Ice Fishing Safety: Essential Gear and Knowledge

Whether driving to work or heading out fishing on a sheet of ice, there is an inherent risk in many of our daily activities.  And while you can never label ice as 100% safe, having some basic knowledge, gear, and commonsense makes it a safe and enjoyable activity.

Famed multi-species fishing guide, Tony Roach, discusses some essential clothing, equipment, and, most importantly, key ice thickness criteria related to different modes of transport (foot, AVT/UTV/snowmobile, truck). Follow these guidelines to maximize safety before heading out on the ice.



As an Amazon Associate, we may earn income when you click on an Amazon link. We also earn affiliate commissions off of other partner links. For a list of our affiliate partners, visit our retail partners page. Your link clicks help us fund the work we do for the fishing community.