Mobile Site Follow Iceshanty at Twitter Iceshanty Facebook Page Iceshanty Youtube Channel
Ice Fishing Shanty
Home | ThinIce | Chat | Pictures | Archives | ProShop | Militia | Sponsors
Iceshanty.com sponsored in part by:
Marmish | FishUSA | Marcum | Fish307 | Jiffy | Gearcor | Frabill | FleetFarm | Lindy | Glens | KitteryTradingPost | Cabelas
Oct 22, 2014, 09:00 PM
Support Iceshanty... Get some great gear and forum goodies... Join The Iceshanty Militia


Miss activation email? Check your spam folder! | Forgot password?

Author Topic: Ice Hacks!  (Read 1212 times)

jordy1380

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 337
  • Location: Seward, NE
  • Join Date: Oct 2012

Ice Hacks!
« on: Dec 01, 2013, 01:50 AM »
Does anyone have any 'ice hacks'? By this I mean using something that you have in everyday life to make something easier while ice fishing! An example of this might be putting a flashlight under a clear water bottle to make a lantern or putting a glow stick in a water bottle then dropping it down a hole for an underwater light. Things similar to that...anyone think of anything to make life on ice easier??
Get Yo Fish On!

3300

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 1,389
  • Location: mi enjoying www.iceshanty.com!
  • Join Date: Feb 2012

  • I'd rather be Fishing!
Re: Ice Hacks!
« Reply #1 on: Dec 01, 2013, 07:54 AM »
blue tooth speaker on ice with an android feeding it tunes, vibration calls in the fish

a friend of the family who goes with us once and a while does not have a lantern and brings a one gallon milk jug full of water and straps his head light to it with the lens facing/touching the side of the jug of water and makes an ambient light, like a lantern but small scale. he does this after he is set up to fish. puts the light back on his head when done and going back to his truck.
i felt bad for him, but liked his ingenuity and he seemed happy enough.
20" ICE


@ 50' BOTTOM

spudsaway

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 430
  • Location: Toronto Canada
  • Join Date: Oct 2013

Re: Ice Hacks!
« Reply #2 on: Dec 01, 2013, 10:54 AM »
No but I like the ones you just shared

adkRoy

  • IceShanty Mod Team
  • IceShantyholic
  • *
  • Posts: 8,109
  • Location: Fulton County, NY
  • Join Date: Feb 2004

  • Don't ever touch my rockbass!
Re: Ice Hacks!
« Reply #3 on: Dec 01, 2013, 03:33 PM »
Does anyone have any 'ice hacks'? By this I mean using something that you have in everyday life to make something easier while ice fishing! An example of this might be putting a flashlight under a clear water bottle to make a lantern or putting a glow stick in a water bottle then dropping it down a hole for an underwater light. Things similar to that...anyone think of anything to make life on ice easier??

Here's a whole board of tips and tricks.

http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?board=29.0
 
Rockbass...the only fish!
Charter Member of NYRC and MIRC
New York State Ranger School Alumni 1994

jordy1380

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 337
  • Location: Seward, NE
  • Join Date: Oct 2012

Re: Ice Hacks!
« Reply #4 on: Dec 01, 2013, 07:26 PM »
All very helpful! But not exactly what I was talking about...those are tips not hacks. Hacks are like taking normal everyday items and using them for something extremely helpful like these http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/camping-hacks-that-are-borderline-genius?s=mobile
Get Yo Fish On!

spudsaway

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 430
  • Location: Toronto Canada
  • Join Date: Oct 2013

Re: Ice Hacks!
« Reply #5 on: Dec 01, 2013, 08:51 PM »
Bought a cheap dollar store  vegetable spoon and use it as a sit down skimmer . I will also just plant it in the snow beside a tip up hole so i do not need to carry the skimmer over every time, it also adds a bit of visibility.   I made a cool device for sinking my tip up line faster but I would need pics to explain and I am thinking I need a patent

77tech

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 38
  • Location: Columbus, Nebraska
  • Join Date: Jan 2013

Re: Ice Hacks!
« Reply #6 on: Dec 01, 2013, 09:00 PM »
Jordy1380,   How about number three from you camping hacking link the Mountain Dew + baking soda + peroxide = lantern.  Take that glowing bottle of Dew tie a line around the neck so you can retrieve it and use it for an underwater fish attractor light.  Looks like it gives off a nice greenish glow might be worth a try. 

gooner

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 365
  • Location: red deer alberta
  • Join Date: Dec 2012

  • stay warm, safe and tight lines
Re: Ice Hacks!
« Reply #7 on: Dec 01, 2013, 09:03 PM »
I attached the cable of my portable fish finder to a old wooden broom handle with baler twine and mad a cross section with another piece of broom handle making a "t" that will sit across my ice hole. The transducer sits straight and I can easily pull it out of the hole when I get a fish and drop it back down when I need it.
Tight lines and big fish

skifisher

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 97
  • Location: Somewhere in Southern Colorado
  • Join Date: Sep 2013

Re: Ice Hacks!
« Reply #8 on: Dec 02, 2013, 06:37 AM »
I cut a hole 6" from the top of a 5-gallon bucket just large enough to hold the butt of an ice rod. Then I cut a groove about 3" deep and 1" wide directly across from the hole and in the top of the bucket to hold the rod. Great for traveling light! Good Fishing!
Ski
"When fishing on thin ice, never jump up and down to celebrate a catch!"

 

Iceshanty.com sponsored in part by:
Marmish | FishUSA | Marcum | Fish307 | Jiffy | Gearcor | Frabill | FleetFarm | Lindy | Glens | Cabelas
Home | ThinIce | Chat | Pictures | Archives | ProShop | GearShop | Militia | Sponsors

Ice Fishing @ www.iceshanty.com Fishing @ www.myfishfinder.com Hunting @ www.myhuntingforum.com

Contact | Sponsor IceShanty.com | Disclaimer
©1996- IceShanty.com
All Rights Reserved