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
Jeff D

First ice house!

5 posts in this topic

I just bought my first ice house and i got a vexilar with it. I really don't have a clue how to use the vexilar but i hope i will catch on quick. now all i need is a power auger. i don't really know which brand to get or which one is better than the other. If anybody that reads this and has an old one sitting around i'm looking for something fairly cheap and it doesn't have to run. aAny input would be great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congrats Jeff D! Now you're on your way! Vex's aren't too hard to run-you'll figure it out in no time.

And welcome to FM/HSO! grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check your local pawn shop for the auger. I got mine there for less than half the price of a new one and it runs great. You will catch on quick with the vex. If you see someone out on the ice with one, just ask for a quick how to. It will take about 2 minutes. Most guys are there will be happy to help you out. Good luck this winter!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think if you go to the Vexilar HSOforum they have a tutorial for you to follow, it will give you some of the basics of how to use your vex.

Hope you enjoy it, I would not fish with out it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jeff D- I bet your pumped. Thats awesome! Welcome to the addiction we call FishingMinnesota and IceLeaders. Enjoy the web page and welcome to the family!

Fishing with a flasher is really quite easy. They cant lie. If it says something is down there, there is. The best advice I can give you is find someone who has a flasher and fish with them for about 5-10 mins.. by then you should have the hang of it. Better yet, try and get to one of the IceLeaders get togethers!.. They are a ton of fun and you can pick up a ton of tips!

again,, nice to have you a part of the family!

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

    • arby's fries frozen?  at supermarket?  have to look for them...
    • Oh, just like the Rompers you are wearing around town then.
    • Made some frozen Arby's fries tonight and wow they were great. I would be sold just on the fries alone in this thing.   11mins cooked frozen, better and quicker than the drive thru lol
    • Actually the guy at ace was pretty close. These little guys are for framing steel studs before sheetrocking,  but yes they also could be for sheet metal work even though they are black . But your right hawg sharp and go in fast. 
    • What  a sweet find !!   Even better that you had a camera handy !!
    • Great trade and as of last year I know I wasn't ready to part with Lavine and his potential but that all changed when he went down with the injury.  I hope Lavine becomes a stud for Chicago in a few years but our time to win is now with this addition!!  Great move giving up hope for a top 15 player in the league that plays D is brilliant with the young studs we still have on roster.  Now all we need to do is add another player or 2 in free agency to strengthen our bench and we will be looking good.  Excited for the free agency to start!!! Playoffs here we come!!!!!! GO WOLVES!!!!!!!!!!!
    • http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/06/22/mall-of-america-slips/   Classic case of doctors juicing up a medical claim with a series of failed therapies, creating a life long patient and a corporation with deep pockets to bill for those services.  Think not?  Dont be so naive.  Nobody wanted to fix her, they just wanted to keep billing, sad deal that happens all too often.          
    • That Drouin contract at 5.5 is kind of bad for us right now. Nino is far more proven than him and Granlund has had the beast season out of the 3 of them. Hard to see anything under 5 for each of them. 
    • Looks like the Wild moved Schroeder for....another Schroeder.  Maybe the new guy will be more consistent.   I see Evander Kane is on the trade market.  On the expensive side, but if the Wild decide to move Scandella instead of Dumba, that would free up more money.  A guy capable of scoring 30+ goals with some size would be sweet.     I am thinking Granlund and Nino each sign for in between 4-5$ mil each.  Hopefully less and hopefully Pominville will restructure a little.  Doesn't leave a ton of cap space for free agents or other guys.     Lots of moving parts in Chicago.  They seem to be moving a lot of parts around to try to work with their cap situation.  
  • Our Sponsors