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jg

I want to buy an ice auger (hand operated) for trouts and kokanees in Thompson/Okanagan.
Do I need 8"? or is 6" enough?
Is it that difficult to drill 8" auger by hand?
Anyone with personal experience please advise me.
Thank you.
sharphooks moderator

go with an 8 inch . a big strong guy like you will have no problem drilling my hole when we go !
jg

I dont think I am big and strong, but I will take the moderator's advise.
I guess I will have to drill all the holes for us when we go eh?
gearbox

I agree, it's always a good idea to go with the larger hole. even though given your region, you'll never need a hole that large. lol.
bassmaster5000

I have a 8" power auger and it is plenty for any of the fish around here
cagey

gearbox, actually the 8 inch is on the small side for the fish around here. (lol)
jg, the mod man may have your size wrong but he is quite correct. you will have no trouble drilling a few holes for me. come on up some time for the BIG trout
jg

Thank you for the replies guys.
I ended up getting a 7" auger from kenkrat in vernon and went out to Monte lake today to see how the ice was.
I fished the south end about 50 feet in from Hwy, ice is about 4" thick on the plus side,
From 12 to 3 30, I kept getting bites from small sculpins (5 landed) + 1small kokanee, less than a foot that I released.
Is 4" of ice thick enough for you to come out cagey?
I am going to try my luck again tomorrow early morning.
jg

Cagey. Can you ice fish Philips?
sharphooks moderator

i want 8 inches for monte ! I am a BIG xhixken when it comes to walking on water.
as for Phillips , it is thick enough even for me ! maybe
next week ??
jg

I will have to try Phillips soon for some monsters.
I will call you sometime on the weekend
Ttyl

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