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.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
jkjkoda

Fishing Hole sizes?

Recommended Posts

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

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  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Good job!  I have never found any Blacks so they look a little different.  Can you take a picture of what they look like cut in half? They look a little scary like False Morel's 
    • I picked for about 2 hours this morning. I'm not exactly haw many I got but its enough for a couple meals. I'm going to chop some of these up and mix with some cream cheese, feta cheese and garlic chives and then stuff some chicken breasts and cook them on the grill. The little bit of rain that we got last week helped the shrooms pop but it really didn't do much else for the woods besides help the mosquito's hatch. There were so many they licked the bug spray off first then swarmed. I found the mushrooms all over, North, South, East and West facing hills. Normally spot 1 has the best results but this trip it was my second spot. All of them had pretty good size too. Only a few that were in direct sunlight were dried up otherwise they are very firm. Spot 1 is the left container. Don't worry, I use a mesh bag while I'm out in the woods!
    • Yup.... 6 & 4 for Lead.... 4 & 2 for steel
    • I ended up framing my house, putting on the T&G , and then spray foaming back against the interior, which may be why I am not seeing any movement... I also used pine vs cedar
    • I agree with the guy who agreed with the other guy.
    • Just wait till they come up with the remote submarine drone with 3d high resolution camera that can see through algae and milfoil and transmit to your eyewear in 3d.   I struggle with properly tying a berkley knot......
    • I agree with rundrave. #4 early and #2 shot later in year
    • Yes, 5/16 T&G I installed last fall. I did the same, but I see this summer it's starting to buckle  
    • Adding a 4th wouldn't do much IMO. The map screen is already too small to be useful when screen is split in 3. I added a Helix 7 G2N to use as a map screen. Networked with other 2 units
    • I could always go and spend more money on an additional unit but some of it is like Floyd said. I have a hard enough time watching one screen. I have the app on my phone. I think that lowrance has the ability to split the screen into 4. I just can't believe I'm the only person who would like to see this but maybe I am. It may not be as big a deal once I get more familiar with the unit. Right now I like to look at all the screens to help discern what it is im seeing on the screen.  I appreciate the input!