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Ice fishing #7721331
11/18/22 10:02 PM
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I saw two people fishing on a little slough just out of town Wednesday afternoon. I am sure we have had ice earlier but I sure don't remember it. I usually don't plan on good ice until the first of the year. What does everyone else's water look like? I don't think I will trust it yet.


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But, I Do Nothing Every Day."
Re: Ice fishing [Re: SundanceMtnMan] #7721336
11/18/22 10:13 PM
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We had to bust through ice on the bay of a large lake to make it out duck hunting. Everything small is frozen up but I wouldn't try walking on it.

Re: Ice fishing [Re: SundanceMtnMan] #7721348
11/18/22 10:30 PM
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There are people ice fishing here. I had -11 at the house a couple days ago. It was 4 this morning. I can usually walk across all the sloughs this time of the year.


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Re: Ice fishing [Re: SundanceMtnMan] #7721351
11/18/22 10:35 PM
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Short on mosquitoes here -24 this morning


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Re: Ice fishing [Re: SundanceMtnMan] #7721354
11/18/22 10:35 PM
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We shouldn't need extensions on the power augers for at least another week here. Thanksgiving Day ABOUT 1994 or so I was pulling our rental houses on the lake with a 4 WD For Ranger. 6 inches of GOOD ice. No snow so I couldn't turn, stop or steer but it was better than pulling 32 houses on ice skates!


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Re: Ice fishing [Re: SundanceMtnMan] #7721491
11/19/22 07:39 AM
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I'm going to check it out today I'm sure there are people fishing inland lake , my pond is frozen and deer are walking on it

Re: Ice fishing [Re: SundanceMtnMan] #7721507
11/19/22 07:58 AM
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Some our lakes are still open due to the wind which is alright because of the snow we have been getting. We haven't had good ice for a couple of years. Want to get the tip ups out.

Re: Ice fishing [Re: SundanceMtnMan] #7721534
11/19/22 08:40 AM
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The guy that let's me fish his pond sent me this


Life ain't supposed to be easy.
Re: Ice fishing [Re: SundanceMtnMan] #7721546
11/19/22 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by SundanceMtnMan
I saw two people fishing on a little slough just out of town Wednesday afternoon. I am sure we have had ice earlier but I sure don't remember it. I usually don't plan on good ice until the first of the year. What does everyone else's water look like? I don't think I will trust it yet.

Just waiting for the big lake. LOW, to freeze up so it will quit snowing...Rainy River is getting hard now, in just the last few days.


Auger with cordless drill is in the works for me next.


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Re: Ice fishing [Re: SundanceMtnMan] #7721657
11/19/22 11:41 AM
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I'm waiting for a warm up so the lakes and farm ponds open
some of the running water in the creeks is even froze over
I'm sure the ice isn't very thick, would like to do some water
trapping it's unusually cold here for this time of year, we even
have frost in the ground.

Re: Ice fishing [Re: backroadsarcher] #7721669
11/19/22 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by backroadsarcher
Some our lakes are still open due to the wind which is alright because of the snow we have been getting. We haven't had good ice for a couple of years. Want to get the tip ups out.


What are the Tip -UPS of choice in Minnesota?

I run some Jack Traps

Beaver Dam tip up

Few Heritage

And some vintage traps from the 1970s


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Re: Ice fishing [Re: Nessmuck] #7721745
11/19/22 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Nessmuck
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Originally Posted by backroadsarcher
Some our lakes are still open due to the wind which is alright because of the snow we have been getting. We haven't had good ice for a couple of years. Want to get the tip ups out.


What are the Tip -UPS of choice in Minnesota?

I run some Jack Trapser

Beaver Dam tip up

Few Heritage

And some vintage traps from the 1970s

I think I have 3 different brands. I would have to dig them out to say what they are for sure (go figure). So it doesn't really matter as long as they work and can hold bigger sucker minnows without tripping.

Re: Ice fishing [Re: trapper les] #7721795
11/19/22 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by trapper les


Auger with cordless drill is in the works for me next.


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"Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon". Milton Friedman.
Re: Ice fishing [Re: SundanceMtnMan] #7721800
11/19/22 04:02 PM
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That's what I use.

Re: Ice fishing [Re: SundanceMtnMan] #7721808
11/19/22 04:21 PM
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Bought an adapter for my auger last year and it worked great, however until the end of winter drilling 15 of ice my 20v dewalt wasnt liking life, for here in pa it will be fine but not sure of the life expectancy if we had real ice like up north.


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Re: Ice fishing [Re: SundanceMtnMan] #7721816
11/19/22 04:31 PM
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This is my 8" hole puncher. I have 4 - 5 AMP batteries and I have never run out of juice before the day was over. The auger is a Strike master, hand auger. It will run through 30" of ice in about 8 seconds. I have a 5" auger for it also that is even easier on batteries if I plan to swiss cheese a crappie lake.


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Re: Ice fishing [Re: SundanceMtnMan] #7721818
11/19/22 04:35 PM
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I've managed to drill one or two holes with my set up above, as often with an extension on as not.

My gas augers are feeling a bit unloved lol.


"Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon". Milton Friedman.
Re: Ice fishing [Re: SundanceMtnMan] #7722279
11/20/22 08:05 AM
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TRAPPERKECK, did you buy the setup

Re: Ice fishing [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7722282
11/20/22 08:09 AM
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I bought each part separately. The drill, Clam Plate, adapter/extension and the hand auger. It is a spendy setup, but I fished with a couple of guides using this system and it is light, fast and very comfortable to use.


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Re: Ice fishing [Re: SundanceMtnMan] #7722704
11/20/22 04:48 PM
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Apparently, it has begun here in central MN.
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I think, they're nuts! I might try it tomorrow. wink


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