2016/2017 Gear of the Year (PRIZES!)

The end of the ice season is fast approaching and it’s time to reflect back on the season. Hopefully you took advantage of all the great deals we posted this year, and found some new gear that produced on the ice. What was this years best new gear? Let us know and vote in the comments below, we’ll compile the results and announce all the season’s best gear.

VOTE & WIN! If 20 or more votes are reached we’ll give out the 1st Prize. If 30 or more votes are reached will give out two more prizes!

Prizes:
1st Prize: Nasty Noodle Custom Rod + Pflueger President Spinning Reel (6920) [$100 Value]
2nd Prize: Shimano Nexave Spinning Reel (1000) [$59.99 Value]
3rd Prize: Fishouflage Walleye Hoodie [$49.95 Value]

Select your favorite/go-to item in each category in the Comments below:

  1. Lure/Jig
  2. Rod/Reel Combo
  3. Accessory (Items like: tackle/rod storage, bait storage, multi-tools, heaters, pliers, etc..)
  4. Apparel (bibs, parkas, gloves, boots, hats, etc..)
  5. Shelters (hub, flipovers, etc..)
  6. Auger
  7. Electronics (Camera, flasher, etc..)
  8. Elect your #1 “Gear of the Year” item. Can be anything, but select the item that you liked or helped you the most this season.
  9. Biggest fish you caught. PLEASE LIST: Species, Length, and Weight. (be honest now, no ‘fish tales’)

RULES: Please only vote on One Item per Category. A minimum of 20 Votes must be entered before items are given away. Only one vote per person! Winner will be selected at random and contacted via email. Voting will close on 7/31.

32 thoughts on “2016/2017 Gear of the Year (PRIZES!)

  1. 1. Hali Sukkula
    2. St.Croix Avid/Pflueger President 6920
    3. Eagle Claw Tipup Spool Hook Keeper
    4. Striker Ice Climate Jacket
    5. Frabill Predator
    6. Strikemaster Honda Lite
    7. Vexilar Fl-18
    8. Vexilar Fl-18
    9. Walleye, 26.25″, Released

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  2. 1) Crazy Jig (https://www.crazyjig.com/)
    2) Clam Spooler Elite on a Wright & Mcgrill 28″ Noodle
    3) Genie Jar (http://www.missourisecrets.com/products/68/genie-jar-pre-order.aspx)
    4) Striker Climate Jacket with Predator Bibs (Used discount from IFD to get set for $250!!!)
    5) Polar Bird 4T! This thing is soooooo warm, and is the first hub to offer a waterproof integrated floor! (https://polarbird.com/)
    6) 8″ K-drill
    7) Aqua Vu 5 Plus with DVR. Been out a few years but nothing beats it when it comes to mobility and quality.
    8) Crazy Jig, catching walleyes on Mille Lacs on this new jig and a minnow was a blast! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWSORjcfuZA)
    9) 10.75″ Gill and 50″ Paddle Fish! Yippeee!!!

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  3. 1) Live Target Golden Shiner Lipless Crankbait
    2) 42″ MH Fenwick Elite with Pfluger President
    3) Baitbuttons
    4) Striker Ice Climate Jacket
    5) Eskimo Fatfish 9416i
    6) Jiffy Model 30
    7) Marcum LX7 and Marcum RT9
    8) Marcum LX5
    9) 42″ Northern Pike, released.

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  4. 1) Ultralight Rippin’ Rap, UV Firetiger
    2) 36″ St. Croix Mojo w/ Shimano Siena
    3) Clam caddy
    4) Frabill i3 Suit
    5) Frabill Citadel Sidestep
    6) SM LazerMag Pro 10″
    7) FL-18 and Elite 5
    8) Citadel
    9) 32″ Pike

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  5. 1) 1/16 oz tubby tungsten jig with trigger x 1.5″ mustache worm
    2) 28″ Jason mitchell meatstick/pflueger trion
    3) Mr. Heater Big Buddy Heater
    4) Striker Ice Predator Bibs
    5) Eskimo Fatfish 949i
    6) Eskimo stingray
    7) Marcum LX5
    8) Marcum LX5
    9) Walleye 21″, 3.5lbs

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  6. 1. VMC spoon
    2. Okuma Stratus V/13 Fishing widow maker light action
    Rod/Reel Combo
    3. Sportsman’s caddy for the Otter sleds
    4. Arctic Armor coat and bibs
    5. Otter Pro Cabin, full thermal
    6. Ion auger (ours is the original model and works just as good as the day we bought it)
    7. Marcum LX 7
    8. Marcum LX 7, hands down
    9. Biggest this year… 21″ walleye, 3 1/2 lb. – LOTW

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  7. 1. Hali Sukkula
    2. St.Croix Avid/Pflueger President 6920
    3. Eagle Claw Tipup Spool Hook Keeper
    4. Striker Ice Climate Jacket
    5. Frabill Predator
    6. Strikemaster Honda Lite
    7. Garmin
    8. Garmin Striker 4
    9. Perch, 19.25″, Released

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  8. 1. Rapala Slab Rap
    2. 13 Fishing Tickle Stick w/ Pflueger President LE
    3. Mr. Heater Big Buddy Heater
    4. Striker Ice Hardwater Suit
    5. Otter XT Pro Lodge
    6. Milwaukee M18 Fuel w/ 8″ Kdrill
    7. Marcum LX7
    8. Rapala Slab Rap
    9. Walleye – 27″ Released

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  9. 1. Kenders tugnsten jigs
    2. Limit Creek Lil smoothie UL/ shimano sienna 500
    3. Yak Trax… very useful this year
    4. Striker Ice predator bibs
    5. Otter Cabin xt
    6. Strikemaster solo 142
    7. Marcum Showdown troller
    8. marcum showdown
    9. 10″ bluegill

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  10. Buck shot
    13 fishing Tickle Stick/Pflueger Trion
    Buddy heater, Frabill ice tackle pack with handwarmer,
    Frabill i3 jacket with ifloat bibs. Clam Dry skinz gloves, Muck boots
    Eskimo 949i
    Clam Edge
    Vex-FL18
    Vex-FL18-Most important piece of equipment I own for ice fishing.
    Biggest fish you caught. Perch 13.5-1.5 lbs

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  11. Demon tongue spoon
    Tucr bullwhip with frail 371
    Buddy heater
    stryker lake effect bib and coat
    frabill aegis
    Nils
    Marcum lx6
    marcum lx6
    35 inch northern pike

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  12. 1. Custom Jigs & Spins Gill Pill
    2. 13 Fishing Tickle Stick 27″ ML w/ No. 8 Tackle CGi Inline Reel (if I had to do it over again I would have waited and got a Black Betty, had some quality issues with the CGi)
    3. Sufix Performance Metered Tip-Up Ice Line
    4. Striker Ice Hardwater Bibs
    5. Gander Mountain Insulated Thermal Ice Hub With Two Chairs, 8′ x 8′
    6. StrikeMaster Lazer Hand Auger 6″
    7. Aqua Vu 715c (only bought it because it was in the bargain cave at Cabelas, definitely get a smaller lighter one)
    8. Aqua Vu 715c (being able to see the fish go for your jig is just amazing)
    9. Bluegill 10 inch, Pike 20 inch

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  13. 1. Fiska tungsten jig
    2. Custom 28″ carbon rod, 13 fishing Black Betty 6061
    3. Cold Snap Toothpick
    4. Striker Ice Hardwater bibs and jacket
    5. Shappell fx100
    6. Strikemaster Honda Lite
    7. Marcum Lx6
    8.Marcum lx6
    9. 13.5″ Crappie

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  14. 1. Custom Jigs and Spins Chekai jig
    2. Dave Genz Ice Spooler Elite combo
    3. Mr. Hester little buddy heater
    4. Arctic sport Muck boots with Kahtoola microspikes
    5. Clam Legend XL thermal 1 man flip over
    6. Milwaukee M18 fuel drill/8″ K drill
    7. Marcum LX5
    8. 8″ K drill, absolute game changer
    9. 10″ Bluegill

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  15. 1. 1/8th orange buckshot
    2. TUCR Quicktip/Pflueger president
    3. Plano takedown shotgun case (rod storage)
    4. Striker predator bibs
    5. Otter Pro Lodge
    6. Milwaukee fuel/clam plate
    7. FLX-28
    8. Striker suit rescued me from disaster…
    9. 11.5″ bluegill caught trolling for walleyes…no weight, pics and released

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  16. 1. Rapala Jigging Rap
    2. St.Croix Silver/ Black Betty Freefall
    3. Little Buddy Heater
    4. Mickey Mouse Boots
    5. Frabill Recon 100 Flip-Over Shelter
    6. Ion auger
    7. Vexilar fl-18
    8. Little Buddy Heater
    9. 25″ Walleye

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  17. Swedish Pimple
    Frabill Bro Combo
    Leatherman Wave
    kahtoola microspikes
    Shelters (hub, flipovers, etc..)
    Eskimo Stingray
    Marcum LX7
    Marcum LX7
    8 inch perch

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  18. 1.) Kastmaster Rattlemaster
    2.) 13 Fishing Widowmaker 27″ UL & BlackBetty 6061
    3.) Clam Ice Armor Large Jig Box
    4.) Striker Ice Climate Parka & Bib
    5.) Eskimo Fatfish i949
    6.) Clam Plate & Strikemaster Lazer
    7.) Humminbird ICE-55
    8.) Clam Plate & Strikemaster Lazer
    9.) 12in White Crappie

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  19. 1. Macho Mimnow
    2. Fenwick Aetos/Shimano Symmetre
    3. Big Buddy Heater
    4. Striker Ice Predator
    5. Clam Mag 1660 Thermal
    6. Strikemaster Chipper Mag 10 in
    7. Humminbird Ice-55
    8. Humminbird Ice-55
    9. 39” Muskie unknown weight Released

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  20. 1. Crazy orange glow cutter bug
    2. 13 fishing white out combo
    3. Eskimo ice anchor drill attachment
    4. Ice armor gloves
    5. Frabil recruit flip insulated
    6. 6in nils covertible auger
    7. Marcum lx-7
    8. Marcum lx-7
    9. 23in cut throat, didn’t weigh

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  21. 1. Lindy Flutter Spoon
    2. Shimano Sienna / St. Croix Premier
    3. Luminoodle Led lights (for the flip over)
    4. Ice Armor Mitts
    5. Frabill Aegis 2110
    6. Strikemaster Lazer Lite
    7. Marcum VX1i
    8. Mr. Heater Portsble Buddy
    9. Nothing Huge… probably the 14.5″ crappie I got on the last ice outing of the year

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  22. 1. Northland Slugbug glow
    2. Ugly Stick GX2 w Shimano Sienna FD 500
    3. JawJacker
    4. Striker Ice Nomad bibs
    5. Eskimo EVO
    6. ION Auger
    7. Lowrance Hook 4
    8. JawJacker
    9. Rainbow trout 21″

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  23. 1. uv puppet minnow
    2. ugly stick combo
    3. mr jiggers rod holder
    4. yaktrax ice cleats
    5. eskimo 949i
    6. nils
    7. fish hunter
    8. mr jiggers rod holder
    9. 9″ bluegill

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  24. 1. Lindy Frostee
    2. Berkley Lightning – Cabelas Fish Eagle
    3. JawJacker
    4. Striker Ice bibs
    5. Eskimo QuickFish 5i
    6. Strikemaster Mora
    7. HT padded bucket seat
    8. JawJacker
    9. 14″ Rainbow Trout plump one

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  25. 1. Custom Jigs & Spins Rat Finkee Jig
    2. Abu Garcia Veritas combo
    3. Rod Rocker 2
    4. Ice Armour Edge mitts
    5. Eskimo QuickFish 3
    6. Strikemaster Lazer
    7. Deeper
    8. Rod Rocker 2
    9. perch 10″

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  26. Northland Impluse plastics
    Shakespeare wild series ice rod
    Buddy Heater
    Yaktrax walker
    Frabill Recruit
    Ion electric auger
    Fishhunter pro
    Ion auger
    18 inch trout

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  27. 1. Gulp waxies (maggots too)
    2. Abu Garcia Veritas 29″ M / Eagle Claw inline reel
    3. Mister Heater Buddy
    4. Ice Armour Hand Muff
    5. Clam Bigfoot
    6. Strikemaster laser
    7. Lowrance Ice Machine
    8. Mister Heater Buddy
    9. 8 inch perch

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  28. 1) Northland Buckshot
    2) Clam True Blue Combo
    3) Mr Heater Buddy Heater
    4) Ice armor gloves
    5) Eskimo Fatfish 949i
    6) Eskimo Shark
    7) Garmin Striker 4
    8) Garmin Striker 4

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  29. 1. Hali Sukkula
    2. Dave Genz Ice Spooler Elite Series Rod/Reel
    3. Leatherman Wave
    4.
    5. Shappell Wide House 6500
    6. Nils
    7. Marcum Showdown
    8. Marcum Showdown

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  30. Clam Guppy Flutter Spoon
    Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Ice Fishing Combo
    Mr Heater Buddy Heater
    HT Polar Fire Artic Down Mitts
    HT Polar Fire Xtreme
    ION electric ice auger
    Humminbird ICE 55
    ION electric ice auger
    10″ smallmouth bass

    This site has found me a lot of good deals. Thanks!

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