10 Great Holiday Gifts for the Ice Fisher in Your Life


Anglers are a pretty easy lot to buy gifts for. There are a lot of options, many of which are affordable. You would be hard-pressed to not be able to find the right gift this holiday season. Here are some items to consider for the special ice fisher in your life.

Frabill Recruit shelter – $399.99

When it comes to ice fishing, being mobile often means the difference between bringing home fish and coming back empty-handed. But there are those days when your angler doesn’t want to sit out on the ice with the wind and general nastiness that can come in winter. The Frabill Recruit single-angler ice shelter, $399.99, has enough room to let your angler really stretch out and enjoy the time on the ice. A flip-over design and light weight make it easy to maneuver and stay on the fish.

Jawjacker Hook Setter Tip-Up – $39.99

Fishing with a tip-up is a great way to get into some really big fish. The Jawjacker Hook Setter Tip-Up, $39.99, lets your angler fish another rod and when a fish does hit—watch out! The Jawjacker sets the hook on even the slightest of bites, great for fishing notoriously tough fish like walleyes.

Lowrance Elite-5 CHIRP Ice Machine – $499.99

The angler in your house probably has a fish finder in the boat, but what about when he or she goes out onto hardwater? The Lowrance Elite-5 CHIRP Ice Machine, $499.99, just might make the holidays that much brighter. It clearly distinguishes fish from bait, shows depth and variations in the water, and has a fully functional GPS for getting onto the hot spots. It comes with a weatherproof case that carries a couple of tackle trays for hauling baits and tackle.

Aqua-Vu Micro DT AV System – $219.99

If you’re angler has an Aqua-Vu Micro 5 or 5 Plus underwater camera, then you should get him or her the new Aqua-Vu Micro DT AV system for $219.99. It takes the extreme cool factor of having an underwater camera system and adds depth and temperature reading to the image. It makes the Aqua-Vu system a complete and compact system for finding and patterning fish.

Eskimo Stingray Ice Auger – $319.99

If you ask most ice fishermen what is the one thing they wished they had, chances are it’d be a new auger. The Eskimo Stingray Ice Auger, $319.99, is a great gift choice, too. The stainless steel blades and a centering point make quick work of drilling holes, especially important when setting up a new spot on the ice.

St. Croix Avid Glass Rod – $50

St. Croix Avid Glass rods. Image courtesy of St. Croix.
St. Croix Avid Glass rods. Image courtesy of St. Croix.

Selecting the right rod for ice fishing can be trickier than you think. The St. Croix Avid Glass rod, $50, was designed by hard-core ice anglers specifically for panfish. They are extremely light and responsive and the perfect rod for the serious angler in your house. Available in four sizes, there is an Avid rod your angler is sure to enjoy.

PowerPro Ice-Tech Ice Line – $9.99

Every angler needs some fishing line and ice fishing requires some specialized line that resists freezing up. Some of the very best line you can get is PowerPro Ice-Tech Ice Line, $9.99. The PowerPro line is a braided line made from Spectra fibers, meaning it’s very tough and has a small diameter. Fifty-yard spools come in five-, eight-, 10-, and 15-pound test.

LED LENSER P7.2 – $70

Winter days are short and cold, but nighttime angling on hard water can be red-hot. Get the angler on your gift list a great flashlight to brighten things up. The LED LENSER P7.2, $70, is a great, compact LED flashlight that puts out 320 lumens of bright white light. Backed by a great warranty, the P7.2 is the perfect combination of compact size and power to brighten up a dark night on the ice.

Rapala Mega Scoop Retractable – $31.99

There are some things every ice angler needs. A scoop to clear the hole is one of them. One of the best available is the Rapala Mega Scoop Retractable, $31.99. The large-size scoop clears slush from the hole and the handle extends out to 34 inches, eliminating the need to bend over. It can be collapsed to 15 inches and the scoop folds in for extremely compact storage.

VMC TNYJ Tungsten Nymph Jigs – $5.29 to $5.49

Ice fishing means fishing for some often finicky fish. Get your angler some VMC TNYJ Tungsten Nymph Jigs, $5.29 to $5.49, to catch fish when other baits are ineffective. Made of tungsten, these jigs have a lot of attitude in the water. Several color combinations, including glow-in-the-dark options, make for fast fishing fun.

Need more gift ideas for the angler in your life? Visit Cabela’s Christmas Sale and check out gifts just for anglers here!

This article was produced in cooperation with Cabela’s and LED LENSER.

Read More