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robert1965

extreme ice fishing camping in clam 6800 on l.o.w ?

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I have thought about this many times. I have a big buddie heater, and cots, has anybody done this what advise do you have thanks

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I did it on Red about 6 years ago. Make sure the truck will start incase of an emergency. We were under the impression the fish stopped biting on LOW after dark so we went for the all night crappie bite on Red. Lots of fun but be prepared.

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GO FOR IT I DO IT ALL THE UP ON THE REEFS

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I can't stress enough about having enough propane! My buddy took his clam sleeper out there 4 yrs ago in February when it was 20 below. Despite them catching over 200 eyes and saugers for the 3 days, he said it wasn't worth it. He had a 28,000 btu Mr. Heater on a 20 lb tank and even with that thing crankin, the nightimes got cold. When the tank ran out, they left. Both had frostbite on their ears and fingers.

This time of year u should be fine thou, the nightimes will get chilly, especially with a big buddy in a 6800, but as long as u have a good sleeping bag, you'll be fine.

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It sounds like your telling the story of my buddy and I?? Identical. I grew up in Maple Grove and fish in a clam sleeper up there. We have slept in it a couple times but it wasn't very pleasant. We left the heater off in fear of carbon manoxide poisoning and I didn't have a very good sleeping bag. When I woke up I couldn't operate my hands. Luckily my buddy had a good sleeping bag and was able to get the heater going again. It was worth it though we landed over 200 fish in a 2 and half days. If a guy had a heater with a pilot light and thermocouple on it I wouldn't worry about running the heater all night but if your using a sunflower style make sure and keep a door cracked open.

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ok now im a little freaked out how long will a big Buddie run on a 20 lb tank and will that setup be ok or should I get another additional heater

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bring an extra propane tank

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I've been thinking about doing this for quite some time now. How about lining the inside of your portable with those tinfoil looking space blankets. Maybe just sow them together. It would defintly reflect the heat back. Just an Idea. confused.gif

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No big deal. We do it every year. We fish out of the fishtraps, and sleep in the sleepers. In fact, going up on the 27th, and staying completlty portable. We just leave the trucks on shore, and venture out with all gear on wheelers and set up our base camp in the shallows for the late biting hawgs, and venture out in the day with the small houses. This will be our 3rd year doing that on LOW.

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