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Wheelhouse First Timer
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From Cloquet, MN
Posts: 33
Hi all,

My wife and I were fortunate enough to purchase our first ice house this past week, a very lightly use 2014 8x16 Grey Wolf. Even though I have fished out of them quite a bit, this is my first time owning one. We will be using it quite a bit during the summer camping at the lake as well, so I will have all summer to decide what gear/supplies to stock it with for the winter.

However, I do have a couple questions. Aside from greasing the axles, what do you guys do to maintain/lube the cables and cranks? Also, what type of fan does everyone prefer to maintain airflow during the winter? Lastly, are there any tips/tricks or gear recommendations to keep stocked or have with during the winter?

Thanks for any input! I'm looking forward to putting this to good use!

Posted on: 3/17 17:36:41
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Re: Hummingbird ICE 55
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My money would be on the battery also, and I'm sure you'll see a major improvement this weekend.

Second outing this weekend I was on Winnie and my bird kept reading 5.whatever UNITS when everyone in my group was marking around 20 ft. Couldn't figure it out for the life of me! New battery, swapped transducers, and no change. Turns out unit was set on meters....

Posted on: 1/10 9:51:54
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Re: First Trip to Devils
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holmsvc wrote:
I would bring the sleds, some accesses were bad before the storm on the northen lakes.


Good to know!

According to the most recent forecast it isn't supposed to get above zero any of the days we'll be up there, so I'm not sure how much running and gunning we'll be doing on the sleds but it will be nice to be able to efficiently move when necessary.

Posted on: 2016/12/27 10:36
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Re: First Trip to Devils
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How is everything faring after the storm? We'll be heading out in a little over a week, so we're starting to get anxious! As of now, will wheelers OR sleds be capable of travel, or should we plan on just bringing the sleds?

Thanks!

Posted on: 2016/12/27 9:26
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Re: Ideas for Making Sure the ATV Starts this weekend?
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Depending on how difficult it is to remove/replace the battery, I'd definitely make sure to have a plan B. Anything requiring dexterity sure sucks when it's 15-20 below! Maybe run a trickle charger off the genny?

Posted on: 2016/12/13 10:28
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First Trip to Devils
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Looking at the most up to date 15 day forecast it looks like Devils should be locked up here in the coming week or so! My group and I normally do a first weekend of January trip to LOTW, but we decided to mix it up this year and try Devils from the 5th-8th. Are there any words of advice anyone has for Devils first timers? We'll be staying at Lakeview, and it looks like there is a lot of structure fairly close to the resort. Primary target species is planned to be 'eyes and perch, but we'll have some tipups with in case we get the urge to chase some of the trophy pike as well! Thanks!

Tight lines..

Posted on: 2016/12/6 9:36
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Re: 2016 Whitetail Opener
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Zone 156.

Saw plenty of does and young bucks Saturday, with my target 8 running through on the tail of a doe. Sunday had some people drive our property that I didn't know about, so that hunt was a waste.

Interesting side note, my grandma shot a decent 3.5 year old 8 on Saturday that still had A LOT of fat left, telling me that the rut hasn't hit full gear yet. Hoping the cooler temps this weekend will get them moving.

Posted on: 2016/11/7 11:23
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Re: Are gas augers obsolete?
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Quote:

zachd wrote:
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orandausa wrote:
I predict gas auger will disappear when the NFL closes the doors. Both already have the death certificate, just not dated yet.


Look how many Jiffy 30's are out there. They are loud as hell. But guys still use them.

Would IONs with batteries to please the 10 hole and the 200 hole guy be the solution... yep if the costs was not an issue.

I am still running my 2003 Eskimo Mako. I have 8" and 10" bits. It still runs flawless. I can still run to almost any store that sells anything remotely related to ice fishing in the smallest town and get blades if I need. I love that part too. When it dies I will most likely move to some sort of battery auger. But till that happens I can think of a lot of places to spend that money first.


Non-Ox and Amsoil for the last 10 years. The only way to go.
I am pissed I sold my 9" Mako I thought I was going to be happier hole hopping with a 8" chipper lite

boy was I wrong I now have a p.o.s that doesn't run good and someone else has my mako that was a one pull starter no matter how cold it was.


My mako is going on is going on it's 5th year and aside from an ignition coil replacement this past summer has been a 1-2 pull starter whether it is 20 above or 20 below. I won't be getting rid of it any time soon!

Posted on: 2016/11/4 8:08
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Re: Delayed buying a firearm
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I never said it wasn't their fault that he never got a call back, but it wasn't their fault that he got a delay in the first place.

Bottom line is that it is up to the retailer to know the rules...

Posted on: 2016/8/19 11:19
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Re: Delayed buying a firearm
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Actually, when a "Delay" is given in the system during the background check, the salesperson doing the check doesn't see why, under the system is just comes up "Delayed" and that is it. When this happens, the bureau in control of the background checks has 7 business days to declare a "Pass" or "Deny", and after this 7 day period in defaults to a "Pass". The associates at FF should be aware of this, as they have to legally sell you the gun after the grace period, however, it isn't ENTIRELY their fault, as they can't control what the background check kicks out, and you would most likely have received the same result at a different store.

I used to work at a Gander during college, and sometimes ex-military folks with a security clearance would trigger a "delay". Not a big deal, an inconvenience yes but it's not the store's fault.


Posted on: 2016/8/17 11:25
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