Ice fishing more enjoyable; advancements in technology - KOTA Territory News

Ice fishing more enjoyable in KOTA Territory; advancements in technology help


All the ice fishing technology invented in the last 20 years has given men and women who ice fish a more enjoyable and successful time.  

Ken Edel has been ice fishing for more than 30 years. "You know years ago used to be just about a hole in the ground with an ice chisel, now we have all the technology," said Edel.

Technology like motorized ice augers to drill holes. "You can go out and drill a hundred holes and it sounds like a lot but its really not when you have augers like we have," said Edel.    

Plus, vexilar flasher system are used to locate fish and under water cameras are used to watch the fish. 

Andrew Scott is an ice fisher who also utilizes fishing innovations to follow fish. "You know when they're going to hit so you can anticipate it, you don't really miss strikes too often," Scott said.  

While some might prefer the old way of ice fishing, Edel's fishing experience is only enhanced. "Having it all set up is a piece of cake and a lot of fun," he said. 

If you want to ice fish you'll need a fishing license. The cost is $30 for a residential annual license.

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