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  • hotrodhotrod
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    in reply to: White breast #2950844

    I’m not very close to RRock, but this snow is killing the growth of ice… 😥

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    I have the one panel Mr. Heater, works well on LOW in the one-man and does OK in the 3Man shack too.  Biggest thing is getting your shack insulated with snow around the edges, this will help keep the hate in and keep your heater burning.  ALWAYS ventilate of course.

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    The Okoboji Chain of lakes is a great place, has many guides to help you also.  Clear Lake has a few guides that can help you out too.

     

    If you have your own ice equipment, then the northern half of the state is wide open to adventures.

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    Clear Lake can be a tough one, the ice is great and fish are there.

    My best advice for that lake is to travel light and keep moving until you find your desired fish.  The more people in your group the better.

     

    ***If you are on Facebook, find and “Like” Clear Lake Bait and Tackle, good info about ice and the bite.

    hotrodhotrod
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    Are you looking for ice fishing or open water guides?

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    Never tried Diamond.

    Rock Creek and Hickory Grove both have good populations of gills and crappies. Crappies dominate Rock Creek, while gills dominate HGrove. In my past experience HGrove will put out bigger fish.

    Hope the ice holds, would like to hit these again this winter.

    hotrodhotrod
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    in reply to: This week #1557640

    This little warm trend won’t hurt the ice too much. Will melt the snow and make things sloppy though.

    I was near Des Moines on Sunday and the bite was really strong. Each body of water can vary a lot from day to day.

    hotrodhotrod
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    in reply to: Auger #1559478

    Eskimo makes a solid auger and it is easy to get parts…or was a couple years ago anyway.

    Agree, 10inch is very large, kids feet, electronics will find that and make for a bad day. However, if that sale is for that model then why not.

    hotrodhotrod
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    in reply to: Drill Conversion #1559481

    If you only drill 20-30 holes a day then then those two batteries will do you just fine.

    Also, if your drill have the double handle option, then the drill conversion plate isn’t that necessary. I have used a drill and K-drill for 4 years now, and the plate isn’t a huge advantage. It is much bulkier toting in a shack, heavier. It does however provide a little more stability while drilling. Either way you will like what the drill will do for your ice angling.

    Milwaukee Fuel drill is what i use and after several dozen holes the “locking” chuck does come loose. Always check throughout the day, no matter what drill you choose.

    hotrodhotrod
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    in reply to: 6″ auger bit.. #1559532

    sent you an email

    hotrodhotrod
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    Thanks for the recap Mayor! It is sad to see this lake be gone for a couple years, however the issues they intend to solve will create a better fisherie for decades to come.

    I think I read somewhere that next spring/summer (2018) they will pull the plug, but not for sure on that.

    Keep us posted Mayor.

    hotrodhotrod
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    There is one on Rock Creek Lake next Saturday:

    http://www.hotrodbaits.com

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    hotrodhotrod
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    The nice part about HANKS is that they have several brands set up so you can sit in them and try them out. If you look on their Facebook page you can see the huge selection they have. Waterloo, IA

    Scheels in Cedar Falls has some Jason Mitchell and Clam shacks, these are also set up so you can try them out.

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    in reply to: Volga Lake? #1573628

    Also interested…

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