Caught a pike today and got cut a bit on the finger. Would not stop bleeding. Fortunately, I had one bandaid on the bottom of my bucket. Forgot it was even there. I think most of us pack light... yet want to be prepared for various situations. What do you put in your bucket or whatever you use for ice fishing supplies on the go?
What’s in your bucket?
Basic stuff you need and a bottle of freshly mixed Honey Slavo.
Towels, spreader, long needle nose pliers, hemostats, small first aid kit, hook cutters, waterproof matches, and a bump board.
Most of N.pikes stuff and a bottle of Blackberry brandy.
On a serious note, I have 50 ft of rope already attached to an ice screw. Just at first and last ice. For rescuing other people.
I can't stand drinking beer when ice fishing if I am actually being serious about it. Bourbon is better choice.
Just fishing the morning - 2 hamms
Fishing all day with a lunch break - 6 hamms
Fishing all day no lunch break - 6 hamms and a monster
This is assuming I am fishing for panfish and hole hopping, tip up fishing is a whole different ball game.
All basic ice fishing needs and beer
auger batteries, mouth spreaders, gloves, headlamp are in backpack. In coat/bibs are small pliers, box of jigs, box of spoons, box of swim raps, wallet of plastics and bait puck. Flasher mounted to bucket and scoop in it
Bobber/Rubber Bands (If a Big Sucker)
Safety ice pics
Edit: Extra hooks