Pro Tips Using The Top 4 Ice Fishing Lure Styles

Top 4 Ice Fishing Styles

Lace up the right lure at the right time and you’ll put more fish on the ice. To help you do so, ICE FORCE enlisted four top pros to share tips for using the top-four ice-fishing lure styles – spoons, jig-and-plastic combos, rattlebaits and minnow-imitators. Continue reading



The Perfect Holiday Stocking Stuffers

Rapala Holiday Stocking Stuffers

Sugar plums? Hardly! As anglers, visions of fishing gear dance in our heads the night before Christmas.

 So when you take the kids to see Santa, see if you can slip him this list of first rate stocking stuffers for you! Continue reading



ICE FORCE On The Road: St. Paul Ice Show

ICE FORCE pro-staffers will be talking fishing, trading stories and handing out free ICE FORCE decals and fish rulers (while supplies last) in booths 98 and 511 at the 21st annual St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show, Friday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Dec. 8, at St. Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn. All of ICE FORCE will be deployed at the event, the largest ice-fishing expo in the country.

ICE FORCE pro-staffers enjoy the best reputations in the fishing industry. And no matter where you hail from in the Ice Belt, there’ll be an ICE FORCE pro-staffer at the St. Paul show that can offer fishing tips for your area. ICE FORCE pro-staffers that will be on hand to share tips and answer your questions about the gear they use to find and catch fish are Bryan “Beef” Sathre, Chip Leer, Brad Hawthorne, Tony Roach, Joel Nelson, Tony Boshold, Tom Neustrom, Steve Sutherland, Calvin Svihel, James Holst, Will Roseberg, Bryan Meyers and Brent Yeakey.

Instant redemptions will be available (while supplies last) at the ice expo for an ICE FORCE tackle pack and sweatshirt ($79.99 value) with qualifying StrikeMaster, Otter or MarCum purchase. And stop by booth 98 to get a free ICE FORCE pull tab for a chance to win great prizes!

“Whether you are an avid fisherman looking for a few new accessories, an experienced angler in need of an upgrade, or totally new to the ice fishing scene, you will find what you are looking for at this show,” St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show promoters promise.

Purchase any five VMC ice jigs or five TriggerX ice soft plastics at the show and get a free ICE FORCE beanie hat ($15 value), while supplies last. And save big money on special sales in booth 511 on new ICE FORCE hardwater gear, including suits, gloves, hats and neck gaiters. Also back by popular demand will be sales on StrikeMaster ice suits. New ICE FORCE Lithium 12-volt batteries and chargers will be on sale in booth 511 as well.

St. Paul Winter Sports Show Hours:
•    Friday, Dec. 6 – 1 to 9 p.m.
•    Saturday, Dec. 7 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
•    Sunday, Dec. 8 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission to the St. Paul Winter Sports Show will cost $9 for adults and children older than 12 and $4 for children between the ages of 6 to 12. Children 5-years-old and younger will be admitted for free.

See the Polaris snowmobile you can WIN!
While you’re at the expo, check out the grand prize in ICE FORCE’s Ultimate Giveaway – a custom-wrapped ICE FORCE Polaris INDY Voyager 550. (Register to win it online here!)

ICE FORCE comprises the ice-fishing industry’s premium brands, including legendary Minnesota-based Rapala, StrikeMaster, MarCum Technologies, Otter Outdoors, Sufix, VMC and Polaris, providing consumers and tackle dealers with a complete line of ice-fishing products, including augers, shelters, sleds, electronics, lures, line, accessories, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles.



New VMC Ice Jigs & Spoons Designed With Input From ICE FORCE Pros


Serious Ice anglers have a new battery of weapons this winter – five jigs and four spoons from VMC. Forged from top-quality materials with input from ICE FORCE pros, these new baits bring to life a wish list of ice fishing’s top sticks. Continue reading



Travel Light At First Ice With Lazer Hand Auger, Glide-Lite Sled and Troller 2.0


Traveling light at first-ice doesn’t mean hitting the hardwater without the best tools for the job. From augers, to sleds, to sonar units, ICE FORCE has all you need to hole hop safely and successfully on early ice. Continue reading



Replace Your Auger’s Fuel, Oil, Before First Ice

StrikeMaster Prepping Your Auger Before First Ice

Before your yard’s last mow this fall, fill your LawnBoy with the gas left in your StrikeMaster auger.

“When the days shorten and the nights chill, that’s my cue to feed my old auger gas to the lawnmower and weed whipper,” says ICE FORCE Pro James Holst, host of In-Depth Outdoors TV on the Fox Sports North channel. “I don’t care if they don’t run. If they don’t, I might get out of some yard work!” Continue reading