I scored a set of Striker Hardwaters for 25% off
bibs+coat. I fish early ice alone, decided to pull the trigger on a warm suit that can float if I end up breaking thru.
That crowd was insane. Happy to see the big turnout. All of the TV dudes were roaming around too, talking with ppl and taking pics. Had a great time and I'm happy to see how big the ice fishing community is getting. Just stay away from my holes!!!
jk. Looks like we could be gaining up to an inch of ice/day in metro lakes if this forecast holds.
I've had an Eskimo Shark for a few years and I love it, I'm not a fan of the aluminum handles on it, they have given me an issue or two but customer service is outstanding. Can't comment on the EVO, other than I think they are gimmicky, but I love their six sided insulated hub. Works great for my family trips or just going out by myself. Sets up easy and there is a ton of room.