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Ottertail Ice

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I'm heading up to ottertail next Saturday and I'm just wondering if I will need to buy an extention for my auger? I'm guessing so but just wanted to check and see if anyone was out this past weekend. How are the perch bitting by the way!!

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You'll probably be Ok w/o an extension, but it is getting close. A neighboring lake I was on last week had 25 inches.

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We were out on OT last weekend and if you fish where houses were sitting all winter the auger is right to the ice w/out an extension...Seems like if you stay away from where the ice has flooded it's about 5" thinner...I'd bring it...

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Thanks for the info guys... I've got my extention just in case and I'm ready to go.

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