Faculty Advisor

Planchard, David Clifton


The purpose of this MQP was to research, design, perform prototype iterations as well as develop a simple, reliable, light weight and cost effective ice fishing oscillating device for the recreational sportsman. In the sport of ice fishing, anglers operate numerous lines during the fishing process. Having a mechanism which utilizes the wind to oscillate the bait in the water makes the lure or bait more appealing to the fish. The device was created in an effort to improve fish yield. Several system iterations were created and tested until the final model served as an attachment for preexisting ice fishing tip ups. The model utilized the following components: turbine, oscillation mechanism, bushings, bi-pods, and base.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering