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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. 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
  3. Towing

    Just wondering what you guys use to tow your portable fish shanty onto the lake with, 4-wheeler...snowmobile...pickup ?? Dave
  4. Perch size

    Or try this one! http://www.rodworks.on.ca/records.html Dave
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. THE ICE GODS ARE PISSED!!!!

    Hammer'em --- Are you bragging or complaining !!! Must be nice to be icefishing now. We've got a few weeks to go, hopefully the weather will change for the better soon. GOD, I don't know what I did wrong but if I could have four inchs of ice I'll not do it again.