a man stands beside a snowmachine on the ice with a round hole near his feet. He holds a wooden jigging stick. several large fish are piled on the ice behind him.

With winter being our longest season, ice fishing is a great activity to get you outdoors on the shorter days and hopefully will also get you some fresh food! Sheefish, pike, burbot, and tomcod are the main species harvested by ice fishers, but some residents also use under-ice subsistence nets to collect whitefish and other species.

In terms of gear, ice augers (with extensions) and locally made jigging sticks are typical tools of the trade here.