The 9 Best Places To Go Ice Fishing In Alaska This Winter

Ice fishing is something many have only seen in photographs. In northern places, people who love fishing head out onto the thick, solid ice to battle the winter. They put up a tent, drill a hole in the ice and wait for the fish under the ice to seek the bait in the dark, cold water. This time honored Alaska tradition is a way of bonding during the long, cold hours of waiting for fish. But modern tents and heaters make ice fishing more of a luxurious party than a freezing chore. Try ice fishing this winter for a fantastic day trip in Alaska.

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Find out everything you need to know about gear and equipment here. Find the stocked lakes in your area through the Department of Fish and Game. Find out about renting ice fishing equipment or taking a tour at:

Fishtale River Guides (Little Susitna River)
AK River Tours (Statewide)
Rod’s Alaskan Guide Service (Fairbanks/North Pole)
1st Alaska Outdoor School (Fairbanks)
Jason’s Guide Service (Cooper Landing)
Quartz Lake Boat/Ice Fishing Rentals (Tanana Valley)

If you love fishing, check out Of Course The World’s Most Dangerous Job Is One Found Here In Alaska. Or you may want to visit These 9 Amazing Spots In Alaska Are Perfect To Go Fishing.

Have you been ice fishing in Alaska? Tell us about it in the comments below.