What’s the best ice auger for you? Ready to pull the trigger?
…or start hand turning? Like any gear, any auger is the best ice auger when the alternative is being empty handed. It can be a big purchase, though, no doubt about that. That’s why we put in the leg-work to help you compare some ice augers side-by-side. If you’re a casual ice fisherman (or fisherwoman) and happy cutting a hole or two, then a power auger may be overkill. On the other hand, if you’re going to be covering ground and using your ice fishing flasher to hone in on that big school of perch, you’re going to be punching a lot of holes. Just remember to be safe and wear some ice cleats for stability…don’t be like these guys.