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Last Updated on Sunday, 15 February 2009 05:04 Written by James Saturday, 14 February 2009 07:23

North central Pa has had some of the coldest temps most of us can recall. Bitter temps have one major benefit, solid ice. When the mercury drops to bellow -10 for several days, what other reason would you have to go outside? So if the idea of drilling holes and dropping a line sounds like fun to you, check out these often forgotten suggestions for ice fishing in route 6 country.

  1. A small plastic grocery bag. Why? You’re a sportsmen, not a litterbug. And as sportsmen, we should remember that keeping the lake clean is your job.

  2. A reliable flash light. So your going out during the day, but What if? Winter is the darkest time of the year and should you find your self alone, with a dead Cell phone and your keys locked in the car. You’ll be happy you did.

  3. Ice cleats. Your walking on ice, but how many people have forgotten those eh? You can get a handy pair that slip on your boot when you start to fish, and then pull off when you are off the ice. Wile I’m talking, feet. Take an extra pair of socks. Warm dry socks at lunch time can make you feel like new.

  4. An insulated seat cushion They can be a life saver. You never forget the hot hands so don’t forget to warm your other end as well. I never buy these pads because every fall I find them in the woods around home in the bleachers after the football game.

  5. And that leads me to number five. T.P. ok snicker, but the next time your buddy asks you to cut off your shirt tale don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Come back soon for more tips on Ice Fishing in Route 6 Country.