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Ice Depth-Finder Modifications

I have a hard time convincing ice anglers nowadays that there actually was a time when we caught fish through the ice WITHOUT A DEPTH-FINDER!  Certainly, many of the “millennials” or “Generation Z-ers” or whatever, cannot even imagine being on the ice without that technology.  But, as the Sonic commercial jokes, some of us are “perennials”–thought we were dead, but we just keep coming back–and we can remember when we caught fish, lots of fish, through the ice while fishing “blind”.

Regardless, as old as I am, I cannot imagine hitting the ice now without my depth-finder.  Most of us have a special attachment to that piece of equipment!


I am thinking in a few parts of Nebraska we are going to be on the ice for some time yet, but even if you are not, here are some ideas for tricking-out the depth-finder you are using on ice.  You can have it all ready to go for next ice season:

Modifying the Genz box for ice fishing

Ice anglers are constantly tweaking and customizing their gear to give them the upper hand on their fishing buddies — I'm no different. Here's how I've rigged up my Genz box the past three seasons to make me more efficient on the ice.#icefishing

Posted by Brett McComas on Monday, November 28, 2016

What to do with all the cords?  Maybe you knew about this product, I just recently heard of it:


Posted by Cord-A-Way on Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Take care of your equipment, and your equipment will take care of you!


About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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