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Tom Sawyer

Fun time as always guys.... My Gill o tine for the majority of the day was a 28" Meatstick paired up with a POS inline, spooled with #2lb Clear Sufix Ice Magic. Tungsten for the day was a mix of colors in mostly 3mm C J & Spins Chekai as the bite progressively got tougher throughout the day, but size #12 Scandia Moon Jigs put several decent fish on the ice early on. All offerings were paired with meat and plastic, and early plain plastic. Didn't break 10" (came close), as is normally the goal for most days, but sharing the ice with fellow anglers, BSing, and enjoying lunch together at the resort was the main goal for me; getting together is usually tougher then icing a 10, or a 13+...21752251_873838579449896_128342459626541555_n.jpg.784533ba4f8f2edb4c417144f8d964df.jpg

Mission accomplished! Until next adventure guys.... 

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eyeguy 54

I only hit a nine inch gill and it was on that little shrimp.  My 4 best crappies came on a gold 3mm tungsten with a natural impulse mayfly. 12 7/8 was my best. Good old cheap gander with a dandy Silver CGI reel. And of course the titanium spring bobber on the end. Spooled with 3 pound Trilene micro ice in green. I didnt do well with the inferno so switched to the old set up after a few misses and it helped me a lot. Still a learning curve to get over. 

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Borch

It was definitely a fun time seeing a bunch if good sticks use the techniques that work for them to get fish topside,(freshwater shrimp, eurolarvae, plastics).  I fished many combos and lures/baits before I found a combo that consistently got fish to go for me.  That was a black 2.5 mm tungsten jig with 2 red eurolarvae.  I fished this on a DH Baitrunner noodle rod with an inline reel and 3 lb iceline.  It was game on then and both gills and crappies were biting this often.  Some dandy slabs as Rick mentioned.  It took me almost 3 hrs to figure this out so persistence definitely paid off and well as being willing to try different set ups.  

It's good to share the ice with guys that know there stuff and can turn a tough bite in their favor.

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Bryan P

Nice work guys! Love me some BIG gills! 

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    • ANYFISH2
      Nice work Borch! Or maybe I should say Mrs. Borch?   Looks like I missed out.
    • papadarv
      Keys to make the blade work well. *Sharp! *Cutting edge needs to line up to the Gullet of the opposite blade! *Add a .020 shim 1/8" wide between blade screw and cutting edge. Increases cut angle to same as K-Drill! I'm working on another set welding  1/4" piece of blade to the outside blade edge extending the blade 1/2" past auger flight making it a full 8" hole. Note how the K-drill blade extends 1/2" past the auger flights.  
    • leech~~
      I like your blade work as well. Two summers ago when I sold my hand auger at my garage I think I throw out about 4 sets of those old blades as well!  😣
    • papadarv
      Made the drill point out of a spade drill bit welded to a 3/8” 16 bolt/screw than cut & ground to shape the point. Drilled & tapped center of blade bracket. Tap slowly as that steel seem a grade or two above basic mild steel.
    • bluewater2
      Thank you  
    • leech~~
      That is some sweet work right there. I see these at garage sales all summer, may be I should start picking them up?  Looks like you added a drill point on the end of them as well. The adapters and the end point are key items on making these right.
    • papadarv
      I went a different route, got several vintage Mora 7 1/2" hand augers $10 to $15 each with the old hardened sweedish steel blades modified to replicate K-drill style blades #5. Went with clam plate 3/4" drive bit & M18 Fuel Mud Mixer worked ok on early ice #1. Wanted to try my DeWalt/Jiffy so converted to the 7/8" drive bit, didn't have the power to cut the agressive blade #2. Later ice in Wheelhouse, went with my Eskimo 43cc with a Walker 25' flex exhaust out the door, cut 32" ice in 27 seconds #3. Ran 4 1/2 holes to 1 of my buddies new green ION 8in. Made some adapters to put the 7/8" auger bits on my Clam Plate and Mud Mixer#4 for early ice this comming season.
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    • ANYFISH2
      OUCH!!! 6 players down to injury in one game.  We were thin at O-line depth before, now we have "1st" line players having to play nearly an entire preseason game, because we dont have enough bodies!  This is going to be major issue going forward.   Overall, not a good showing offensively. Jacksonville is a very good defensive team, but we definitely need to be better.   Defense, look pretty good!  We need to complete turnover chances, at a better rate.     3rd RB race is going to be fun to watch.   Special teams, are kinda leaving me wondering.  Punt coverage is quite shaky.  Carlson is looking more like our guy, after Forbath missed a 41 yd fg.
    • Borch
      That's ok.  Was a good day on the water.  Took my wife out this afternoon and had a nice day fishing.