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Ice / Winter Fishing

A great place to start is our Interactive Map of Ice Fishing Destinations.

New to ice fishing? Bring the family and learn ice fishing basics at one of our ice fishing programs seasonally being held throughout Pennsylvania. View our Calendar to find a nearby program.

Water & Ice Safety

Ice / Winter Fishing Pages

Ice thickness chart
Safety Checklist for Ice Anglers
Ice Fishing Tackle & Techniques
Ice Awls

Articles From PA Angler & Boater Magazine

5 Hot Tips for Icy Trout
10 Tips for Safe Ice Fishing
Big Fish Through Kinzua Ice
Bluegills on Ice
Cold Water River Smallmouths
Cold Water Kayak Fishing
Cutting Through the Ice
Dressing for Successful Cold-Weather Angling
Drilling Your Way to Success: Strategies for Ice Fishing
East State Best Frozen Panfish Lakes
Farm Pond Fun on Ice
Ice Anglers Popular Panfish Mixed Catch
Ice Fishing from Docks
Ice Fishing in PA
Icing Big Bass
Icing Perch in Northwest Pennsylvania
Mercer and Venango Counties on Ice
No Crowds, Plenty of Fish and Weather: That's Winter Steelheading
No Need to be Picky
Panfish on Ice: A Beginner's Guide
Pennsylvania's Best Ice Fishing
Seeing Under the Ice
Southeast's Best Ice Panfish
The Gamest Fish Under the Ice (Steelhead)
The Ice Bite for Walleyes
Using Ice Fishing Electronics
Winter Opens Non-Ice Fishing Opportunities in Northwestern Pennsylvania
Winter 2011 PLAY Newsletter
Winter 2005 PLAY Newsletter
Winter 2001 PLAY Newsletter

Other Ice / Winter Fishing

Visit our Water & Ice Safety page for more safety information