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DaveHastingsMi

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  1. To Much Power ?

    I was talking to a Cabelas salesman sunday about the Marcum LX-3 and he told me that it didn't work very well in shallow water (15' or less) because it was to powerfull that it would show lots of clutter. Has anyone here had a problem with this or heard of this. Thanks, Dave
  2. zercom C/C transducer

    I know these things are just about extint but does anyone know where I can get a replacement or another maker that will work. Thanks..... Dave
  3. Share your portable fish house improvements

    Shanty anchor Hello fellow icefishermen. A couple of years ago I got back into icefishing and bought a shanty and all of the goodies to go with it. While fishing on a particularly windy day I disovered just exactly why you should anchor your shanty ! I decided that I didn't want to go through that again. Here's what I came up with. It's quick, cheap, and easy to make. Cut a length of conduit about a foot long. I use two lengths of rope. One gets fed through the conduit lengthwise and knotted at the end and then again just above the pipe. (this keeps the pipe from sliding off of the rope) This is the retrieval rope. (I also flatten the pipe a bit on each end to make it less likely to slide off) Then I just wind the other piece several times around the center of the pipe and tie it off. This is the anchor line. (You can decide how long your ropes need to be depending on ice thickness) I decide where my shanty is going to be set up then I drill a hole at the corner on the upwind side. Then set up the shanty and drop the pipe trough the hole and pull it up tight against the underside of the ice. Tie it off to the shanty and you're ready to fish. When it's time to go you'll probably have to break away any ice that has formed over the hole but it shouldn't be too bad. Then just take hold of the retrieval rope and untie the shanty. You can let the anchor rope go and the pipe will fall away from the hole and you can pull it up with the retrieval rope. Like I said, it's quick, cheap, and EASY to do and it hasn't failed me yet. Dave
  4. Folding up an otter

    I don't let the shanty edges touch the truck because of the rubbing, I put a sand bag in front of the shanty so it won't touch and a adjustable strap in the back to hold it in place.So far so good! Dave
  5. Otter Medium Cabin Floor

    I use ice cleats. Dave
  6. Portable Ice House

    I use the OTTER med. I think it fishes two people well.....my 0.2.. Dave
  7. Aqua-Vu at night?

    So how soon do you turn your lights on before you really need them ? Dave
  8. Rod holders for otter

    I used garage pegboard tool holders like for a hammer, bent the arms in just enough to hold the handle of the rod then drilled two small holes in the top rim for the holder, works great for $1.50 Dave
  9. Towing

    Just wondering what you guys use to tow your portable fish shanty onto the lake with, 4-wheeler...snowmobile...pickup ?? Dave
  10. Best one-man fish house

    I've had my Otter three years now and I can't see fishing from anything else! Look at all of the other portables first, then look at the Otter, I have the medium, two guys fish comfortably.... my .02 Dave.... ( would someone please push some cold air this way I'd like to go ICE FISHING )
  11. FL8 slt question

    I'm looking forward to hearing more as I am considering the Vexilar or MarCum (don't tell the wife, I'll tell her some crazed lunitic of a salesman gave it to me......Yes.. thats it, he gave it to me) Dave
  12. Perch size

    Or try this one! http://www.rodworks.on.ca/records.html Dave
  13. OVS camera

    Super Ron, When you use the camera pointing straight down, how far away do you put the cameras hole from your jigging hole to fight a fish?? Dave
  14. Otter II Lodge Seats

    I have the OTTER II med. with the bench seat, I like it because often I use part of the bench as a table. It will adjust front to rear, the back is plenty high for support, and is high enough for a bucket to fit under it. Hope this helps, Dave
  15. Otter II Lodge Seats

    I have the OTTER II med. with the bench seat, I like it because often I use part of the bench as a table. It will adjust front to rear, the back is plenty high for support, and is high enough for a bucket to fit under it. Hope this helps, Dave