The board sponsored by:

Sponsor this board

Author Topic: Drill and auger question  (Read 700 times)

Offline Doeslayer

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 656
Drill and auger question
« on: Feb 07, 2019, 08:25 AM »
When using a hand auger i cant seem to make side by side connecting holes for walleye the blade walks too much but i can with my jiffy can you with a drill abd auger combo?
Catch and release, into the grease!
"gotta be somebody needs some killin" ~ Major Payne

Offline netminder34

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 401
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #1 on: Feb 07, 2019, 08:34 AM »
When using a hand auger i cant seem to make side by side connecting holes for walleye the blade walks too much but i can with my jiffy can you with a drill abd auger combo?

If your auger is walking it is not getting a good bite on the ice.  Most common cause is dull or bent tips on the blades.  If the auger is dropped on the ice or when I see guys slam them down to ensure they get a good bite, well there is the cause they have to slam them down, they have bent the blades and continue to every time they do it.  I would check your blades and adjust your blades or bite angle if you can.

Offline backinmich

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 312
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #2 on: Feb 07, 2019, 08:52 AM »
The K-Drill auger makes the point that they have chipper blades which are fine with making overlapping holes or opening old holes. This is used with a drill. Augers with shaving blades have a problem with that.

Offline DR.SPECKLER

  • Team IceShantyholic
  • ***
  • Posts: 5,516
  • find your own fish..
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #3 on: Feb 07, 2019, 09:17 AM »
that's is hard to  do with shaver blade auger.chipper blade augers are good at overlapping holes.problem is at least with my ridged octane and 8"mora is that if you go slow my shaver blade mora will walk around and that's what you would have to do to overlap holes.my setup rips if I just pull the trigger fully,then it cuts with no walking.my mora was brand new too.

Offline badger132

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 278
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #4 on: Feb 07, 2019, 09:59 AM »
How big are these walleye that you need overlapping holes? I just pulled 1 2 lb 4 oz perch out of a 4.5 inch hole yesterday. I can't imaging needing over 6 inches for any walleye I can imagine.

Offline 3300

  • Iceshanty Mod Team
  • Team IceShantyholic
  • *
  • Posts: 7,094
  • Not affiliated with MarCum Tech.
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #5 on: Feb 07, 2019, 11:00 AM »
 i do with lazer augers, but it will catch and bend one of the blade flights and tweak it eventually so that blade won't sit like it's supposed to. i just bought another 6 inch lazer just last season and a 8 inch lazer for this season.
we had to drill overlapping holes to get a 18.5 inch crappie out of a 4 inch hole in 21 inches of ice.
had been doing this with a 6 inch lazer and reopening holes for 7 years. the 4 inch lazer still cuts like new and is my oldest auger.

i made sure the 8 inch had the flight kickers on both flaps before buying it. the newer designed hand auger have a circle that surrounds the cutting area to keep this problem away like power head augers have.
i tried drilling out a fresh 5 inch hole a buddy made with my 8 inch and it wouldn't do it, it just bounced around in the hole.

i read a thread on here saying to use a light and paper and lay the auger on the floor and roll the auger back and forth to use the shadow to find high/low points to adjust the flights. buying hew is faster.


Offline Doeslayer

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 656
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #6 on: Feb 07, 2019, 11:46 AM »
How big are these walleye that you need overlapping holes? I just pulled 1 2 lb 4 oz perch out of a 4.5 inch hole yesterday. I can't imaging needing over 6 inches for any walleye I can imagine.
Like to have space to work... When pulling a 20+ inch walleye through a hole with a tranducer in it can get crazy... I like to put 3 side by side by side so i can see good also
Catch and release, into the grease!
"gotta be somebody needs some killin" ~ Major Payne

Offline badger132

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 278
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #7 on: Feb 07, 2019, 12:08 PM »
I drill a hole for the transducer. That keeps it out of the way for sure. Here in Idaho, we have a 12 inch max dimension for a hole in the ice.
I also don't like to leave a "man trap" for the next guy to take a soaker in if it snows.

 :tipup:

Offline milesfan73

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 1
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #8 on: Feb 07, 2019, 12:18 PM »
Maybe drill a couple at an angle? That way you can push against something flat...
Full freezer? Catch & release. Less than five packs left? Time to fillet.

Offline wingfan87

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 64
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #9 on: Feb 07, 2019, 04:40 PM »
With my old lazer gas auger, I used to drill overlapping holes with no problem. Of course you are talking about doing it with a hand auger.
With a hand auger, I would start a hole and only drill it an inch deep, then start the new overlapping hole and drill all the way through. Then finish the initial pilot hole. Since it's already started, it shouldn't kick out. Haven't tried this, but this is how I would attempt to drill overlapping holes. 

Offline sfw1960

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 58
  • A color LCD just for me, 4KW for your eyes only!
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #10 on: Feb 08, 2019, 08:43 PM »
Good call, that's the way I've been doing it...just a bit deeper than an inch.
 ;D
HB Helix Chirp DI GPS G2/XI 9 1521 on !CE sure is n!CE - Lose the Vex and get 4 KiloWatts of Vex-blinding 'Bird power, and "see ALL of what's down there"   >:D

Bringer OF the 'Bird ~ Robert

Offline MoJoRisin

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 248
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #11 on: Feb 11, 2019, 07:37 PM »
I'll sell you my 9" strikemaster laser gas auger....problem solved!! :tipup:

Offline Doeslayer

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 656
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #12 on: Feb 11, 2019, 07:58 PM »
I got a power auger lol
Catch and release, into the grease!
"gotta be somebody needs some killin" ~ Major Payne

Offline ice-dogg

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 183
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #13 on: Feb 11, 2019, 08:33 PM »
I just pulled 1 2 lb 4 oz perch out of a 4.5 inch hole yesterday.
Like to see a pic of that slob.

Offline Doeslayer

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 656
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #14 on: Feb 11, 2019, 09:01 PM »
I like to sight fish... Fishi g my spots on the bay its really cool to watch the fish come in and how They react to specific jigging makes it nice to have a big ol hole to peek through lol
Catch and release, into the grease!
"gotta be somebody needs some killin" ~ Major Payne

Offline badger132

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 278
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #15 on: Feb 11, 2019, 09:34 PM »
Like to see a pic of that slob.





Offline Doeslayer

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 656
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #16 on: Feb 11, 2019, 09:41 PM »
Nice fish.....
Catch and release, into the grease!
"gotta be somebody needs some killin" ~ Major Payne

Offline icefishman

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 901
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #17 on: Feb 12, 2019, 08:36 AM »
Yah nice perch for sure!
Catching Any?

Offline Doeslayer

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 656
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #18 on: Feb 12, 2019, 08:42 AM »
The first picture that loaded for me was insane.... It was a granny with a bicyclehat/Stetson lol i almost peed my pants
Catch and release, into the grease!
"gotta be somebody needs some killin" ~ Major Payne

Offline ice-dogg

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 183
Re: Drill and auger question
« Reply #19 on: Feb 12, 2019, 08:49 AM »
Very nice! Thanks.

 



Follow Iceshanty at Twitter Iceshanty Facebook Page Iceshanty Youtube Channel
Iceshanty | MyFishFinder | MyHuntingForum
Contact | Disclaimer | Privacypolicy | Sponsor
© 1996- Iceshanty.com
All Rights Reserved.