ATVs and UTVs are becoming increasingly popular for ice fishing because…why not? The same off-road vehicle used during the hunting season is highly adaptable for ice fishing.
So, don’t just think of these off roaders as modes of transportation. You can set up an ATV or UTV to help fast-track fishing success on the ice. For example, serious anglers move boat-mounted widescreen GPS fishfinder units to their mobile ice stations. Using the fishfinder sonar on hard ice is out. But you can use the GPS mapping feature to find detailed bottom contours that attract fish.
As the sport becomes more specialized, the need to haul more gear is necessary to stay in the game. You can tow a sled behind the ATV or load it on the UTV. So many options are available, but making the most of the limited space is a must.
Fast-track the process of tricking out your ATV or UTV for ice fishing with advice from three notable experts—Gary and Chase Parsons and Keith Kavajecz, hosts of The Next Bite TV series.
This trio of walleye pros and highly skilled educators spend more time on the water—thawed or frozen—than most anyone else. Here are some of their top picks for products, what they do and why you need them for your ATV or UTV.