"It seems like most folks use either the m18 Fuel or the DeWalt. But, drill/battery/charger for each of those is going to run you $300. Some folks are using the Rigid Octane with good results, but that is one of those that has the thermal…"
"You want a hammer drill with a 1/2" chuck, a battery with as many amp/hours as you can afford, and as mentioned, at least 750 in/lbs of torque. Don't use the hammer setting, leave on Drill, setting #1. I have a buddy that uses…"
"I have a Milw fuel 18 and use both a 5" and 6", both are lasers from hand drills. I use a 5 ah lithium battery and have yet to run out of juice, most often after all day of drilling I still have 2 bars of power left . Two things to…"
"Just an added point....if you don't mind spending a little more...k-drill makes a really light anger...it has of course steel blade head but some sort of fiber flights (?) I think strikemaster makes one too.
"Hi...I've been using a 6" laser auger with a clam plate and a Milwaukee fuel 18 for few years now....the laser was one I've had for years and with the plate/drill.....what a difference, with the 4.5 ahr battery I can drill as many…"
I have been using a 7 inch Eskiimo hand auger for years. I have been thinking about going to a drill/ice auger combo. Probably a 5 or 6 inch auger to be able to drill more holes. I was wondering what others are using that they like?See More
Here is a group where you can share your information no matter what level of ice fishing that you think you’re at. Experienced, beginner we have skills built on a knowledge base that is unique … share that knowledge with others. Many beginners look to this site for basic knowledge of rigging presentation, lure selection even reviews on equipment. Remember be safe out on that ice!!! Share, share and share!See More
Just an added point....if you don't mind spending a little more...k-drill makes a really light anger...it has of course steel blade head but some sort of fiber flights (?) I think strikemaster makes one too.
Welcome John to Big Bluegill. I am also a member of Big Bluegill wanting to welcome you and to share some of what goes on here at the site. This is a site with loads of information where we can learn and enjoy in what we like doing best, fishing. In this site we have loads of information we can feed off of and share and learn and having a good time doing so. We have FORUMS, BLOGS, CHAT ROOM, SPECIAL GROUPS, VIDEO'S, and the best PHOTO'S you can find anywhere on the internet. Feel free to jump in and investigate the site it is loaded with information and above all don't be afraid to participate we are all still in the learning process and improving and honing our skills making us better fishermen/fisherwoman and enjoying it all throughout the process.
What you personally may add my be that little extra something that we can put in our own little bag of tricks something we can use to make us better fisher people ourselves.
We are all about Bluegill, Big Bluegills ( Bluegills, Sunfishes, Red Ears, Brim family) but not to stop there you will read about many different species of fish even some you may not have known even existed in the Bluegill world and forums with many picture to share, but our main goal is catching that ultimate giant Gill so we can meet that special goal and maybe some bragging rights along the way. Its just a good well rounded site with loads of information with good people a family atmosphere who don't mind sharing, we have loads of fun doing so which you will see.
Our Video section that will keep your blood pumping and make you want to be fishing on that special lake or river fishing your heart out. (TAKE A KID AND DADS FISHING) such a great high. Above all we want you to enjoy yourself don't be afraid to share some of your fishing experiences with us we would love to hear about them please don't be afraid to share your exact lakes with me with all GPS coordinates and the exact baits you used it will be our little secret.
We have the best Photo's on the web some being so good you will be in aw and they are so addictive you'll keep coming back for more, there is truly some beautiful stuff there posted for our BBG family. We all love to share and share we do with some breath taking photo's. It will take you hours to see then all and you'll enjoy every minute of it..
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