5 Gift Ideas for the Ice Fisherman

For the few, the proud, and the frozen, fishing season doesn’t start until the lakes ice over.

A 6-pound largemouth bass being lifted out of the ice.

“I have enough fishing gear,” said no angler, ever. The ongoing accumulation of the latest and greatest fishing tackle, apparel, and knickknacks is part and parcel with being a fisherman. When saltwater season winds down, and holiday season ramps up, it’s prime time to restock, upgrade, and expand your fishing arsenal. In this year’s Angler’s Gift Guide, we’ve accumulated our most coveted gear for the 2023 season, and divided it into categories by fishing style with the hope that you’ll find that perfect fishing gift, even if the recipient is yourself.

Best Gifts for Ice Fishing

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Aqua-Vu AV722 Live Underwater Fishing Camera

Aqua-Vu AV722 Live Underwater Fishing Camera

See what’s happening below the ice with the Aqua-Vu AV722 Live Underwater Fishing Camera. Fifty feet of cable, adjustable infrared lights, and 10 hours of lithium-ion power allow smooth filming that you can see firsthand on the 7-inch, full-color LCD screen. $400;

Garmin LiveScope Ice Fishing Bundle

Garmin LiveScope Plus Ice Fishing Bundle LI

The Garmin LiveScope Plus Ice Fishing Bundlefeatures two modes in one transducer—forward and down—so anglers can see fish and structure in real time up to 200 feet in any direction below the ice. $3,250;

Simms Guide Insulated Suit

Simms Guide Insulated Suit

Built with breathable, durable, waterproof GORE-TEX fabric and powered by PrimaLoft insulation, the Simms Guide Insulated Suit keeps anglers comfortable from stormy days on the boat to frigid days on the ice. Jacket $600, Bib $600;

StrikeMaster Lithium 24V Auger

StrikeMaster Lithium 24V Auger

The lightweight, compact StrikeMaster Lithium 24V Auger has stable ergonomic handling and enough power to drill up to 65 holes on a single charge. Starting at $380;

Tuna Candy Tuna Jerky

Tuna Candy Tuna Jerky

Enjoy a healthy and delicious treat befitting your day on the water. Whether you prefer sweet and savory or sweet with some heat, this marinated and dried tuna snack will take your taste buds on a trip to the canyons. $7;

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