Ice Fishing Trade shows have been around for many years and many have come and gone over time. But a few staples in the industry have been the St. Paul Ice Show and the Ice Institute located in Sioux Falls, SD.

This year a new show joined the lineup of must-attend Ice shows. The Fargo Ice Show hosted in the Scheels Arena in Fargo, ND. Fargo is no stranger to cold weather and lots of ice fishing, so this was a perfect venue for such a show.

The team that put the Fargo show together wanted to add something different to this event, so they hosted the first “Best in Show” contest for ice products.

This is an annual event held at ICAST each year in Orlando, FL for the open water fishing products, but this would be the first of its kind for ice fishing products. There were several different classes of products to choose from such as best rod/reel combo, best Hub Style Ice shelter, best ice auger etc.

These items were voted on by the show attendee’s therefor being chosen by the consumer who is truly the best judge of the products they use each day. Shown here are just a few of the category winners as well as the “Best in Show” overall product which was the new Garmin Panoptix Ice fishing bundle.


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