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01-01-2018, 02:14 PM
I was thinking about giving this a try this winter. What would be a good basic set up for a rookie? Do I need a freshwater license? Any other helpful info would be great.

Sea Dangles
01-01-2018, 02:39 PM
Fresh water license, traps and shiners
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01-01-2018, 05:12 PM
Chipper/spud. has a lot of videos on getting set up

01-01-2018, 05:28 PM
Lots and lots of cloths,,, today was brutal til the snow stopped and the sun came out, mixed bag ahead...

Duke, where u located

01-01-2018, 07:49 PM
Ice fishing can be simple or complex...the longer your in the game the more gear you aquire. .spud ...slush scoop...sounders...and tip ups or jigging rod are minimal equipment ..creepers..Ice picks.. Are gold safty gear...a sled for carrying gear is nice...but 5 gallon bucket or pack basket can suffice...
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The Dad Fisherman
01-02-2018, 08:11 AM
Scan Craigslist, sometimes you can find some starter set ups for short money.

01-02-2018, 08:52 AM
Thanks everyone. I let you know how I do.

The Dad Fisherman
01-02-2018, 10:19 AM
a quick look on Craigslist.

01-05-2018, 12:47 PM
Let's see....

traps & jigging stick (with bait for whichever you plan to use)
ice scoop
Ice picks (for safety)
Ice cleats (for walking on ice
something to sit on
something to haul your gear (a sled is most popular)
proper clothing WITH spares (just in case)
Hot food/drink (I'd save the booze for when you get home)
Itinerary (Let someone know where you will be going!)

And lastly...have fun!