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olbaidhh

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olbaidhh

Ok... not the do I need an extension question, but... should I bother to load the shovel in the house to be able to bank it? Is there enough snow on the lake to bank a 6.5ft x 15ft Wheel house?

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Portavilla

Sure bring the shovel. Dallas has been able to gather some around the broken ice and said it depends where you are, you maybe looking at a couple hours of scratching. You need it for using the alternative ice chip method anyways. If you have a wheelhouse keep the house up a few inches and drill it. Drop down on the cone from drilling and use your slush as Mortor around the holes, this will by you a couple of days.

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olbaidhh

Thanks... I normally set it down that way.... just was wondering if it was worth bringing to bank. I need to send you a PM or give you a call... anyway.

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Will

Was up last weekend and we were able to find patches of snow cover to put the wheelhouse on.

It did drizzle some freezing rain Saturday so the snow patches might be concrete now.

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Finlander

I always bring a small Otter sled no matter where I ice fish and I take the sled and find patches of snow where ever I can find it and load up the sled.

Works great as you can take the whole sled full of snow and dump it quickly along the base of you house.

Cuts your time down on banking your house in half! cool

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eric29

Sounds just like the extension question tho, I dont know who goes on a fishing trip without a shovel.

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cookie129

Leave the plastic snow shovel at home and bring a number two steal shovel. That is one of the most inportant tools on my trucks.

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Random guy

And the way the snow drifts are sharpen it before you come up! laugh

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Zmar

Well I wasn't paying attention today (Looking at GPS and for rough ice) and drove into drift and got the 4x4 stuck. Had a metal shovel along or I would have been knocking on fish house doors with hat in hand. blush

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Portavilla

Yes it takes some work to get snow for banking but guarding it all night is exhausting.

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Capt. H (Ret.)

NAA!!! Don't bring the shovel or the extension it takes up too much room anyway!!!!!!!

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