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The Many Types of Anglers

Ice Fishing means different things to different people—there just isn’t a one size fits all when it comes to how to fish. Here are 6 of the many types of ice anglers we’ve identified so far.

Destination Lakes for 2019

One of our favorite things to do each winter is plan a trip to a new destination on the ice. Winter brings a sense of adventure, amazing scenery, and of course, fun new places to fish. Not only is it exciting to see new places and fish new lakes, it’s also enjoyable to learn new ways to fish and compare local techniques. We suggest looking at these destinations to see something new, something different and take an adventure off the beaten path. Oh, and by the way, any one of these destinations could land you your next personal best fish.

Hot New Items for Your Sled

When it comes time to load up your sled—beyond your auger of choice and maybe an extra pop-up—here are some of the latest and greatest items we’ve found that will make your time on the ice much more enjoyable. These items are top of the line and will certainly create some interesting conversation on the ice this winter.

9 Top Destination Lakes

Haven’t been on an ice fishing destination vacation yet? Well, you’re missing out! One of the best ways to break up a long Winter is to take a vacation and embrace all that Mother Nature has to offer. These unique destinations and experiences provide not only great fishing but fun for the whole family. Whether you are planning a hardcore fishing trip with friends to catch that trophy, or a family getaway to teach the kids about the great outdoors, we have a few spots to recommend that are worth checking out.

Guiding on the Lake ... a Dream Job?

Hardest working. Most reliable. Most dependable. It sounds like a truck commercial, but these are the words that people better use to describe you if you think you can earn your living as a Fishing Guide. We sat down with Dustin Larson, aka “DLars”, one of the most-respected young guides on Devils Lake to get a peek into his life as a guide and why he does it. Here is how Dustin describes his life on the water:


So, You Want to be a Fishing Guide?

“Being a fishing guide is the dream job of all dream jobs. However, there are caveats to the dream job,” explains Larson.

9 Ways to Improve Your Fish Fry

Explore how to improve your fish frying skills with our 9 easy tips. 


1 Mind your oil temperature

Oil temperature is the most important factor in a successful fish fry. Heavy metal pots like cast iron and a large quantity of oil help keep the temperature consistent through the entire process. 370° F is the target temperature. Oil temps below 350° will lead to soggy, oily fish, and oil temps above 390° can cause breading to burn.

Pro TipUsing an infrared thermometer is a great way to easily and accurately monitor oil temp. A unit like the one pictured can befound online for about $12.

ShackTalk Podcast Presented by Eskimo!

Last season, we launched our very own podcast called ShackTalk. This down-to-earth show features hosts Kyle Agre and Scotty Brewer doing what they do best - talking about ice fishing. Listen in while they discuss tips, tactics, locations and more with special guests!

ShackTalk is available on iTu...

Eskimo Announces Industry-Leading 5-Year Warranty on Power Augers

CUMBERLAND, WI – SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 - Eskimo Ice Fishing Gear has announced an industry-leading, 5-year warranty on their entire line of power ice augers effective today. Eskimo, the leader in ice fishing augers and portable shelters, offers a variety of gas and propane-powered ice augers.

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Eskimo Ice Fishing Tips

  • If you’re fishing in very shallow water or suspended crappies near the bottom of the ice - leaving slush in your holes can make fish less finicky by blocking a 'light beam' from projecting down on the fish.

    - Ryan Wieland, Eskimo Regional ...

Why are so many ice anglers making the switch to Propane

After considering the many advantages that propane offers over gasoline, the engineers at Eskimo set out on the task of developing the ultimate propane-powered ice auger. The result was the HC40, designed from the ice up to take full advantage of propane’s higher octane rating. Higher octane support...