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Ice fishing and a snowmobile

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So -- I am getting a snowmobile here to use for ice fishing, but I am new to the concept. I'll be pulling my Fish Trap Yukon with a 96 Polaris Indy RXL 650.

What do most of you wear when running around the lake on a snowmobile for ice fishing?

I have a nice set of Cabela's Guidewear bibs with Gore Tex that I use for ice fishing. I wear thermals and 1 other layer under them usually. For the top I like to layer thermals and fleece and a hoody. I rarely wear a jacket unless its very windy or in the negative digits. On my head I wear a thick winter cap and pull my hoody up over it when it gets cold.

So. What else do I need to get? I don't really want to drop a lot of money but I don't want to get hypothermia or frostbitten either. I imagine a good jacket would be in order right? I had a nice Browning HydroFleece Gore-Tex jacket but its gone missing frown I think I left it on Mille Lacs last year while staying Appledorns.

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You'll be fine. When pulling a fish house you're usually not going that fast. The only time I bundle up is when it's well below zero or real windy.

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snowmobile helmet

I second the helmet as necessary!!!! SAFETY!!!

The helmet will also keep you warmer.

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If you're going for a few miles your face is the first thing to get cold... Get a helmet with a face shield. Also if your sled doesn't have hand and thumb warmers you'll want a warm pair of mitts.

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The first time I went fishing with a snowmobile, I got frostbite. Get a helmet, and also a baclava to cover all exposed skin. Get a decent coat and bibs that will break the wind.

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Ditto, dtro! I was going to say the very same thing! All I use anymore is my sled and things to block the wind are needed. Fleece is great stuff, under something that blocks the wind! Also get a tank bag to put extra stuff in. I'm usually out from sun up to sun down and the day never seems to end the way it started. I've froze in the mornings, sweated in the after noons, and froze again on the way out. So it's nice to have a bag or some where you can stuff extra things in when you do and don't need them!

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nothing worse than being cold out on the lake, takes a long time to warm up. with what up have, you should stay warm.

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Helmet is not even an option, it's the law. You will get ticketed for not wearing one. Second the neck coverage, everything else should be fine.

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Helmet is not even an option, it's the law. You will get ticketed for not wearing one. Second the neck coverage, everything else should be fine.

Only for those 18 and under

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I wear a fleece that goes around my head and down onto my tourso. Also a helmet, safe and keeps you warm. Arctic Armor is great for that as well.

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Helmet a must!! A hoded sweatshirt pull hod up and put helmet on keeps kneck alot warmer.

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