Ice Fishing

How do you get to your ice fishing spot? Walk...Sled...ATV/UTV...Other?

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7/17/22 @ 3:15 PM
PRO MEMBER User since 6/13/06

In 2020, I purchased a brand new Polaris 570 hunter edition ATV, mainly for deer hunting.  Sure as luck would have it, the next year I lost that land after 32 years of hunting on it.  I am now going to try my luck at public land hunting so the ATV isn't really useful in that regard. So, here my ATV sits in the garage.  I also ice fish, but not as much as I like to hunt.  Considering selling the ATV.  I've really never used an ATV on the ice.  I've always dragged my stuff out but I could see how having a motorized way of hauling my gear may be handy.  

How do you guys/gals get out to your ice fishing spots?  Do a lot of you use a motorized way of hauling your gear out or do you just walk it out?

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7/19/22 @ 9:44 AM
Dead Dog
User since 4/14/21

Snowmobile, Fan Cooled will run with Or without snow.  Much cheaper than 4 wheeler.

7/18/22 @ 10:05 PM
PRO MEMBER User since 6/22/01

Walk, snowmobile, or drive my car out.  I owned a snowmobile for 7 years and didn't get to use it much, living in Southern Wisconsin.  Traded it for an ATV.  That lasted one year and low and behold, I ruined it driving it in deep snow and slush!  So I'm back to a snowmobile again.  I can take it on an inch of snow or several inches of snow.  Even once in a while I've rode it on bare ice.  But normally I'll walk if there's no snow on the ice.  With the proper ice cleats on the boots I can walk a long ways and it's no different than walking on a sidewalk!

7/18/22 @ 5:13 PM
User since 8/29/06

Boots on the ground. No machine of any kind. Otherwise I drive out if the ice is thick enough.

7/18/22 @ 8:23 AM
User since 2/6/06

My boots.  I prefer not a ton of snow.  But I fish unique spots where I probably wouldn't want to bring a vehicle sometimes.  And I'm willing to walk a long ways to avoid crowds.

7/18/22 @ 6:36 AM
User since 7/24/01


ATV/UTV are kinda' useless with the amount of snow and slush we get...unless you have tracks.

7/18/22 @ 6:11 AM
PRO MEMBER User since 12/30/01

Snowdog when ice is safe and when it's allowed, 81 yr old knees

don't work like they used to.

7/18/22 @ 5:49 AM
User since 2/7/06

The shoe leather express has been it for me.

7/17/22 @ 9:22 PM
PRO MEMBER User since 6/17/01

I purchased a 4 wheeler last year and will always use it when allowed and the ice is safe.

7/17/22 @ 8:31 PM
User since 3/23/20

ATV always if the ice is thick enough and ATVs are allowed. Gives you more options to go further than you who like to walk. Also like that I'm not sweating when I get to the spot.

7/17/22 @ 4:18 PM
PRO MEMBER User since 2/8/06

I have 2 options depending on where I’m fishing and conditions. 2018 Polaris Sportsman 570 or 2005 Yamaha Wolverine 

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