This Go-To Ice-Fishing Tool was Invented in Maine

January 1st marks the opening day for Maine’s ice-fishing season, and you almost can’t head onto a frozen pond in the Pine Tree State without seeing at least a few Jack’s Traps.

Jack’s Traps founder Tim Jackson has spent over 40 years perfecting these go-to traps, which can now be found on the ice nationwide. For this video we partnered with Rove Lab to tell the story of Jackson, his traps, and his legacy. Jackson’s influence has been especially notable with young anglers, as he has worked tirelessly to ensure the next generation can continue to enjoy this cherished pastime. To learn more about Jackson’s journey see our article from February 2020.

Take note!

  • Fishing licenses can be purchased from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.
  • Take part of an ice fishing derby near you.
  • Always be cautious on the ice. Go as a group and be sure ice conditions are safe. Get out there and let the flags fly. Tight lines!

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