Author Topic: Just beginning to ice fish  (Read 3245 times)

Offline Darrenschmidt43

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Just beginning to ice fish
« on: Dec 22, 2016, 01:22 PM »
I have never been ice fishing before but I want to start. I've always thought about but I am committed to it now. I am trying to get all the things I need and I am wanting input for an ice auger. I am looking at the Eskimo 8" to buy. What are your thoughts on a good auger to start with?  Thanks for any help!

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Re: Just beginning to ice fish
« Reply #1 on: Dec 22, 2016, 01:26 PM »
It depends on how much you want to spend?  I have a strikemaster lazer mag express 8 inch power auger and a 6 inch mora hand auger as a back up. I always recommend having a hand auger as a back up, you never know when something crazy will happen to your power auger like a broken blade or a frozen fuel line.  Some people prefer the new propane powered augers and other people like the battery operated augers.  Eskimo make a decent power auger.
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Offline Darrenschmidt43

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Re: Just beginning to ice fish
« Reply #2 on: Dec 22, 2016, 01:29 PM »
I have heard some mixed reviews with propane. Some love it and other me are ready to toss it through the hole!  My concern with the battery ones is how well will a battery hold up in the cold weather?  Just what I have been reading and talking with others.

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Re: Just beginning to ice fish
« Reply #3 on: Dec 26, 2016, 05:53 PM »
Strikemaster lazer hand auger is hard to beat if you are just getting into it. if you plan on running tip-ups or you get allot of ice, i would get a gas or electric...good luck
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Re: Just beginning to ice fish
« Reply #4 on: Dec 26, 2016, 06:06 PM »
I have never been ice fishing before but I want to start. I've always thought about but I am committed to it now. I am trying to get all the things I need and I am wanting input for an ice auger. I am looking at the Eskimo 8" to buy. What are your thoughts on a good auger to start with?  Thanks for any help!
.        One of the first things u need is a ice spud/chisel to check ice.

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Re: Just beginning to ice fish
« Reply #5 on: Feb 10, 2017, 09:48 PM »
That would be a good idea to make sure you know the depth of the ice!

 



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