best Ice Fishing Spring Bobber, New Design $9.45 Arctic Armor Floating Extreme Weather Bibs Red LargeArctic Armor Floating Extreme Weather Bibs Red Large $159.99
8" Ice Auger Post Hole Digger Bit Shaft Size 3/4" Bit Drilling Blade Double New8" Ice Auger Post Hole Digger Bit Shaft Size 3/4" Bit Drilling Blade Double New $48.97 Ice Fishing Shelfter Tent Portable Pop Up Ice Fishing House Blue WaterproofIce Fishing Shelfter Tent Portable Pop Up Ice Fishing House Blue Waterproof $149.95 List price: $249.99
New StrikeMaster 8in 8" Mora Hand Auger BladesNew StrikeMaster 8in 8" Mora Hand Auger Blades $27.50 New Nils Master Convertible Hand Ice Auger to Cordless Drill 6" Ur600CNew Nils Master Convertible Hand Ice Auger to Cordless Drill 6" Ur600C $164.99
Catch Cover Square Hole Cover /Cc02Catch Cover Square Hole Cover /Cc02 See details... $19.99 New Eskimo 10In Propane Powered High Compression Ice Auger Fishing Winter PowerNew Eskimo 10In Propane Powered High Compression Ice Auger Fishing Winter Power $449.99
New listing
		New Northland Ice Fishing Shelter Pop-Up Lantern Tnpul-1New listing New Northland Ice Fishing Shelter Pop-Up Lantern Tnpul-1 $15.99 Clam Twin Hub 2 Fish house Ice house New in box free shippingClam Twin Hub 2 Fish house Ice house New in box free shipping $114.99
New listing
		Custom Ladybug Ice Fishing Jigs Fishing LuresNew listing Custom Ladybug Ice Fishing Jigs Fishing Lures $6.99 New listing
		Custom Teardrop Ice fishing Jigs Fishing Lures Lot 1New listing Custom Teardrop Ice fishing Jigs Fishing Lures Lot 1 $9.99
Click to see more Ice Fishing items at ebay.com
Prices current as of last update, 12/03/16 11:50am.

See also...

Home Contact Resources Exchange Links ebay