Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
FisH_SLaYer24

Ice Fishing Rigs

7 posts in this topic

Is anyone using ranger's for ice fishing? my dad and i are deciding between a ranger or a 2 person atv and would really like some input on which to buy.

thanks,

chris

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The problem I see with a ranger(or any of that style) is the sheer size of the machine. Standard doors that are sold at the fish house manufactures are too small to fit them in. You would either have to pull it to the lake seperate, or customize the house to fit the ranger in.

Just not worth it to me.IMO

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a 4x4 ranger and its great. We pull the wheel house with it early season. Its alot warmer to drive with a cab on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have a friend that uses one and it looks slick. He has the box and the portable to have stuff in. Could pull the wheelhouse easily, but wouldn't fit inside. If he met you at the lake it would be perfect. He uses a trailer for the ranger and can get portable in the back of the truck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does your friend have any issues trailering it to the lake and does it feel its any more work than a wheeler?

What size trailer does he have for it and I'm assuming its a utility trailer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i believe the ranger might fit in the bed of a pickup i know a razr will for sure but not sure on the regular ranger

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i believe the ranger might fit in the bed of a pickup i know a razr will for sure but not sure on the regular ranger

Rangers are over 4 feet wide. Any pickup bed between the wheel wells is 4 foot. Rangers won't fit in the bed of a pickup.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • better late than never!!  so far it's not to late any way!
    • I'm curious about the GenieJar.  Looks like there is a 30oz and a 17oz version.  I wonder how it works in fairly cold weather.  The nice thing about styrofoam is that it insulates against the entire water mass freezing into a minnow-sicle.  I wonder if they recommend throwing it inside your jacket or something. 
    • Agreed. I am getting nervous about the state of out financial situation now, well, I guess getting MORE nervous. Toward the back end of the contract Parise's deal isn't so bad since it was front loaded, but the term is so long. IMO we cannot afford any more buyouts. Pominville is such a buzzkill. Koivu has really played great the last 1 plus this year. No, he isn't going to win many races for the puck, but as long as he isn't on the top line I am OK with that. Staal is doing a little better than I had hoped I guess. I was hoping just for solid play, but there have been a few games where he and Coyle we so strong on the puck the opposition couldn't get control of it.
    • Hey Star, I wouldn't leave the fan there. It's going to get really HOT and will melt ! Move it to the bottom of the cabinet just left of the gas valve and have it blowing up so it pushes the heat out the vents on the top half of the heater.
    • I agree with the backing for the fly line.  Never had any problems and the stuff seems to get better with age.
    • Best thing I've found is backing for fly line.  It has no memory and virtually no knots.  It's better situated for rattle wheels because of the physical size of the backing but I've not had any problems yet with my Frabil tip-ups.  Deepest water we fish in is only 30' with normal depth of around 12'.  Our local Runnings sells 50 yard segments for like $3 each in any color. 
    • The next year my Mom and Dad cooked the turkey in one of those white roasters and it was awesome.  So I told her that too.  Big time.  It was nice and juicy too.
    • i believe it is their first year, one of the guys used to work for Ice Castle at the Pine River plant.  They have videos on you tube.  I have seen them on Facebook and you tube, the house looks nice, but it is not something I would buy. 
  • Our Sponsors