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keeping hole open

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ellevold

Is there anything you can buy that will keep your holes open? For example: You are going to leave your fish house and wont be back for a few days. You return to fish let the air out of some type of balloon or something. No redrilling. Sombody told me they seen a balloon where there is a place for your minnows underneath this balloon so there ready for the next time you fish. Anybody here of this before? If so let me know where. That would be the cats meow if you wouldnt have to redrill everytime .

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cold one sd

I think there are several types and one brand is Hole Savers, but I can't remember who makes them. You may want to try a Google search.

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ellevold

I cant seem to find anyone who carrys these

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LABS4ME

I can't remember the name of them, but they sell them every year at the ice fishing show... pretty spendy though. I looked into them but I think a half dozen would've set me back more than a couple hundred bucks... bought an electric Strikemaster at seasons end for that amount... no more fumes in the house.

Good Luck!

Ken

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Elle

do a google search for

holee molee

they're slick,

but you do need to leave them hooked up to a 12v battery

A vex or motorcycle battery is good enough when you're in the house fishing. If you want to leave it running while you're gone, I think I'd go with a lawn tractor battery or even a deep cell like we use for trolling motors.

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Dave

Vados Bait carried them. I don't know if they did this year. About $10 a piece.

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