You: I modified an old mora hand auger a couple of years ago to a drill which works well but still has shaver blades on it. Did it take much to switch over to chipper blades?
Me: If you look at his pictures above. He took the shaver blades and ground teeth into them to make more of chipper blades.
He didn't switch to chipper blades. He made his own out of shaver blades. Or am I missing your question?
Pretty straight forward for me in the light line category: Berkeley Micro Ice in 2, 3, or 4 lb test has served me very well. There’s a reason stores sell out of it earlier than other line, even pre-Covid.
You do good work that's for sure PD. I'm wondering though, I modified an old mora hand auger a couple of years ago to a drill which works well but still has shaver blades on it. Did it take much to switch over to chipper blades? These have shims under them which I suppose it's getting out drilling and perhaps trying with or without the shims to find the right angle..
There was a more in-depth article about this fish in the Star Tribune on Thanksgiving. They broke through 100 yards of skim ice at the access to get to open water. The air temperature was 18 degrees. They were primarily ripping large soft plastics like bulldawgs and medussas, which imitate ciscoes/tulibees.
Haven't gotten this one stuck yet. Does a great job of pulling my 8x12 Aluma Lite skid house. Will be doing a lot more exploring with it this winter as long as conditions are decent.
The "ice road" out of Spring Bay last year was really just a packed trail made by a couple friends of mine pulling their skid houses with 4 wheelers and snowmobiles. To my knowledge no one is plowing roads onto the ice on the west end.
IMO, not having miles and miles of ice roads on LV is a blessing for walleye populations. LOTW had over 2.8 million hours of ice fishing time.