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Fishing Hole sizes?

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What do you prefer 6" 8" 10" When grandpa use to take us kids it was always 6" holes. I prefer 8" You!!!!!!!

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i like 8 inch holes unless its for a tip up or a cold day then i step it up to the 10.25

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10 in. for walleye fishn, though the lighter weight of 8 in. sure is nice when drilling lots of holes for pannies!

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I like fishing in 10s but I don't like that they take longer to drill and that my tiny feet will fit in one. Those reasons make my favorite all around hole an 8 incher.

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I like fishing in 10s but I don't like that they take longer to drill and that my tiny feet will fit in one. Those reasons make my favorite all around hole an 8 incher.

Dont remind me! haha Red Lake this year got 1 of my comfy house slippers jus that same way, so I feel ur pain as well man!

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I prefer 8, 10 seems really big. Last night my 3 year old stepped in an 8" hole, if that woulda been a ten, she coulda been gone.

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you cant beat the good ole 8 inch, works great. Maby use a 6 hand auger in early ice though. Ive never used a 10 inch but i suppose if someone i was fishin with had a 10 inch auger i would use em for tip ups though.

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I like fishing out of a 6 if there isnt a freezing shut issue. Main reason is that I have had some nice fish come off just as I lift them from the water and with the 6 inch hole they dont have room to turn and get away.

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I have yet to catch a fish that would not come through a 8 Inch hole. I drill a seperate hole for my flasher.

I use to use a ten but never found a reason that I really need that big of a hole and its dangerous for people with smaller feet.

Yes, it can turn their ankles or a childs leg can and will fall in.

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ya 10 inch can be especially dangerous when you are packing up in the dark

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I have 10" and use a 8" manual for backup and early ice...

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10 in. for walleye fishn, though the lighter weight of 8 in. sure is nice when drilling lots of holes for pannies!

That's what I do but my 10" auger is old and a real beast, that and I need new blades for it. The 8" I bought new last year just for late ice panfishing and when you can't drive out.

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