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!]

14*Hand Crafted * Tear Drop Style * Ice Fishing Jigs*14*Hand Crafted * Tear Drop Style * Ice Fishing Jigs* $12.49 New listing
		Lowrance Pti-Wbl Ice TransducerNew listing Lowrance Pti-Wbl Ice Transducer $26.70
Brocraft Ice Fishing Tip-Ups/ Ice Fishing Tip Down/Ice Fishing rigger rod holderBrocraft Ice Fishing Tip-Ups/ Ice Fishing Tip Down/Ice Fishing rigger rod holder $20.99 Cold Snap 8" Ion Auger Cover -Csion8 - New -Cold Snap 8" Ion Auger Cover -Csion8 - New - $29.90
Ice Fishing Tool Shnozzle Refill small 1 Lb Propane Bottle tank camping adapterIce Fishing Tool Shnozzle Refill small 1 Lb Propane Bottle tank camping adapter $14.98 Was:  Previous Price $19.98 7/8" Pear Shaped Ice Bobber, Orange/Yellow, 50 Pack, #50Pb78Pf-507/8" Pear Shaped Ice Bobber, Orange/Yellow, 50 Pack, #50Pb78Pf-50 $20.99
Tip Up Lights - Just the Tip 1 Order = 3 Lights Save $4!Tip Up Lights - Just the Tip 1 Order = 3 Lights Save $4! $20.00 Ice Auger Drill Adapter Aluminum - for Eskimo hand augers- IcefishingIce Auger Drill Adapter Aluminum - for Eskimo hand augers- Icefishing $9.95
New! Rapala Titanium Spring Bobbers Ultra Light (2-Pack), Black RtisbulNew! Rapala Titanium Spring Bobbers Ultra Light (2-Pack), Black Rtisbul $13.79 Celsius - 6.5" Inch Fine Needle Nose Pliers - Fishing Tool & SheathCelsius - 6.5" Inch Fine Needle Nose Pliers - Fishing Tool & Sheath $9.99
69811 New Eskimo Engine Motor Cover Powered Ice Auger Power Head Shield69811 New Eskimo Engine Motor Cover Powered Ice Auger Power Head Shield $29.99 (lot of 30) Ice Fishing Jigs lures Assorted colors and sizes panfish crappie(lot of 30) Ice Fishing Jigs lures Assorted colors and sizes panfish crappie $5.00
Vmc Tgs Tingler Spoon Kit 3 baits on one card 1/16, 1/8 You Pick Size Color&QtyVmc Tgs Tingler Spoon Kit 3 baits on one card 1/16, 1/8 You Pick Size Color&Qty $9.98 New Ion 8" Replacement Ice Auger Blades In Inch For Ice Auger Nib 11735 FishingNew Ion 8" Replacement Ice Auger Blades In Inch For Ice Auger Nib 11735 Fishing $34.95
Glow-On® Green Super Glow Paint for Gun Night Sights-Fishing Lures, 4.6ml vialGlow-On® Green Super Glow Paint for Gun Night Sights-Fishing Lures, 4.6ml vial $15.34 Frabill Classic Wood Tip-Up 1664Frabill Classic Wood Tip-Up 1664 $21.99 List price:  Previous Price $25.79
Eskimo Hand Auger w Dual Flat Blades Ice Anglers Holes Drill Ice-fishing SharpEskimo Hand Auger w Dual Flat Blades Ice Anglers Holes Drill Ice-fishing Sharp $55.00 to $64.35 Vmc Tfj Tungsten Fly Jig 1/64 1/32 1/16 Pick Color Size & Qty Nip 2 per cardVmc Tfj Tungsten Fly Jig 1/64 1/32 1/16 Pick Color Size & Qty Nip 2 per card $5.19 to $5.79
10" Blade Replacement Ice Auger Bit Blades Stainless Steel Hrc 58/60 Set of 210" Blade Replacement Ice Auger Bit Blades Stainless Steel Hrc 58/60 Set of 2 $19.97 List price:  Previous Price $52.15 New listing
		Walleye Jim Walker Fish Decoy Ice FishingNew listing Walleye Jim Walker Fish Decoy Ice Fishing $38.00
Have You Heard Of 3 Green Amazing Jigs? Improve Your Ice Fishing #1 Best SellerHave You Heard Of 3 Green Amazing Jigs? Improve Your Ice Fishing #1 Best Seller $18.00 Tungsten Bright Uv Kenders Ice Jigs - Crappie - Bluegill - PerchTungsten Bright Uv Kenders Ice Jigs - Crappie - Bluegill - Perch $2.95
Eskimo Pistol Bit 8'' 35500 Ice Drill AugerEskimo Pistol Bit 8'' 35500 Ice Drill Auger $174.50 Ice Fishing Rod Spring Bobber Flat Steel Sensitive Indicator Tip Stopper LuresIce Fishing Rod Spring Bobber Flat Steel Sensitive Indicator Tip Stopper Lures $4.99
Ice Auger Adapter to 1/2" Cordless DrillIce Auger Adapter to 1/2" Cordless Drill $14.25 12 Easy Prey I
00004000
ce Jigs / Size 10 Hook Shrimp Mooska / Firetiger (#91741)12 Easy Prey I 00004000 ce Jigs / Size 10 Hook Shrimp Mooska / Firetiger (#91741) $11.95
Eskimo Ardisam 44 Inch Rugged Ice Fishing Gear Hauling Utility Sled w/ Tow RopeEskimo Ardisam 44 Inch Rugged Ice Fishing Gear Hauling Utility Sled w/ Tow Rope $62.89 List price:  Previous Price $89.99 NuWay propane stove ice Fish house deer stand furnace heater m4000 28,000NuWay propane stove ice Fish house deer stand furnace heater m4000 28,000 $219.99
Shappell Ice Fishing Snow Hauling Jet Sled - Winter Hunting Gear Hauler CarrierShappell Ice Fishing Snow Hauling Jet Sled - Winter Hunting Gear Hauler Carrier $52.90 Trending at $56.96 St Croix Legend Style Ice Fishing Spring Bobbers Neon Glow with MountSt Croix Legend Style Ice Fishing Spring Bobbers Neon Glow with Mount $2.50 to $33.00
Vintage "The Arctic Fisherman" Tip Up by the Beaver Dam Co. Excellent ConditionVintage "The Arctic Fisherman" Tip Up by the Beaver Dam Co. Excellent Condition $41.00 Tungsten Jigs - 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm - Kenders Outdoors Ice Fishing/Summer FishingTungsten Jigs - 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm - Kenders Outdoors Ice Fishing/Summer Fishing $2.49 to $3.15
10 Pack Tungsten Jigs Bright Uv Top Quality Kenders Outdoors Choose Your Size!10 Pack Tungsten Jigs Bright Uv Top Quality Kenders Outdoors Choose Your Size! $34.95 to $36.45 Carburetor For Jiffy Ice Auger Jiffy 2 Cycle Engines Replace 4082 Carb W/GasketCarburetor For Jiffy Ice Auger Jiffy 2 Cycle Engines Replace 4082 Carb W/Gasket $11.85
(12) Assorted Tungsten Ice Fishing Jigs 4mm #12 Hook Glow Panfish Walleye(12) Assorted Tungsten Ice Fishing Jigs 4mm #12 Hook Glow Panfish Walleye $27.99 New Schooleys Artic Blue Ice Fishing Rod 36" Ul 6336New Schooleys Artic Blue Ice Fishing Rod 36" Ul 6336 $19.99
28509 Eskimo Rocket Ice Fishing Power Auger Ice Drill 10" Bit Sales Model28509 Eskimo Rocket Ice Fishing Power Auger Ice Drill 10" Bit Sales Model $150.00 Tangle Tamers, Tip-up Reel Wraps, Hook Keeper, Black, 5 PackTangle Tamers, Tip-up Reel Wraps, Hook Keeper, Black, 5 Pack $9.99
Ht Enterprises Nero Mini Compact Ice Auger w/ Drill Adapter + Extension Mnak-7Ht Enterprises Nero Mini Compact Ice Auger w/ Drill Adapter + Extension Mnak-7 $115.99 2-person Ice Fishing Shelter Tent Portable Pop Up House Outdoor Fish Equipment2-person Ice Fishing Shelter Tent Portable Pop Up House Outdoor Fish Equipment $85.99 Trending at $89.99
Strike Master Ice Fishing Mora Hand Auger Replacement Blades (Various Sizes)Strike Master Ice Fishing Mora Hand Auger Replacement Blades (Various Sizes) $31.99 Classic Wonder BreadClassic Wonder Bread $1.65
Spitzfire Panfish Jigs - Through the Ice or Open Water! The best there is!Spitzfire Panfish Jigs - Through the Ice or Open Water! The best there is! $1.50 to $1.75 Vintage Beaver Dam Tip Up The Arctic Fisherman GreenVintage Beaver Dam Tip Up The Arctic Fisherman Green $25.00
Ardisam Ion 8" Inch New Ice Auger Blades Best Price - Stock Number: 11735 Ardisam Ion 8" Inch New Ice Auger Blades Best Price - Stock Number: 11735  $34.99 Nils Usa 6" cordless drill Ice Auger Ur600CNils Usa 6" cordless drill Ice Auger Ur600C $205.00
St Croix Style Ice Fishing spring Bobber best bobber on the marketSt Croix Style Ice Fishing spring Bobber best bobber on the market $15.99 233A Eskimo 10" Blade Protector Ice Fish Auger Safety Cover Rocket Mako Shark233A Eskimo 10" Blade Protector Ice Fish Auger Safety Cover Rocket Mako Shark $23.99
1-1/2" Bobber, Pear-Shape, Two Packs of 6 = 12 Total, Orange/Yellow #50Pb5Pf1-1/2" Bobber, Pear-Shape, Two Packs of 6 = 12 Total, Orange/Yellow #50Pb5Pf $12.99 Set Of 2 Ice Fishing Pole Rods Frabill 371 Straight Line Bro 30" Light RodSet Of 2 Ice Fishing Pole Rods Frabill 371 Straight Line Bro 30" Light Rod $3.25
Waterproof Pop-up 4-person Ice Shelter Fishing Tent Shanty w Window Carrying BagWaterproof Pop-up 4-person Ice Shelter Fishing Tent Shanty w Window Carrying Bag $129.99 Titanium Ice Fishing Spring Bobber 4 pack UlTitanium Ice Fishing Spring Bobber 4 pack Ul $12.99
Exclusive Ice saw fishing spearing & chisel made Usa! Spear fish Thickest bladeExclusive Ice saw fishing spearing & chisel made Usa! Spear fish Thickest blade $139.00 2 Sitka Smelt Stick Jigging baits Wonder Glow drop-chain Ice Fishing wonderbread2 Sitka Smelt Stick Jigging baits Wonder Glow drop-chain Ice Fishing wonderbread $9.99
5 Cards Easy Prey Ice Fishing Jigs / Wholesale Lot #D / 5 Cards Of 12 (60 jigs)5 Cards Easy Prey Ice Fishing Jigs / Wholesale Lot #D / 5 Cards Of 12 (60 jigs) $35.95 Lazer Strikemaster Ice Auger Blade Sharpener, Made in Usa, A Must! Go Fish #Cs-1Lazer Strikemaster Ice Auger Blade Sharpener, Made in Usa, A Must! Go Fish #Cs-1 $15.49
Get-Lit Lure Glow Cup Led Glow Ring Glo Jig Light Night Ice Fishing 3d PrintedGet-Lit Lure Glow Cup Led Glow Ring Glo Jig Light Night Ice Fishing 3d Printed $18.50 Winter Special- Ice Fishing Quickset Hooksetter for all tight line fishingWinter Special- Ice Fishing Quickset Hooksetter for all tight line fishing $2.99
30" Beaver Dam Titanium Tipstick Ice Fishing Rod Medium Action Crappie Walleye30" Beaver Dam Titanium Tipstick Ice Fishing Rod Medium Action Crappie Walleye $25.99 3 Bubblegum Green Amazing Ice Fishing Jigs Will Out Fish Everyone On The Lake3 Bubblegum Green Amazing Ice Fishing Jigs Will Out Fish Everyone On The Lake $18.00
Ice Fishing Safety Picks - Life Saving handheld Escape Spikes - w/ LanyardIce Fishing Safety Picks - Life Saving handheld Escape Spikes - w/ Lanyard $7.99 Was:  Previous Price $9.99 8" Ice Blade Replacement Ice Auger Bit Blades Stainless Steel Hrc 58/60 Set of 28" Ice Blade Replacement Ice Auger Bit Blades Stainless Steel Hrc 58/60 Set of 2 $17.97 List price:  Previous Price $44.93
5mm Tungsten Ice Fishing Jig Yellow Black and Purple Stripe Size 12 Hook5mm Tungsten Ice Fishing Jig Yellow Black and Purple Stripe Size 12 Hook $1.30 Sufix 832 Ice Braid 50 Yard SpoolsSufix 832 Ice Braid 50 Yard Spools $9.99
New Eskimo Pistol Bit 8" Ice Auger Drill 35500 Fishing Cordless 4# super fast!New Eskimo Pistol Bit 8" Ice Auger Drill 35500 Fishing Cordless 4# super fast! $209.99 *New Ht Solid Steel Ice Auger Adapter For Cordless Drill Pda-1*New Ht Solid Steel Ice Auger Adapter For Cordless Drill Pda-1 $13.99
Dunk-N-Glow Recessed Glow Cup Ice Fishing 12V Led Uv Glo JigDunk-N-Glow Recessed Glow Cup Ice Fishing 12V Led Uv Glo Jig $16.00 Berkley Ice Fishing Line 6# 50yd 110yd (Select One) Usa NipBerkley Ice Fishing Line 6# 50yd 110yd (Select One) Usa Nip $7.49
Reel Wraps Coldsnap Outdoors Reel Wrap Rings for Ice Fishing ReelReel Wraps Coldsnap Outdoors Reel Wrap Rings for Ice Fishing Reel $6.95 30609 New Tough Ion Ice Auger Power Head Cover Ion Ice Augers Pockets & Buckle30609 New Tough Ion Ice Auger Power Head Cover Ion Ice Augers Pockets & Buckle $29.99
Strikemaster Bait Bucket RbbuStrikemaster Bait Bucket Rbbu $19.98 Glow In The Dark Do-Jigger Ice Fishing Lures 4 PackGlow In The Dark Do-Jigger Ice Fishing Lures 4 Pack $21.99
5 Make Your Own Ice Fishing Tip Ups (No Wood) 22" Long 300 Ft. Spool 3X3 Flags5 Make Your Own Ice Fishing Tip Ups (No Wood) 22" Long 300 Ft. Spool 3X3 Flags $26.00 10 Speckled Fin Jig Ice Jigs Size 10 Wonder Glow wonder bread jigs Ice Fishing10 Speckled Fin Jig Ice Jigs Size 10 Wonder Glow wonder bread jigs Ice Fishing $9.99
New Plano Kvd Speedbag Worm Large (holds 40 pks) Black, Grey, Red Plab12700New Plano Kvd Speedbag Worm Large (holds 40 pks) Black, Grey, Red Plab12700 $18.19 Ice Fishing Jigs Tungsten 4mm - #14 Hook Glow Jigs Panfish Jigs AssortmentIce Fishing Jigs Tungsten 4mm - #14 Hook Glow Jigs Panfish Jigs Assortment $2.49
Ice fishing,the only flag I kneel to decal in 9 colorsIce fishing,the only flag I kneel to decal in 9 colors $4.00 ice fishing Tip upice fishing Tip up $12.00
*New Lindy Perch Talker 3 Pack Ice Spoon Kit 1/16oz Pk3Ldy1*New Lindy Perch Talker 3 Pack Ice Spoon Kit 1/16oz Pk3Ldy1 $14.99 New Ht Ice Fishing Polar Tip-Up 200' Spool Black Ptu-2BNew Ht Ice Fishing Polar Tip-Up 200' Spool Black Ptu-2B $16.99
Tip-up Light strike indicator Walleye fishing ice fishing Tip-up Light strike indicator Walleye fishing ice fishing  $10.00 2 New Arctic Fisherman Beaver Dam Tip Up Replacement Boards Lot of 2 one price2 New Arctic Fisherman Beaver Dam Tip Up Replacement Boards Lot of 2 one price $31.00
Ice fishing automatic jigging device.Ice fishing automatic jigging device. $75.00 5 pack rainbow trout Uv Glow Tungsten Ice Jigs  5 mm5 pack rainbow trout Uv Glow Tungsten Ice Jigs  5 mm $6.95
*New K-Drill 6" Replacement Ice Auger Blades Idrlbl6*New K-Drill 6" Replacement Ice Auger Blades Idrlbl6 $34.99 New Strikemaster Replacement Blades 8" Mora Hand Auger Md-8B Sweden StainlessNew Strikemaster Replacement Blades 8" Mora Hand Auger Md-8B Sweden Stainless $32.95
Ice Auger 
00004000
Adapter for Strikemaster Lazer & Mora,Bass Pro,Cordless Drill Ice FishIce Auger 00004000 Adapter for Strikemaster Lazer & Mora,Bass Pro,Cordless Drill Ice Fish $23.95 Trending at $27.45 New listing
		Wood Ice Rod Handle With Golf T {2}New listing Wood Ice Rod Handle With Golf T {2} $5.99
Worlds Best Ice Fishing Spring Bobber, New Design (Special 2 Bobber Pack)Worlds Best Ice Fishing Spring Bobber, New Design (Special 2 Bobber Pack) $19.50 Winter Special - Quickset Automatic Tip Up Ice Fishing hook settersWinter Special - Quickset Automatic Tip Up Ice Fishing hook setters $10.00
Marmooska Micro Finesse Spring Bobbers-3 Packs, 2 Per PackMarmooska Micro Finesse Spring Bobbers-3 Packs, 2 Per Pack $9.99 Vintage Beaver Dam Tip Up The Arctic Fisherman Green WisconsinVintage Beaver Dam Tip Up The Arctic Fisherman Green Wisconsin $18.50
Frabill Straight Line 371 Ice Fishing Free Fall Reel In-line Ice Fishing ReelFrabill Straight Line 371 Ice Fishing Free Fall Reel In-line Ice Fishing Reel $11.50 3 Glowing Ice Fishing Amazing Jigs Bubblegum Green White Catches Large Bluegills3 Glowing Ice Fishing Amazing Jigs Bubblegum Green White Catches Large Bluegills $18.00
Strikemaster Power Auger Extension with Quick DisconnectStrikemaster Power Auger Extension with Quick Disconnect $54.00 2 Spools New Mason Tip-Up Braided Nylon Line 36Lb 150Yds 150Tsg-362 Spools New Mason Tip-Up Braided Nylon Line 36Lb 150Yds 150Tsg-36 $18.99
New Trophy Strike Blade Kit For 8" Cutting Diameter Ice AugerNew Trophy Strike Blade Kit For 8" Cutting Diameter Ice Auger $9.99 Strikemaster Single Chipper Ice Fishing 8.25 Inch Auger Drill Bit AttachmentStrikemaster Single Chipper Ice Fishing 8.25 Inch Auger Drill Bit Attachment $94.99 List price:  Previous Price $179.99
*New Clam K-Drill/Power Auger Adapter for Conversion Kit 10737*New Clam K-Drill/Power Auger Adapter for Conversion Kit 10737 $16.99 Glow-On® Original Super Glow Paint for Gun Night Sights and Fishing Lures 4.6mlGlow-On® Original Super Glow Paint for Gun Night Sights and Fishing Lures 4.6ml $15.19
Click to see more Ice Fishing items at www.ebay.com
Prices current as of last update, 03/21/19 1:11pm.

See also...

Home Contact Resources Exchange Links ebay