My wife and I moved up here this summer from Oklahoma, and ice fishing is as foreign at the surface of the moon to Oklahomans. So my wife wanted to give ice fishing a try, she went to sportsmans warehouse and bought a rod and some jigs. Off to mirror lake we went, I knew there was ice fishing there because I saw them from the highway. We stomped the ice out of a previous drilled hole and gave'er hell. We took turns catching fish until we just got too cold, we loved every minute of it. More than likely it will be one of our winter past times up here.
So here's my questions. What are some 'must haves' for some beginners like us? Also where are some lakes that are good for beginners? We live in anchorage and are willing to travel.