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.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
FishinGirlMN

Ice Fishing Box: Lighted

Recommended Posts

Wondering if anyone has some extra wooden box style ice fishing tip up/lights/buzzers boxes? I would like to make some or buy, so if anyone has plans on "how to" build or would be willing to make some for me or has some they'd like to sell. These are fully enclosed tip ups, helps keep the hole from freezing and snow drifting in-- lil light on top would be great, buzzer for my cb even better. Thanks!

CJ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never seen or heard of these before ... Are stock items from a manufacturer or custom/home made only? Any pics of what you are referring to.

I think you can accomplish the same thing with the frabril insulated hole tip-ups, or a standard tip-up with a stock foam hole cover & tip-up light.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Custom made I guess?! I did find a guy in Saskatoon who makes small ones 12X16, so Im gonna check em out next week while Im in Canada.

Guess I need to start my own side business of making these huh? The Finicky Fish Factory is $100 but I've been using simple trigger boxes with rattle wheels installed for over 20 years...homemade. Should've patented em huh? or maybe I should get on that! Any buyers???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not a bad idea...

Many years ago, my dad and his buddy had some of these that they heated with a candle and it was enclosed and they had buzzers rigged (wired) into the house. Theirs were home made.

Another guy that i work with has some similiar with wireless signal buzzer to the house and those were also home made.

Might be a market for that type of thing...but most guys will just opt to use the rattle reels in the house?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

used to have something similiar was called a finiky fish factory (spelliing could be wrong). could google it once. it had a light on top and it had a auto jigger or stand still, and totally enclosed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I seen a couple of these boxes. I thought about making a couple my self. I may use the sensors with the pager system to let me know if I have a bite.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Me & the Crusty old Norske prefer old coolers for the box. The simplest design is nothing more than a hole cut in the bottom of the cooler with the tipup across it. A votive candle will keep things pretty ice free down to -20 or so. Make a chimney out of a plastic roasted peanut jar to keep the candle from blowing out when you open the cooler. Get one of those wireless tip-up pagers at fleet Farm and you're in business. One tip, leave the drain hole open and free of snow or the candle will go out.

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  



  • Posts

    • Hey guys, it's me PGF. Been a long time since I've posted and couldn't get logged on as old PGF so I'm busted down to newbie. Anyhoo, I saved this spear from the scrap yard and was wondering if you guys had any idea where it might have been made? It has MK or MN i think stamped near the business end. It's hard to tell for sure what letters they are. Any ideas are appreciated! Thanks
    • Maybe Fisherman's Corner in Duluth?
    • I believe superior shooter supply carries what you need, try giving them a call, but on a search myself they do not seem to carry black powder but they may be able to point you in the right direction ?
    • Been there done that . I have 2 CGI s and 1 Wright Mcgill Tony Roach ( Eagle Claw) . When I set them up outside the wind would spool the line off and of course get snagged in the nut holding the spool in place. I made a brass rod about 3 in with a loop on the end and fastened to the reel. I run the line through the loop. It helps quite a bit. The drag is another matter.
    • third season coming up for my #8's.  Once in a great while I might wrap on the button but very rare. My pointer finger keeps the line in place. Free spool??  I aint got time for that, LOL. 
    • Taking tomorrow off...  We will see what happens as this front pushes in.  Hopefully it gets something on its feet.
    • Just wondering what people use for portable chairs. Bucket, fold up, tripod, etc. Been looking at some nice fold up chairs with a padded swivel seat. But they are 11 pounds each. I want to stay as light as possible. I also have a tripod chair but don't really like a post riding up my crotch. 
    • I like my Eagle Claw. My only gripe is that because there is no hole for the line to go through it will come over the OD of the main spool and get wrapped around the release button. Then I end up having to loosen the button until it comes off. The line will then be free and then have to put the button back on and re-tighten it. I like the composit material because it is not cold to the touch when using bare hands. I also use my finger as a drag to control the free spooling. Sometimes it will spin too fast let out too much line.
    • that's part of the reason I didn't jump on this one cause I thought you yanking a chain or two...
    • There's a few good videos on the tube for ideas.        
  • Our Sponsors