Check out the South Central Forum, or MN Metro Forum and ask there as well as the SE MN- Rochester Forum. You may get more answers there as well.
If you could extend to three hours away Mille Lacs Lake could for sure accomodate what you are looking for.
I am coming down to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester from Homer, Alaska on February 11-20 and would like some advice.
On the afternoon of Friday the 16th through the evening of Sunday the 18th I have the time to go fishing. I would like to go after some pike and walleye. I would like to stay in a heated shack during my time on the ice. Also some rental gear, a radio and bait might be nice.
Any advice on who rents shacks within a 2+ hour drive of Rochester with good size fish? I am looking more for decent size than numbers.
Used mine for the first time this weekend and I don't think I've ever used a better cutting auger. Even my wife wanted to take a turn after seeing me use it and she's never used an auger of any type before. We had maybe 18" of ice (just a guess, didn't measure it ) and I cleared the shavings a couple times with just a quick pull up at it worked slick.