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Offline badger132

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Skimmer for less than 6 inch holes
« on: Apr 04, 2019, 10:38 AM »
I use a 5 inch Laser or a 4.5 inch nils auger for perch fishing. I also have an old 4 inch hand auger I used before I got several perch stuck in the hole. The only way to get a skimmer for these is to take one for a 6 inch hole and sand it down. (plastic) Has anyone found an ice skimmer made for the 4, 4.5 or 5 inch holes from the factory?

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Re: Skimmer for less than 6 inch holes
« Reply #1 on: Apr 04, 2019, 11:22 AM »
Dollar store ladle ...strainer etc.
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Re: Skimmer for less than 6 inch holes
« Reply #2 on: Apr 04, 2019, 11:25 AM »
Use a small piece of tin and make one for the size you need/ want.

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Re: Skimmer for less than 6 inch holes
« Reply #3 on: Apr 04, 2019, 01:16 PM »
Nile perch?

I use a plastic one a little bigger than a minnow scoop.

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Re: Skimmer for less than 6 inch holes
« Reply #4 on: Apr 04, 2019, 03:23 PM »
I don't know when it comes to a 4 or 4.5 inch hole but when I use my 5 inch lazer I found one of the cheap plastic ones that would fit in the 5 inch hole. mainly use when checking ice thickness.
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Re: Skimmer for less than 6 inch holes
« Reply #5 on: Apr 04, 2019, 08:25 PM »
I don't know when it comes to a 4 or 4.5 inch hole but when I use my 5 inch lazer I found one of the cheap plastic ones that would fit in the 5 inch hole. mainly use when checking ice thickness.

I have a 5" strikemaster and use the same ones. They have an orange plastic scoop, and come with either plastic or metal handles (get the metal one). They have them everywhere around here, $3 or $4.

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Re: Skimmer for less than 6 inch holes
« Reply #6 on: Apr 05, 2019, 12:32 AM »
I have a 5" strikemaster and use the same ones. They have an orange plastic scoop, and come with either plastic or metal handles (get the metal one). They have them everywhere around here, $3 or $4.


those are the ones I use. just forgot the company that makes them. think they are made by a company named Lake co. would need to go look at mine again.
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Re: Skimmer for less than 6 inch holes
« Reply #7 on: Apr 05, 2019, 08:47 AM »
Nile perch?

I use a plastic one a little bigger than a minnow scoop.




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Re: Skimmer for less than 6 inch holes
« Reply #8 on: Apr 05, 2019, 09:41 AM »

those are the ones I use. just forgot the company that makes them. think they are made by a company named Lake co. would need to go look at mine again.

I looked, the ones I've seen, and use are Eagle Claw. I've been using mine for like 5 seasons now. 5" if fine, but I don't think it would work on a 4" hole, but I suppose a guy could cut it down easily?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Eagle-Claw-Aluminum-Handle-Ice-Skimmer-16/33142005

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Re: Skimmer for less than 6 inch holes
« Reply #9 on: Apr 05, 2019, 08:13 PM »
Look around the thrift stores or a restaurant supply for a metal strainer. I found one that had tiny holes so I drilled some larger holes and it works just fine. Gotta think outside the “pot”! Lol
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Re: Skimmer for less than 6 inch holes
« Reply #10 on: Apr 05, 2019, 09:18 PM »
i use a metal strainer on all holes. the handle being on a 45 angle makes it a lot easier than a HT type of skimmer.
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Re: Skimmer for less than 6 inch holes
« Reply #11 on: Apr 07, 2019, 05:07 PM »
a big kitchen spoon with holes. Sold at all WalMarts and dollar stores


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Re: Skimmer for less than 6 inch holes
« Reply #12 on: Jul 10, 2019, 10:18 AM »
a small plastic serving spoon they bounce on ice and won't break when tossed and are light

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Re: Skimmer for less than 6 inch holes
« Reply #13 on: Jul 11, 2019, 05:20 AM »

The Dilwe ice skimmer cup measures 3 5/8” but is pretty pricey
I use a trimmed plastic cheapie
 

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Re: Skimmer for less than 6 inch holes
« Reply #14 on: Jul 11, 2019, 05:21 AM »

The Dilwe ice skimmer cup measures 3 5/8” but is pretty pricey
I use a trimmed plastic cheapie
 Or hit up a dollar store
 

 



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