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  1. Mr Heater Big Buddy

    How are you guys hauling your 20lb tanks? I hate hauling mine in the Otter. Beats the dump out of everything. Thinking of mounting a milk crate to my ATV and putting it in there. Then I would just need to run the 12' hose from the atv etc. anybody have pics of how they mount their tanks to an atv?
  2. Gel battery charging trouble?

    Yeah, it's time for a new battery.
  3. Auger Pro 4- Propane

    I had a chance to get my hands on one of the propane units up at Scheels yesterday. First impressions: The thing is noticeably heavy and that was without the propane tank attached. I compared back and forth with the comparable 4-stroke unit from strikemaster the strikelite 2. It was not even a close comparison. For $50 more you could have the strikelite 2 and not have to mix gas plus it’s at least 2 lbs lighter maybe even more. I’d like to get them both on a scale to see the true weight difference once loaded with gas and a propane tank on the jiffy. I couldn’t imaging trudging through the snow carrying the jiffy pro 4. Needless to say I was a little disappointed with the weight of the unit. Maybe if Jiffy changed their handles up and went to a lighter handle this would help. The other thing I do not like is the amount of 1lb canisters that will be polluting our land and landfills. We have a ton of that already with the heaters today, this just adds more. I know this unit is trying to push no smell/less noise and environmentally friendly emissions however it ends up causing more garbage that we do not need. Cost comparison between the 1lb cylinders vs. 1lb of gas is almost a wash. The 1lb cyl run anywhere from $2.65 - $3 and gas is around $2.60. So really I don’t see an advantage either way there other than the amount of holes you can drill but without any experience with that I cannot say. I guess I was left a little disappointed in the Pro 4. Great idea in theory, but just not in practicality. I see this being a good auger for permanent houses but not a run and gun guy. Go check out the unit for yourself and make your own decisions. This was just my .02 for whatever it’s worth.
  4. Best Trout Fishing

    Tough to beat Lake of the Woods for Lakers. Sioux Narrows area. This would be for lakers. If you want to hear your drag scream... Lakers through the ice is what you are looking for. Best fighting fish I have caught through the ice. You will love it. I realize this isn't in the Midwest but it's definatley a destination worth the drive. Someone else will have to chime in on the other species, but I'm guessing you would need to go further north for them.
  5. What am I seeing on my HDS7?

    First pic is in fact a bug hatch. I fished with a guide this past week and asked the same question about his graph because I get the same thing on my HDS 8. He said it's showing the bug hatch. My Verado has a little interference after running at 10 mph then moving it into just gear. There is a 10 sec moment of interference then it clears up. After it clears up you can bump up your speed a little and still get good returns at that point. The unit it working just fine. The other thing the guide said to do was turn on the surface clutter feature like previously mentioned. I'll see if I can pull some pics from some recodings I did this past week.
  6. Just curious who is running the Navionics Platinum chip. I need to add another chip to my boat. I already have the Navionics premium chip but wondering if the 3D view etc. is worth the extra coin. Anybody use one on Mille Lacs? Thanks!
  7. structure scan

    I would say it's a must buy! Check these out! Here are some pics I took last night of some cribs and rock piles. These are some rock piles I never knew were there. This picture shows some suspended fish (white dots) off the rocks in deeper water. This one I'm not sure if these are anchor drag marks or someones lower unit cutting up the bottom. I'm thinking anchor since it was 16ft deep.
  8. Iowa to 50" ??

    So how did the vote go?
  9. Hub type pop up portable house?

    These should add for some good entertainment on the ice this year, with guys trying to chase down their shack as it get blown down the lake. I like the price tag and the weight, but moving around would be a pain on windy days just for the fact you would have to ancor it down every time you move. The days where it's not windy and you don't have to ancor it down it would be good.
  10. Polaris Prospector Pro Tracks?

    What kind of maintenance is required for the tracks? How often do they need to have work done on them?
  11. Polaris Prospector Pro Tracks?

    What about the Mattracks, do they go on and off quickly? I wouldn't imagine swapping them on and off a whole lot, but more curious if I could install them myself. Thanks again guys. Those are the types of machines I think would be great for some back country laker action in NW Ontario!
  12. Polaris Prospector Pro Tracks?

    Thanks for the photos and responses. Those machines look great! How easy are the prospector tracks to put on and off. Can you easily switch between the tracks and tires? Is a rookie like myself able to do it? Thanks again!
  13. ATV for Ice Fishing

    4X4 all the way. I have a sportsman 500 and love it. I don't bother with the chains. I have pretty aggessive tires for the snow and glare ice isn't an issue pulling my Magnum Otter loaded with goodies. Go with the 4X4 you won't be disapointed.
  14. Polaris Prospector Pro Tracks?

    Just wondering who has them and if they like them. Also, about how much do they cost? I've been debating getting some for my atv, but have also been thinking about getting a snowmobile. I like the idea of not having to maintain two machines. Thanks for any comments. If you have other track systems thay you like I would love to hear about them. Thanks!
  15. To the Top!

    I think it's about time for the Ice fishing forum to move to the top of the list. I see 81 people viewing the Ice fishing forum compared to 15 in open water. I think the cooler weather has put everyone in the mood for some ice.