Monthly Archives: December 2020

Ice Fishing Essentials

Ice fishing is a favourite winter pastime for many Canadians, but when you’re heading out onto the ice, what should you take? Ice fishing requires different gear than regular warm weather fishing. We can break down the required equipment into two categories: cold weather gear and ice fishing tools. Cold-Weather Gear Warm Clothes Before heading out onto the ice, it’s important to make sure your clothing is suitable for the subzero conditions. Layers are key for staying warm and dry. If you start to overheat, you can remove a layer and then add it back on if you start to cool down. Staying dry is critical, and if you overheat and sweat, you’ll soon find yourself chilled. Boots and Cleats Good boots are also important. Look for Ice fishing boots that are warm and waterproof. [...]