Whether you’re ready for it or not, the ice season is coming to an end sooner than later. For many of us anglers, it was an odd season riddled with less-than-ideal conditions – including lack of ice and excess amounts of snow and ice. With snow melt in full force and deteriorating ice conditions, we can’t help but think of what’s coming next.
The angling community as a whole puts a lot of emphasis on what’s up next – how to prepare, what things to get ready, where to start – but we often just gloss over how to properly care for and store our current season’s gear. In some instances, there’s equipment that gets uses year-round, but much of our ice fishing gear only gets used for ice fishing. Caring for and storing this equipment properly will ensure it’s ready for next season when you pull it out of storage and that it lasts for years to come.
The list below is a great guideline for properly maintaining and storing your ice fishing gear.