Hand Ice Fishing Augers
Manual ice fishing augers are reliable, lightweight, and affordable. While they require more elbow grease from the angler, their simple design means they are highly unlikely to break down in the moment you need them most. If you are trying to stick close to a budget, or you know you won’t have to drill too many holes and want to keep your pack light, a hand ice fishing auger might just be the perfect choice.
Hand augers also have the benefit of being extremely quiet, meaning they won’t scare away fish. They can also be used inside an ice shelter since they don’t emit any exhaust. A smaller diameter blade will require less energy from you as it cuts through less ice, so many anglers opt for the smallest diameter appropriate for their target species. At Sportsman’s Warehouse, we offer manual ice augers from top manufacturers including Eskimo, HT Enterprises, Lakco, and Lost Creek.