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tunrevir

Extension or not?

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tunrevir

Just bought an extension for my aquger and was wondering if I will need it on the pond this weekend? It travels better without the extension but I'd rather not have to get up there and then put it on. Thanks for the updates!

Tunrevir~

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Kyle Sandberg

I've heard there is 34+" of ice. You probably need it.

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FishingwithJake

I've heard some guys are barely getting through the ice without an extension. This is as of last week. I don't have one but will probably pick one up on my way home from work tonight to be safe.

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Reynolds

I was getting within a couple inches of the ice surface last Thursday, so I would most definitely put it on.

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dnice1707

I just barely (scraped the knuckles on the ice) broke through without an extension last weekend over on the southeast side of the lake if anymore ice was being made this week i definetly recommend an extension.

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blackjackdavey10

fished on Thurs on the flats and it was to the motor we were just cutting through. It is supposed to be alittle warmer this week but man there is alot of ice. This will be great for late March perch fishing.

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calli4120

Am I out of luck for this weekend if I only have a hand auger?

I'm just getting into ice fishing and have spent too much money this year already.

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TrophyEyes

Either rent one or pray someone out there is nice enough to drill a couple of holes for you. If I see you out there on Sunday with a self propelled auger, I will drill a couple for you. As a rule of thumb, offer a couple of bucks and someone will make you a few holes (most likely they will turn down the money too). Make sure you are in the spot that you want because asking all day may get old. You can also try to find recently frozen over holes and open them back up.

Calli4120, where/when are you going. I am sure an FM member will help you out if they are in your area.

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calli4120

I'm planning on Saturday morning but I'm not 100% sure where I'm going yet.

As I said, I'm just a beginer ice fisherman and have never been on Mille Lacs before.

I'm trying to borrow a power auger from my uncle but he hasn't returned my phone call.

Do you know how much it cost to rent one for a day?

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ozzie

it only take 2 minutes to add the extension. i would bring it and if needed put it on.

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eyebjim

Lundeens charges $15.00 per day. I would suspect most others would be similar in price.

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TrophyEyes

Calli4120, No I don't know how much they cost to rent. I do think it was discussed earlier in this thread so look back a little. I know towards the end of the season all the gas augers go on sale. You might be able to get a good deal on one. I see you are from Eden Prairie. Head up to Minnetonka gander mountain, it's closing and they were practically giving things away as of two weeks ago. I know it is an expensive item, but it is one of those must have the later you go into the season. It is also one of those things you will have forever. Lets just say I bought a power auger before I bought a shelter. I used a hunting Pop-up blind for 1 year.

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calli4120

I found an auger to borrow for my Mille Lacs trip.

I'll have to check out that gander mountain and see what they have left once I get back from up north.

Thanks for the help.

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Sartell Angler

I second the comment that if you take care of it, it will last you a long long time and will be well worth the investment...my dad bought our 6" Lazer Strikemaster back in '96 when I was 6th grader and it is still going strong, starting on the 3rd or 4th pull! Put new blades on last year and it gets through the ice quick!

Anyone know about how much an auger extension costs? I rarely fish north of St. Cloud and so far have never needed one but I would like to get up to Mille Lacs for perch this March some so I'm in the market for one.

With as many people out perch fishing on the big pond in the next couple months, I don't think a guy would have a problem opening up old holes or using a few of someone else's holes if he had no other option. Last Sunday I drilled a dozen holes for a guy and his wife who were struggling with a dull hand auger and they were very grateful--I just thought it was the right thing for a fellow fisherman to do!

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Dean Schellinger

Hey SA,

I believe Dad picked that baby up in '94, I have proof! Knock on wood that it keeps going strong!

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PK3

SA-

$5 for a 10 inch extension-look in the forum store sales. Picked one up myself. Great deal. grin.gif

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anyfishwilldo

I was just at reeds in walker, and they had s/m lazer express 8" for 250. These were demo units, but looked flawless.

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