D, It might be tough to find stuff in Pittsburgh right now. Most retailers cut back as the season ends, and stock back up in the fall. Try Gander Mountain in Robinson. FishUSA.com is a good source on line. I purchased an auger last year, and the service was very good at FishUSA! You'll want a few tip-ups, and jigging rods. The terminal tackle is like you use for regular fishing. Like anything else, you can go cheap, or drop a lot of cash for gear. Lots of guys make their own stuff, and that is part of the fun. It's slow now, but check out iceshanty.com in the fall. You can learn a lot. I'd be happy to help you out next winter. Just shoot me a PM. I fish a lot at Lake Arthur, Wilhelm, and Pyme.