[Ice Fishing on Spray Lakes, Kananaskis - click for larger photo]
A hut or wind tents are necessary to keep out of the wind which gusts through the valley. A power auger is recommended to drill through ice.
I would recommend beginning ice fishing enthusiasts use a guide to learn the basics. An outfitter from the Canmore area, Keith Rae, mentioned in the last source, has important tips like checking the ice thickness before venturing out.
Photo Credit: Sherlock77 (James) CC=nc-nd-flickr.
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