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slimy_eelpout

Auger extension?

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slimy_eelpout

DO I need one on Red this weekend?

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mnhunter 3815

this time of yr i would say yes.cause if youget on some rough ice and you satrt drilling you wil lnot make it through with out an extension.i never leave home with out mine.

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hanson

I'm going out on a limb and leaving mine at home this weekend.

I like to live on the edge! ;\)

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mediocrates67

I'm bringing mine...With the bad snow and some melting up there, you can expect to chop through more surface ice.

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Pikeslayer

I wonder when they are going to make a extension that is not so BIG and BULKY and not so HEAVY that we all could carry one in our rigs!!!

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kelly-p

No you don't need an extention or even bait. All the fish are laying on top of the ice sunning themselves so all you have to do is pick them up.

My extention is still on from last year.

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riverrat56

If you've got one, I know, just bring it makes a "hole" lot of sense.

I don't have one, should I pick one up? I make it to Red once every few years and have never come close to bottoming out my auger on any other lakes I fish so I don't need one any other time.

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ImissReeds

I suppose the $15 extension is too much of a gamble when a guys already buying $3 gas, $20 minnows, thousands on fishing gear and houses, $50 on beverages, $100 on food, and $10 for a road pass.

I'd just skip it, since $15 is probably out of your affordability index and it'll be fun fishing out of a 3 ft dry tube.... ;\)

That one was for the Petrowski's...

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riverrat56

In all honesty yes that extra 15 or 20 dollars would be a stretch right now, the auger will stay at home I guess and I'll just sit in the rental all day because no one can give me a straight answer.

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SDPROV

Its a catch-22 decision riverrat. If somebody says don't bring it will you be mad if you need it? If somebody says go out and buy it and you don't need it will you be mad? There are alot of ways to look at the extension problem! In all honesty yes I would recommend one as we were up there 2 weeks ago and at times there was only 4 inches or so before i bottomed out. Its been real cold since then so i would guess more ice! Good luck.

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RedDog3

Should I bring a hand auger or a power auger?

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Slugger

Riverrat we were out on center bar on Feb. 8,9,10 the ice was 22 inches thick in that spot but there was at least 6 inches of snow. By the time we left there were drifts of snow all over anywhere from 1 to almost 4 ft deep. If you would rather not buy an extension I am sure if you drill a few holes you will definitely get through in many places but if you get an extension it might make your trip a whole lot more enjoyable. Especially if you do not have much patience. Do not forget your shovel either perhaps a good strong one. Hope this helps you make a decision. If it were me and I wanted to do some real serious fishing I would definitely get the extension.

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ditchpickle6996

This should be a permanent post here at FM. Although sometimes new humor is good too.

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dws

Gee the whole 3"x12" it takes up. I pack mine with to every lake I go to. Better safe than sorry.

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BigGrassBass

Bring a spud bar if you have one. That way you can simply chop through the last 4-5 inches if you need to. That way you can save the 15-20 bucks. If you don't have a spud bar than get the extension. Murphy's Law...

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mnhunter 3815

$15 - $20 for an extension what did they triple in price??? i know i didny pay that much for mine.

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FISHINGURU

we just bought a $30 12 inch extension before we headed up and didn't need it....we figured better safe then sorry plus it's nice to have one anyway but we still had alot of auger left when we broke through.

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RedDB76

If you have a Strikemaster - they sell 12" extensions on their website for $7.50. It says it is a special - but it has been on there as long as I can remember. They are $28.95 in the normal area on the website. It really amazes me how much the prices vary on these things.

I know if I didn't have an extension and I was going to Red, I would beg, borrow, steal, and clean all the loose change out of the car and couch to get money for an extension.

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mnhunter 3815

ummmmm i would bring a power auger.or unless you want a work out and spend half the day drilling holes.

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Pikeslayer

ImissReeds 50 dollars on beverages?? How can you possibly go fishing on the big pond with THAT!!After the drive up there I need AT LEAST that to calm down,DRIVEING,WHERE TO SET UP?CHECK ALL GEAR TO MAKE SURE ITS WORKING!!HEAT,C-O DETECTOR,VEXILAR and then cook dinner!! ILL do that in the first day just to calm down! Maybe tommarow I can calm down enough so I dont kill the minnow when I stick em!!

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icehousebob

I got as good price on one of my extentions. At a garage sale, they had a box at the end of the driveway that said "FREE STUFF". I picked it out of there and asked if this was indeed free. The woman said yes, and then asked me what it was. She was getting rid of the remains of a less-than-happy divorce.

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ImissReeds

Pikeslayer, I'm talking per person. Unless 2-3 cases of "beverage" isn't enough to calm you down over three days.?.?

I started ripping slimy eelpout in this thread earlier. Just so us clowns realize, I know him &fish with him often and he is up on Red fishing right now and US clowns are here typing smart alec comments to him. And no, he didn't need an extension, but yes, he did bring one. I think its just funny how everyone gets all fired up on here though.

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Pikeslayer

ImissReeds Yes it is funny how a thread can get carryed away in differant directions,sorry if you felt slammed.I didnt mean it to sound that way!When I go on a fishing trip I try to stay for 5 or 6 days simply because I hate driveing and if Im going to drive that far Im going to make it worth my effort!!

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slimy_eelpout

Glad I could entertain all of you smartasses for the weekend! Just for the record, I didn't need an extension for my auger to drill holes anywhere on Red.

Now for the fishing. It was fairly slow, caught about 10-12 walleyes, 2 crappies, 2 perch, 3 small northerns and a 39" Pike. Friday noon until this morning at 7:30.

Moved in front of the tamarack on the first break this morning and sight fished walleyes in 5' of water out of my portable. Caught 10 or so and went home.

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